Miami Dolphins and N.Y. Jets: The “Apology” Battle


Sep 16, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush at a press conference after the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Sunday’s game will be a great one to watch not only due to the AFC East clash, but the unfiltered smack talk between Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets has displayed this week.

The first stage with this clash was the “hot sauce ” reference from Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan to Dolphins’ Reggie Bush’s hip injury in week 3. Then it exploded from there.

A childish sense of “I apologize, now it’s your turn “came into play from Ryan after he stated what he meant didn’t transcribe to what the starting running back thought. In result, New York’s coach wanted an apology back from Reggie Bush after he hinted “what goes around, come around” regarding the season-ending injury Darrelle Revis. Subsequently, he wasn’t buying anything of what Ryan addressed or the need for an apology.

Bush, being a competitor he is, does back down from any challenge or opponent, and added wood to the fire within his few words on Thursday:

"“It’s a divisional opponent,” Bush added with enthusiasm. ” That’s the great thing about playing divisional opponents. You get to play them twice.”"

With all that being said, you would think it stops there right? Not at all.

New York Jets’ free safety LaRon Landry developed his own opinion on the stir up as well as reminiscing on the hit he established on Bush:

"“Just watch the way he runs,” Landry said. “We’ll see when he comes out here this Sunday.”"

But wait it gets better. Jets’ linebacker Aaron Maybin said his team wants to knock out Dolphins running back Reggie Bush. Essentially, this is being looked at by the NFL for a potential bounty case.

This issued comment by Maybin is comical not only because the Jets can talk the talk but can’t walk the walk. As Miami’s center Mike Pouncey reiterates and puts the linebacker in his place:

"“I don’t even want to talk about him,” Pouncey said according to the Sun-Sentinel. “He’s a joke.I have to be on punt block to say something to him. He’s not even going to play enough plays to touch Reggie.”"

If this doesn’t write vengeance or revenge on the board, I don’t know what does. This mini rivalry could result into some hard hitting and hostility in the setting of MetLife Stadium this weekend when these two teams go toe-to-toe.