Pacman on Antonio Brown: “I know he was faking it”

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In the heat of the moment, after the Bengals saw a win turn into a loss after back-to-back penalties on Vontaze Burfict and Pacman Jones gave the Steelers a 35-yard field goal, Jones suggested that the hit that sparked the 30-yard swing didn’t actually injure Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown.

After having a chance to cool off, Jones still believes Brown wasn’t hurt.

“I know he was faking,” Jones told The Dan Patrick Show on Monday.

Jones, who tried to insist that Brown was barely hit in the head, claimed that Brown winked at Jones on his way off the field.

“I think he need a Grammy Award for that one,” said Jones, who previously offered to give Brown an Oscar.

As to the flag thrown on Jones after the flag thrown on Burfict, Jones said the penalty came from making contact with an official. But Jones was upset that Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter was on the field.

“He was just over there calling them bitches,” Jones said of Porter’s interactions with other Bengals players.

“Coaches are held to a higher standard than players,” Jones said. “Period, point blank.” He added that offensive line coach Mike Munchak should have been ejected after pulling the hair of Bengals safety Reggie Nelson during a bizarre first-half sideline altercation.

Jones also said that the hit from Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier on Bengals running back Gio Bernard was worse than the hit on Brown (more on that later).

Pacman also disputed reports that some unnamed Bengals players think coach Marvin Lewis has failed to control the team’s defensive players, both on Saturday night and throughout the year. And Jones firmly believes that Lewis should return.

Jones, who is due to become a free agent, may not return to Cincinnati. There’s a good chance he also won’t be signing with Pittsburgh.

Then again, given the gift he provided to the Steelers on Saturday night, maybe he already has earned his signing bonus there. Or at least a Grammy.

263 responses to “Pacman on Antonio Brown: “I know he was faking it”

  1. Brown didn’t have to fake it. I don’t think he was because in the replays it looks like his eyes were rolling back in his head as he was falling. Not to mention is body went limp.

    Back to the point though, your player took his shoulder and went through the head of a defenseless receiver, it was textbook. That penalty is not just for helmet on helmet but helmet, shoulder, or forearm on helmet. Next time tell your guy to drill him in the ribs and he won’t see the hanky

  2. It’s pretty clear in slow mo Burfict barely brushed up against the head of Brown. Just goes to show how far announcers narratives go in instilling big game moments into people’s head. Brown stayed down long enough to get the flag, but was then ready to get back up before he realized folks thought he was nearly killed. Lame. But with the pro Steelers media, they’ll always get away with it.

  3. Think for just a second folks…whose character can standup in the spot light…..make it rain Pac Man or AB…..only a moron picks Jones or a Bungal fan,, which is the same considering their trashy actions during the game.

  4. If Antonio Brown plays this week in Denver, then there is a good chance he was acting, plain and simple.

    Should have been offsetting penalties between Jones and Porter

  5. PacMan has the IQ of a piece of wood and should never have been allowed back in the league.

    Burfict ran full speed into Brown giving him a shoulder to the head well after the ball had gone by over his head. One of the dirtiest hits I’ve seen in a long time.

    The fact that Lewis can’t control his players and hasn’t already had them shut their mouths is a fine example of what a spineless coach he is.

  6. Pacman – you are a bum and always have been. Who cares if Porter was on the field? Did it really matter? Your season was on the line. You and your boy Burfict just blew it for the entire city. I feel bad for the good guys on the roster.

    Bengals fan

  7. These guys need to shut up before they get their coach fired. Marvin Lewis looks less and less in control the more Burfict and Jones talk.

  8. “Coaches are held to a higher standard than players,” Jones said. “Period, point blank.”

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    That doesn’t excuse you or Burfict from being total idiots. Congrats on giving away the Bengals first playoff win in ages! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch.

    side note: in the smaller pic above, Burfict looks like an Orc

  9. Not mad at Jones at all. Petty flag thrown during a chaotic moment in the game. Anything flags should’ve been offseting. Burfict’s hit can’t be defended though. I blame Jeremy Hill more than anyone.

  10. Guys like Burfict and Pacman always cost you eventually. Also maybe Hill will do less dancing next year when he average 2.5 yards per carry. What a joke and if I could just pick another team to root for I would but you all know it’s not that easy for most of us.

  11. “Jones also said that the hit from Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier on Bengals running back Gio Bernard was worse than the hit on Brown”

    Shazier’s hit wasn’t even close to be being in the same ball park as Burficts. At least Shazier was squaring to take down a ball carrier, Burfict’s shot was a deliberate attempt to injure. That said, Shazier certainly deserved a flag for using the crown of the helmet if nothing else.
    Sadly Jones will get a contract somewhere even though the league would be better off without him in it.

  12. I hate the Steelers more than anyone but this guy is a POS. He’s a free agent and acted this way?
    What an idiot.
    Also, the media shouldn’t give him the chance to speak, he bailed after the game and dodged the media. You had your chance and you blew it just like you always do. Google his days at WVU and the Titans, he’s a career criminal.

  13. We all know the public image of the Bengals organization (and their fans as well) changed last Saturday night.

    Having Jones do interviews is only going to reinforce that.

  14. Regardless of Brown’s actual injury status, that was a dirty hit by Burfict. Refs totally blew the Pac-Man penalty though. Should have been offsetting fowls with Porter drawing the same flag. Coaches are not allowed to run on the field like that.

  15. Reports already show he’s fine, I wouldn’t have been surprised if there had been a sighting of AB last night at the golden globes

  16. It matters how he recovers. The number of concussions he has had in the past can have an influence on it. If he has no symptoms at some point this week, he will clear protocol. He needs some Russel Wilson water for sure.

  17. “Jones also said that the hit from Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier on Bengals running back Gio Bernard was worse than the hit on Brown (more on that later).”

    I don’t think that it was worse. But it certainly was as bad, as Shazier targeted Bernard’s head with his helmet. It was exactly the kind of thing that the NFL is trying to do away with, and the Steelers should absolutely have been penalized instead of rewarded with the ball.

    The officials did not have a good night in Cincinnati. There was no excuse for not flagging Bernard, there was no excuse for not flagging Porter. There are missed calls in the course of a any game, but those were inexcusable blatant misses…

  18. Vontaze Burfict, the Bengals fans who threw debris at Big Ben, and this idiot have accomplished the heretofore impossible: making the Steelers sympathetic figures in this Ravens fan’s eyes.

    There was no call for any of this. Bungles they remain.

  19. Kaz
    Jan 11, 2016, 10:41 AM EST
    It’s pretty clear in slow mo Burfict barely brushed up against the head of Brown. Just goes to show how far announcers narratives go in instilling big game moments into people’s head. Brown stayed down long enough to get the flag, but was then ready to get back up before he realized folks thought he was nearly killed. Lame. But with the pro Steelers media, they’ll always get away with it.
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    Are you kidding me! You can see Brown’s eyes roll into the back of his head! You can also tell by the way his body fell to the ground he was unconscious for a few seconds.

  20. Oh, and to all the Bengals fans who have forgotten to change their tinfoil recently, if there truly IS any conspiracy, you better start by checking Burfict and Jones.

  21. Kaz says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:41 AM
    It’s pretty clear in slow mo Burfict barely brushed up against the head of Brown.
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    Slow-mo?! LOL!!! Yeah, that would be great if we all lived in the Matrix

  22. Assuming he DID fake it, that would mean he did so knowing he would be coming off the field.

    He’d be out at least one play, and likely the rest of the game.

    There is no way he was going to fake a hit so he could sit on the bench and put the team without it’s best chance to score.

  23. gomez163 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:43 AM
    Can PacMan come to Pittsburgh please so we can all kick his ass???? I’ll pay for his plane fare.

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    He would never do it himself. He would have one of his boyz fight for him. Unless you are a female.

  24. Fully AGREE with what Pacman stated here.

    The Steelers Shazier CLEARLY launched himself HELMET first into Bernard. I was completely shocked and DISGUSTED that there was no penalty on that flagrant illegal hit.

