Mens Pittsburgh Steelers Le’Veon Bell Nike White Game Jersey

If you thought Vontaze Burfict wouldn’t be able to stoke the Steelers-Bengals rivalry again until the two teams meet Dec. 4 in Cincinnati, think again.

You may remember that the linebacker kicked fullback Roosevelt Nix in the Steelers’ 29-14 win against the Bengals Oct. 22 at Heinz Field. Afterward, running back Le’Veon Bell was critical of the cheap shot, tweeting:

Burfict responded to that criticism in kind in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s MMQB, saying:

“I don’t worry about it,” Burfict says. “People that are still talking after the game, and they won. Congratulations to them. Obviously, you must be scared of me. I think Le’Veon said something on Twitter still talking about the game. I don’t really pay attention to it. My brother had actually called cheap nfl jerseys me and told me, ‘Did you hear what Le’Veon said? And I’m like, ‘Nah, what’d he’d say?’ ‘He was saying something about you need to get out of the NFL. Or something like that.’ I said, ‘Man, I’m not worried about that.’ He’s just saying that, obviously, because he got hurt on two incidences of dealing with me. Both tackles were clean. One time he tried to still go for yards and the safety hit him and knees got tangled up. That’s football. He’s a great player, but I don’t listen to what other players say about me around the league. It doesn’t bother me. Because I know who I am.”

Hmm. A lot to unpack there.

First, yes, Bell and Burfict have history. Burfict was in on the hit that dealt Bell a season-ending knee injury in 2015. And no, that specific hit wasn’t especially dirty. It was a football play that had a bad result for Bell.

That being said, kicking another player after a play is about as dirty as it gets. And that’s not just a provincial opinion. The NFL fined Burfict a little more than $12,000 for the stunt Bell was referencing with his tweet.

Beyond that, Burfict’s dirty hits have twice resulted in suspensions, one of those coming after he concussed Steelers receiver Antonio Brown with a headshot at the end of a playoff game two years ago. And this summer, he even put a low hit on a teammate that drew the ire of people in his own locker room.

So if Bell is “scared” of Burfict, it’s not because his football skills are any more fearsome than those of any other linebacker in the NFL. It’s because you never know when he might go into “Mortal Kombat” mode and try to hurt someone in a dirty and irreversible way.

And if Burfict doesn’t want to hear that criticism? Well, he’s missing the point of what Bell — and many others around the league — are saying about his actions.

admin

Recent Posts

28 Golden Knights 3 Kings 2 OT Nike Nfl Fake Jerseys Vs Real Estate Feb 26 Kings 3 Golden Knights 2

Jack Eichel is ready to deliver a winner after signing the richest contract in Sabres history.?Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY SportsEichel spoke…

2 hours ago

Particular Game Than Cycles Atlanta Braves Limited Jersey Do For The Last 25 Cycles The Average Win Probability

It works: Seattle wears green like?Slimer here, although wasn't Slimer their friend Unzip a Cheap stitched jerseys.There were rallies galore…

7 days ago

4 Cheap Baseball Jerseys Reasons American Culture Will Always Reject Soccer

On February st the rd Super Bowl are going to played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Florida. Jets #20…

2 weeks ago

Knicks Head Coach Jeff Hornacek Starts Training Camp At The End Of Ball Game Jersey September

When Aldridge signed with the Spurs before the start of the '15-16 season, he was the most sought-after player in…

3 weeks ago

Ryan Miller Nashville Predators Jersey Youth G 2002-14 Gilbert Perreault C 1970-87 Rob Ray

Friedman didn't single out one of the Leafs' four key forwards when he posed the question to Dubas, but he…

4 weeks ago

Racetrack But According To Hockey 30 In Canada And Other Reports Cheap Jerseys From China Ahly Bank Lamoriello

There's things that we need to do better here, cheap cheap jerseys jersey nhl Pittsburgh Penguins jersey paypal fees to…

1 month ago