Blog Entry

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.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to our NFL newsletter, and while you're at it, add our RSS Feed.

Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:32 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

It's okay-- if all goes well, next year we'll have Andrew Luck and Bill Cowher.  Right now, we need these guys at each other's throats in order to keep pace with Indy in the Suck for Luck Sweepstakes.  Indy really upped the stakes against New Orleans, showing just how badly they can suck; so we gotta keep these Dolphins players focused on anything but football.  0-16 is not easy, but its do-able with the right amount of locker room dissention, a lack of talen at several key positions, and a completely demoralized and dead in the water coaching staff-- check, check, and check!  Last week I despondently turned off my TV at about the 5 minutes to go mark, thinking we had won the game, and imagine my delight and exaltation when I later saw that the mighty Teabow (who is anything but a legit NFL starter BTW) brought Denver back.  It was a beautiful thing to behold, as it kept Miami tied for first place, and hope alive!!

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:32 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

@frankeefrank......Bush's numbers from the superbowl...

25 rushing yards
38 receiving yards


That was quite a contribution he made!

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:31 pm

Children, Please

When Bush said "We Stink" he was really referring to himself and Brandon Marshall's alternate personality.

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:30 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Whew...I am glad I picked up on the sarcasm before I responded...

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:28 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Bush won a Super Bowl.
So did Trent Dilfer.  Same thing.

Seems like the Saints got it right.
Everyone else is wrong. 
No, actually the Saints admitted they were wrong by cutting ties with him this past offseason.  Tell me he has remotely lived up to what a second round pick should produce, much less the #2 overall player.  Mario Williams is a better player than Reggie Bush.  Period.  No way to say otherwise.

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

If you are 0-6, your record speaks for itself.  If a player wants to say "we stink", who cares, he is merely stating the obvious.  At least in this article Bush did not refer to any one person as being particularly stinky and at fault......he addressed it as a team problem.  There is a team problem, they suck on the field right now.  I have never thought Bush brought much to the table, he was flashy in college and it does not translate well to the NFL game.  He reminds me of another guy from USC, Harold Minor.  Minor played hoops and looked like he could be the next MJ, instead he was a total bust.

In the media, you should be able to state that your team stinks.........if you want to call out an individual, keep that in the locker room.

Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

@ ARM&hammer. I beleive Reggie Bush is a RB. He doesn't play corner or safety. Just saying.... 

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

So Bell disagree that the Dolphins stink?  It ws Bell, not Bush, who can't tackle Tebow.  Weird, but Bussh is 100% in the right and Bell is flapping his gums.

Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:23 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

For those who praise Casserly for passing on Bush...
Bush won a Super Bowl.
Williams hasn't even played in a playoff game.
Casserly works for the NFL Network.

Seems like the Saints got it right.
Everyone else is wrong. 

Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:22 pm

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

I'm sure this won't be the last we hear from this saga.  The Dolphin's do stink.  Did Reggie Bush need to say that, not really but he did and whether it was to "call out" his teammates or to motivate them it's out there, and it's factual.  Football players are prideful guys and will hash this out one way or another between them although it would be nice if the coach wasn't floundering and could step in.  Obviously numerous egos are hurt on this team and they have a long ways to go just to be a below average team.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or