    It was that cheap shot – illegal hit that started the payback hit from Burfict.

    100% of the blame goes to the NFL Refs & both HC’s who failed to control the players and the INTEGRITY of the game.

  25. Porter being on the field not withstanding, if Pacman was flagged for making contact with officials, which he clearly does on the replays, then he is lucky it was just a 15 yard penalty and not an ejection. You can’t touch an official, regardless of the excuse. Burfict’s hit was a textbook example of a hit that is going to be penalized and fined every single time.

    Hard to blame this one on Andy Dalton, Bengals fans. This was a clear lack of discipline and self-control, which points to Marvin Lewis.

  26. That makes perfect sense. A player who needs to fake an injury on the field to get a flag is being carted off surrounded by dozens of trainers/coaches/players/refs decides to risk the whole gambit by winking at a member of the other team.

    Sure, sounds perfectly credible.

    If you’re a Bengals fan and you aren’t completely embarrassed by your team and city at this point, you need to have your head examined. Way to double-down on stupid, PacMan!

  27. Pacman, you are just an idiot and jealous that your’s and burfict’s mistake cost you the game.

    You don’t even deserve to be the league anymore. D-bag

  28. Just to follow up on what I just said – none of that (Shazier, Porter, the officials’ incompetence) excuses Burfict or Jones in the slightest for their idiocies. But they weren’t the only culprits. Burfict and Jones got punished for bad hit and idiocy – Shazier and Porter got rewarded. It wasn’t right. Again, that is not an excuse – Burfict should be suspended, Jones is an idiot – but the officials had a bad, bad night, and it was not balanced badness…

  29. bigjdve says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:39 AM
    Brown didn’t have to fake it. I don’t think he was because in the replays it looks like his eyes were rolling back in his head as he was falling. Not to mention is body went limp.

    Back to the point though, your player took his shoulder and went through the head of a defenseless receiver, it was textbook. That penalty is not just for helmet on helmet but helmet, shoulder, or forearm on helmet. Next time tell your guy to drill him in the ribs and he won’t see the hanky

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    Shawn Williams did that after a Steeler catch and still got the hanky. Text book clean hit

  30. This guy just doesn’t get it. No sense of personal responsibility. It’s always somebody else’s fault. To blame AB for acting, which he clearly wasn’t, is ridiculous. And to equate Brown’s potential to play next week with the severity of the hit is nonsense. The concussion protocol is not about how bad the hit looked, it’s how your brain and body react to the effects of the hit. If AB passes, the tests, he will play. If he doesn’t, he won’t. It has nothing to do with the vicious nature of the hit.

  31. This guy is a damn dummy because the hit by Buttfuct was dirty. We can tell Pacman studied Hood Relations and not Acting at West Virginia because he would have known that a Grammy is for music and Oscar is for acting.

  32. I disagree with his “AB was faking it” take but everything else is spot on. I dont get why its so hard for fans to admit when a guy was right just because he’s an idiot sometimes. If Pacman said, “My last name is Jones”, these comments would look exactly the same. Get over yourselves.

  33. As Cincy fan, I don’t think there was any way Brown was faking it. Looks like he got hit on the button by Burfict’s shoulder and was genuinely out. That said, if Brown plays this week, then I think it raises some questions.

    I wonder how people would view Burfict’s hit if Nance had called Burfict’s shoulder hit “unfortunate” and Shazier’s helmet to helmet hit “disgraceful”. A lot of this narrative that Burfict was “out of control” is directly from the broadcast crew. If you go back and watch the broadcast, Burfict spent a lot of time pleading to the refs early in the game because he was getting knocked around after the whistle and knew he couldn’t retaliate (see DeCastro blocking him 20 yards into end zone after the whistle). After the Shazier hit – the sideline reporter literally says something to the effect of “Burfict is losing it”. We don’t see it, we just hear it. Yet, somehow, he is the one Bengal maintaining composure and making plays the next series. He sacks Ben on a perfectly legal play (which turns out to be game changer) – and Nance spends 15 minutes asking Mike Carey repeatedly whether there was anything illegal about the tackle (they’ve quickly moved on from the “unfortunate” Shazier hit). Burfict does nothing for the remainder of the game other than make legal plays (including an incredible diving interception that should have sealed the game). Then the personal foul at the end. That’s it. That’s the one play in this game that made him an “out of control” monster. I understand he has an earned history (just as Mike Mitchell and Joey Porter do)…. but this idea that he was a ticking time bomb all game is a fiction. He and Shazier were probably the two best players on the field for the most of the game.

  34. gomez163 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:43 AM
    Can PacMan come to Pittsburgh please so we can all kick his ass???? I’ll pay for his plane fare.
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    Well. That’s new. Steelers fans live in Pittsburgh?

  35. Although pacmans penalty was questionable, Buttfits was not…Wouldnt have mattered..Boswell is a dead center kicker, who would have drilled it from 50….game over twice!

  36. It sure looked to me like Burfict tried to roll his shoulder in to squeeze by Brown. Sanders pointed out after the game that had Burfict ‘pulled up’ and still made contact with Brown it would’ve been a much more serious impact. How many people can stop on a dime while charging full speed ahead, with their 200 pound body providing incredible forward momentum already?

  37. Pacman’s reads on every topic unfailingly involve heavy doses of anger, delusion and him claiming to be dealt with unfairly.

    Mind you — Pacman is the same guy who directed his entourage hoods to shoot (and paralyze) a doorman he tossed him out of a strip joint.

    That paralyzed man’s life is ruined, yet in Pacman’s eyes – no one is a bigger victim than Pacman; no one has gotten as raw a deal as Pacman; and as a result, he goes through life angry, selfish and hateful.

    On the plus side, he fits right in perfectly with the Cincinnati Bengals.

  38. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:41 AM

    Think for just a second folks…whose character can standup in the spot light…..make it rain Pac Man or AB…..only a moron picks Jones or a Bungal fan,, which is the same considering their trashy actions during the game.

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    Lol and the Steelers had a coach pull the hair of someone, take out the Bengals’ RB, and another coach go onto the field to yell at Bengals players.

    The Bengals weren’t the only trashy ones on the field. There was some Pittsburgh trash too.

  39. So what I’m getting from this is next time vontaze should lead with your head and break his jaw because that’s not a penalty I guess and Pitt fans seem to have no problem with that

  40. i can’t answer if he was faking it or not, nor do i care. Burficit did a stupid flag and Pacman, you did an even dumber flag. i won’t destroy Burficit’s for his flag. even though it was dumb and helped set up a game winning field goal, the field goal would’ve still been a longer type of kick….however, Pacman made the kick that MOST kickers can make with his dumber flag. i know that Porter wasnt supposed to be on the field, but go find a ref, tell him that and then walk away and maybe Porter gets flagged…but dont make the field goal easier (which you did by being stupid).

  41. These are my opinions on the hits from Steelers/Bengals game.

    Steelers coach pulling hair of Reggie Nelson after play – correct call – can’t do that crap to players after a play. Coach or player

    Bengals Safety Shawn Williams hit on defenseless receiver – Should Not have a been a 15 yrd penalty. Lead with shoulder and hit his him in the chest after receiver took 5-6 steps. I can see how they called it because of the whip lash but IMO; Clean hit.

    Burfict Sack on Ben – legal clean sack. Unfortunate Ben got hurt. Fans shouldn’t have thrown trash at him. Drunk playoff fans can get pretty dumb when you haven’t won anything in 25 years. Completely uncalled for though.

    Shazier hit on Gio fumble – Should have been a 15 yard spearing penalty for helmet to helmet regardless that gio got hurt or not. Crown of helmet hitting another player’s helmet as first contact. Pretty straightforward to me. Refs missed that one.

    Burfict hit on Brown – 15 Penalty deserved. Should get a fine. Probably a suspension. After rewatching the replay, I do think he “may” have tried to pull up but its still Burfict so I don’t give him the benefit of the doubt. Don’t need that crap in the league.

