Found February 27, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
My first reaction to Vontaze Burfict's media interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine was: "Wow, he really does have a voice." My second reaction? So this is why former coach Dennis Erickson and the Arizona State media relations staff didnt force Burfict to speak to us. In that short span in Indianapolis, Burfict managed to: Throw his former coaches under the bus when he said: "The coaches kind of messed me up. I didn't know if I would start a game or be benched." Admitted he could have played better last season. Wondered aloud why he was painted as the bad guy in his infamous punching incident with teammate Kevin Ozier "because my first instinct was to swing on the guy." Lets be clear: Im not one of those guys who believes players need to speak to the media. Burfict was a college student. If he had an aversion to interviews, so be it. But its crystal clear now that he would have benefited from some time in front of mics, cameras and dig...

Arizona State’s Burfict lashes out during Combine media session

The NFL Scouting Combine is capable of both making and breaking NFL prospects, and Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict is about to learn that the hard way, after he spent the majority of his interview session attacking the media and former teammates/coaches for the consensus notion that his mental makeup is not conducive to being a first round pick in the draft. According to...

Vontaze Burfict Wants Another Chance Baby

Former Arizona State linebacker Vontae Burfict wants you to know he’s changed. He knows it’s been rough in the past, baby. He said some things. He’s punched some people. He’s blamed everyone but himself for a bad (by his standards) 2011 season. He sucked at the combine. That 5.09 40? He was just thinking of you and how much he missed you. But that’s all in the past...

Vontaze Burfict: claims he is “misunderstood”

Most if not all college football fans will tell ya that former Arizona State middle linebacker, Vontaze Burfict, is an animal. He has talent to completely control what is happening on the field in a Ray Lewis type of way. Unfortunately, it is usually his emotions controlling him and not the other way around.  For this reason, he has slipped down draft boards. Once thought as an...

Burfict says he’s “misunderstood”

Until Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can find a way to finagle cameras into the player-team interview sessions, we’ll have to settle for the things a player says at the Scouting Combine when meeting with the media. Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict had his chance to talk on Sunday. He has been sliding on draft boards…

Vontaze Burfict’s rough Combine continues

First came Mike Mayock’s strong, negative comments about Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict before the Combine. Once Burfict got to Indianapolis, things didn’t get any better. His interviews with teams and the media were described as disastrous. “I’m not sure any player here sparked a worse reaction than Vontaze Burfict,” writes Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.…

Burfict meets with Ravens, says that he could learn a lot from idol Lewis

Highly-scrutinized player also says that he's best linebacker in draftFormer Arizona State inside linebacker Vontaze Burfict met with Ravens officials last night and said that he'd love the opportunity to play alongside his idol, Ray Lewis.

Monday morning one-liners

Bills LB Nick Barnett is trying to help Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict learn to keep his emotions in check. Former Dolphins DE Kenny Mixon was arrested in Broward County on a charge of domestic violence. Would the Patriots take a chance on North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins? Looking at some wide receiver options for…
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