Former Ravens and current New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott just participated in a conference call with Baltimore media, and here are a few thoughts he shared.
1.Scott, who spent the first seven seasons of his career playing for the Ravens, said he harbored no ill will or harsh feelings toward his former employer. "I have nothing but good feelings when I reflect on that time in my life," he said. "But right now, I just want to get a 'W' and start this thing off the right way."
2. Scott said he is still the same fun-loving, colorful personality who could dominate the Ravens locker room at times. "I'm still me," he said. "I'm always going to have fun."
3. But Scott said his words should not overshadow his actions on the field. "Words mean nothing," he said. "Productivity is what leaders do."
4. Scott didn't back down from declarations from coach Rex Ryan and his teammates about their intent to reach the Super Bowl. "That should be for everybody," he said. "… Only difference is, we're not afraid to say it publicly."
5. Scott said the Ravens offense is nothing like the ones he practiced against when he was in Baltimore. Previous offenses were, "one-dimensional," he said.
6. Scott said the Jets' first defensive priority is containing running back Ray Rice. "Everything starts with Ray Rice," Scott said. "We've got to try to bottle him up and make them one-dimensional."
7. Scott was asked if the Ravens might throw at cornerback Darrelle Revis, who sat out training camp in a contract dispute. "I hope they do," Scott said.
8. Asked about playing behind massive nose tackle Kris Jenkins, Scott said there are only three other tackles on the same level as Jenkins, and he named the Ravens' Haloti Ngata, the Cleveland Browns' Shaun Rogers and the Washington Redskins' Albert Haynesworth. "They don't make men like them," Scott said. "I'm just glad we have him [Jenkins]."