Watching the Miami Dolphins drama unfold this season is a lot like watching the Jersey Shore on MTV. There’s drama, dysfunction, and it’s so insanely idiotic that you can’t help but watch and laugh. The Dolphins are a very unlikeable bunch this year…not only because they are 0-6 and have looked terrible, but because the Dolphins players seem deeply divided. Dolphins players have lashed out at fans regarding the Suck for Luck wave that’s sweeping the country.
There’s clearly a disconnect between Dolphins players and fans….and now it seems that there is some disconnect between the Dolphins players themselves. After the Dolphins loss to the Broncos on Sunday, Reggie Bush said that the Dolphins “stink”. Well, apparently that didn’t sit too well with some of his teammates. Today, Yeramiah Bell was asked what he thought of Bush’s assessment of the Dolphins….he replied “he stinks”. He didn’t stop there, saying “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 astute press was then talking to Kevin Burnett who said that he agreed with Bush’s assessment. He said the whole team stinks, including himself. I’m no team psychologist, but I don’t think the Dolphins are sitting around singing kumbaya. They’re 0-6, their head coach is going to be fired, the owner is covertly reaching out to other coaches, and a majority of the fan base wants the team to lose. I’m just guessing here, but I think we’ll probably see more and more of this infighting as the season goes on. Some people have said that Tony Sparano has not lost the locker room….if that is the case, it’s being held together by chewing gum and popsicle sticks.
It will be interesting to see how the Dolphins come out and play this weekend against the heavily favored Giants, who are coming off of a bye week. The team played well enough to take a 15-0 lead on the Broncos last week, only to see it slip away in the game’s final 5 minutes. If the Dolphins get blown out (and I expect them to), my guess is that Tony Sparano will finally be put out of his misery.
If you haven’t read our story from this morning about the logical rationale behind Suck for Luck, click here.