When the New York Jets play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in a key AFC East divisional matchup, the NFL want to pay close attention to some of the hits on the field. Especially if they heard what Jets’ defensive back LaRon Landry warned the Dolphins and Reggie Bush that he planned to do in this game.
This game already has a ton at stake as both teams look to remain in the thick of things in the division and playoff chase. Miami and New York have long been one of the better rivalries, and the players and coaches involved right now help it remain relevant.
Rex Ryan wants an apology from Bush. When Bush was injured after Ryan said some of the hits his Jets would bring against the Miami running back would come with “a little hot sauce,” Bush called it karma when the Jets lost Darrelle Revis for the season after he suffered a season ending knee injury.
Now, Landry said that he will guarantee that Bush will remember the hit that took him out when the Dolphins played against the Jets in Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season , culminating in an overtime victory for New York.
According to the New York Daily News, Landry said that “If I get penalized, I’m not going to stop hitting or head hunting. I’m not going to stop the way I play.”
The hit against Bush in Week 3 by Landry and a couple of other Jets’ defenders was clean.
It sounds as if that could change when these two rivals look for separation in the AFC East. The officials may want to pay close attention to what does go down on Sunday. You never know when one of them may need to send a special envelope to a player the following week requesting a donation to the league’s office.