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There is discord in the Miami Dolphins locker room. Yeremiah Bell is mad that Reggie Bush said "This team stinks" after the Dolphins' painful 18-15 loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
"We were up 15 points with what, five minutes left to go? And we couldn’t win it? It’s disgusting," Bush said at the time.
Bush's candor is what disgusts Bell, though.
"He stinks," the Dolphins safety told Examiner.com on Wednesday. "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."
Dolphins fans would probably disagree with Bell. If the team didn't stink, after all, it probably would not have blown a 15-0 lead with 5 minutes to go on Sunday.
Besides, Bell may want to think twice before lobbing criticism at one of his teammates. He starts for the defense ranked 21st against the pass by yards allowed per game.
This isn't the first time a member of the Dolphins got mad at someone for stating the obvious. Earlier this month Kevin Burnett challenged a reporter who criticized his tackling skills to "put on some pads, homeboy."
Surprisingly, though, Burnett agreed with Bush's assessment. "You are what you put on tape, you are what the numbers say you are and right now we stink," he told Examiner.com.
"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."
Not only that, when pressed, Burnett admitted "I did include myself in that equation."
So it appears that the Dolphins are no longer content to quarrel with the media or their own fans, they must squabble with each other as well.
This is yet another sign that the team will struggle to even win one game this season, but for the growing segment of Dolphins fans joining the "Suck for Luck" bandwagon, it is probably a great sign.