New York Jets coach Rex Ryan called on Miami running back Reggie Bush to apologize for his comments about Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, and one of Revis' teammates apparently is looking for some payback Sunday.
Ryan said Wednesday that Bush should apologize for inferring after the Dolphins beat the Jets in week three that Revis deserved his season-ending knee injury.
Before that game, Ryan's comments led Bush to believe the Jets were deliberately out to hurt him. Ryan said he was misunderstood and that he's not concerned this week about the Jets seeking retribution against Bush when the Dolphins visit Met Life Stadium.
"I apologized for my comments and I expect him to do the same," Ryan said.
Ryan's players don't appear to be in such a forgiving mood.
"We want to knock him out, but we're out to do it legally," Jets linebacker Aaron Maybin said of Bush.
Bush left the first matchup between the teams in the second quarter with a knee injury after a hit by Jets safety LaRon Landry.
"Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit," Landry said. "If I'm in the box or I'm going downhill, he'll remember that hit."
Maybin hasn't fogotten the first game.
"We feel like we can kick guys' butts legally, in between the hashmarks," he said. "That's what we need to do against Reggie."
Bush, who has rushed for 434 yards and three touchdowns this season, isn't running scared.
"Not at all," he said. "Retaliation? They're the ones who started it. If there was ever any retaliation it would come from us. But you know what? With this team, and the caliber of guys and character of guys that we have, we play with respect for the game."