Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict‘s newest brush with the on-field regulation might or might not lead to a suspension.
But his coach isn’t thrilled with the actions which led to Burfict’s first profession ejection.
Burfict didn’t discuss to reporters after the sport, however Bengals coach Marvin Lewis mentioned he’s talked to Burfict about such outbursts.
“He has to understand. I’ve pointed it out in those situations,” Lewis mentioned, through Geoff Hobson of the crew’s official web site. “Sometimes what happens, you push back and it’s the official. You can’t do that. He knows better. We pay a price, we pay a price because he hurts us when it’s on the field that way, and then he’s not on the field, so both ways.”
The ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct got here two performs after he was flagged for pointless roughness, after hitting operating again DeMarco Murray out of bounds. Burfict’s contact there wasn’t egregious (by his requirements), however his observe file means he will get a more in-depth look from officers.
“I think so,” broad receiver A.J. Green mentioned. “I think he’s getting targeted a lot. On some of those plays I don’t think anybody else would make it. They wouldn’t get that call. I think he just has a target on his back. That’s the way he is. He’s an emotional guy. That’s the guy we want. I wouldn’t trade him for anybody in the world.”
While there’s an argument to be made that Burfict’s actions in a vacuum may not have warranted an ejection, he doesn’t stay in a vacuum. He earned his popularity through the years, inviting the scrutiny with an extended record of aggressive/harmful/unlawful performs. And for the reason that Bengals have allowed it to proceed, their complaints of unfair remedy ring hole.