Bush not sure 'Hard Knocks' is good for 'Phins


Bush not sure 'Hard Knocks' is good for 'Phins

The Dolphins are set to be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks, but lead running back Reggie Bush doesn't seem all that excited about it.

Im on the fence, Bush told Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. Training camp is so tough as it is. Youve got guys trying to make the team, training and fighting and scratching. At the same time, were trying to jell together. It adds another thing, but it will bring a lot of buzz to the city, and thats something we can all use as a city and team.

From PFT:
If Hard Knocks brings buzz to the city and the team, then Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has what he wants. But its easy to see why players like Bush and Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano arent so sure that a reality TV show is going to help them win.

Fasano told Sirius XM Radio that he didn't see how the show was supposed to help the team, even though coach Joe Philbin said the decision to do the show was a "football decision."

I wasnt too thrilled to tell you the truth, Fasano said. I think we were informed at a team meeting and there were a lot of groans when it was announced. But were going to have to deal with it and try not to let it be a distraction. But its going to be fun for the fans and should be interesting to see, even for some of the players, behind the scenes of the team.

It sounds like a good chunk of the team doesn't want to be involved in the dog-and-pony show, which could make having cameras around an even greater disturbance than they would be for a team that's indifferent to their presence. And don't forget, this guy is going to be the star.

Fasano's right. This will be interesting.

Bennett on Goodell: 'Where is he? He's like Waldo right now'


Bennett on Goodell: 'Where is he? He's like Waldo right now'

FOXBORO -- Leave it to Martellus Bennett, the children's book author, to make a cartoon reference when asked about the lingering effects of Deflategate. 

Could hear the "Where's Roger?" chants that rang throughout Gillette Stadium on Sunday night, a reporter wondered? Bennett deflected at first. 

"Who's Roger," he asked? 

Then it was pointed out to him that the chants were directed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who opted to attend the NFC title game in Atlanta -- his second trip to the Georgia Dome in as many weeks -- instead of the AFC title game between the Patriots and Steelers. 

"Oh yeah," Bennett said, his memory apparently jogged. "Where is he? He's like Waldo right now. He didn't want to come here."

Tom Brady was asked about the chants as well. He had to have heard them, a reporter noted. 

"I didn't hear that chant," Brady insisted. "I did hear them singing to Bon Jovi, though, that was pretty cool."

Awaiting the Patriots in Houston will be the Atlanta Falcons, obviously, but one side plot will be the potential for a face-to-face for Goodell and the Patriots.

In the past, Goodell has handed the Lombardi Trophy to the Super Bowl winner following the game -- a tradition one would expect would continue this year regardless of who wins. The commissioner has also awarded the game's MVP award to the honoree on the morning after the game. Following the Super Bowl two seasons ago, Brady and Goodell shared a stage as Brady accepted the MVP hardware.