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Bush takes the high road on Cromartie

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After Sunday’s game, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie said he didn’t lose his composure during a first-quarter incident with Dolphins running back Reggie Bush, telling reporters Cromartie called Bush a “punk” because, as Cromartie put it, “that’s exactly what he is.”

“We beat them fair and square,” Bush told PFT after the game by phone.  “They can say whatever they want.”

Bush, who hadn’t heard about Cromartie’s comments, laughed them off.  “Of course he lost his composure,” Bush said of Cromartie.  “He got flagged.”

Bush said that other players were saying things to him during the game, but that it didn’t bother him.  “Trash talking is part of the game,” Bush said.  “They beat us in our building, and now we beat them in their building.  That’s all that matters.”

Bush became a focal point in the days leading up to the game, based on comments from Jets players and coach Rex Ryan regarding an apparent desire to hurt Bush, who suffered a knee injury when the teams first played this season in Miami.  With cornerback Darrelle Revis suffering a torn ACL in that same game, Bush said, “What goes around comes around.”  That prompted Jets coach Rex Ryan to suggest that Bush should apologize for his remarks.

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24 Responses to “Bush takes the high road on Cromartie”
  1. wearesc13 says: Oct 28, 2012 6:04 PM

    At least the Jets scored more points than the number of children Cromartie has, or did they?

  2. judalation says: Oct 28, 2012 6:07 PM

    Cromartie sure is a great role model for his 10 kids… Too bad Bush had the last word. The Dolphins also embarrassed the Jets at home but their stupid kicker gave that game away.

  3. tincansailor981 says: Oct 28, 2012 6:10 PM

    Not a Jets fan but their problem is obvious, Rex Ryan.

  4. thejuddstir says: Oct 28, 2012 6:11 PM

    Cro-Magnum is always putting something of his where it doesn’t belong. Like foot in mouth or …….weinie in the oven.

  5. djeg07 says: Oct 28, 2012 6:20 PM

    seems to be a pattern with jets coaches, have good to moderately great success for a couple years then BOOM downward-spiral, herm, mangini, rex, al groh, parcells, coslet to a small extent, and oh boy kotite….

  6. claymatthewshairplugs says: Oct 28, 2012 6:58 PM

    Actually the Jets scored less than the amount of kids good ol Antonio has. He’s a great role model for his 12 kids.

  7. promickey says: Oct 28, 2012 7:00 PM

    thejuddstir says:Oct 28, 2012 6:11 PM

    Cro-Magnum is always putting something of his where it doesn’t belong. Like foot in mouth or …….weinie in the oven.
    ==================================
    thejuddstir: That’s not the problem. Antonio does not shut up soon enough, and he just does not take it out soon enough.

  8. Max says: Oct 28, 2012 7:08 PM

    Even after a loss, they don’t realize when to shut up. As a Dolphin Fan I hope they don’t fire Rex Ryan and I hope they believe that Sanchez is still their future! Continue doing what you do Jets.

  9. igotgamenj says: Oct 28, 2012 7:20 PM

    Beat Down …. nuff said

  10. askafeld says: Oct 28, 2012 7:26 PM

    The Jets should have saved some hot sauce for their offense.

    Looking plain vanilla at this point…

  11. randallflagg52 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:26 PM

    Rex Ryan, Mike Nolan, Marvin Lewis, Mike Smith, Jack Del Rio, and Mike Singletary.

    All came up in the Ravens organization and all have failed horribly so far as head coaches. Moral of the story, don’t take former Raven coaches or players. They only work in Baltimore.

  12. csilojohnson says: Oct 28, 2012 7:29 PM

    Thirty kickers fault? First off it was 30-9. Second, I’m sure your referring to the blocked punt. That was a missed block on Teblows part. Was the kicker susposed to get 3 tds to tie it up?

  13. cometkazie says: Oct 28, 2012 7:29 PM

    Just point to the score board, Reggie.

  14. menentj says: Oct 28, 2012 7:40 PM

    I am a Dolphins fan and I was stunned that the Jets would hire Sparano as Offensive Coordinator! I mean, this guy would get all excited over field goals, fist-pumping and whooping & hollering.
    I could have predicted their offensive inadequacies with my eyes closed, with Sanchez as their QB and Sparano calling plays.

  15. sidelineshot says: Oct 28, 2012 7:51 PM

    These guys share a stadium with the Giants, and nothing good rubs on them?

  16. daddyb1gdrawz says: Oct 28, 2012 7:56 PM

    I am just mad this game did not cement a sweep of the Jets because Miami out played them twice this season. The Jets is not a better team then Miami. I fully expect the Fins to sweep Buffalo and get swept by the Pats.

  17. 69finfan says: Oct 28, 2012 8:04 PM

    That was some serious Trinidad Moruga Scorpion hot sauce today, 2,000,000 SHU’s worth. BAM! Keep up the good work Fins.

  18. jc327 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:05 PM

    Takes one to know one, Cromagnon or whatever your name is.

  19. annes22 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:05 PM

    Cromartie is the “punk”. Where was he today??
    Reggie doesn’t need to say anymore, the Jets are a bad football team. Good luck with the bye week, who gets fired now??? Maybe Sparano again.

  20. jc327 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:08 PM

    Thirty kickers fault? First off it was 30-9. Second, I’m sure your referring to the blocked punt. That was a missed block on Teblows part. Was the kicker susposed to get 3 tds to tie it up?

    ———————

    He was referring to the first matchup in Miami where Carpenter’s missed FGs cost the Dolphins the game.

  21. stoptrippn says: Oct 28, 2012 8:48 PM

    Reggie, stay classy…and remember–you only have 1 kid to feed. Not 9.

  22. granadafan says: Oct 28, 2012 10:11 PM

    Even Rex Ryan is telling Cro to stop putting his foot in his mouth.

  23. kacapaco says: Oct 28, 2012 10:28 PM

    Not news. Cro is being classic Jets.

  24. kappy32 says: Oct 29, 2012 12:40 AM

    That was one of the worst loses for the Jets in recent memory. Hopefully they can compose themselves during the bye week, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I would not be surprised to see the Jets completely fall apart from here on, locking up a top 10 pick. For the sake of Jets fans, I just hope they fire Mike Tannenbaum before he is allowed to completely screw up that draft pick. There’s a lot of good armed & talented QBs in this draft & if Mr. T is given the chance to pick one, I can guarantee you he will pick the wrong one, the only one of the possible four first round QBs taken this upcoming draft to be a complete bust.

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