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Bart: 'We're not a playoff team right now'

2009 file photo of Bart Scott. Scott has

2009 file photo of Bart Scott. Scott has been invisible to the media in the Jets' locker room this season. Credit: AP, 2009

Bart Scott isn't ready to call the Jets a playoff team just yet.

“I don’t think we’re where we need to be," the chatty linebacker said. "I don’t think we’re a Super Bowl team right now, or even a playoff team. We just have to continue to get better every week, to make sure that we’re good enough to qualify. We’re playing better football, but we’re not playing nearly the type of football that we’re capable of.

“You have to be playing your best football to be a Super Bowl contender.”

The Jets have won three straight leading into Sunday's tilt with the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, but Scott thinks there's a ton of room left for improvement.  

"We’re still trying to play our best football, we’re still trying to play completely as a team," he said. "You can be playing great as a unit one week or as a unit next week. But a Super Bowl team puts it together consistently. You have to be able to play three games -- if you get in the playoffs -- three great games, to get an opportunity to win the Super Bowl.

"You just don’t wake up and say, ‘I’m a Super Bowl team.’ You have to be able to get better, and you have to play a certain way."

But Scott believes the Jets can get to the level they're seeking.

"Of course, that’s what we’re striving to be, that’s what we’re trying to do," Scott said. “That’s what the last couple weeks have been, trying to tighten the focus up and get better at what we’re doing. And make sure that when we get there, we’re able to out-execute the opponent, we’re able to play smart, not get penalized, not have turnovers, not give up drives.

"When we get the opportunity to bury teams, we have to bury them."

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