Vontaze Burfict the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker has been a player who many including the media has had something against since he came into the NFL. While he did not help the matter over the course of time, he has truly developed into a top tier linebacker. Vontaze is a good kid and a little misunderstood, but when talked to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Burfict talked about his game and how he needs to change his style of play.
“Like I told coach [Marvin Lewis], I wish I could take that play back because I probably would’ve hit him low,” Burfict said. “I don’t like hitting low, but I have to change because it’s getting flags because I hit him high or hit him in the helmet, and it’s so hard to determine where to hit the offender because they’re gonna tuck their body, and you have to pretty much tuck with them.”
At the same time, Burfict believes he’s being singled out by the officials.
“I play hard. Sometimes it gets me in trouble,” he said. “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 I wasn’t number 55, I wouldn’t have got flagged.”