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Bart Scott: Rex Could go Poaching

Rex Ryan is still looking for work, but one of his former players, linebacker Bart Scott, had some interesting thoughts regarding his former team and Head Coach.  While on ESPN’s Mike & Mike, Scott endorsed Ryan as the perfect person to take over the Atlanta Falcons Head Coaching position.

“I think the Falcons are best situation for Rex to go into” said Scott, before naming a few current Jets he thinks Ryan should take aim at should he land the Atlanta job.  “I think a quick fix for that Atlanta defense is [Jets linebacker] David Harris is up for free agency, and Rex has the ability to bring a guy like that over,” Scott said. “He has the ability to bring a guy like [Jets linebacker] Calvin Pace over.  Scott continued,  “Rex also has the ability to bring over a guy like [Jets nose tackle] Kenrick Ellis that can come over and slice Tyson Jackson to that stud end, that Mike DeVito-type end, to the formation”.

Ryan’s interview with the Falcons reportedly lasted five hours earlier this week, with rumors surfacing that a second interview was in the works.  ESPN has named Ryan as the favorite to land the Atlanta job, which would place Ryan in unfamiliar position of leading a team with a quality veteran quarterback.  Ryan’s time in New York was marred by what was consistently sub-standard QB play as Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith combined for nearly 100 turnovers over the past four seasons.

Ryan has also interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers as well as generating interest from the Buffalo Bills.


This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.