Skip to content

Rex says Reggie misunderstood “hot sauce” comment

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media during a news conference after Jets training camp practice in Cortland, New York Reuters

Jets coach Rex Ryan said before his team played the Dolphins that he wanted his players to “put some hot sauce on” Miami running back Reggie Bush. Bush, who got hurt in the game, said this week that he wasn’t happy about that, and he suggested that the injury to Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis could have been karma.

Now Ryan want Bush to know that he wasn’t saying his players should target him.

By no means do I ever want to see anybody leave the field due to an injury,” Ryan said, via the New York Daily News. “I think he definitely misinterpreted my comment.”

Ryan said that when he talked about Bush before the game, he was just pointing out that the Jets had to make him the focal point of their defense.

“The next time we play him he’s going to get attention from us because he’s a great football player. It’s almost a compliment,” Ryan said.

Even if it’s not a compliment Bush appreciated.

Permalink 60 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
60 Responses to “Rex says Reggie misunderstood “hot sauce” comment”
  1. rr2000k says: Sep 26, 2012 4:28 PM

    Ruh roh Reorge. Guess you’re trying to make sure you don’t hear from the league Rex.

  2. dfeltz says: Sep 26, 2012 4:28 PM

    Sure Rex.

  3. colonelcamp says: Sep 26, 2012 4:28 PM

    I believe that explanation. Really I do!

  4. beavertonsteve says: Sep 26, 2012 4:30 PM

    Rex Ryan is another Greg Williams.

  5. rexryanstoecheese says: Sep 26, 2012 4:30 PM

    “The next time we play him he’s going to get attention from us because he’s a great football player. It’s almost a compliment,”
    ___

    Nooo….that IS a compliment!

  6. stevo8drum says: Sep 26, 2012 4:31 PM

    Stay classy NY.

  7. bennyb82 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:32 PM

    I dont like Rex Ryan but he has done a great job slimming down. He almost looks healthy.

  8. reamington says: Sep 26, 2012 4:33 PM

    It’s almost a compliment… but it’s not. It’s a threat.

  9. gofuccyourselfflorio says: Sep 26, 2012 4:33 PM

    Yeah and everyone misunderstood his superbowl guarantees too.

    I remember Bart Scott said he “put some hot sauce” on Reggie Bush’s ankle when he was on the Ravens, Rex was the D coordinator, and Reggie was a rookie. Bart literally twisted Reggie’s ankle after a shoe string tackle near the sidelines. I’m no Reggie Bush fan, but Rex has been inciting his teams to “put hot sauce” on this kid everytime he plays him.

  10. thebonus44 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:34 PM

    Please go away, Rex

  11. rikpel says: Sep 26, 2012 4:35 PM

    Rex Should be suspended for a year. same as Sean Payton.

  12. succulentnipples says: Sep 26, 2012 4:36 PM

    Thats a stretch. On that note, imagine the stretch marks this guy has.

  13. farty5 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:36 PM

    Best thing to do is just shut up, Rex

  14. seattlerogueburner says: Sep 26, 2012 4:37 PM

    “Each game we might also designate an opposing player with a dot. Players don’t want to be dotted by the New York Jets, because that means we want that dude knocked out of the game.”

    Actual quote by Rex Ryan

  15. johnnyquick says: Sep 26, 2012 4:37 PM

    Reggie Bush’s injury was due.

    Regardless of who you are, the incessant downward pull of gravity alters your anatomy, your physiology, and your intellectual and emotional responses.

    Due to mankind’s two legged stance, the constant downward pull of gravity alters our inherited physical structure. This is why we are taller in the morning than we are at night

  16. rpiotr01 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:40 PM

    No no, he meant it literally! So it’s OK!

  17. rr2000k says: Sep 26, 2012 4:40 PM

    This just in;

    Rex guarantees that he has the best hot sauce in the league.

  18. jmoss850 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:42 PM

    I mean it really all depends on the kind of hot sauce he was talking about. U know.

  19. slickster35 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:47 PM

    I can’t imagine how totally embarrassing it has got to be being a Jets fan. Personally, I’d quit being a fan.

  20. jetsareajoke says: Sep 26, 2012 4:52 PM

    I thought it was Tebow talking about going into politics?

  21. wikipediasaidso says: Sep 26, 2012 4:55 PM

    By no means does he ever want to see a player leave the field due to injury?

    That’s hilarious. If only I could dig up those quotes he gave after the rumblings about whether the Ravens intentionally took out (the old) CJ’s ankle at the bottom of a pile after CJ torched them for 100 total yards and a TD in the first half of that divisional playoff game with the Titans a few years back.

    Rex could hardly wipe the smile off his face when asked about CJ having to leave the game afterwards.

  22. mnpacker says: Sep 26, 2012 4:56 PM

    Nobody can tell their players to hit someone hard anymore? This is getting ridiculous

  23. tommysaint1 says: Sep 26, 2012 4:57 PM

    How is this not inline with what the Saints did? Does the ginger Hammer need to produce a fake ledger again, so the money variable can come into play?

