The bad blood between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets took an interesting turn this week, as Reggie Bush said in a radio interview that the Jets got what was coming to them when All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis tore his ACL in the third quarter. Revis will miss the rest of the season.
Speaking on the Paul and Young Ron Show (via ESPN New York), Bush said that all the talking the Jets did leading up to the game caught up to them.
It's like the old saying, "What goes around comes around." They talked about all week about putting hot sauce and 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.
There was also controversy, as Jets linebacker Calvin Pace said, "We had to put him on out..." He has since backed off those statements, telling reporters that he was talking about "getting him out of his game mentally."
Rex Ryan said last week that he wanted to "put some hot sauce" on Bush, which is a reference to a line that Bart Scott used when he was with Baltimore in 2006 and Bush was a member of the New Orleans Saints.
As someone who does not believe in karma, I can't speak to whether or not the universe had some vendetta against Revis, Ryan and the Jets.
If Bush wants to claim that a universe so vast and wondrous actually cares about what happens on a football field, more power to him. It is a little surprising that the universe wouldn't make it so the Jets lost the game to the Dolphins.
The Jets have enough problems on their hands without having to deal with karmic shifts from the universe. They may have gotten out of Miami with a victory, but there are cries for Tim Tebow to take over at quarterback, Shonn Greene is averaging less than three yards per carry, and the defense is allowing 149 yards rushing per game.
Bush also injured his knee during the game, but he said during the interview that the injury was just a bruise.