Tag:Yeremiah Bell
Posted on: October 29, 2011 7:04 pm
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Daniel Thomas, Vontae Davis out for Dolphins

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

 While the Dolphins plane headed to New York had to circle for an hour before it gained clearance to land in the Northeastern snow storm, running back Daniel Thomas and cornerback Vontae Davis remained home in south Florida.

That’s because both have been downgraded to out for Sunday’s game.

Davis and his bad hamstring were originally listed as doubtful on the injury report, but Thomas was questionable and was thought to have a decent chance of playing. 

That means Reggie Bush most likely will start in Thomas’ place, and, as Rapid Reporter Chris Perkins writes, there’s a good chance Steve Slaton will get his first playing time with Miami.

The good news for Bush (other than the probability that he’ll see a plethora of touches without Thomas around)? He’ll get an opportunity to prove he doesn’t stink as bad he and cornerback Yeremiah Bell think he does.

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Posted on: October 28, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Marshall doesn't need you on 'Fins bandwagon

The Giants might be favored by 10.5 points, but Brandon Marshall still has faith in 0-6 Dolphins' chances. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

For not having won a game this season, the Dolphins sure are in the news a lot. After Sunday's inexplicable loss to the Broncos, Reggie Bush said what everybody was thinking: "this team stinks." That prompted teammate Yeremiah Bell to proclaim that Bush "stinks" before Bush could again reiterate the obvious: "I still stand by it, because there's nothing fun about 0-6."

The Dolphins travel to New Jersey to face the New York Giants this weekend and as you might expect, everybody expects them to lose. (Perhaps more embarrassing: only one out of five CBSSports.com experts thinks the Dolphins will cover the 10.5 point spread.)

Miami wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who promised to play like a monster against the Jets two weeks ago (if if the plan was to be a no-catching monster then mission accomplished), has issued a warning to those who still don't believe in Miami (pay no attention to the 0-6 record).

"To: Media When we win Sunday please don't say the Giants didn't take us serious."

As PFT's Mike Florio points out, Marshall says "when we win" not "if we win," and presumably he means it.

But you know what? Miami could pull off the upset Sunday. And before you say it, yes, the Dolphins could win if: an asteroid hits the Giants team bus, Eli Manning only throws passes left-handed, Ahmad Bradshaw moonwalks instead of runs through the hole, and Miami gets 12 downs instead of four, unlimited timeouts, and interceptions are considered incompletions.

But look at the Dolphins' schedule through the first nine weeks of the season. The Browns beat them by a point and under no circumstances should they have lost to the Broncos. A 2-4 record may not impress a lot of people, but it beats oh-for-'11. 

(Also: the Eagles are 2-4 and still considered a playoff team. Clearly, Philly's better than Miami but the point remains: a few fluke plays and unlucky bounces is the difference between 2-4 and the Dolphins' current predicament. Well, that and some suspect coaching, but you get the point.)

It's worth mentioning that in Week 5 the Seahawks came into MetLife Stadium and beat the Giants, 36-25 (and it wasn't even that close). This is the same Seahawks team, by the way, that managed three (!) points against the Browns last week.

So let's just say the Giants aren't mortal locks this week … but it's close. (Side note: we actually picked the Dolphins to win. No, seriously.)


The Miami Dolphins are still searching for their first win as they prepare to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. NFL.com's Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this matchup. Watch the game on CBS at 1 PM ET.

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Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:56 am
 

Bush stands by 'We stink' comment

Bush, BellPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Even on a new team in a new city, Reggie Bush can’t stop making himself the center of controversy. So, when he said after the Dolphins got Tebowed on Sunday, “This team stinks,” some of the members of that team took offense.

As CBSSports.com’s Ryan Wilson wrote on Thursday, Miami cornerback Yeremiah Bell blasted Bush right away.

“He stinks,” Bell said. “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.”

With the chance to reconsider his choice of words, though, Bush didn’t back down on his original thoughts. The team does stink, Bush says, and like Bell says, so does he.

"I still stand by it, because there's nothing fun about 0-6," Bush said Thursday, via the Palm Beach Post. "And there's no room for sensitivity in this league. This is a man's game, we all signed on the dotted line. Whatever we've been doing is not good enough at this point."

Bell, meanwhile, tried to walk back his statement, saying he had been taken out of context*. He also thought Bush had been taken out of context as well. Bush disagreed.

*Though, when a dude says about a teammate, “He stinks!” in which other context can he possibly speaking?

"What else would I mean?" Bush said. "I do stink. We all stink. When it comes to 0-6, everybody stinks. We've all, in some way, shape or form have not been good enough, and that's what I meant with those comments.

"I don't care if it's the front-desk secretary -- she ain't doing a good enough job.”

