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Upset with Bush's comments, Dolphins' Bell says RB 'stinks'

  • By Dan Hanzus NFL.com
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Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell joined a club that includes the Heisman Trophy Trust and perhaps Kim Kardashian on Wednesday with his opinion that Dolphins running back Reggie Bush "stinks."

Bell is unhappy that Bush used the same adjective to describe the Dolphins following the team's embarrassing 18-15 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

"He stinks," Bell said emphatically, according to Examiner.com.

"That shouldn't be said around this locker room," he went on. "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."

Bush signed with the Dolphins during the offseason after five years with the New Orleans Saints. The former USC standout was brought in to add another dimension to Miami's offense, but has struggled with just 329 total yards and one touchdown.

Though his reaction is not as stinging as Bell's commentary, defensive end Tony McDaniel was also bothered by Bush's choice of words.

"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."

Bush later defended his comments to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

"I still stand by it because there's nothing fun about being 0-6," Bush said. "There's no room for sensitivity in this league. This is a man's game and we all signed on the dotted line."

While Bell told the paper he now thinks Bush's words were taken out of context, Bush said he meant what he said.

"What else would I mean?" he said.

"It's time for a little gut check," Bush added. "What do we want to do? Do we want to listen to the media and maybe lose the rest of these games, and play for the first pick? Or do we want to play for a little pride and turn this thing around, and maybe make a push for the playoffs?"

The Dolphins are officially a soap opera. A really sad, completely hopeless soap opera. We liken Bell's comments to Bush getting shoved into the ol' empty elevator shaft.

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