The trash talk between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins has taken a step into the surreal. First Reggie Bush made a comment about Darelle Revis’ injury being a case of what-goes-around-comes-around. Then, Rex Ryan said Bush should apologize for those remarks. Now, LaRon Landry is letting his voice be heard.
Landry, who laid the hit on Bush that caused him to leave the game with a knee injury, believes Bush will be tentative because of the hit. “Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit.”
Landry didn’t stop there. Why would he? He shook off any repercussions he might face from the NFL by saying, “If I get penalized, I’m not going to stop hitting or head hunting. I’m not going to stop the way I play.”
That was a terrible choice of words for Landry to use. In today’s NFL the words “head hunting” and “never stop” should never be in the same sentence. In fact, players should just never use the words “head hunting” at all. Now, anything Landry does will be under a microscope which could lead to fines or penalties as referees will now be looking for dirty hits from Landry.
This is the last thing the Jets need, a player that plays a vital role in their banged up secondary talking about head hunting. Now, the NFL has proof that there is intent and if Landry lays a helmet-to-helmet hit on Bush that results in injury he is going to get the book thrown at him.
He might not care about the hit to the wallet but I am sure his team would care if he gets a flag or two thrown his way for hits that may be clean but the refs now deem illegal just because he says he head hunts.
Well, if anything, Landry has created a buzz around a game between a 3-3 Dolphins team and a 3-4 Jets team this Sunday.