The front-desk secretary could not be reached for comment, but I imagine he or she would say, “Bush? Well, he kinda sucks.”

More from Bush: "It's time for a little gut check. Do we want to continue to lose games and kind of be the laughingstock of the league for the rest of the year? Or do we want to turn this thing around?"

Honestly, laughingstock seems to be working pretty well (or, at least, providing good fodder for us NFL bloggers). I say, stick with that.

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Posted on: October 27, 2011 12:47 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Yeremiah Bell on Reggie Bush: 'He stinks'

Reggie Bush says the Dolphins 'stink,' upsets teammates in the process. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It happens every season: a team gets off to a slow start, the frustration builds before reaching a tipping point, and people getting fired, traded or released is invariably preceded by back-stabbing and finger-pointing. Which brings us to the 2011 Dolphins.

At 0-6 they're one of the league's sorriest teams, most recently victimized by the Tim Tebow's Blinding Awesomeness (it didn't help that Miami was in the wrong defense on the game's decisive play).

After Sunday's loss, there was plenty of blame to go around. Reggie Bush, who was traded to Miami before the season, spoke frankly.

“It’s just embarrassing, I don’t know any other way to explain it,” he said. “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.”

Bush isn't wrong. It's that he probably shouldn't articulate those thoughts publicly. Team unity and whatnot. On Wednesday, Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell had some thoughts on Bush.

Via Examiner.com's Jeremiah Thermidor:

“He stinks,” Bell said emphatically after being asked what he thought of the comments by Bush. “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.” 

The man makes a point, but the damage has been done. Thermidor writes that Bush's remarks have divided the locker room.

“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.”

Linebacker Kevin Burnett, meanwhile, thinks Bush is onto something.

“You are what you put on tape, you are what the numbers say you are and right now we stink,” he said. “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.”

Burnett, who earlier this month challenged a beat reporter to "put on some pads, homeboy" after said reporter wrote "Kevin Burnett -- He hasn’t done a single thing worth mentioning in the first three games of 2011, and this defense has gone from good to bad very quickly," can now admit that he's part of the problem.

“I did include myself in that equation (of stinking),” he told Thermidor. “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.”

And what it is is a winless 2011, a lame-duck coach and a feature back who has managed to do less in Miami than he did in New Orleans.

Maybe the Dolphins should've signed Darren Sproles. Not only is he having a better season than Bush, he keeps to himself.


The Miami Dolphins are still searching for their first win as they prepare to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. NFL.com's Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this matchup. Watch the game on CBS at 1 PM ET.

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Posted on: November 6, 2010 1:34 pm
 

Week 9 injury report analysis Part I

Posted by Andy Benoit

Jets @ Lions

Everyone is healthy and had full practice participation this week for the Jets. (How often does that happen for a team in November?) The only starter missing from the Lions this Sunday will be safety C.C. Brown. Third-round rookie Amari Spievey (a converted corner) will make his first NFL start in Brown’s place.
D. Stallworth (US Presswire)
Detroit’s two most athletic offensive players, Calvin Johnson (shoulder) and Jahvid Best (knee) are both probable. So are the two most athletic defensive players, LB DeAndre Levy (ankle) and S Louis Delmas (ankle).

Dolphins @ Ravens

Veteran safety Yeremiah Bell, one of the sounder open-field tacklers in the NFL outside the numbers, is questionable with a toe injury. If he can’t play, either Tyrone Culver or Reshad Jones will start.

The Ravens will be missing a safety of their own – Tom Zbikowski (out with a foot). Fortunately, they recently got Ed Reed – the 88th best player of all-time, according to the NFL Films Top 100 – back. Making his season debut for Baltimore will be wideout Donte’ Stallworth, who has been out with a foot. Of course, with T.J. Houshmandzadeh having come aboard, it’s hard to imagine Stallworth getting many balls thrown his way.

Patriots @ Browns

Are there two coaches more deceptive with injury news than Belichick and Mangini? Belichick is telling us this week that S Patrick Chung (knee) and WR Deion Branch (hamstring) are both questionable. He told us the same thing last week. Chung sat in Week 8 while Branch played. Both guys were in full pads for Friday’s practice.

LB Brandon Spikes was limited in practice with a knee injury, though he’s probable. Spikes has been a very solid first and second down player in his first NFL season thus far. RB Fred Taylor (toe) and S Jarrad Page (calf) are both out again.

Both of Mangini’s veteran quarterbacks continue to nurse high ankle sprains (Seneca Wallace is questionable; Jake Delhomme is doubtful). Three of the team’s best run-defending front seven players were limited in practice and are questionable: LB Matt Roth (hamstring), DL Shaun Rogers (ankle) and DE Kenyon Coleman (knee).

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