Darron Lee was hit hard by Bart Scott

  •  — and brushed it all off.The New York Jets linebacker was recently criticized by the former NFL star and current radio co-host for what Scott thinks is an apparent lack of toughness on the football field.Scott Samaje Perine Jersey , during a segment on WFAN's "Carlin, Maggie & Bart" show on Aug. 17, said Lee turns down contact at times during games and hasn't made any impact plays since being drafted by the Jets in the first round out of Ohio State in 2016."This guy, I don't want to call him soft, but he's a little plush," Scott said. "I don't understand how they keep allowing him to get away with this because I saw this last year. And I'm saying, 'Maybe he's young and maybe he needs to put a little bit of muscle on.' But when you're turning (contact) down in an era when you don't even have any real fullbacks? Man, if I was in that locker room, I would have to tell him, 'Look, bro, you either drop your marbles, or you need to take your bag and go.'"Lee, entering his third NFL season, said he was not aware of Scott's comments until he was asked about them after practice Monday."I like Bart," Lee said. "He's a great guy. That's all I've got to say. Everybody's entitled to their own opinion."Lee knows Scott personally, and the two have spoken in the past."He has my number," Lee said. "I don't really have a problem with it. It's his opinion. ... It comes with the territory, man. You can't expect to get a pat on the back all the time. And if you are, that's a bad look, a bad sign anyway."At 6-foot-1 and 232 pounds, Lee is considered by some to be undersized for the middle linebacker position — a spot Scott played for 11 seasons during stints with Baltimore and New York. Scott was known for making a ton of tackles and for being a vocal presence on the field and in the locker room.Lee has finished second on the Jets in overall tackles in each of his first two seasons, and has four sacks and no interceptions. More than anything, though, Scott questioned Lee's desire to be the playmaker the Jets need him to become.Scott also pointed out one particular play in the Jets' 15-13 preseason loss at Washington on Aug. 16 when Samaje Perine ripped off a 30-yard run."The big run is right at him, and you know what he did?" Scott said of Lee. "He jumped outside because he didn't want to stand on the train tracks when the train was coming through. ... They have to make a decision because this is Year 3. And usually by Year 3 of playing this much football, you are who you are. ... It's one thing to not be able to execute. It's another thing for me to have to question your heart. That's where we're at with Darron Lee right now."Scott suggested Lee be moved to safety, but that doesn't appear to be in any of coach Todd Bowles' plans. Lee is expected to start at middle linebacker next to Avery Williamson."There are high expectations, and I know he wants me to reach those," Lee said of Scott. "I would want that. If I was an older guy and if I saw somebody that wasn't putting in, I would probably have my own opinion about it also. He has his own opinion about it. I'm pretty sure if there was something else he would want to say Montae Nicholson Jersey , he has my number."Lee also didn't think Scott's opinions would serve as any extra motivation for him this season."I always have a chip on my shoulder," Lee said. "I have my own expectations. It doesn't matter what anybody says, what any media member says. It's not going to top my own expectations."Does Lee think he'll text Scott and ask him why he made those comments?"No," Lee said, shaking his head. "I've got bigger fish to fry. I can't be worried about that."NOTES: WR/KR Lucky Whitehead, waived-injured on Sunday, went unclaimed and reverted to the Jets' injured reserve list. ... Bowles wouldn't rule out some starters playing in the preseason finale at Philadelphia on Thursday night. The season is finally over. Now begins the LONG off-season. The Redskins home loss to the Eagles on Sunday punctuated a season in turmoil. The Skins, in front of a home crowd filled with Eagles fans, could muster just 89 yards of total offense, while Greg Manusky’s defense continued to allow receivers and running backs wide open flats to catch and run all over. Below are my Studs and Duds of the game.Studs:Tress Way - The Redskins punter averaged almost 45 yards per boot, and threw the best pass of the game by any Redskins player on a called fake punt that went for a first down. Deshazor Everett - Starting in place of former safety D.J. Swearinger, Everett played very well, recording eight tackles, a pass defended and an interception. Shaun Dion Hamilton - Dion Hamilton continued to show he’s the best linebacker on the team, recording eight tackles, one sack, one tackle for a loss, and two quarterback hits. The rookie has played great over the second half of the season, and he’s a player to watch this off-season. Duds:Josh Johnson - Johnson was horrible on the day, going 12-27 for 91 yards and an interception. His passes were off the mark from the get-go, and he looked uncomfortable in the pocked and on the move. If this was his final audition for any NFL team next year, he may have shot himself in the foot. The Offensive Line - The unit collectively played horrible. It looked as though they were playing to NOT commit penalties all game. Their run blocking was weak, they were not firing off the ball, and they allowed the Eagles defensive linemen to basically set up camp in the backfield all game.The Wide Receivers - I’ve said it all year; this group has a hard time getting open. It happened again Sunday, although Josh Johnson didn’t help matters by not getting guys the football when they did manage to break free from coverage.Preston Smith - Did he even play? Yeah, I know he was on the field...but did he actually PLAY?Josh Norman - We are paying this guy a LOT of money to make plays. He’s not doing his job!Jay Gruden - He went into the game knowing what he had to work with on offense - this was no surprise. The fact that his team produced just 89 yards of total offense and no scores is simply embarrassing. If Jay is retained for 2019, he needs to find an offensive play-caller. Bill Callahan - I’ve seen enough of him in D.C.! Greg Manusky - This guy has no business being a defensive coordinator in the NFL. His schemes lack imagination and deception, his blitzes are ill-timed and rarely get home, and he continues to allows offenses to exploit mismatches. Bruce Allen - #FireBruceAllen!And that is all folks!Enjoy the off-season.