“Tom Brady? He is what he is. He’s good,”
The Pittsburgh Steelers have heard it all before but this year the trash talking from their next opponent, the New England Patriots, has gone to a new level of low after Patriots receiver Julian Edelmen questioned the way the Steelers franchise is run.
Pro Football Talk’s David Smith reported yesterday that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger came to the defense of the franchise and it’s owners.
We’ve got our trophies out there. I’ve got owners that I think are the best in the business. They’re family to us, and I’m sure if he talked to his owner, he would say the same thing about the Rooneys. Anybody in here in the football world or the regular world that [knows] the Rooneys knows what they stand for. It’s a blessing to call them a family.
Brady will pick on CB’s
Rookie cornerbacks Artie Burns and Sean Davis are fully aware that veteran QB Tom Brady will test them the entire game but, they have been tested every game thus far leading into the AFC Championship.
“Yeah, I’m aware of that,” Davis said. “I’m aware of that every time I step out on the field on Sundays. We have less experience, and they might try us, but I feel like we’ve been playing well, that we’ve been making plays, so you can go on and keep trying me.”
“Tom Brady? He is what he is. He’s good,” Burns concurred. “That’s what he does. “He’s a savvy vet. That’s what savvy vets do; they go after rookies. I’m prepared for it. It’s a challenge. I’ve just got to be ready.
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The Cincinnati Bengals self-imploded Saturday as emotions ran high for the entirety of the game. In the end, it was the name you hear nearly every weekend, and not in a good way. Vontaze Burfect was once again shown to be one of the most undisciplined players in the league even after you know Head Coach Marvin Lewis warned him to keep his head.
It began with a vicious Burfect head shot to receiver Antonio Brown after an incomplete pass. the hit left Brown on the turf and possibly unconscious for a few seconds. The ensuing penality sent CB Adam “Pac Man” Jones into a frenzy that culminated in Jones pushing the referee into throwing another flag. 15 yards later, the Steelers kick the ball for an 18-16 win.
“We won the game, that’s all that matters,” QB Ben Roethlisberger said.
The Steelers must now prepare for a trip to Mile High Stadium, where they take on the Denver Broncos in an AFC Divisional match up. Roethlisberger is currently listed as day to day after taking a brutal hit from Burfect at the end of the third quarter. Big Ben was reinserted into the game with a minute and change remaining in the game.
“You’ve got to salute the man,” Steelers guard Ramon Foster said Saturday night. “He’s a guy that’s proven to be a winner.”
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After the last meeting between these two AFC teams, the NFL handed out over $140,000 in fines from their week 14 match up. In that game, the fighting began in the pre-game warm ups before the Bengals lost QB Andy Dalton with a broken thumb. Bengals Vontaze Burfict was fined for a nasty hit on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. But the trouble didn’t begin there.
The troubles between these two teams began in week 8 after Burfict applied the hit that knocked RB Le’Veon Bell out for the season then proceeded to celebrate. After that incident, Steelers Guard Ramon Foster had this to say.
“He’s that type of guy,” Foster said. “That type of guy will get his sooner or later. … If you’ve played against him, you know what I mean by it. He’ll play it off, act dumb about it, but you don’t run across the field acting hyped, celebrating, running up and down when a guy goes down like that.”
Now playing for their playoff lives, coaches on both sides hope that this will be a cleaner game.
“They kind of got it out of their system there in the last game,” Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther said.
Not so sure about that after RT Marcus Gilbert put out a tweet before the holiday:
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