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fordfixer
08-13-2008, 11:58 PM
Ravens' Scott on Ward: 'I never forget'
By Joe Starkey
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 82578.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_582578.html)


WESTMINSTER, Md. - Bart Scott has regained his memory.

That became clear Tuesday morning at McDaniel College, site of the Baltimore Ravens' training camp, when the outspoken, seventh-year linebacker was asked if he remains bitter toward Steelers receiver Hines Ward.

Scott, you may recall, threatened retribution after Ward delivered a pair of seismic blocks -- one on Scott and one on safety Ed Reed -- during the Steelers-Ravens game Nov. 5 at Heinz Field. Ward was held out of the Dec. 30 rematch to rest an injury before the playoffs.

Neither block was penalized. Scott thought they were cheap shots.

Is retribution still coming?

"I never forget," Scott said. "So, we shall see."

That's not what a playful Scott said in a conference call with reporters before the rematch last season, before Ward was declared out.

Inquiring minds wanted to know if Scott, who'd threatened on the field to "kill" Ward, would follow through on his vow to "find him and make sure I take the most violent shot I can take."

"That was about eight weeks ago," Scott said. "I don't have long-term memory. That is a defect I was born with; only short-term. You never noticed I wear a wristband on my hand? That's so I can remember the plays."

It was obvious yesterday that Scott's long-term memory is fully intact, as is his ability to generate colorful quotes. Asked about the upbeat atmosphere under new coach John Harbaugh, he said, "It's almost like getting a new girlfriend. You're excited for the first date -- (up until) the second year, when you see it's the same old, same old."

Big hits have become a recurring storyline with Scott and the Steelers. Two years ago, he knocked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of a game at M&T Bank Stadium.

Roethlisberger said it was a clean hit and probably the hardest he'd ever absorbed. Scott later claimed it could have been much worse.

"(Roethlisberger) was exposed, wasn't tensed up because he didn't see me coming," Scott said later. "I saw all of his chest, and I could've gone anywhere from the kidneys to the sternum to underneath the chin. I had a 15-yard start. I could have done some serious, serious damage."

The normally imposing Ravens defense dropped from 60 sacks in 2006 to 32 last season. Scott, undrafted out of Southern Illinois in 2002 before rising all the way to the Pro Bowl in 2006, predicts the unit will return to form, despite some issues.

Among them: Age is creeping in at certain positions; pass-rushing linebacker Terrell Suggs remains a camp no-show (he hasn't signed his $8.472 million tender but is expected to show up before the season opener); and Reed is battling a nagging shoulder injury.

"I'm sure most people think we'll be third or fourth (in the AFC North)," Scott said. "I think different. We'll see. The key for us, as always, is staying healthy."

How about a final take on Ward?

"I love Hines Ward," Scott said, his words laced with sarcasm. "Tell him he's got a free pass."

Free pass?

"He can go wherever he wants to go. He can go across the middle. I'll just shake his hand and pat him on the (butt).

BIG FAN
08-14-2008, 12:21 AM
What I would really love to see is Holmes lay him out this year while he's looking for Ward.
Maybe Bart can blow up again this year and cost his team some more wins.

SteelTorch
08-14-2008, 12:32 AM
What a little bitch. He can dish it out, but can't take it. I hope it happens to him twice more this season.

BIG FAN
08-14-2008, 12:37 AM
What a little bitch. He can dish it out, but can't take it. I hope it happens to him twice more this season.

Hope it happens twice more in each game we play them. I cant stand this consummate immature mouth in pads.

Shawn
08-14-2008, 01:14 AM
Puleez.

costanza2k1
08-14-2008, 01:18 AM
What I would really love to see is Holmes lay him out this year while he's looking for Ward.
Maybe Bart can blow up again this year and cost his team some more wins.


haha I was thinking the same thing after I read the article. The guy is like the rest of the Raven's defense. Living off the past... :ratsuck

stlrz d
08-14-2008, 07:23 AM
What an idiot...gee, this kind of commentary certainly won't draw the attention of the NFL and the officials. :roll:

http://www.nfl.com/videos

Down below the video screen click on the "find" tab (furthest to the right) and type in "officiating emphasis 08".

The first clip featured is Scott going off on the officials. :lol:

frankthetank1
08-14-2008, 07:30 AM
what a piece of crap

Bob
08-14-2008, 07:57 AM
What a joke. Ward's hits were clean, just like the hit he had on Ben as outlined in the article. Seems like a little sissy boy thinking that he lives in a bubble. He can be hit when he is "exposed" (referring to his own words when he hit Ben) and now he is pissed because he did not see Hines coming....TWICE.

Oh, BTW, :ratsuck

rpmpit
08-14-2008, 08:05 AM
Over the past few days we've seen the Browns and Ravens talking about the Steelers. And we've seen the Steelers talking about...uh, the Steelers. Further proof of the inferiority complex these lowlife franchises are suffering from. I'm expecting a similar story out of Bengals camp sometime soon.

Keep talking, doosh bags. We'll let our play on the field do our talking for us.

Iron Shiek
08-14-2008, 08:12 AM
:loser He's drinking the doosh juice and its affecting him severely. Worry about your own team dummy. I love that article because it shows how inept he is, how old the defense is getting, and one of their best players is missing a bunch of camp time and will come in at a lesser pace likely.

They are exposed, frauds... :ratsuck

Just for that, he is going on the A-hole list below...