    Pacman jones 15 yard penalty. Meh. Its hard to know what was said/what happened on the field. Porter for steelers shouldn’t have been on the field. Pacman shouldn’t have been talking trash and pushing an official. Moot point but a deserved penalty.

  42. We’ll see if Pacman is right.

    If Brown plays against the Broncos, he faked it. If he doesn’t, he got knocked out with a concussion severe enough to lose consciousness.

  43. What a dirtbag Pac Man is! Brown was lucky he wasn’t paralyzed! Look, I hate the Steelers with their rapist QB and a coach that tries to trip opposing players. They’re one of those organizations that always seem to get the calls their way, but it’s difficult to root for scumbags like Burfict and Jones too.

    Just look at the hits to the head on Saturday. Cincy got called for that ticky-tack 15 yarder when the Pit receiver lowered HIS head into the already committed defender. Later, the Pit defender almost decapitated the Cincy receiver and caused a fumble! Defensless, or not, you can’t hit a player in the head! If a player even grazes another player’s helmet he gets 15 yards. Besides, he also led with the crown of his helmet. That’s the very definition of the penalty.
    Porter also had no business being on the field and should have been flagged. He was probably on the field to taunt the Cincy player.

  44. After looking at it again, it really was an acting job by Brown to sell it.

    Not a Bengals or Steelers fan, but Brown did sell it well.

    Porter shouldn’t have been on the field. Jones has to own how he acted, but Porter should have been on the sidelines, and flagged if he was indeed saying those things to stir up the Bengals. Porter was an idiot in his playing days too, and allowing him on the field just shows how much the refs lost control of this.

  45. Pacman is despicable excuse for a human being. That said, he’s 100% right about Joey Porter. Coaches ought to be held to a higher standard. Both Porter and Mike Munchak should be suspended.

  46. I’m still waiting for someone to cite the rule that Porter was not allowed on the field to help attend to an injured player. Especially when there was a whole horde of Bengals assistants tending to Bernard when he got hurt. Why does the media buy this garbage???

  47. ncbengalmike – I understand that you are trying to defend one of your players. However it wasn’t a textbook clean hit.

    I don’t care if the receiver was hurt or not as it doesn’t really matter. What does matter

    You are not allowed to hit a receiver that is either about to, in the process of, or just after attempting to make a catch in the head without giving him the chance to defend himself.

    Burfict hit him right after the ball passed, there was no chance that he would’ve been able to defend himself. Therefore textbook Hitting a Defenseless Receiver personal foul.

    Was it better or worse than the other hit, doesn’t matter all that matters he did get called and when the league looks at it, he will get either fined or suspended.

  48. All-American Voltron says:Jan 11, 2016 10:47 AM

    When you go into seizure you tend to blink quite a bit …
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    Seizure???? Keep hitting the books man, long way to go. lol

  49. Wow Pacman low IQ is really showing because unless Antonio Brown started to sing a song on the way to being knocked out will be the only way he can win a Grammy.

    Pacman a Grammy is a award for singer and other musicians, but a Oscars is a award for acting jobs.

  50. Funny, for all the people complaining about Porter being on the field, I’m not hearing a word from them about how Burfict and a bunch of other players and coaches were on the field after Bernard was hit. Hmmmmm, guess THAT’S okay though right?

    Suck it up buttercup, you lost!

  51. Okay people. For the Shazier hit, please pick up a rulebook. Was it a stupid, vicious hit? Yes. BOTH players can easily be hurt in that situation. But was it ILLEGAL? NO! Gio was a RUNNER. Period, period, period. The onus falls on both players at that point to protect themselves. Should the rule be changed? Maybe. Like I said, there’s a chance both players can hurt themselves. But please stop acting like it deserved a flag or that the fumble should be overturned. As the rules stand right now, BOTH were called correctly. In fact, the touchdown should have counted if not for the whistle.

  52. They can try and shift blame to the refs, coaches, or others but the reality is these guys are out of control and need to own who they are and what they did.

  53. From my standpoint, I blame one person for the entire collapse, the coach. He should be fired. First, he now has an established track record of not being able to coach the big games. Second, the players on the field are under his orders and he just stood there gapping his jaw. Loves Burfect when he makes great plays, wonder if he still loves him now?
    Third, he should have just taken a knee and ran out the clock and not tried to run down the field. Opps wasn’t thinking about a fumble? That’s his problem, lack of brain work.
    I know the family sees a solid team and is happy as hell to get to the playoffs but what about the fans?

  54. Jones claimed that Brown winked at Jones on his way off the field

    That is awesome, I hope it’s true. Almost as awesome as when DeCastro blew Burfict off the ball 8yds and flattened him on his back in the end zone.

  55. paulieorkid says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:58 AM
    Pacman’s reads on every topic unfailingly involve heavy doses of anger, delusion and him claiming to be dealt with unfairly.

    Mind you — Pacman is the same guy who directed his entourage hoods to shoot (and paralyze) a doorman he tossed him out of a strip joint.

    That paralyzed man’s life is ruined, yet in Pacman’s eyes – no one is a bigger victim than Pacman; no one has gotten as raw a deal as Pacman; and as a result, he goes through life angry, selfish and hateful.

    On the plus side, he fits right in perfectly with the Cincinnati Bengals.

  56. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:42 AM

    Burfict ran full speed into Brown giving him a shoulder to the head well after the ball had gone by over his head. One of the dirtiest hits I’ve seen in a long time.

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    Fellow Pats fan here and I respectfully disagree that the hit was intention and that it was well after the ball went by. At first thought I felt like most did, cheap shot by a dirty player. But since then after watching the play over and over I think it was reputation more than deed that drew the anger and the flags. Burfict took one step into Brown and in my opinion it looks like he reflexes his arm and shoulder trying to miss. This all happened in the blink of an eye. Burfict coming at him and Brown lowering his head into the path. It was scary, and Burfict’s a tool but I just don’t think in this particular case it was done intentionally. Also, I’m in the corner of those who say Shazier’s helmet to helmet was as bad or worse and not getting the call set the tone from that point on. Like most everything the NFL has done the consistency is horrible. We all have had calls against our teams made only to see something awfully similar not called.

  57. Brown was obviously out cold. And that was textbook personal foul for hit to head on defenseless receiver, regardless of how bad the concussion was.

    I have some sympathy for the point about Porter. The officials were ignoring him on the field because he was brought out by the injury to Brown. Having said that, it’s a bit ridiculous for him to be jawing with Jones on the field. Offsetting penalties on Jones and Porter would have been just.

  58. “I’m still waiting for someone to cite the rule that Porter was not allowed on the field to help attend to an injured player. Especially when there was a whole horde of Bengals assistants tending to Bernard when he got hurt. Why does the media buy this garbage???”

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    it’s been all over the place the last two days – obviously you have the internet look it up. PFT even wrote a blurb about it. Nobody except trainers and helpers are allowed on the field.

  59. For all your arm chair experts yapping about the shazier hit being illegal, it wasn’t. The player was a runner at the time, not a receiver, nor was he defenseless as he had made a football move with the ball. And… Shazier had his arms out and was trying the wrap up the ball carrier.

    If you can’t tell the difference or know the rules, yes, you are a Bungals fan.

    Guess all these classy people missed the shoulder shot that 55 was giving and that the crowd was cheering and throwing garbage and drinks at an injured player.

    Karma sucks. When you’re classy enough as a fan base to win, your team just might be some day too. Until then, enjoy your misery and uneducated bliss.

  60. Pacman was a rookie my 6th year in the league.,every year we would collect Xmas bonuses $500 from each player to give to the trainers,equipment guys, catering staff,the folks that helped keep the locker room clean. Pacman jones was the only guy on our team that would not pay. He was on the deadbeat list… As an OL I took exception to this and went over there and let him know it’s not right, him being a 1st round pick and all… He threatened to kill me… Later that offseason he made it rain at a strip club, shots were fired, and a man was left paralyzed…. I hate Pacman jones.

