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Vontaze Burfict refuses to accept blame for playoff loss

Vontaze Burfict doesn’t think he deserves responsibility for the Cincinnati Bengals’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers a couple of months ago in the wild card round. The inside linebacker had as much to do with the loss as anyone else after his dirty hit on Antonio Brown (watch here) moved the Steelers into scoring range late in the fourth quarter. Pretty much everyone who watched...
Via Sportsnaut
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Bengals won’t tell Vontaze Burfict to change too much

Vontaze Burfict’s recklessness has cost the Cincinnati Bengals before, and while they do want to tone it down, the team also doesn’t want him to lose what makes him good. Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin conceded that some of what Burfict does needs to change, but the energy and passion he plays with cannot. “He’s come out and said that that he needs to change...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict admits he must ‘change’ the way he plays

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict—who is suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season—understands he needs to change the way he plays moving forward. “I play hard. Sometimes it gets me in trouble,” Burfict said, via ESPN. “My style of play is aggressive, and [the game has] changed, and I have to change with it, and that play right there, I think if...
Via The Sports Daily
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NFL upholds Vontaze Burfict’s three-game suspension

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will serve a three-game suspension to start the 2016 NFL season after the discipline was upheld in an appeal, per Dan Graziano of ESPN. Source: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s 3-game suspension upheld by appeals officer Derrick Brooks. — Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) February 11, 2016 This verdict shouldn’t come as a surprise...
Via Sportsnaut
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Vontaze Burfict seeking sit-down with Roger Goodell

After being hit with a three-game ban for the start of the 2016 NFL season, Vontaze Burfict reportedly hopes to convince Roger Goodell to reduce the suspension in a face-to-face meeting. Such a meeting has yet to be established, but a source close to Burfict told ESPN’s Coley Harvey that the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker wants to meet up with the NFL commissioner “at his earliest...
Via Sportsnaut
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Burfict facing suspension for hit on Brown

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is reportedly facing a suspension for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Antonio Brown Saturday. Burfict came in helmet-to-helmet on Brown and concussed him on the hit. It earned him a 15-yard penalty that helped hand the game to the Steelers. You can see a video of the play here. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Burfict will face a suspension for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pacman Jones rips refs, Joey Porter on Instagram

Pacman Jones was needless to say distraught after his Cincinnati Bengals lost 18-16 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night. Jones picked up a penalty for a personal foul after getting into it with Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, who had wandered onto the field following Vontaze Burfict’s personal foul committed against Antonio Brown. The 15-yard penalty gave the Steelers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict: ‘I hate Pittsburgh’

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict didn’t mince his words when expressing just how he feels about Saturday’s playoff opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before quickly exiting the locker room following Wednesday’s practice, the controversial player — who already has made himself a villain in the eyes of Steelers fans — not to mention the team’s players ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict: Refs had it out for me on ‘bulls— flag’

The Bengals were called for a key unnecessary roughness penalty in overtime against the Broncos Monday night, and Vontaze Burfict believes the flag was only thrown because NFL officials have it out for him. The call came near the start of overtime, when Burfict made contact with Denver tight end Virgil Green and tried to strip the ball. As ESPN’s Coley Harvey describes it, Burfict...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vontaze Burfict shoves, knocks over TV camera

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict grasped for some low-hanging fruit during Thursday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns, in what was a pretty classless move. Burfict, for no reason at all, threw a cameraman’s camera to the ground at the end of a play. If you watch the clip, you can clearly see that teammate Reggie Nelson avoided it, while Burfict just kept...
Via The Sports Daily
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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