Episode Premieres Tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®
NEW YORK (January 16, 2013) – On this week’s episode of INSIDE THE NFL, New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott joins James Brown, Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth on the set to break down the Divisional Playoff games and look ahead to this weekend’s AFC and NFC Conference Championships.The episode premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
For the first time since his attempted media boycott, Scott speaks candidly of the New York area media coverage and the perceived chaos inside the New York Jets organization. Plus, the INSIDE THE NFL cast discusses Peyton Manning’s legacy and NFL Films captures Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Terrell Suggs taunting the Denver faithful.
From The Highlights:
Highlights from the Ravens at Broncos game reveal Suggs, who was wired for sound, teasing the Denver fans from the sidelines saying, “Don’t you all wish at a time like this that you had Tebow? What happened to Tebow Mania?”
Additional excerpts from this week are below.
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Discussing Peyton Manning’s legacy following his record-tying 11th playoff loss.
SCOTT: “His legacy is stamped… To come back from the type of injury that he had and elevate this team… to the best record in the NFL is amazing. He is definitely the greatest quarterback of my generation.
“Tom Brady’s had a greater supporting cast… When Peyton was in Indianapolis, he was a one-man show. He showed his value last year—when he wasn’t there—how that team went from a perennial playoff team to only winning two games.”
Regarding his attempted media boycott vs. the New York press.
SCOTT: “I didn’t like the personal attacks. A quick example now is the media following Rex (Ryan, Jets head coach) down to the Bahamas. I mean, who does that?… I can’t imagine them going out and catching (New York Giants head coach) Tom Coughlin laid out…and following him… We are in the same town but we are covered differently (than the Giants).
“With that whole anonymous source, out of the four years I’ve been there, only one reporter, and I won’t mention his name,…only one reporter has ever had an anonymous source… I always thought that that anonymous source was a figment of his imagination. In the New York media, everybody comes to the New York media because it’s the biggest media in the world and everybody’s striving to be somebody else… I think he was trying to be Adam Schefter or trying to be Jay Glazer, trying to elevate himself to try to get a job.
Regarding the unstability in the locker room.
SCOTT: You can ask Tim Tebow. You can ask anybody in there. We were together. 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.
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