  61. Hey Pacman, that wasn’t a wink, it was an involuntary twitch from the neurological damage.

    You be you, though.

  62. So this is what Roger Goodell’s NFL has come to–hair pulling, whining and making excuses. Pacman comes off as a jerk here, Burfict is a lunatic and the Cincy fans are no better–throwing trash on an injured player being carted off the field…disgusting!

  63. They need a mandatory respect class that ALL NFL players, owners and coaches must attend. These guys are throwing their amazing talents at each other and expect everything to go well ? Insanity is the only defense for this type of ignorance.

    Respect.

  64. Looking at the matchup from an total perspective, it was clear that the Dalton injury was what forced the Bengals to need to scratch and claw just to get 16 points in sixty minutes. The Steelers’ defense is hardly a dominant one. It’s been spotty all year. But it looked really solid against Dalton’s backup.

    Looking only at the last few minutes of the game, the outcome was determined by the officials, who belatedly tried to take control by taking drastic action. If the official view was that Adam Jones was interfering with their own function, they should have tossed him from the game rather than move the Steelers another 15 yards closer to the goalposts.

    Game officials are not stupid. They know when a team’s objective is a field goal try with virtually no time left on the clock. In turning that field goal into a chip shot, they took control of the game outcome the outcome. Tossing Jones would have forced the Steelers to earn their way to those 15 yards.

  65. He was faking the extent of the injury. Granted, it could have been serious, but he was playing it up. Now, Big Ben is a drama queen, and has a history of being one. I don’t think this was the case. He was playing it up just like a soccer player would on a free kick at the end of the game. He knew the importance of getting that 15 yards. I don’t fault him for that, but the way he was peppy and with it right after the game, shows he wasn’t ‘out’.

  66. “He was just over there calling them bitches,” Jones said of Porter’s interactions with other Bengals players.

    Well, they are.

  67. “it’s been all over the place the last two days – obviously you have the internet look it up. PFT even wrote a blurb about it. Nobody except trainers and helpers are allowed on the field.”

    Then why were they on the field when Bernard was hurt????

  68. Once Pacman’s career is over, how long until he is incarcerated or dead?
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    To quote Rage Against the Machine: “How long? Not long, cause what you reap is what you sow!”

  69. This is beyond stupid. There was absolutely no upside in “faking it”. Flag was already thrwon, Brown could simply have stood and celebrated once he saw the flag–they were not going to take further action on that play. Additionally, Brown was needed as there would have been another play–Pitt not ready to accept a 49 yd field goal attempt with 18 seconds to go. The ensuing 15 yarder of course made the situation moot as Pitt wasn’t going to screw with the 34 yard attempt opportunity.

  70. There was no interaction with Porter until Burfict went over to him and started a fight. Porter was two feet behind Brown on his way off the field.

  71. Most of you are laughable. You’re being told what to think, and like the lemmings you are, you’re going right along. Burfict bad, Squealers good. Adam’s right, if the hit was as bad as all you whiners say, then there should be ZERO CHANCE that he plays against Denver.

  72. CBS has been very pro Steelers for a long time but that hit was illegal and dirty. That was a choice by the Bengals linebackers to try get a big hit in over getting his team a chance to win. He made 2 game changing plays in that game too. The sack of Big Ben and the Int but he will be remembered for that knucklehead hit.

    Steelers coaches – what can I say. What was Joey Porter doing on the field and pulling a players hair? Suspend that guy because coaches should be held to a higher standard.

  73. bonniebengal says:
    Burfict’s hit on Brown was dirty and very similar to Mitchell’s hit on Eifert. Mitchell wasn’t suspended. All of you people saying cut Burfict would be happy if your team picked him up. He is a talented player.
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    Please refresh my memory bonnie, what exactly did you say about Mitchell after the hit on Eifert? If you’re not calling for the same actions against Burfict, you’re a hypocrite. But I’m sure you just called Mitchell a talented player and moved on.

  74. Either way, it was really Pacman’s penalty which stuck the nail in the Bengals coffin. Sure maybe the kicker makes a 50 yard FG instead of 35, but thanks to Pacman we will never know.

  75. As a fan of neither team, I can tell you that most outside observers saw that game as a complete and total embarrassment for the NFL. That thing devolved into a circus. You wonder if Pacman even cares that 30 yards of penalties cost the rest of his teammates a chance to go to the next round. Personal vendettas shouldn’t override doing what’s best of the team. That was pathetic the other night. End of story.

  76. relggigeht says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:40 AM

    Who dey?

    dey is the team the Steelers trounced!

    ————————————-

    You wish. In 05′ the Steelers had to take Palmer out to beat Cincy, this time Cincy beat you with their back up QB and the refs had to hand the game to Pitt. Has there ever been a person or organization that has benefitted from luck and others misfortune more than the Steelers?

    Be sure to thank the Bills and the refs for your chance to play this weekend Steelers……..you didn’t earn it, that’s for sure

  77. The crying and excuse making from the LOSERS will go on all off season! I love it! The Steelers took out the trash in Cincinnati!

  78. Jones was Pacman out of college when he was getting into trouble constantly, then has had a relatively nice, quiet stretch where he has just been a productive NFL player. But once he gets some bad press, he is Pacman again. Why is PFT and ESPN changing Adam Jones back to “Pacman” as if they are two different people? Is he like Harvey Dent and Two Face or something?

  79. Brown playing this weekend would not indicate he faked anything. People recover from concussions differently.

    Either way, that hit was worth 15 yards. Head or not, defenseless receiver hit around the head is an auto 15 now-a-days.

    PacMan was trying to draw a penalty on Pitt when he jumped into that group. Talk about your all time backfires…

  80. A few Bengals players lost that game for their team simply by not being in control of themselves, and shamed their coach. Sounds like some of the fans there weren’t much better.

    You’re better than this, folks, or you can be if you try.

  81. It doesn’t matter if he was faking (which I have no doubt he wasn’t). They threw the flag a split second after the hit almost before he hit the ground. Any so-called acting would not have been part of the reasoning behind the flag.

  82. As long as people like Joey Porter and James Harrison are roaming the Steelers sideline, they will get so sympathy for people going nuclear on their players. Now if anyone was faking/embellishing it, it was roethlisberger.

  83. Poor and unbalanced officiating gave Pittsburgh the win. How those officials could confer and still send Cincy to the gallows while giving legendary malcontent Joey Porter a pass is ridiculous.

    Pittsburgh doesn’t deserve the opportunity to play Denver. They, like the Patriots, are obviously one of the teams that the league let’s play under a different set of rules and standards.

    The upside is Denver gets to embarrass them now, unless the league wants to go ahead and determine the outcome of this one, too.

  84. “Now if anyone was faking/embellishing it, it was roethlisberger.”

    Did you notice how he couldn’t throw the ball father than 10 yards after the injury? Jack**s.

  85. Pacman Jones is no advert for speaking to anyone. He’s been an idiot all his career, so for him to make a comment like that, should be thrown in the garbage. He got hit hard, very hard, and it certainly looked like it was in the side of his head.
    It’s a waste of time reading what Pacman says, he has no class at all, a little like the Bengals fans cheering Ben when he was taken off, classless.

  86. “Poor and unbalanced officiating gave Pittsburgh the win.”

    The Steelers were penalized 142 yards. Bengals 79 yards.

  87. Doesn’t matter. You can’t beat Denver in Denver. Book it. You backed into the playoffs and got a lucky win from the Bengals. You aren’t good enough to beat Denver in Denver.

  88. porter should have been glagged if Hall was.

    Shazier should have been flagged since Burfict was too.

    Cinci deserved to lose but the Steelers got lucky at the end of the game.

  89. I’m not commenting on the hit or it’s anything to that regard. It was reported on social media that he (Antonio Brown) was celebrating with his teammates after the game. I’ve had concussions in the past from sports. From past experience the last thing you’d want to be doing is celebrating in a loud locker room if you had a concussion.

