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War of words getting heated now

You already know the Jets are flappin' gums about how they have Reggie Bush intimidated and worried about getting hurt based on the last meeting in which the Dolphins running back suffered a knee injury.

You know LaRon Landry said incidiary things and referenced head-hunting. Well, so did Aaron Maybin.

"We want to knock him out but we want to do it legally," Maybin told ESPNNewYork.

I predicted that kind of stuff would be answered today by the Dolphins. Well, the Dolphins are answering.

Enter Dolphins center Mike Pouncey.

"He won't even play enough to hurt Reggie," Pouncey said of the reserve Jets linebacker. "I don't even want to talk about talk about him. He's a joke."

Game on.

Pouncey also made the point that if he wants to get at Maybin it'll have to be on special teams.


By the way, the Jets have made 469 tackles this season. Maybin has accounted for one of those.

Mild mannered Richie Incognito (sarcasm), meanwhile, was more cryptic in his commentary.

"We hear all the talking going on," Incognito said. "We understand it's part of Jets week and all that. But all the talking stops on Sunday."

As Randy Starks chimed in, "We do our talking on the field."

Coach Joe Philbin, predictably, wants nothing to do with the trash talking. In his typically calm manner he said, "It's a free country. They can say what they want."