Rex then played with it a little bit, backing off just a bit when asked if he expects Bush to apologize:
No. I don’t expect one, but maybe Darrelle Revis (does). I’m sure he got caught up in in the moment. He was injured and obviously nobody likes to get hurt. That certainly wasn’t my intention and I hope he understands that. He doesn’t ever have to say anything to me or reach out to Revis, but I would expect him to, just for the simple fact that Revis is his peer. He’s one of the elite players in this league.
Does anyone really think that Rex Ryan cares whether or not Reggie Bush says “I’m sorry” or not? This is football, Rex has been around this game long enough to know that these types of comments do, and always will happen. Rex doesn’t care one bit, whether or not an apology is given. Make no mistake, Rex Ryan’s sole motivation was to get his team thinking about the Dolphins, and forgetting about the game against the Patriots. A side benefit could be to get inside Reggie Bush’s head.
To Rex’s delight, Reggie Bush took the bait. He was asked about the comments, specifically about Rex Ryan’s apology. He commented that it wasn’t sincere at all. He is still taking the “hot sauce” comment to mean that they were trying to injure him, and he is not letting it go. This is exactly what Rex Ryan wanted to happen. The reason? It proves that Rex Ryan and the Jets are inside his head. He hasn’t let go of the situation, and will be thinking about it on Sunday.
Safety LaRon Landry then jumped into the fray, talking yesterday about how Reggie Bush is going to “remember the hit” that he put on him last time. He said that whenever Bush sees him, he will be thinking about that hit.
LaRon Landry is absolutely right. Bush will be thinking about that hit. The Jets are inside Reggie Bush’s head, and that was proven by Rex Ryan yesterday. One thing is always for sure, Rex Ryan can get inside other players’ heads, and can motivate his team as good as anyone can.