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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: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:47 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Well again, you can say he has spilt carries because he's not good, but how would you ever know when he hasn't had the actual chance to carry the load? You don't. Also, how is the timing of his comments bad? You mean that saying the Dolphins stink right after they blow a 15 point lead in a few minutes to a crappy Denver team to take their record to 0-6, is a bad time? What would be a better time then? Forget his coach. It's not Bush's responsiblity to save his coach's job. And besides, like I said earlier, he never mentioned anyone by name at all. "We stink". That means he was including himself.

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:46 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

While Bush didn't call anyone out by name, by pointing out they were up by 15 and lost he is passive-aggressively calling out the defense.  And they deserve it for the end of the game.  But the Points Against puts them in the middle of the NFL pack, not bad enough to be 0-6.  The offense has put up 90 points in 6 games. Only JAX and STL are worse...

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:40 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

“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.” - McDaniel who? The old guy with the farm? The burger clown? Oh....Tony McDaniel, the DT. I love puzzles, just not in my sport reports.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:39 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Bell was spot on. Bush isn't very good.

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:29 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

The fact that the Dolphins stink does not need to stay in the locker. It's already been on the field and on national television. We all know how bad this team is. Why should we be mad that one of their premier assets on this team is aware of it? He should be, and also should be making everyone else on that team aware of it.

Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:21 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Maybe you are not supposed to say it out loud and yes the truth does hurt but the facts are the facts and this is a team that just sucks. Plain and simple. I am interested to know however if Mr. Bell knows how many games this team has lost via the QB draw in the closing moments of the game. It seem s to me that every time a teams splits out the back nobody from our defense stays in the middle of the field. And no matter how loud I yell at my TV QB draw there they go. The other truth is the bell has tolled and it is time for Sporano and Ireland to go.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:14 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Why would anyone be mad at what Bush said? They are 0-6 and they were ahead 15 points with 5 minutes to go but still finds a way to lose the game. Everyone, including the Dolphins fans knows they stink so maybe Jeremiah Bell need to start dealing with reality and not acting like Bush is the problem for saying out loud the obvious.

Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:14 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

I don't have a problem with what Bush said, because it's the obvious truth. Ok, some things should stay in the locker room, but Bush didn't call anyone out individually...he simply stated the Dolphins stink as a team which is an honest statement. I think Bell is mad because he didn't say the Dolphins stink publicly first!


Sounds like Bell needs to chill out.  He might think he's a Solja like Kellen Winslow did.  Relax man, you're 0-6....and probably tanking on purpose for Luck.  It's football dude.  And yes, you do suck. 

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Bush at his very best would be an average runningback,period. Even if he didnt split carries with other(better) runningbacks he would not acheive much. He cant hit holes properly and dosent like to make contact,so he okie dokes to the outside then he will be swarmed until he goes out of bounds. The only good he can do for any team is on passing downs. Hey, i never liked the cat but, i always wanted him to do well. I guess the Dolphins should go into the nursing home and pick up Tiki Barber and maybe T.O. lol

Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 4:53 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

I wouldn't get too excited  about a guy who's claim to fame is getting the Heisman Trophy taken away from him. (Oh Yeah, and banging Kim what's her name).  In Bush's defense, he didn't single anybody out, nor did he single out a specific unit (ie: offense, defense, special teams). And he's right, the Dolphins do stink.  Why do you think Parcells got the hell out of there. He saw it coming. I think Bell over reacted to Bush's comments, and all the Dolphins are feeling the heat and frustration of a lousy season.

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