  90. I believe that Brown was struck a glancing blow and was not injured severely. The entire officiating crew needs to be fined, suspended or perhaps fired. Worse game all year and the overall officiating this year was the worse I have ever seen. I have been watching the NFL since 1963. I have decided that this is my last year to watch the NFL because it is too corrupt and too dangerous to the participants.

  91. The fix is in. The NFL wants to see the Steelers versus the Patriots for the AFC Championship. The ref’s have their marching orders and it will be another “close” game where Denver will have all the penalties, Antonio Brown will continue to get away with offensive pass interference, and Pittsburg won’t see a flag against it until the game is safely secured by the Steelers. Book it.

  92. NFL franchises should start hiring educators and offer free classes to their players.
    The league office and owners need to take some responsibility for their product and try to attempt to further educate their employees. Some of the behavior is slightly embarrassing in today’s society. Language is completely butchered over and over. Take the opportunity to use the platform and just try and do some good to motivate those who come up behind you.

  93. “Doesn’t matter. You can’t beat Denver in Denver. Book it. You backed into the playoffs and got a lucky win from the Bengals. You aren’t good enough to beat Denver in Denver.”

    We won the AFC Championship game in Denver in 2007.

    It will be easier this time.

  94. AB could get an Emmy for a television performance, or possibly a Tony , for a live theatrical performance( although this was a Far-Off-Broadway Performance )
    He would only be eligible for a Grammy if he broke into song or an Oscar if this was part of a movie. Perhaps it can be made into a short film or documentary with AB singing the title song so that Pacman doesn’t look liked a complete idiot.

  95. To this talking about whether Brown was concussed or not…..who cares? Is the hit only illegal in the even that the player is concussed?

    The hit was illegal and the penalty was enforced. End of story.

  96. Lmao Jones is the LAST player that should be calling people out. This is the same guy who slammed a players head into a helmet earlier in the year and said “it was a football move”, that he “is an emotional player” and that he would probably “do it again”. Now he is upset cause Terry Porter talked trash? Because Munchak pulled a player? Because a player who got drilled in the head (and appeared to be knocked out) was “acting injured” (he looked reasonably shooken up from the hit).

    Just goes to show you the type of player and person Jones is. Instead of taking responsibility for his actions and accepting the loss he’did rather deflect blame onto the refs and the other team. This is something I’d expect for a high school teen, not a professional adult.

  97. I don’t care for Pacman but i think he’s right.. Pittsburgh sure gets the calls.. Let’s see, Bernard doesn’t get the helmet to helmet call and then Cincy gets 2 x 15 yard penalties back to back which set Pitt up for the FG.. BS!

    Also remember Seattle vs Pittsburgh 10 years ago…. Terrible calls = fixed!
    And Santonio Holmes catch vs Arizona, he only got 1 foot down…

  98. Did anyone else every notice that those people who are smart keep their mouths shut about stuff like this and then there are the not so smart people who will argue a point they know they can’t win, not because they believe it is true, but because they think it will put them in the best light. Shut up Pac Man and stop being a not so smart person.

  99. A lot of comments here…mostly trash talk….so with that in mind, may I summarize the discussion here by saying………
    Steelers move on to Denver, Bengals sit at home and watch…nothing will change that…plenty of blame to go around…nothing will change that….this is so over.

  100. Why is Adam Jones being called “Pacman” again after a few years of not being called that anymore? Would the media do that to other athletes who changed their names after their career started like Ali, Papelbon, Albert Belle, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, CC Sabathia and many others? It is nonsensical and seems to only be the case in order to draw attention to his early years where he had all of his problems.

  101. It doesn’t matter if he was “faking it” by lying down. It was the illegal hit that resulted in a 15 yard penalty. He blew the game. He-blew-the-goddamn game. Jesus, what excuse justifies blowing a play-off game. None. A season wasted for stupidity.

  102. “Doesn’t matter. You can’t beat Denver in Denver. Book it. You backed into the playoffs and got a lucky win from the Bengals. You aren’t good enough to beat Denver in Denver.”

    Even if the Steelers lose to Denver, we got further in the playoffs than your underachieving team.

  103. Alright, an observation from the Bengals/Steelers game. Guys pushing guys, guy who gets pushed takes giant leap back and points finger at guy shoving while looking around for a flag. Now what sport does this remind you of? And why does America not follow the rest of the world’s lead in love for that sport? And why did the NBA just pop into my head too? The point is I preferred when the game was played by men and determined by the men who actually put life and limb at risk. This embellishing is BS and embarrassing.

  104. First you look at Pacman and go-

    “Man, that guy looks stupid”

    Then he opens his mouth and and you go

    “Man, that guy is stupid”

  105. “I don’t care for Pacman but i think he’s right.. Pittsburgh sure gets the calls.. Let’s see, Bernard doesn’t get the helmet to helmet call and then Cincy gets 2 x 15 yard penalties back to back which set Pitt up for the FG.. BS!

    Also remember Seattle vs Pittsburgh 10 years ago…. Terrible calls = fixed!
    And Santonio Holmes catch vs Arizona, he only got 1 foot down…”

    You and Pacman share the same crack pipe?

  106. He clearly was embellishing it. Burfict is a clown, but Steelers baited them, and played them.

    Not a fan of either team, but that was some fine acting by Brown.

  107. Regarding Shazier, the crown of the helmet rule only applies if a player intentionally launches in the open field. If the defender is just making a tackle against an established runner like Shazier was and the helmets happen to connect by accident which is what happened then the hit is legal.

  108. Bengals fans, look at the bright side, it wasn’t Andy Dalton this time that treated to you another one and done.

  109. relggigeht says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:40 AM

    Who dey?

    dey is the team the Steelers trounced!

    ____________________________________

    Trounced?? Are you kidding me?? Steelers won on a last second field goal only after the Bengal imploded. If the Bengals had cooler heads the Steelers would be cleaning out their lockers. They won by 2 points!

  110. He may or may not have been hurt, but he could have been seriously hurt. Did you see the way his head reacted to the hit? You are and will always be Pacman Jones, you will never learn things like, two wrongs don’t make a right, control your emotions, etc.

  111. Please get the criminals out of the league, we’ll still watch. Pac-Man belongs with the Ryan brothers

  112. This guy should be in jail, let alone playing in the NFL.

    If Goodell was a normal commissioner he would fine this criminal moron for his comments alone.

    That was a dirty, intentional hit to the head with an extending shoulder and for Pacman Jones, of all people, to be commenting after the game, he should be fined 100K for this kind of crap.

    It’s outrageous how Goodell’s management is so backwards.

  113. “I don’t care for Pacman but i think he’s right.. Pittsburgh sure gets the calls.. Let’s see, Bernard doesn’t get the helmet to helmet call and then Cincy gets 2 x 15 yard penalties back to back which set Pitt up for the FG.. BS!”

    WRONG. Not a penalty and rarely ever called.

    “Also remember Seattle vs Pittsburgh 10 years ago…. Terrible calls = fixed!”

    WRONG

    The refs made Seattle unable to tackle Willie Parker on that 75 yard run and cover Ward on that flea flicker. Steelers won 21-10.

    And Santonio Holmes catch vs Arizona, he only got 1 foot down…”

    WRONG. The Play was reviewed. They had an enhanced video evidence showing both feet inbounds at the time.

    PUT DOWN THE KOOLAID.

  114. Bengals fans showing their true colors in this comment section. 0% chance he faked it and Burfict had plenty of time to re-adjust on a ball thrown 3 feet over browns head.

    Is there a combo of players more stupid than Burfict/PacMan in the league? I don’t think so…

    Checkout Burficts hit on Maxx Williams last week. Should have been suspended for this game anyways.

  115. OMG…Jones, Go Pound Sand, forthwith…

    As far as the hit on Bernard, former refs have said it was a legal hit. Now, if you want to say the rule is crap, then fine, petition to change the rule, and prepare to get flagged on every nearly tackle.

