Dolphins’ Bush To Miss A Few Weeks & More News

Sept 23, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) injured in the second quarter against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

UPDATE:  The local media are reporting that Bush suffered no structural damage to his knee and will be questionable week to week and not “out” as was reported earlier.

The Miami Dolphins will not have running back Reggie Bush next week when they face the extremely talented and surprising Arizona Cardinal defense next weekend.  Bush who took a helmet to the knee with 24 seconds left in the first half will miss a few weeks.  This according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.  The injury is not considered serious and Bush should be back and ready to go by week seven.

The injury to Bush is a hot topic this morning around the internet Monday morning QB chat rooms.  Joe Philbin’s decision to leave Bush in at the end of the half  has been met with hard criticism in what many believe was garbage time.  In relief of Bush, Daniel Thomas fared well enough but did not provide the game changing pace and breakaway ability that Bush did.  Unless of course you consider game changing fumbling the ball on the first play after a pick 6 INT by Tannehill to be a game changer.

In other NFL news, the league is reviewing the incident following the end of the Patriots/Ravens game in which a clearly agitated Bill Belichick was seen running after an official and grabbing him after a field goal that appeared to barely go over one of the posts was ruled a FG.  While it looked like a good score, Belichick felt differently.  When asked after the game whether he thought he would get fined for touching the ref, Belichick simply said “No”.

The league last week fined John Fox of the Broncos for verbally yelling at an official after a bad call.  How much pull in the NFL circles Patriot owner Robert Kraft has is about to be known for sure.

Topics: Bill Belichick, Miami Dolphins, Reggie Bush

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  • Fins4ever

    Brian said: “The league last week fined John Fox of the Broncos for verbally yelling at an official after a bad call. How much pull in the NFL circles Patriot owner Robert Kraft has is about to be known for sure.”

    I said the exact same thing on another site. ESPN noted that even the most mild mannered coaches are getting upset and used Fox as the example.

    As for Bellichick and Kraft, I called it the straw that might break Goodell’s back. No doubt Kraft will be calling ole Rog. Further, it is Goodell’s job to promote and make the NFL look good. The current situation with the officials is detrimental to the league and to the sport.

  • Miami Jules

    First, I hear about Philbin not being aggressive in the last senconds before halftime, now, I’m hearing about Philbin being an idiot for leaving Bush in the game… hindsight is always 20/20 isn’t it? People you need to stop whinning and stop looking at the little things which are inmaterial and have absolutley nothing to do with the game itself.

  • Robert Hall

    It’s not one call, it’s not one fumble or even one missed kick that costs you the game. It’s when you add all of those up that costs us the game. If carpenter wouldn’t have missed that one field goal in regulation, we wouldn’t have even gone into O.T. , and if we would have scored one more touchdown during regulation we wouldn’t of had to go into overtime. I thought during this game we should have been throwing the ball more, or at least mixing in a few more screens, because the Jets were stacking the line and brining up their safeties.

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