Bart Scott fired off a few shots back at Jim Schwartz today, essentially saying the Lions coach has a date with his high definition flat screen in about two more months.
The chatty LB, as you likely know by now, ripped the Lions after the Jets’ 23-20 win in Detroit Saturday. Scott, who hails from The ‘D,’ said the Lions were the dirtiest team he’s ever played against and he hope she got a chance to see some of the players again in life.
So I couldn’t let Scott go without asking for a response to Schwartz’s Monday comments, when he said “consider the source” after someone inquired about his thought’s on Scott’s postgame words regarding the Lions.
“Listen, I won't have to play Detroit for another four years, I could care less what that man has to say,” Scott said. “He don't even exist to me anymore. Does it really matter? I don't have to see him ever again. Am I going to see him at the Super Bowl? Playoffs? Probably not. In the parking lot? Why would I care? I never have to see him again. Ever.”
So that means Scott, 30, can’t see himself playing for the Lions?
“Probably not,” he cracked. “I think I turned down that deal to Detroit two years ago. I think I told them, ‘No thank you.”
Wait, the Lions actually went after him as a free agent and wanted his services before he signed with the Jets in 2009?
“Yeah, Scott said, “but we told them early it wasn’t going to happen.”
Probably a good thing, too. Sounds like Scott wouldn't, um, get along with Schwartz.
“Man, listen,” Scott said. “We are playing the Browns, man. I’m not going to oblige him. He’s going to be watching TV in January.”