    As far as Porter is concerned, IF Porter said anything to you and your buddy Burfict, it was well deserved. If you are stupid enough to react to Porter, then who’s the fool…

    You two hotheads contributed to your team losing the game, deal with it!

  116. bonniebengal says:
    Burfict’s hit on Brown was dirty and very similar to Mitchell’s hit on Eifert. Mitchell wasn’t suspended. All of you people saying cut Burfict would be happy if your team picked him up. He is a talented player.
    ———–

    Interesting Bonnie. Care to tell me why an All-American went undrafted?

  117. The day someone gets a Grammy for an acting job…. man.. that’ll be the day I can replace Pacman on the Bengals.

  118. @buckethead1 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:57 AM

    Although pacmans penalty was questionable, Buttfits was not…Wouldnt have mattered..Boswell is a dead center kicker, who would have drilled it from 50….game over twice!
    ____________________________________
    Yeah, ask Blair Walsh how easy a chip shot is on the last second of the game.

  119. Love the statements on these boards of a payback hit. Shakier did it so now you get retaliation. Ummmmmm hey dummy…hope it was worth it. You lost. Your team. Your fans. Thanks to YOU. All you had to do was keep your mouth shut and not be stupid on the field. You had already won the game. Do you idiots even realize what you did? Bengal fans throwing bottles at an injured player was despicable but for the majority there who were good sports and decent human beings…the pain from this will never go away. Especially if Pittsburgh continues to win now.

  120. Here are the undeniable facts:
    1) Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict are good players who are always one play away from a penalty and need serious counseling to control their emotions.
    2)While it does reflect upon Marvin negatively, he does not support this behavior and runs a good clean program.
    3) Pitt got away with several egregious penalties that should have been called and contributed to the escalation of emotions in this game. (Decastro pile driving Burfict into ground after play, the hit on Bernard, O lineman kicking players, 2 coaches from Pitt involved with player altercations).
    4)Tomlin supports his teams and coaches actions (game ball awarded to Porter).
    5)National Media has been biased supporting Pitt partly due to past history of Pacman and Burfict.

    Pitiful on ALL accounts and Cincy can only blame themselves for being in position to lose this game!

  121. “For the Shazier hit, please pick up a rulebook. Was it a stupid, vicious hit? Yes. BOTH players can easily be hurt in that situation. But was it ILLEGAL? NO! Gio was a RUNNER. Period, period, period.”

    There is no situation in which it is legal to go at another player’s head with the crown of the helmet, whether that player is a runner or not.

    “It is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top/crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside the tackle box ”

    It was a bad hit. A dangerous hit. And an illegal hit…

  122. The coach of the team knew what he was getting with both these guys and rolled the dice. I’d fire this sucker in a minute and if I was a season ticket holder I would give it up and send a message to the owners, getting to the playoffs is not what the season is about.

  123. as a love of tv show ‘Columbo’ etc.. & a steeler fan… I realize how receivers…always..throw hands up to get penalty flags etc.

    can any one obtain game film & see if shows brown helped off & if Jones nearby ?

    I watched replay ESPn & it seems if was a swipe vs a straight hit…

    We’ll see how ‘fast’ he passes concussion protocol vs normal time…

    (I just retired from Quality Control ‘investigator’ auditor.) I’m constantly called by companies for help.

    I challenged Deflategate”, 2 different gages, not calibrated, ISO 17025, READ up on proper gage handling & calibration

  124. I’d like to know how one fakes putting his head on a swivel. But that’s neither here nor there. Whether or not the player is injured has nothing to do with the legality of the hit.

    As for poor, delusional Adam Jones … I guess it’s too much to ask that people like Patrick stop giving him a forum. But I do hope becoming a free agent ends his career. Why sign him? He has always been more trouble than his contribution is worth.

  125. The Bengals aren’t a football team, they’re a lab experiment….poor play in the clutch and poor discipline are the symptoms…root cause analysis would lead to coaching as the issue.

  126. Bengals simply imploded..Hill fumbles the ball(PATHETIC) then burfict and jones don’t have any control of their emotions apparently…Might end up costing Marvin Lewis his job..congrats moron

  127. Faking it or not, it doesn’t matter. Burfict made contact with a defenseless receiver’s head. Everyone knows that’s a flag. The only valid argument to be made is there should have been offsetting penalties – Porter had no business being on the field and was clearly agitating opposing players.

    The hit on Bernard was illegal, Shazier clearly lead with the crown of his helmet. Runner or not, that is a no-no.

    Remember, Tomlin once wondered into the field of play during a kick return. Sure the Bengals players melted down big time, but the Steeler’s coaches come off looking pretty shady too with all the hair pulling and whatnot.

  128. relggigeht says: dey? Dey is the team the Steelers trounced!
    ============
    Did you even watch the game? Granted PIT took the W, but CIN beat them only to beat themselves in the last 30 seconds.

    Trounced, like you’re a Mensa leader!

  129. I’ve lost a lot of respect for this Bengal organization and
    a good portion of their fan base over the last couple of
    months. It’s a shame because I had them going far in
    the postseason with that deep, talented roster.
    Now, Pacman is just trying to deflect and change
    the discussion, trying to alter our perceptions after the
    ugliness we all witnessed. Anyone who saw the replays
    could see Antonio Brown was out before he hit the turf.

    Questioning whether Antonio faked it or not, is
    living in an altered reality and trying to take a few
    blind fools with you. The agenda is clear – Bengals
    are in damage control mode.

  130. “Coaches are held to a higher standard than players,” Jones said. “Period, point blank.”

    Interesting that this guy talks about “higher standards”. Seeing how his are pretty low.

    I just love it when someone blames their poor behavior on what someone else did.

    “He made me do it!”

    Sound like something a child would say.

  131. @rastanati
    I disagree with your number 2. I heard a report today that Marvin Lewis has allowed Burfict and Jones to basically do whatever they want all season. Like you said in number 1 these are two players that are liable to commit a penalty on any given play. It is Lewis’s job as headcoach to discipline these players. Anyone that watches football knows these to guys are emotional and hotheaded. Lewis should be continually reinforcing that these players need to keep their cool and not do anything stupid.

    While you can’t place all blame on Lewis there has been a history in Cincy of players that have been arrested, play dirty, and/or commit bad penalities. At some point you need to look at the coach and the organization and question if they have full control of their players and the operation. I just think the team and coach give the players too much leeway and some players take advantage of the lack of discipline.

  132. I was very sick to my stomach seeing the refs basically bail out the Steelers, when they wouldn’t throw the flag on the same hit earlier on Shazier.

    I’d love to see the total penalty count, which I know was probably 2-1 at least, favoring Pitt. The ref just looked to be relieved to have a near-justifiable reason to pull the flag out at the end of the game. That could get his team to the divisional round.

    – NFC fan

  133. The refs say the shazier hut was legal, the refs AFTER the game said the same. Now it’s just about Bungal fans crying and holding their breath until they turn blue. Which, I must say, is very very amusing.

    I’ll be watching the game next Sunday.

  134. Yes Steelers had more penalties in the stats department BUT the Steelers got 5 first downs by penalties while the Bengals only got 3.

    I would bet my last dollar that if the rolls were reversed … the Bengals driving for the winning FG and one of the coaches came on the field the Bengals would have got a penalty to push them out off FG position.

  135. Of couse he was faking it. They might not throw the flag if he wasn’t. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tomlin told him to take the dive.

    Where are the usual PFT headlines about a player going through the concussion protocol?

  136. You wish. In 05′ the Steelers had to take Palmer out to beat Cincy, this time Cincy beat you with their back up QB and the refs had to hand the game to Pitt. Has there ever been a person or organization that has benefitted from luck and others misfortune more than the Steelers?

