The Dolphins were able to run the ball against the Jets very effectively on Sunday until Reggie Bush left the game with a knee injury late in the second quarter. Prior to limping off, Bush carried the ball 10 times for over 60 yards. Daniel Thomas filled in for Bush and carried the ball 19 times for only 69 yards, so I guess you could say the injury worked out for New York. But were they rooting for it?
Jets linebacker Calvin Pace probably should have chosen his words a bit more carefully when speaking to reporters about Bush after the game.
“I guess he was doing his thing for a quarter or two,” Pace said according to the NY Daily News. “We had to put him on out. We didn’t see him again.”
Manish Mehta pointed out that replays of the play where Bush was injured didn’t reveal any cheap shots or dirty play, but you can see how Pace’s comments could be interpreted as New York trying to injure him. He may not have meant that and may have just been saying the Jets were struggling against Bush, but in the wake of the Saints bounty scandal players need to be more cautious when talking about injuries.
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