Jets coach Rex Ryan and Dolphins running back Reggie Bush have exchanged cross words related to the teams’ September meeting, but it was Jets safety LaRon Landry who had the most to say about the matter as the Dolphins and Jets prepare to meet again on Sunday.
The first time the teams played, Landry hit Bush on a play that caused Bush to leave with a knee injury, and Landry believes Bush will be thinking about that play on Sunday.
“He will remember that hit,” Landry said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit.”
Landry said he’s not concerned about fines, penalties or anything else that could happen as a result of his hits.
“If I get penalized, I’m not going to stop hitting or head hunting,” Landry said. “I’m not going to stop the way I play.”
Landry predicted that Bush will be tentative against the Jets, and that the Jets will win.
“Just watch the way [Bush] runs on Sunday,” Landry added. “We can sweep those guys and also go into the bye 4-4. That’s what we’re striving to do and that’s what we will do.”
Bush was playing well in the first meeting with the Jets, gaining 61 yards on 10 carries before being knocked out of the game before halftime. But that knee injury has slowed him down, and he has just 132 yards on 48 carries in three games since then. Given the way his knee injury has limited him, it would be hard for Bush to forget that hit.