    Be sure to thank the Bills and the refs for your chance to play this weekend Steelers……..you didn’t earn it, that’s for sure

    ______________________________________

    I believe “Cincy” was losing 15-0 until Burfict drove his knee into Ben’s shoulder knocking him out of the game to bring in their back-up…which allowed “Cincy” to scratch their way back into the game only to watch this classless organization crap it all away with the juvenile behavior of Pac-man and Burfict.

  137. So let’s summarize what we have learned in this thread. Here goes:

    The Steelers are moving on to play another postseason game.

    The Bengals,as anticipated, are at home after going 1-and-done yet again.

    Any questions?

  138. Clever fellow Cincy’s Pacman.

    1) If Antonio was or was not knocked out, has absolutely nothing to do with the 15 yards. It was the hit to the head.

    2) If Joey was not allowed on the field, has absolutely nothing to do with the next 15 yards. It was the brush off/push on the official.

    Using his clever logic, Adam has stayed out of trouble his whole career.

    LOL

  139. To the commenters discussing the hit on Bernard, yes it probably should have been a penalty. I don’t know how the rule is written exactly but that certainly looked like some sort of helmet the helmet, leading with the head type penalty. HOWEVER, regardless of the call the Bengals still had the game in their hands at the end and THEY cost themselves the game. The refs didn’t cause Hill to fumble the ball. The refs didn’t tell Burfict to head hunt Brown on an uncatchable ball.

    Also, immediately following the Burfict penalty, why are the Bengals even arguing with the refs or Porter in that situation? I don’t care if he was legally suppose to be on the field or not the LAST thing you want to do at the point is commit another penatly. There was NO ONE on the Bengals roster or coaching staff smart enough to rally the players together and say “Shut up and don’t do anything stupid!” The Burfict penalty was costly but the Steelers still weren’t in ideal fg range, the Jones penalty was exactly what the Steelers wanted. Porter might have baited the players a bit but not only did the Bengals nibble at the bait they flat out swallowed the hook.

    End of the day the Bengals blew the game forthemslves. Not the refs, not Joey Porter, and not even the Steelers team.

  140. “The refs say the shazier hut was legal, the refs AFTER the game said the same. Now it’s just about Bungal fans crying and holding their breath until they turn blue…”

    I’m not a Bengals fan at all. But that was a bad hit, and it’s got no place in the game. I think that it is illegal (you cannot lead with the crown of the helmet), and if it isn’t, it should be,. It’s bad for Bernard, it’s bad for Shazier, and it’s bad for the game.

    And I don’t care about the Bengals at all…


  141. headin4seven says:
    Jan 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    Grammy Awards are for singer/songwriters, so what song was he singing?

    “We are the Champions”?

    The Great Pretender

  142. The Bengals got what they deserved, they have a long history of having guys like Burdict, paceman Jones Chad Johnson etc plus a wet noodle for a head coach.

  143. @sparent180

    Thanks for the feedback and I appreciate your viewpoint.

    Marvin can certainly be second guessed and I think that is reasonable, but let me restate by saying I don’t think he promotes this behavior.

    Can the same be said for Tomlin and Pitt?? Remember this is the head coach who deliberately tripped a player a few years back on a breakaway touchdown. It starts at the top and rolls down to the assistant coaches (former players) and finally to the players – play dirty, push the envelope, instigate and try to draw retaliatory penalties. They were called for more penalties and deservedly so …. should have been more and possible ejections for their coaches. When Bernard was injured on a dirty hit you did not see one Bengals coach on the field confronting a Pitt player. The coaches ARE held to a different standard – in Cincinnati !!

    I stand by my assessment that Pitt is a CLASSLESS organization. And on Saturday it succeeded in bringing out the absolute worst in Cincinnati (both the team and SOME of its fans).

    This game should be drawing serious attention from league officals for numerous reasons.

  144. gomez163 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 11:26 AM

    “it’s been all over the place the last two days – obviously you have the internet look it up. PFT even wrote a blurb about it. Nobody except trainers and helpers are allowed on the field.”

    Then why were they on the field when Bernard was hurt????

    Look at the wide shot of that play, Coaches and players were all over the field for both teams, Porter just happened to be in the center.

  145. “He was just over there calling them bitches,”
    ——————————————————————–
    Assuming that’s true… if your dirty, POS player had just attempted to decapitate my best player, I’d have said a lot worse.

  146. Ravens fans and Steelers fan both hate each other. However, we respect the other franchise. The Bengals and Browns will always a be a joke. I hate Roethlisberger like most Ravens fans, but he is one tough SOB. Vontaze Burfict and Pacman Jones are two poor excuses for human beings. The fact that I am glad the Bengals lost to the Steelers says something about those two dirtbags. Goodell needs to go, along with the likes of Burfict, Pacman, Greg Hardy, and more.

  147. rastanati – you are blaming the actions and behaviors of Pacman, Burfict, and company on the Steelers.

    Instead of making excuses or blaming someone else, these guys need to own their actions.

  148. Dear PacMan,

    Thank you for helping us win the game this past weekend. Truly appreciate it. I’ll also be eternally grateful for the wonderful interview on the Dan Patrick show. Should go a long way in helping me pass the Concussion Protocol tests this week. You are the man!!

    Sincerely yours,
    Antonio Brown
    aka Who’s Your Daddy

  149. “And on Saturday it succeeded in bringing out the absolute worst in Cincinnati (both the team and SOME of its fans).”
    ———————————————————————
    You think Pittsburgh brought that out? It didn’t already exist?

    Please….

    Take a look at the hit Burfict laid on the Raven’s player in the end zone the previous week.

    SOME of the Bengals players don’t need the Steelers to bring that out. That’s an excuse, and a pathetic one at that. Those same few players cost the Bengals the game. End of story.

    If you’re so concerned about the Steelers coaches on the field, tell me why there were multiple Bengals coaches on the field when Bernard went down. I’m ok with you ranting on Porter, as long as it’s even for both sides.

    I actually do feel sorry for the rest of the Bengals. They didn’t deserve to go out like that.

  150. What goes around comes around. It was only fitting that Burfict and Jones were the two that cost the Bengals the game. Go ahead keep these trouble makers on your team Lewis. You are getting paid back too. That’s why so many fans are calling for your job. Both of these players should not even be in the NFL. And the fans were just as bad. I was at the game as a Steeler fan with my Daughter, 13 year old granddaughter, and 10 year old grandson and the drunken Bengal fans were terrible. A drunken lady cussed out my 10 year old for saying “go Steelers”. My daughter paid $6.00 for my 13 year old a coke. She took about two drinks and set it in her holder. A Bengal fan who had been using the F word every other breath reached over her and stuck his fingers in her coke. Had to throw it out.
    I will never take them to Paul Brown Stadium again. Its a shame that kids can’t go watch their team play without being tormented.

  151. It looked like Brown flopped like an nba player to me.

    And don’t get why the media fawns over fat Ben so much and they ignore Shazier dancing when Bernard was down and Munchak and Porter’s actions, they don’t fit the media pro Steelers narrative I guess.

    Hopefully Broncos D has historic day against fatso Ben.

  152. I remember when hits like Burfect s cheap shot happened every weekend. I saw Tom Waddle get knocked out 3 times in on game.
    But after seeing in it super slow motion HD it’s very clear that that should not be a part of football. The Shazir hit was a clean football play

  153. I will never take them to Paul Brown Stadium again.
    ——————————————————————–
    Actually went to 3 games there some years back. The fans were cordial, and the stadium was nice.

    After seeing what happened Saturday night, no chance I’d go back there again. I get rowdy, I don’t get trashy people throwing trash.

    While I’m sure Bengals fans don’t mind a Steelers fan not coming to their stadium…. the people who make money off of tourists probably will.