  24. mannyfresh209 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:01 PM

    Frank’s Red Hot? Or Tapatio? Maybe Crystal?

  25. 21stnprime says: Sep 26, 2012 5:05 PM

    we all know how Rex Ryan loves feet. hot cause or not

  26. brutus9448 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:08 PM

    the hot sauce comment goes back the saints/baltimore days with bart scott. That’s why he misundestood you rex. BTW rex you were scott’s coach in baltimore at that time.

  27. ballinmore says: Sep 26, 2012 5:12 PM

    Surprised he didn’t say this comment was taken out of context and that he simply stated he used to put hot sauce on each of the seven plates he’d stuff full at Old Country Buffet before games.

    At least he’s consistent, he’s never showed signs of knowing when to shut up

  28. rogergoodellsays says: Sep 26, 2012 5:15 PM

    Rex Ryan doesn’t deserve to get suspended and Sean Payton did because Sean let his defensive coordinator say mean things behind close doors and Rex made direct threats in public. There is a difference.

    See?

  29. giablommi says: Sep 26, 2012 5:17 PM

    NY bias, Rex knows he’s got a free pass from Roger Goodell. If this involved an NFC South or AFC West team, you can bet that coaches and players would be summoned to Park Avenue post haste.

  30. promickey says: Sep 26, 2012 5:24 PM

    It must be great being able to B. S. with a forum like the NFL.

  31. eslaught says: Sep 26, 2012 5:25 PM

    This is not the same as the Saints. If a coach says “Pick a good lick on that guy” is that a bounty?

    Rex didn’t say “Here is $10,000 to anyone who decapitates Reggie and then puts hot sauce on his head and eats it.” (now that is a bounty).

    Reggie is crying and doesn’t like to get hit too hard.

  32. 69finfan says: Sep 26, 2012 5:30 PM

    To: Rex
    From: Universe and beyond

    Nobody believes anything you say anymore, NOBODY!

  33. judochop999 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:30 PM

    what goes around comes around. -heisman trophy

  34. mnpacker says: Sep 26, 2012 5:33 PM

    “OK everybody, this guy is a great player and is hard to take down, but still go easy on him. do not hit him hard because he might hurt his foot or something… We are playing football out here not a rough, tough sport where we hit each other all the time” – What everyone seems to want coaches to say these days

  35. tedmurph says: Sep 26, 2012 5:36 PM

    I hate the jets and think Ryan is a blowhard who hurts his team more than helps. In this case however, I don’t see anything wrong. Of course the ‘hot sauce’ statement wasn’t a public proclaimation of intent to injure; that he’s now backpedalling from. He just thought Bush was the guy to stop in an offense bereft of skill players. Are you guys serious?

  36. cooklynn17 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:36 PM

    Here’s what’s not misunderstood, Revis island jus got clobbered with a tusanmi.

  37. chrisk61 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:38 PM

    rex ryan’s dad buddy is the creator of the modern day bounty system. jeff fisher was buddy’s def coor in philly. buddy also coached the houston oilers who became the tenn titans with jeff fisher as their HC. gregg williams of the infamous new orl bountygate was on the staffs of both buddy and jeff fisher. and of course fisher most recently hired williams as the stl rams def coor. rex, jeff fisher, gregg williams — all coaches of tough, physical defenses that wouldn’t think twice of knocking someone out of a gm with a cheap shot — and all from the buddy ryan chic 46 defense, eagles gang green, eagles bounty bowl tree. the apple doesn’t fall far…

  38. sf944 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:43 PM

    “This is not the same as the Saints.”

    I can’t see any difference.

    Williams
    “That money was paid only for LEGAL hits and clean play was encouraged.”

    Ryan
    “Players don’t want to be dotted by the New York Jets, because that means we want that dude knocked out of the game. Of course, it has to be LEGAL and by the book. “

  39. jcampol says: Sep 26, 2012 5:47 PM

    This is ridiculous, dude challenged his players to go after bush and they did. “getting him on out” is basically saying we were told to get him off the field and we did that. How is this any less significant than what the saints did? In this case a player was actually injured! You Ryan/Jets apologists are fans of a real dirty team. I’ve watched football for many years and I have NEVER seen a player cheering an injury until Sunday. That alone should be cause for a suspension. There are 5 players and 3 coaches who are serving suspensions for the same actions and less evidence of these actions. Goodell is a joke if he continues to ignore this

  40. bsizemore68 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:51 PM

    There is a stink from Jersey, and its not the Giants, so that leaves the jets, I wonder if they will hired the SCABS after they are kick out of the building after tomorrow night. Bill p.s. you know, to clean up the stink, since SCABS will do any thing for a penny.

  41. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:52 PM

    Apparently karma misunderstood his comment too, and ended the season for Revis.

  42. ebr362 says: Sep 26, 2012 5:59 PM

    What a crock of Rex.
    Backpeddling at its best to avoid a sit down with the sheriff. The more they open their mouths the more guilty they look.

