When Bart Scott heard about the trash talking being done by Ray Lewis, he was not surprised and a bit agitated. Scott told ESPN, "I don't even know what he said; I just know he said something. It's just a part of the show. If you listen to all his news conferences, they're pretty much the same thing. It's part of how he builds it up."
Ray Lewis feels like the Jets talk way too much for a team that still has something to prove.
"We're talking about the Jets like we're talking about the Saints, that's the Super Bowl Champs." Lewis also went on to say that, "the game ain't played through tongues, the game is played when you buckle up your chin strap. So, all this pressure Ryan wants to put on his team, I hope they can cash the check that he writes."
Understanding how Ray Lewis works, Scott knows what to expect, telling ESPN, "I've been around Ray for years and I know how he's going to approach the game. No question, he's trying to bring his teammates with him. That's the way he's always done it." And of course Rex Ryan couldn't help but to insert his comedic comments into the mix, saying that it, "sounds like we got under Ray's nerves."
When asked about how their battle Monday night will be, Scott replied, "If anything, it raises both teams' level. When you get on the field, people are more easily agitated. It makes it more of a passionate game when you feel somebody said something on both sides; it's more of a chippier game."
Scott even replied to a question from reporters regarding the Old Spice commercial that Ray Lewis starred in, claiming "That's probably the worst commercial I've ever seen. It looked like some student shot it."
With the New York Jets facing off against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, we will see how good the Jets truly are, or if all of their talk is simply false hope.
Ray Lewis in the Old Spice Commercial :