It's safe to say Bart Scott isn't a huge fan of Bill Belichick or the New England Patriots.
The former NFL linebacker, who played against the Patriots many times over his 11-year career with the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, recently joined Bleacher Report's "The Lefkoe Show" and discussed many different football-related topics, including a story of when the Patriots head coach big-timed him during the day of an AFC Championship Game. Scott was working for CBS at the time.
"We're on the sidelines. It's the AFC Championship," Scott said. "Me, (Bill) Cowher and Tony (Gonzalez) are sitting there chopping it up because this is me and Tony's first AFC championship -- we're not in the studio, we're on the set and it's cool, it's loud. It's the AFC Championship. (Belichick) walks up, shakes Tony's hand, speaks to Tony. Speaks to Bill (Cowher). I'm literally standing, we're almost shoulder-to-shoulder. He says absolutely nothing to me. He doesn't even look at me. And at that point I'm like look, 'Bro, now you being an a--hole. It's fine you being an a--hole over there, but you came over to us.'"
Scott had a little more to say at the end of the story, but it included some NSFW language. You can listen to it in full in the video below:
The most memorable moment from Scott's career against the Patriots came when the Jets upset New England in the 2010 AFC Divisional Round at Gillette Stadium. Scott, speaking to ESPN after the game, voiced his famous "can't wait" quote that has become a popular meme.
Scott didn't shy away from criticizing Belichick and the Patriots in his role for CBS. He left CBS in March of 2017.
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Financial details of Shelton's contract were not revealed by the team. The Pats also released center Jake Eldrenkamp to make room for Shelton on the roster.
Shelton tallied 21 total tackles with one QB hit and one tackle for a loss in 13 games (one start) for the Patriots in 2018. He played in two playoff games, including New England's 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
It was his first season with the Patriots after spending the first three years of his NFL career on the Cleveland Browns. The 25-year-old defensive tackle is listed at 6-foot-2 and 345 pounds.
Here's how Shelton's return impacts the Patriots' defensive tackle depth chart.
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Julian Edelman knows a thing or two about getting a uniform dirty.
The New England Patriots wide receiver plays the type of gritty, hard-nosed football that doesn't exactly keep a jersey clean. That style was the subject of Edelman's latest Instagram post Monday, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a solid retort in the comment section.
The Patriots offensive line, to its credit, deserves a ton of praise for keeping the 41-year-old quarterback off the ground throughout the 2018 season. Pro Football Focus ranked the Pats' o-line as the fourth-best group in the NFL during the regular season, and in the playoffs New England allowed only one sack of Brady through three games.
It's providing a solid amount of offseason entertainment for Patriots fans who still have many more months to wait before the six-time Super Bowl champion gets back on the field for his first meaningful game action post-Super Bowl LIII.