Don’t get nervous now, Rex Ryan.
The New York Jets head coach is backpedaling from his comments he made regarding the team’s defense needing to pour hot sauce on running back Reggie Bush before the team’s Week Three match-up versus the Miami Dolphins last Sunday.
Bush took those comments as the Jets tried to take him out and actually ended up leaving the eventually. And so did Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
The injury to Revis prompted Bush to consider it karma for the Jets trying to hurt him. Bush said he had no sympathy and said, “What comes around goes around.”
Rex lobbied to ESPN New York that Bush took the comments the wrong way and that he meant it as a compliment, in that they had to “pour more attention” to him.
“He definitely misinterpreted my comment,” Ryan said, quickly adding, “Next time we play them (Oct. 28), he’s going to get attention from us because he’s a great football player. It’s almost a compliment that’s taken a different way.”
Ryan’s version might be true, but the Jets players make it look differently. LaRon Landry clapped while Bush was down, and after the game, linebacker Calvin Pace stated that the team “had to put him out.”
Ryan continued to explain that he wanted his defense to play hard.
“I respect the game and I respect the players in the league,” he said. “The men who play this game are special people. I don’t ever want to see anybody leave the field due to an injury. But I want to be physical.
“We want to hit guys, there’s no question about that. We want him to go back to the huddle (and say), ‘Do I really want to go back and stick it in there hard, because I’m going to get hit?’ We want to be as physical as we can be, but I’m never going to injure players.”
I don’t think Ryan maliciously went out to have Bush hurt. Bush has a history of missing games and being a bit soft, anyways. Just watch how you word things, Rex.
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