The Miami Dolphins are the laughing stock in a league which includes the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders. In NFL terms, that is pathetic.
The Dolphins are 0-6 in the 2011 regular season, and have lost nine straight games dating back to last year. they have an anemic offense, a weak defense and a lame duck head coach and general manager. Not to mention the fact that they are even losing a once strong fan base in South Beach.
The team is in dire need of a major overhaul, starting at the top and going all the way down to the cotton candy vendors. This team is an absolute mess, and they will most likely undergo a major face lift after this season. But for now, the Dolphins have taken to calling each other names, so to speak.
Frustrated after yet another loss, Miami running back Reggie Bush – yes, the player the Dolphins just had to have this past offseason and who has yet to impress – said flat out that the team stinks.
Bush’s teammates too exception to his statements, and while they took it upon themselves to criticize him, Bush would not back off of his remarks.
Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell – who has been with this awful team for a few years now – said that the team does not stink. Bell said that Bush stinks.
Neener neener, right guys?
Bell basically said that he knows that the team is clearly underperforming, but there was no need for Bush to come out and say that the team stinks.
Defensive end Tony McDaniel said that while he understood where Bush was coming from, due to the record and dismal future of the team, he still should not have come out and said what he did.
But Bush was not about to relent from what he said. Bush said he stood by his statement, because “there’s nothing fun about being 0-6.”
When media members asked Bush if his words were taken out of context, he perhaps let out his best statement.
“What else would I mean?” Bush said.
Gotta love the honesty there, at least.
Bush did go on to add that ”There’s no room for sensitivity in this league. This is a man’s game and we all signed on the dotted line.
“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?”
Reggie, you have a much better chance at earning the first pick (in the 2012 NFL Draft) than you do of earning a postseason berth.
Mayeb its time for all of the Dolphins’ players to fall in line with the management and coaches and realize what the team is playing for this season.
And spoiler alert.
It is not the playoffs.
Paging Andrew Luck. Mr. Andrew Luck.