The Pittsburgh Steelers, who were involved in several ugly incidents with the Cincinnati Bengals, are calling on the NFL to suspend Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a late goal on Antonio Brown during Pittsburgh's win on Sunday.
"That's pathetic, the NFL has to do something about it," said Marcus Gilbert on Monday, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. "Such a guy out there intentionally trying to hurt people, there's no need for this kind of playing in this league." It's sad, he'll grow up someday. "
Brown was named two on Sunday in the third quarter Defenders brought Bengals down when Burfict arrived too late and hit the broad receiver with his arm. Brown was grounded for a moment, judged and returned to the game. There was no flag on the game and there probably will not be a suspension. However, some pieces from the game won by the Steelers (28-21) are being reviewed and could result in fines, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network . And the Steelers were less than happy with their long-time nemesis.
"He beats AB, then literally, as I'm under the middle for the next game, he points to [receiver] JuJu [Smith-Schuster] and says," You're the next, "quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said after the game, about the post-Gazette Ron Cook. "How do you allow this stuff?"
Brown called the hit "a nasty hit" and added, "Thankfully I could come back in the game to finish the game. "
The unpleasant story between the two teams is lengthy, with Burfict being involved in games that injured Le Veon Bell, Ben Roethlisberger and Brown In a game between the teams last year, The Bengals were 13 times for A memorable meeting during the 2015 post-season playoffs included personal foul penalties against Burfict and Adam "Pacman" Jones.
Burfict, who has a season-opening suspension for breach of the League's drug abuse policy, has not played more than 11 games in one season since 2013. Roethlisberger has stung the bear a bit by reminding Burfict on Sunday in the game.
"After making the quarterback they sneak back that he did "It's good to have you out here again [after the suspension]." He became very tough and wanted to fight. "
Smith-Schuster said the Bengalis" have threatened me all. Burfict was out there saying I spit on him, which I did not … This was the most physical game I was in. Their defense met us all. You could just see it with the talking, the pushing and the pushing, the tackling, the extra piece.
It made one player think that the NFL might want to consider rules about meeting players who are not quarterbacks.
It's hard to see AB get hit like that, "he said Pittsburgh Guard David DeCastro vs ESPN. "With emphasis on quarterback safety, what about a guy like AB: A superstar is he in this league, how much money does he get paid, how much does he mean to that team? A cheaper shot, I thought, was unnecessary. If they want to talk about making this game safer, they might do something, or maybe they'll introduce a new rule that nobody will call when it matters, maybe it's a public relations ploy. "
Burfict did not speak after Sunday's game and told reporters that they should [butts] get out of our locker room. A Cincinnati teammate urged officials to relax a bit. 19659018] "We have to see what they call," said Dre Kirkpatrick (via the Post-Gazette). "The guy just plays football, I do not think that was intended, I did not even see it, he just plays football, you need to relax and give him a shot."
The Steelers got the best Bengals, with Brown scoring the game-winning touchdown with a 10-second lead, and Smith-Schuster pulling three passes over Burfict. The teams compete again on 30 December, this time in Pittsburgh.
"I do not know what this place is," said Roethlisberger, who plays in Cincinnati 15-2 (including playoff games). "It's brilliant."
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