The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE
LaRon Landry and Aaron Maybin said that they plan on Reggie Bush hard this weekend when the New York Jets play the Miami Dolphins, saying they plan on knocking him out of the game - legally.
Landry was first, as the hard-hitting safety made sure to point out that Bush suffered a knee injury on one of his tackles earlier this season:
"Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit," Landry said. "If I'm in the box or I'm going downhill, he'll remember that hit."
Landry said that although the league could penalize or fine him, he wouldn't "stop hitting or head-hunting." Maybin was slightly more explicit with his desire to take out the Dolphins' running back, although he made sure to add a caveat.
"We want to knock him out, but we're out to do it legally," linebacker Aaron Maybin said.
The bad blood between the parties stems back to the Week 3 meeting between the two teams, when Rex Ryan said his defense needed to "pour hot sauce" on Bush, a comment Bush seemed to understand as a message that his opponents were out to intentionally hurt him. A few days later, Bush commented that "what goes around, comes around" with regards to a season-ending injury to Darrelle Revis.
The NFL presumably isn't too pleased with the talk of intentional injuries, considering the high emphasis they've placed on player safety, penalizing dangerous hits and handing out harsh punishments for those involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. It wouldn't be surprising for Maybin or Landry -- who has a reputation for dangerous play - to receive fines for their comments.