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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 25, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:21 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

He probably meant to include himself, since he is part of the team.  Especially since he used the word "we" twice in a row including himself before that final sentence.  People are being kind of stupid.

Also Reggie Bush does suck too.  Think the Texans regret drafting Mario Williams?

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 8:21 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

I'm with maddtrixx on this one...Reggie Bush told us what we already know; the Dolphins are terrible.  And I'm genuinely surprised that Tony Sparano was not fired as soon as the last fan left Sun Life Stadium on Sunday.  This team has, essentially, given up, and to lose like that did on Sunday would have been enough for me, as a general manager or team owner, to say enough is enough.

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 8:04 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

'Plus, do the people who call him a bust even watch football or do they just regurgitate what they hear from other people? '

yeah, we watch football. he sucks. he sucks very hard.

he was the second pick of the draft and in 5 and a half seasons he has 2322 rushing yards and 17 TDs! what the hell is that if not sucking?! even if we add his 2239 receiving yards and 13TDs, his number barely reach the level of "putrid".

he can't run inside, because he is too weak. he is injury prone. unless you want to constantly throw short passes to him, he is useless.

since he became a pro player his biggest accomplishment was nailing that retarded kardashian. too bad at least 2239 guys did it before him...

the fact, that he still has a team shows how much the dolphins front office sucks.

Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 8:03 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

I'm sure that one of the earlier posts addressed this already, but the title of this article is very misleading and it reeks of someone trying to trick readers into checking out the article by throwing out a deceptive headline.  Bell's "stinks" comment is in response to Bush's comments and not his play, and the article's title is trying to make it look like it was directed towards his play.  Very unprofesssional on the part of whomever made up the title of the article. 

Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 7:52 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

The Dolphins do stink and maybe not everyone should like the fact that Reggie called a spade a spade but saying "he stinks" in the same breath as stating "there is no need for that" about what Reggie said is at best ironic and at worst hypocritical.

A little fire and anger stirred up might be just what the team needs and if Reggie's rather incontrovertible assessment provides it, I'd say slap him on the back.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 7:50 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'


There is a reason that Deuce McAlister, Pierre Thomas, and now Daniel Thomas are the primary ballcarriers...

...Or perhaps every coach Reggie Bush has had decided to handcuff themselves by making an inferior running back the main running threat?  Not a friggin chance.

I agree, he's not a lousy player and that he just hasn't matched the hype.

It just seems that there are too many people, sometimes even Reggie himself, who still think he is the player he was hyped to be. 

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 7:17 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

First off, Bush did absolutely NOTHING wrong here. If he had called even one teammate out by name, then yes, he would be totally in the wrong. But he didn't. All he did was tell the truth about how bad the Dolphins are right now. Also, he never excluded himself from blame. Did anyone hear him say "them" or "they"? No, he said "we stink."

Secondly, I love how so many people think he sucks so much. Has he lived up to his hype coming out of college? No way. But that was some pretty big hype. Also, he hasn't had the greatest opportunity in the world either. People say he's not an every down back, but don't take into consideration that he hasn't had the chance to be one. Every since he came into the league he's been spitting carries. First with Deuce McAlister, then Pierre Thomas and now even with Miami's rookie runner, Thomas. What does he get, like 5-10 carries a game?? I think he just had 70+ yards a week or two ago on like 10 carries. Plus, there's been a couple of years where he's been injured and can't play. Funny how some people take a player's time out from injuries, and count it against them. If Bush actually gets a chance to get the same touches as an every down back, then call him a bust if he's not producing. Not to mention, he still has led the league in receptions by a RB since he's came into the league.

Plus, do the people who call him a bust even watch football or do they just regurgitate what they hear from other people? What about all the punt returns he's had? Or the big playoffs games against the Cardinals and Bears where he tore it up? Probably don't remember those, huh? Well, I think he's shown his potential. Again, he hasn't lived up to what many thought he would do, but A. he's still not a bad player, and B. he hasn't really had the chance to.

Since: Aug 5, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 7:01 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'


Since: Aug 5, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 6:58 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

tell me something i did'nt already know,reggie.

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 6:52 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

If Bush had kept his comments to his own performance, I have not done very well, etc, etc. I'd have a little respect for him.  Dragging his teammates into it, not a good idea.  Everyone on the Fins know they are not doing well and it hurts their pride, and most of the time that is worse than the physical stuff.  I loved the comment about Kevin Burnett "threating" a reporter.  Well has the reporter put on the pads?  The hits are real and they hurt more when you lose.  If somebody wrote something about me like they wrote about Burnett, I'd probably respond the same way.  This was once a proud organization and it is sad to see it fall into such a mess.  I am not a Fins fan but still it is sad.

But also remember about 3 or 4 weeks ago the Chiefs were pronounced dead and now they are challenging for the lead in the West.  The reporters all said they were dead, etc.  Believe it or not reporters do not know everything and in most cases they know nothing.  I find the people who talk on this broad(s) are a whole lot more insightful than the "paid professionals" and they cover the entire Sports World, not just Football or Baseball, etc.

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