Reggie Bush "stinks," teammate says

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: Reggie Bush #22 and Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins talk during a game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: Reggie Bush #22 and Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins talk during a game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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(CBS) - It's obvious to outside observers that the Miami Dolphins are having a season to forget. At 0-6, the team is seemingly in freefall with no end in sight. Their demoralizing defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory performance against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos last Sunday can attest to that. Running back Reggie Bush summed it up recently when he said, "Right now, this team stinks."

Not all his teammates were happy about that. Safety Yeremiah Bell turned the tables on Bush, saying, "He stinks."

Bush's full statement, in response to the Dolphins' loss to Denver: "It's just embarrassing, I don't know any other way to explain it. 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."

Several Miami players, Bell in particular, took offense to Bush seemingly throwing the whole team under the bus.

"He stinks," Bell told Examiner.com's Jeremiah Thermidor. "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."

But some teammates may have Bush's back. Linebacker Kevin Burnett sees things similarly to the former New Orleans Saint turned Dolphin.

"You are what you put on tape, you are what the numbers say you and right now we stink." Burnett told Thermidor. "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."

"I did include myself in that equation." Burnett went on. "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."

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