My esteemed colleague Bart Scott -- now one of the analysts on CBS Sports Network's "That Other Pregame Show" -- was a Jets linebacker in a previous life. And he drew plenty of attention his way both for his CAN'T WAIT line as well as his decision to boycott the New York media.
Appearing with Boomer and Carton on WFAN (in a promotional appearance for TOPS, which begins this coming Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on CBSSN), Scott pointed out that there are "a bunch of jerks" in the New York media hanging around the locker room.
“In that locker room, there's a bunch of jerks in there,” Scott said. “There's a lot of people that go about business the wrong way. I didn't want to deal with that, and I thought, let's not deal with them. You can't not deal with them and talk to other media because they'll put up a complaint against you. So the best thing was just to go against everybody, and the good kind of get bottled in with the bad."
Scott drops some pretty spicy quotes throughout the entire interview. He doesn't pull any punches about specific members of the media, anonymous Jets or even Rex Ryan being toned down.
It's pretty obvious that he's a guy who can generate some pretty buzz-worthy headlines when commenting on the league, particularly if he's talking about the Jets.
But he's also going to have to learn the other side of the coin, a.k.a. being called a jerk when people don't like what you say. Judging by Scott's past willingness to be outspoken it shouldn't be a problem. At the very least, it should make the former linebacker entertaining to watch on television.