  43. SouthTexasRaider says: Sep 26, 2012 6:02 PM

    we all know what he meant just as we all know that was an interception monday night, lol

  44. kimtrouard says: Sep 26, 2012 6:09 PM

    Every team has their own verbiage for this stuff. Scott said the same stuff when he injured reggie years ago when they played for saints and ravens. If the saints’ actions were detrimental to the integrity of the league, then this sure as hell is too. If no action is taken, then Roger’s only proving that he really doesn’t care about the injuries…only the lawsuits. But then again, we all already know that.

  45. bigbluwreckincrew83 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:26 PM

    Ahhh I see Rex meant it literally. I’m sure he’d eat anything covered in a condiment

  46. ken14andersonforhof says: Sep 26, 2012 6:46 PM

    I’M surrrre RR didnt want him hurt. ya right…and thus is why revis island is now atlantis….

  47. primetime666 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:52 PM

    Pretty safe to say that this little Rex Ryan project is coming to an end… Him and Mr. T. need to go and they need to get a respected head coach that won’t make a mockery of himself and his team… ie. look at the way the Giants do business, Woody.

  48. jg725 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:53 PM

    Rex and his jets are just complete clowns – and a joke – can’t everyone just focus on teams that matter???
    They have won how many of their predicted super bowls – hahaha!!
    they should just pay attention to how their landlords conduct themselves – maybe – just maybe – they learn just a little bit about how a class organization runs their franchise.

  49. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 26, 2012 6:54 PM

    The hot sauce comment might not seem so bad if the dumba## Jets players had managed to hide their delight when Reggie Bush was injured.

  50. jetsareajoke says: Sep 26, 2012 6:59 PM

    “what goes around comes around. -heisman trophy”

    These kind of comments crack me up. But, that’s probably because I think players should get a small pittance to survive on since they can’t work and they bring millions to some schools. So, for what Reggie lost the trophy for (which he willingly gave back to avoid a lot of hoo-hah).

    Nonetheless, the dude still was the best at his game at the time he was in school.

  51. kev86 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:03 PM

    Rex and the Jets are bad news. Literally.

  52. dirtysouthironmen says: Sep 26, 2012 7:20 PM

    Has he not learned to just keep his pie hole shut?

  53. randomguy9999 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:20 PM

    I know that
    Rex knows that
    all you guys reading this know that
    Rex knows that
    the NFL knows that
    everybody in the freakin world knows that

    Rex was saying they were gonna take him out…

    this BS tap dance is exactly that… BS

  54. omen316 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:40 PM

    What about the play sheet with The pic of Eli’s bloody head muuhuhahahahaha that was just all in good fun huh Rexy. This guy needs to keep his mouth shut or we’ll soon be reading about bounty gate 2. BTW how did that Giants – jets game turn out again?

  55. larryjames836 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:51 PM

    You people’s are losing you’ll mind, the way Roger Goodell, and one of his witness said Gregg William said Kill the head and the tail will die. How the difference between Williams and Rex is Gregg William is hearsay, Rex was in public. Some people’s say it not the same as the Saints a bounty is a bounty and this player got hurt Rex and there is evidences the Saints there was know evidences just hearsay. So Roger Goodell treat all 31 teams like you did the New Orleans Saints and if you don’t Vilma lawyer can take that to the court if Goodell don’t drop the bomb on this one. They got they eyes on you Mr. Judge,Jury, and hangman now do your job like you done to the New Orleans Saints no excuses.

  56. goodellsadouche says: Sep 26, 2012 8:09 PM

    A few years ago when that turd Bart Scott was playing in Ray Lewis’s shadow he put a mix martial arts ankle submission on Reggie’s ankle. Bart refered to it as ” putting a lil hot sauce on Reggie “. He twisted his ankle with HIS HANDS. Intentionally. He was laying on top of Reggie twisting his ankle. No Flag. Reggie missed the next 4 games and was ineffective, the rest due to the fear of being assaulted on the field.

  57. kimtrouard says: Sep 26, 2012 8:14 PM

    Seems like larryjames got too much hot sauce.

  58. ragingsea says: Sep 26, 2012 9:06 PM

    And then there was tripgate. Rex, we know what you’re all about.

  59. michaelswork says: Sep 26, 2012 9:08 PM

    This is a bounty
    and Rex is a joke and why he’s still able to be in the league proves Goodell is truly an idiot
    Ryan needs to go

  60. dolphins512 says: Sep 26, 2012 9:11 PM

    It is hard for Rex to have any credibility on this issue. His boasting and bragging over the years and his prior comments about knocking players out of the game tell a different story.

    I will leave the door open to the fact that Rex is just oblivous to the impact his comments have on his teams behavior, but even that is a stretch. To watch LeRon Landry gleefully clapping over Reggie Bush when he was on the ground, seems to smell like a deliberate act to me.

    Watch the video and see for yourself.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!