Chicago Bears vs Jacksonville Jaguars: 2nd Half Open Thread - Windy City Gridiron
Not sure where Trevor Scott came from, but that guy is playing really well. LB’s also made some good penetration as well. But they need to finish. I thought that they did get better as the 2nd Q wore on. They didn’t seem to have an answer for the bootleg and lost contain quite a bit. -- Comment from 75bearsfan during the Jax v Chi Game.
Here is where Trevor Scott came from: The University at Buffalo. He was converted from a tight end to a defensive end when Turner Gill stepped onto campus. In just two seasons Scott dropped his name all over the Buffalo Bulls record books. 19 sacks over the course of two years made him one of the top 5 all time at Buffalo.
In the 2008 NFL draft the Raiders took Scott in the sixth round. Being a bit undersized for an NFL lineman at the time Oakland plugged him in as an elephant back in their 3-4 hybrid defense. Playing more as a linebacker than an end helped Scott thrive as an NFL pass rusher.
The recorded his 1st career sack against the Jets to help the Raiders win 16-13 in overtime. His first victim was a future hall of famer. Scott twice brought down Brett Farve to kick off his career.
Scott's second season in Oakland went even better than his first, and in 2010 he continued to be a solid participant to Oakland's defense until a injured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee forced him onto the injured reserve. The next season he moved from a role player to more of a reserve depth role.
Since his last year in Oakland Scott has played for both New England and Tampa.
Now with the Bears he has had two solid preseason games. Two tackles against Eagles to open the preseason and tonight he had four tackles against Jacksonville. Despite having his first sack of the game nullified on an illegal contact penalty Trevor managed four tackles, one of them on special teams.
He also put pressure on Jacksonville passers numerous times, forcing at least one incomplete pass.
Scott may have already played himself onto Chicago's 53 man roster. If he keeps playing at his current level expect to see him on the field a lot this season in the Windy City.