Jets coach Rex Ryan said he wants Bushto apologize for his “what-goes-around-comes-around” comment from Week 3. Bush, speaking two days after the Jets’ win in Miami, intimated that cornerback Darrelle Revis deserved his season-ending knee injury.
Needless to say, that did not go over well with the Jets.
“We want to knock him out, but we’re out to do it legally,” linebacker Aaron Maybin said.
In the first meeting, Bush was drilled by Jets safety LaRon Landry. Bush got caught under a pile, with nose tackle Sione Po’uha landing on his knee, knocking Bush out of the game. Landry emerged from the pile, clapping his hands, as if he was celebrating.
“Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit,” Landry said. “If I’m in the box or I’m going downhill, he’ll remember that hit.”
It turned out to be only a bruise, but Bush was angry. Two days later, he went on a South Florida radio station and suggested Revis’ injury — non-contact — was deserved. This was after Ryan had said his team needed to put “hot sauce” on Bush.
“They talked all week about putting hot sauce and this and that, and they ended up losing their best player,” Bush said.
Afterward, Ryan said Bush misinterpreted his remarks, and has since apologize. On Wednesday, Ryan was asked if he’s worried about payback.
“I’m not worried about that, shoot,” Ryan said. “I apologized for my comments, and I expect him to do the same.”
Ryan, however, had a slightly different take when he talked to Miami reporters on a conference call.
“For him, I don’t want an apology, and, obviously, I hope he’s taken mine and understands the sincerity,” he said.
Bush said Wednesday that he didn’t believe Ryan’s apology was sincere.
“I don’t believe that, I don’t believe that at all,” Bush said. “But it is what it is. Like I said, the great thing about divisional games is you get to play them twice.”