Scott wants defense at 'Master Level'

Walking sound bit and emotional leader Bart Scott urged his defensive unit to get back to the basics this upcoming season.

After tanking at the end of the regular season, the New York Jets are working toward righting the wrongs that left them out of playoff contention last winter. While the is offense fully revamped and implementing a new system, it is the defense that has always defined Rex Ryan's tenure as head coach.

With core pieces like veteran cornerbacks Antonio Cromartie and Darrelle Revis along with a handful of fresh faces, the defense will look to come together and dominate offenses throughout the 2012 season.

Linebacker Bart Scott expects the defense to build off their errors last season and come together as a force to be reckoned with.

"We are to the point where we have been in this system for four years" Scott said. "Now it is time to take it from just what you see with the "X's" and "O's" and try and take it to the master level."

Getting to the master level will take more of an effort from players like Scott who saw a decrease in both his solo tackle and assisted tackle numbers. Still, Scott believes that the team can get back to the level it played a few years ago by going back to the basics.

"We know we determine how good this team is going to be and this is when you build this here in camp and that's what we look forward to you, the opportunity not to try and live up to other people's expectations but to live up to our own."

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