Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 9/20/12

Despite being a television star for the first time since “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Dolphins running back Reggie Bush wasn’t crazy about HBO’s all-access cameras or intense coverage this past summer.

The newly-minted AFC Offensive Player of the Week said Wednesday that ‘Hard Knocks’ didn’t help the team, despite its popularity to fans.

“I don’t think it helped us,” Bush said, via ESPN New York. “It’s a great show and I think it did a great job of capturing just what it takes to be in the NFL and go through an NFL season and training camp and the business side of things and the sports side of things. I think that’s great for fans. As football players, I don’t think it makes or breaks us.”

Bush, who in one of his finest moments on the show coined the phrase “7-11″ (referring to receiver Chris Hogan), suggested there are more cons than pros, as players essentially have to be on their best behavior when the cameras are rolling.

“I think a lot of guys would probably prefer not to have the show around because then you have to watch what you say and how you act, and speak differently and walk differently,” he said. “Especially in this day and age you never know, especially when there are cameras around, what kinds of things get out there, so you just want to err on the side of caution.”

Hard to argue with anything Bush is saying, which further proves the venture was a terrible decision by the organization. After nearly every other team passed on HBO, they finally found a taker in Miami, a team in obvious rebuilding mode with a rookie head coach and quarterback.

With owner Stephen Ross seemingly desperate for headlines and ticket sales, the Fins followed up by replacing one troubled wideout (Brandon Marshall) with another (Chad Ochocinco Johnson), and we all know how that turned out.

If Bush’s feelings echo his fellow players’, then it’s fair to argue the Dolphins’ time on the tube was a failure, as well.

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