"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."
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."
"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?"