When starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod suffered a minor calf strain early in Monday’s practice, veteran Jonathan Scott was ready to replace him at a moment’s notice.
“At this juncture right now it’s a team effort, trying to win a world championship,” said Scott, who has appeared in 70 games with 35 starts in seven NFL seasons. “It’s what’s expected of a pro.”
Scott started five of the final six games at right tackle last year in his first season with the Bears. He joined the team after playing for the Lions (2006-07), Bills (2008-09) and Steelers (2010-11).
Scott insists that moving to the left side of the line doesn’t require much of an adjustment.
“It’s not hard,” said the 6-6, 318-pounder. “I played left tackle and right tackle throughout my career, throughout college. I think that’s just one thing the good lord has blessed me with, having the ability to be ambidextrous and be able to play both. I think the organization realizes that I have that skill set and I just have to go out here and do it.”
After starting at left tackle for the Steelers in their Super Bowl XLV loss to the Packers to cap the 2010 season, Scott is determined to help the Bears win a title regardless of what position he plays.
“I know I have the ability to compete,” Scott said. “I just want to be in a position where I’m ready to play anything. If I’ve got to play guard or center, I’m even taking long snaps with the punters. My own personal goal is that I was so close to winning a world championship and I’m not leaving this league until I get one.”
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