Thursday, January 17, 2013
Bart Scott: New York Jets lack talent
By James Walker
From the outside, it appears the New York Jets had a bevy of issues this season.
There were various distractions, led by the Tim Tebow saga. There was poor coaching, particularly on offense. The Jets also had back-biting teammates who ran to the media with their grievances.
But Jets linebacker Bart Scott doesn't think any of that led to New York's 6-10 season in 2012. According to Scott, New York's problem was a lack of talent -- nothing more, nothing less.
"You can ask Tim Tebow. You can ask anybody in there. We were together," Scott said on Showtime's "Inside the NFL," according to the Newark Star-Ledger. "There was never any complaining. ... guys worked hard. You know what the problem was with the New York Jets this year? We didn’t have enough quality players to win. Simple as that."
Scott is correct: New York lacks talent. The Jets have an old and overpaid roster. The new general manager has a huge job ahead to clean up the mess left behind by former general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
The Jets probably would have won more games if it had better players. But New York also has to do a better job next season of reducing the outside distractions and circus atmosphere.