The Jets spent the days leading up to their Week 3 matchup with the Dolphins talking about finding ways to stop Bush with a physical attack, with coach Rex Ryan saying New York needed to put "hot sauce" on Bush. After Bush left Sunday's game with an injured left knee, Calvin Pace said "we had to put him on out," according to the Palm Beach Post.
But in their haste to keep Bush from being a threat, the Jets also got a nasty bite from the injury bug. Star cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is arguably the best defender in the league and unquestionably the best player on the Jets defense, was lost to a season-ending ACL injury in the very same game.
Bush saw a connection.
"It's like the old saying, what goes around comes around," he told the Palm Beach Post. "They talked about all week about putting hot sauce on this and that, and they ended up losing their best player for the rest of the season. So, it's sad that it happened because of that, but I'm going to be back."
Bush said his knee injury is merely a bruise and that he will likely play in Week 4 against Arizona.
The Jets, meanwhile, have found yet again that their mouths have only set them up for more disappointment.
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