The last time the Jets met the Dolphins, coach Rex Ryan wanted to put some hot sauce on Reggie Bush. Now, Rex apparently wants to wash Reggie’s mouth out with soap.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Rex expects Reggie to apologize for his “what goes around comes around” remark after Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a torn ACL last month.
“They talked about all week about putting hot sauce and this and that, and they ended up losing their best player for the rest of the season,” Bush said after the last game between the two teams.
Bush also emerged from the game at Miami against the Jets with a knee injury, but Bush was able to play the following week.
Said Rex on Wednesday regarding Reggie: “I apologized for my comments. I expect him to do the same.”
But Rex conceded he doesn’t believe he’ll get an apology. “Maybe Revis,” Rex said, regarding whether Bush will express regret.
We’re not sure an apology is needed. Reggie understandably was frustrated by the perception that the Jets were trying to hurt him, especially after linebacker Calvin Pace said that the Jets wanted to put Reggie “on out.” His comments were less about Revis and more about karma. If you try to injure other players and one of your own players gets injured in the same game, there’s a loose sort of cosmic justice that has been served — when viewed from the perspective of the guy who was the target of the team that lost a key player to injury.