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Bart Scott can do anything you can ask a linebacker to do, and do it excellently.
He was far and away our top coverage linebacker, which is why this year he didn't put up the flashy stats of two years ago. But believe me when I say he's every bit as good as his pro bowl season. Bart can and will do whatever the team requires of him.
He can rush the passer with ferocity and speed. He'll play the mauler in your 3-4 so that other linebackers can get free. He'll drop back in zones. He'll man up on TEs and RBs. He's an excellent tackler, and plays the run with 100 percent effort which is sadly a rarity in among many defenders.
He can penetrate with ease. And finally, the man hits like a hammer. In the first round of the playoffs, he shook up Chad Pennington so hard that he, the man that threw the least picks in the league that year, threw four picks.
He is also responsible for the most glorious sack that I have ever witnessed, where he breezed around the Steelers' Right Tackle and lit up Big Ben and hit him as hard as Ben has ever been hit (according to Ben himself).