Been a while since we've brought you Bart Scott on the mic. So here's a snippet of what the linebacker had to say after the Jets' preseason opener Monday night.
Of the 97 yards the Jets' defense yielded in the first half, 51 of those came on one play -- a nifty, heads-up shovel pass from Giants quarterback Eli Manning to running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
"That was a fluke,"Scott said. "He cut Brodney [Pool], got up, Eli was coming and he kind of shovel passed to him, but that’s the ebb and flow of the game. I think we responded. We kept them out of the end zone later. That was good, too."
About that second half, in which the Jets' reserves were outscored 21-3?
"As a team, all in all, for the whole game, we didn’t do a good enough job of finishing out," he said. "As a team, we came out for the second half with the lead. You have to finish guys out. You have to have more consistency in the second half and make sure that we get guys stopped.
"I don’t even know his name, No. 3," Scott added, taking about wide receiver Victor Cruz and his six receptions 145 yards and three TDs (yes, and that long of 64). "He’s like Randy Moss out there right now."
Scott, you know, chimed in on the play where Calvin Pace knocked off Eli Manning's helmet, causing the three-inch laceration and 12 stitches.
"A hellacious hit by Calvin," he said. "No, I think Brandon Jacobs should send Eli (Manning) some flowers. He got in the way and kind of started that whole thing, but then you play on. Of course, Mr. Butterfingers here didn’t get it done."