"Hot sauce" means different things to New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush.
Ryan told reporters Wednesday that he meant it as a compliment last week when he said his defense needed to "pour hot sauce" on Bush, the Dolphins' leading rusher.
Bush apparently was offended by the remark, and told a South Florida radio station Monday that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis deserved to get hurt because of Ryan's comments.
Responding to Bush's remarks, Ryan explained that hot sauce comment was meant as, "You have to pour a ton of attention on him."
"He definitely misinterpreted my comment," Ryan said. "Next time we play them (Oct. 28), he's going to get attention from us because he's a great football player. It's almost a compliment that's taken a different way."
Bush was hurt after a second-quarter carry, and didn't return, but it was the actions of Jets players after Bush's injury that prompted speculation that he was targeted by the Jets.
After the game, linebacker Calvin Pace told reporters "we had to put [Bush] out." He tried to clarify those remarks on Monday, insisting there was "no bounty" on Bush and the Jets weren't trying to hurt him.
When news broke that Revis is out for the season with a knee injury, Bush showed no remorse in a radio interview.
"It's like the old saying, 'What goes around comes around,'" Bush told a South Florida radio station. "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."