When the Dolphins travel to play the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Reggie Bush better watch his back. And his head. And his knees. And hisâ€¦well, you get the point.
The first time these two teams played this season, Bush had to leave the game in the second quarter with a bruised knee. During the game, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis also had to leave the game with what turned out to be a torn ACL. And, that prompted Bush to make a comment about how "what comes around goes around" when it comes to injuries, which obviously upset a lot of the Jets players. So, they're vowing to get their revenge on the field on Sunday.
"We want to knock him out," Jets linebacker Aaron Maybin said yesterday, "but we're out to do it legally."
"Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit [he took in the first game]," Jets safety LaRon Landry said. "If I'm in the box or I'm going downhill, he'll remember that hit."
"Trust me," Jets coach Rex Ryan said, "we know when he's in the game."
To his credit, Bush isn't backing down from the Jets tough talk. "It's football," he said in response to their jabs. "I didn't go and complain or whine about being a target of the Jets. I expect that every game. So, I wouldn't expect it to be any different this game."
Oh, but it will be different. This rivalry clearly just got ratcheted up a notch. So, Bush better watch out.
[via ESPN New York]