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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: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

This just adds more fuel to the "fire Sparano" line of conversation.
They do need someone like Cowher to come in, demand some discipline and get them back on track.
They're going to get the #1 or #2 pick so they will be able to draft Luck or Jones as I see St. Louis winning at least 1-2 games by the end of the season or perhaps the Colts getting lucky with 1 win at the end of the season.
They will have their franchsie QB, will have their franchise coach and he will remake the Dolphins & I wouldn't be surprised if he brings in a bruising back & implement a smash mouth running style much like the Dolphins of old employed and the Steelers always have.
They'll have that & their new "Dan Marino", could Cowher then become the new "Don Shula"?

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:20 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

While Bell is spot on in his criticism of Bush, this targeted reprisal really needed to be kept in house.  Bush, at least in the quote provided, did not call out individual players, but Bell felt the need to do so.  

Happy I am not a fan of the Dolphins because this team is sinking fast.  The team needs to be gutted from the top down.  

But on a good note, I've seen the pics of the coaches house and it looks like you can get it for a song as he has already checked out.

Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:16 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Reggie Bush needs to look in the mirror before he criticozes anyone else on the field. He is as big a part of the problem as any other player on Miami. He's been a bad RB since entering the league and his greatest historical significance will be as a person to rate high on a list of biggest draft busts of all time.

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:14 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Reggie Bush = The Great Could've Been.  Or rather, just another elite college speedster who moved up to the pros only to find out everyone else is just as fast as him.  And tougher, stronger, etc.  It's easy to look good in front of an NFL line with a Heisman QB in college.  Take all of those parts away, and you'll find out who's really the next Barry Sanders....or the next overhyped Heisman bust.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:14 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

It's a shame Reggie went so high in 2006. Had he been drafted lower I think teams may have been more open to making reggie the " X " man on the team having him line up at all the skill positions and just make plays. I think because he was taken so high you kind of had to stick with what you drafted which was an RB.

One comment mentioned how teams should have pushed reggie to work the slot more and i couldnt agree more. In space reggie is a threat, but he is not a between the tackle guy or even a real running back. He could have done a lot of things lined up all over the field And really could have become a one of a kind player that could make an impact at any skill position. Some of it is coaching, some of it im sure is reggie wanting to be a running back, but somewhere somebody screwed up because to this point we should not be having this conversation about how good  bush is and what went wrong, we should be talking about how the guy can score from anywhere catching, running, maybe even throwing. One of a kind athlete, the guy can play, but he's not a real runner in the NFL. He hasn't been used right from day 1

As far as the article goes:

“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.”

Y Bell is a chump for calling out bush, when all bush did was speak the truth about his team. They should have won that game, and That quote by the Linebacker is what it's really all about. One of the better quotes I have ever heard from these meat heads.

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:12 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Bush speaks the truth, and then Bell goes after Bush personally. Dumb move by Bell. Reggie is speaking 100% truth. Sure it's never smart to articulate those thoughts into words, but he really only said what EVERYONE thought. They are just plain bad. Bush is not an every down runner, but he is still an explosive special teams player and situational back. If you put Sproles on the Dolphins, he would stink too. Their team is bad. Get Bush, Marshall, Long, Taylor and anyone else worth salvaging and mix them with the good players from Jacksonville and Tampa Bay and make a single unified team in Florida. 

Since: Jan 10, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:06 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Are you sure the Dolphins traded a 2nd and 5th for Bush? I have been looking for the details of the trade, but haven't been able to find anything other than Jon Amaya and a "swap of draft picks". 

Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:01 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

There is a reason why the Houston Texans made the right decision by picking Mario Williams over Reggie Bush with the 1st pick of the 2006 draft!

Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:55 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Reggie didn't say anything wrong, but he's not in a position to talk about anything like this. It is frustrating as a Dolphins fan to see how many press conferences Bush is a part of, how many interviews he does. The guy has contributed nothing to the team. He's a new player. I understand he's technically the starting running back and has a lot of name recognition, but he's not a leader on the football team. To me, his opinion means nothing. Yeremiah Bell has been a terrific, largely unheralded player for a long time. He's a leader on the team. I'd rather hear what he has to say and as a frustrated fan, I'd take his opinions over Reggie's any day.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:55 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Bush was an average player with Brees? Really?........Really? He was more productive maybe but he's been coasting on fumes since he came into the league. Look what Sproles is doing in virtually the same position. If I was Reggie I'd keep my mouth shut before everyone sees what a waste of money I am. Everyone says, " you just need to get Reggie in space". Thats the funniest thing i've ever hear. Do you know how many NFL rbs would be better if they only caught or ran the ball in space? Thats the stupidest defense for Reggie I've ever heard.

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