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Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Posted on: October 27, 2011 12:47 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2011 2:24 pm
Reggie Bush says the Dolphins 'stink,' upsets teammates in the process. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It happens every season: a team gets off to a slow start, the frustration builds before reaching a tipping point, and people getting fired, traded or released is invariably preceded by back-stabbing and finger-pointing. Which brings us to the 2011 Dolphins.

At 0-6 they're one of the league's sorriest teams, most recently victimized by the Tim Tebow's Blinding Awesomeness (it didn't help that Miami was in the wrong defense on the game's decisive play).

After Sunday's loss, there was plenty of blame to go around. Reggie Bush, who was traded to Miami before the season, spoke frankly.

“It’s just embarrassing, I don’t know any other way to explain it,” he said. “It’s an embarrassing loss. Had no business losing that game. We were up 15 points with what, five minutes left to go? And we couldn’t win it? It’s disgusting. Right now, this team stinks.”

Bush isn't wrong. It's that he probably shouldn't articulate those thoughts publicly. Team unity and whatnot. On Wednesday, Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell had some thoughts on Bush.

Via's Jeremiah Thermidor:

“He stinks,” Bell said emphatically after being asked what he thought of the comments by Bush. “That shouldn’t be said around this locker room. We know that we’re 0-6 and we’re not playing the best but at the same time there’s no need for that.” 

The man makes a point, but the damage has been done. Thermidor writes that Bush's remarks have divided the locker room.

“I just think he said it because he was mad like everybody else was,” McDaniel said. “But I would’ve never said anything like that.”

Linebacker Kevin Burnett, meanwhile, thinks Bush is onto something.

“You are what you put on tape, you are what the numbers say you are and right now we stink,” he said. “If you’re scared to admit the truth, you’ll never amount to anything. So I’m definitely man enough to say we’re not doing things effectively and efficiently.”

Burnett, who earlier this month challenged a beat reporter to "put on some pads, homeboy" after said reporter wrote "Kevin Burnett -- He hasn’t done a single thing worth mentioning in the first three games of 2011, and this defense has gone from good to bad very quickly," can now admit that he's part of the problem.

“I did include myself in that equation (of stinking),” he told Thermidor. “We turn over the football, we don’t get off the field on third downs and we allow big plays so that’s the equivalent of stinking. I mean, it is what it is.”

And what it is is a winless 2011, a lame-duck coach and a feature back who has managed to do less in Miami than he did in New Orleans.

Maybe the Dolphins should've signed Darren Sproles. Not only is he having a better season than Bush, he keeps to himself.

The Miami Dolphins are still searching for their first win as they prepare to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.'s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this matchup. Watch the game on CBS at 1 PM ET.

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Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:52 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

I think this truly shows the difference between a winning and losing franchise. A losing franchise divides when someone publically states they aren't very good- shouldn't have lost a game with a lead late. When the Bills beat the Patriots, Tom Brady said that they were a bad team that day-- no discoure from his teammates because they played bad, Brady played bad, and most importantly, they expect to WIN. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:50 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Bush is right.  The Dolphins do stink or whatever word that starts with "s" and ends with "k".  The problem with Bush's quote is that he is indirectly pointing the finger at the defense, so they will respond in kind.  The offense can't blow a 15 point lead unless they turn the football over.  Then again, the offense stunk it up near the end of the game.  When our South Florida heroes had possession with under six minutes remaining, they only took 23 seconds off the clock with three straight running plays.  Good ol' "Ground Sparano" Dullfin football at its predictable best.  When the Broncos took possession of the football with 5:23 left, the Dolphin offense never saw the football until the game was tied with not enough time to do anything.    This team plays not to lose instead of playing to win.  These guys are 0-6 and looking down at 0-7 after this Sunday.  They have no chance of winning a game this season, so they should go down fighting.  Sparano should roll the dice and open up the offense.  If the team is going to lose, at least make the games entertaining.  The Dolfans would like a transformation from the Dullphins to Air Sparano.  At the rate this team is playing, the may only score 20 touchdowns this season.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:50 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Will Mercury Morris, Don Shula, Bob Griese and the rest of those no-class 1972 Dolphins pop open their champaigne if the Dull-fins win a game this year?

Since: Nov 8, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:45 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

I'm on Reggie's side, I think even though this negatively impacts the entire team I think it should be used as motivation to get better.  The truth hurts, the Dolphins are definitely stinking it up week in and week out.

Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:40 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Well said!

Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:39 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Dolphins suck. Period.
No coach, no QB, DL..nothing.

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:39 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

If you consider all the hype he had coming out of college and ESPN asking what his Canton bust would look like you could say Bush is one of the biggest draft busts.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:36 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

It's all about evaluating talent ever since Parcells left, the team has been in trouble.Reggie Bush was and is a ham and egger. He's built to be a CFL hall of famer. The Saints where lucky to get away with drafting him and have the success they've had.

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:34 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Players who act like this arent professional at all. Reggie Bush does pizza commericals now and has sold himself out for money. He forgot to just play the game

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:32 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Tim Tebow >>>>>  Reggie Bush

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