Ozey74
08-14-2008, 08:58 AM
If I got laid out like that, I would never forget either.

I hope Hines does it again on 9/29!!

Jom112
08-14-2008, 09:18 AM
Over the past few days we've seen the Browns and Ravens talking about the Steelers. And we've seen the Steelers talking about...uh, the Steelers. Further proof of the inferiority complex these lowlife franchises are suffering from. I'm expecting a similar story out of Bengals camp sometime soon.

Keep talking, doosh bags. We'll let our play on the field do our talking for us.

All teams talk trash your Steelers are no different. They're football players not gymnasts.

Wasn't there an article just recently posted here about how the Steeler players don't like how everyone is picking the Browns to win the division?


and one of their best players is missing a bunch of camp time and will come in at a lesser pace likely.


This situation sounds oddly familiar... :stirpot

frankthetank1
08-14-2008, 09:23 AM
Over the past few days we've seen the Browns and Ravens talking about the Steelers. And we've seen the Steelers talking about...uh, the Steelers. Further proof of the inferiority complex these lowlife franchises are suffering from. I'm expecting a similar story out of Bengals camp sometime soon.

Keep talking, doosh bags. We'll let our play on the field do our talking for us.

All teams talk trash your Steelers are no different. They're football players not Olympic gymnast.

Wasn't there an article just recently posted here about how the Steeler players don't like how everyone is picking the Browns to win the division?


and one of their best players is missing a bunch of camp time and will come in at a lesser pace likely.


This situation sounds oddly familiar... :stirpot

i dont ever recall any steeler crying about getting hit by another player like scott has. and suggs is far more important to the ravens than troy is to the steelers

rpmpit
08-14-2008, 09:26 AM
Over the past few days we've seen the Browns and Ravens talking about the Steelers. And we've seen the Steelers talking about...uh, the Steelers. Further proof of the inferiority complex these lowlife franchises are suffering from. I'm expecting a similar story out of Bengals camp sometime soon.

Keep talking, doosh bags. We'll let our play on the field do our talking for us.

All teams talk trash your Steelers are no different. They're football players not gymnasts.

Wasn't there an article just recently posted here about how the Steeler players don't like how everyone is picking the Browns to win the division?


and one of their best players is missing a bunch of camp time and will come in at a lesser pace likely.


This situation sounds oddly familiar... :stirpot

Yeah, all teams do talk trash. Fact is, the other three teams in the North are always looking up at the Steelers. Always have been, always will be.

Jom112
08-14-2008, 09:31 AM
i dont ever recall any steeler crying about getting hit by another player like scott has. and suggs is far more important to the ravens than troy is to the steelers

Didn't Ben say to the media that Odell's hit on him in 2005 was a little dirty?

frankthetank1
08-14-2008, 09:35 AM
i dont ever recall any steeler crying about getting hit by another player like scott has. and suggs is far more important to the ravens than troy is to the steelers

Didn't Ben say to the media that Odell's hit on him in 2005 was a little dirty?

yea but it was :lol:
ben is also a qb, scott is a lb. thats a world of a difference

proudpittsburgher
08-14-2008, 09:54 AM
Best part about the Ward hit was that he played possum, until Scott got into range. He acted like he was engaged in a block, then, well, you know the rest. Personally, if I were laid out like Bart Scott did BY A WIDE REVEIVER, I would not keep bringing it up. :ratsuck

Iron Shiek
08-14-2008, 11:53 AM
Over the past few days we've seen the Browns and Ravens talking about the Steelers. And we've seen the Steelers talking about...uh, the Steelers. Further proof of the inferiority complex these lowlife franchises are suffering from. I'm expecting a similar story out of Bengals camp sometime soon.

Keep talking, doosh bags. We'll let our play on the field do our talking for us.

All teams talk trash your Steelers are no different. They're football players not gymnasts.

Wasn't there an article just recently posted here about how the Steeler players don't like how everyone is picking the Browns to win the division?


and one of their best players is missing a bunch of camp time and will come in at a lesser pace likely.


This situation sounds oddly familiar... :stirpot

I think there is a very big difference from missing time due to injury and missing time due to holding out. You aren't around the team and listening and learning like you are if you are hurt. Granted they may be banished to another field or whatever, but they are still around. I think it takes time to get up to speed. I am not as worried about the Ravens D as I used to be. Maybe they will prove me wrong.

Iron Shiek
08-14-2008, 11:55 AM
Best part about the Ward hit was that he played possum, until Scott got into range. He acted like he was engaged in a block, then, well, you know the rest. Personally, if I were laid out like Bart Scott did BY A WIDE REVEIVER, I would not keep bringing it up. :ratsuck


The good thing is that I don't think he is bringing it up, the media asked him the question if I recall. But he doesn't need to embellish it any more. He makes a mountain out of it rather than a mole hill, then of course people will keep bringing it up.

Jom112
08-14-2008, 12:49 PM
I think there is a very big difference from missing time due to injury and missing time due to holding out. You aren't around the team and listening and learning like you are if you are hurt. Granted they may be banished to another field or whatever, but they are still around. I think it takes time to get up to speed. I am not as worried about the Ravens D as I used to be. Maybe they will prove me wrong.

Got it. I thought you were referring to Ed Reed being hurt and missing time in camp. Didn't know you were talking about the Suggs situation.

As for Suggs I really do hope you're right, especially considering that we play them week one...

LasVegasGuy
08-14-2008, 01:49 PM
Maybe he should forget. He was laid out like an old rug.