  154. Man was it nice waking up on Sunday morning knowing we took the trash out Saturday night.

    (Chuckle chuckle chuckle)

  155. pacman would be welcome in eagles secondary. at least he can play. and isn’t scare to tackle. unlike the recent history of some eagles corners…by RONE Maxwell, nmamdi and asante

  156. This all started with the Steelers cheap shot on Carson Palmer that nearly ended his career. The Steeler coaching staff was penalized for out of control behavior in this game not the Bengals. We all know it starts with the coaches and the Steeler coaching staff were clearly instigating trouble in this game and bare responsibility for the near riot. The fact that some Pittsburg fans are gloating because the refs gifted them the game gives us a look at how far this sport has devolved. I can’t wait to see next season when these two teams play,I mean go to battle.

  157. players like that can’t be allowed to take over the game. Both teams are a reflection of their coaching staffs and both staffs should be relieved of their duties.

  158. @killitandeatit

    You are right the Steelers and their coaches instigated trouble and the Bengals reacted just how the Steelers wanted them too. Instead of taking it out on the Steelers in the field of play, and with in the rules, the Bengals let their emotions get the best of them and it costed them the game. That Burfict hit on Brown was without a doubt a penalty. Can’t blame the refs on that one.

    The Adam Jones penalty. I get the frustration. Maybe Porter shouldn’t be on the field in the first place but if you are a Bengals played why are you even putting yourself in a position to be called for a penalty? You have to know the situation. It’s late in a playoff game, you still have the lead but just committed a bad penalty. The absolute LAST thing you want to do is award the Steelers more yards. Smart, composed teams do not collapse and make those mistakes.

  159. For the love of all that is holy, have a little dignity. You lost, your team continued its quarter-century of futility, and a lot of it is your fault. Grow up and stop trying to deflect blame.

  160. chrisk61 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 1:50 PM

    pacman would be welcome in eagles secondary. at least he can play. and isn’t scare to tackle. unlike the recent history of some eagles corners…by RONE Maxwell, nmamdi and asante
    ————

    When you list some of the best corners in the game in your list of failures you might want to blame management instead of the players.

  161. A hit so “vicious” that a guy should be banned for life according to some of you, but the recipient of the hit is fine the next day? With the level of intelligence being displayed on here, it’s no wonder why Frump is leading amongst republicans!

  162. Welcome to Dallas, Mr. Pacman. Hardy and Pacman together will be awesome. Let the implosion begin.

    I think it’s time for the Hue Show in Cincy. Time for a different voice. Marvin can get his nice office up in the executive level now….that’s what losing in the 1st round every year in Cincinnati gets you.

  163. Well, it was on t.v., so I’m guessing the award he’s looking for is an Emmy.

    But as for Pacman, he definitely gets the People’s Choice Award for Year’s Biggest Idiot from everybody in Cincinnati.

  164. The Steelers definitely got away with a lot, and an uneven enforcement of discipline lead to the mess that this game eventually became BUT…

    There’s no way Brown was faking it. Anyone who watched the hit in slow motion saw Brown’s eyes roll back. He was out before he hit in the ground.

  165. I dont like either team. I will say it was an illegal hit though. But I will also say Brown was flopping just to make sure the penalty was called.

  166. Lets remember the Munchak incident was because Nelson ran into Munchak, who was standing on the sideline minding his own business.

  167. Replayed the hit on AB and he didn’t hit in hit and maybe some flopping – if he plays this week we will know the answer!!

  168. dexx57 says:
    And don’t get why the media fawns over fat Ben so much and they ignore Shazier dancing when Bernard was down…
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    Yes, that was a new dance craze that Shazier was making, it’s called the “immediately pick up the fumbled ball and run 80 yards for what should have been a touch down.” Dancing?! Did you even watch the game?

  169. That game was the most pathetic display of sportsmanship I have ever witnessed in professional sports. Both sides are guilty. That was not football. These teams seriously need to reflect and find some common ground this offseason. I dread them playing future games against each other.

  170. Not entirely accurate…There is more leeway given when making contact with a “runners” head vs making contact with the head of a “defenseless” player mainly because as a “runner” the player is never considered defenseless but, the player initiating the contact is never allowed to lead with the head. The NFL rule book does indicate that Shaziers hit on Bernard was illegal.

    Rule 12, Section 2 defines what is considered to be a Personal Foul. Article 6 speaks directly to what is considered to be Unnecessary Roughness. Paragraph i reads…

    i.using any part of a player’s helmet or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily

    That makes the Shazier hit on Bernard a penalty. He should have been called for Unnecessary Roughness.

  171. I don’t know what game he was watching, but even if Brown was playing it up a little, he was very clearly knocked out cold with no body movement whatsoever by getting speared in the FACE with the crown of a helmet.

    Burfict couldn’t control himself even with a playoff game on the line on that specific play, wow, a real help to the team

    and you know,it’s not exactly unheard of for Burfict to do something like that

    I really don’t see how some think that wasn’t a legit penalty, it isn’t pre concussion era 1985

  172. History lesson for all the Goodell bashers.

    Pacman had several legal issues pending before Goodell took over.
    Then Pacmac being Pacman had another right when Rog came in.
    Rodger heard the public cry to do more about those who have these issues.

    So Rodger decided, if you have major legal issues and make the NFL look bad he’s not going to wait for a trial to take action.

    Players and Public said he’s picking on Pacman, racist, etc.

    Big Ben has two girl claim sexual misconduct. Ben was never arrested or charged much less convicted.
    So Rodger to proves he’s not racist drops a six game suspension on Ben. (Later reduced to 4)

    Then people cried he was playing God. How can he suspend without convictions or arrests??

    So then again to appease the public / players went way too easy on Ray Rice. Because charges were dropped and he didn’t want to be called a racist.

    Now the public / media / press hammer him no matter what he does.

    So now he’s outsourced much of this to black former players so as not to be called racist.

  173. It shows you how dumb Pacman Jones is. First of all, the flags came out before Antonio Brown even hit the ground. Second, if your name is Pacman Jones or Vontaze Burfict, you’re not going to get the benefit of the doubt. You guys worked hard for your reputations, and in some circles, your reputations probably serve you well. But in the NFL, your reputation is a detriment to your team. So be proud of who you are, but you are who you are. And your other 51 teammates are suffering because you two are so dumb. I know you can’t control yourselves. The prisons are full of guys who couldn’t control themselves.

  174. bengals4lifer says:
    Jan 11, 2016 4:02 PM
    It’s pretty clear what type of environment the Steelers are promoting, employing a guy like Joey Porter. Crystal clear.

    ————

    Yeah….as soon as the Bengals fire Marv…..Porter will be interviewing for the position of Bengals Head Coach.

  175. Jones, we fully understand that it’s difficult for you to express yourself properly, given your significant mental handicaps associated with your Tourettes syndrome condition. So, just to be sure we aren’t misunderstanding, is your intention to say:

    1) You’re sorry to all the Cincy fans & players for the childish behavior you exhibited during the game that quite possibly cost your team the game & ended your team’s season for another year.
    2) You apologize to Antonio on behalf of all the Cincy players & fans for the hit that could have cost him his life, and without doubt caused him undue pain & suffering.
    3) You intend to strive to do better in the future, to model the behavior that you could only wished you were shown as child by your adult influences, to help insure the children of today grow to be better adults of tomorrow.
    4) And “thank you” to all your supporters, mom, who so faithfully have helped give you strength…even when you didn’t demonstrate you were deserving.

    Or, are we to assume you mean:
    “I’m a worthless piece of toad $#!+ who’s sole purpose in the world is to think & act like a complete imbucile”??

    If speaking without acting out a cuss filled, temper tantrum, tirade is too difficult…then nodding once for the 1st choice or twice for the 2nd choice is sufficient. Keep in mind, we all understand you might have taken your lithium today & might actually select option 1…but that wouldn’t alter what society as a whole already understands to be your true nature.

  176. Kaz says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:41 AM

    Kaz says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:41 AM

    It’s pretty clear in slow mo Burfict barely brushed up against the head of Brown. Just goes to show how far announcers narratives go in instilling big game moments into people’s head. Brown stayed down long enough to get the flag, but was then ready to get back up before he realized folks thought he was nearly killed. Lame. But with the pro Steelers media, they’ll always get away with it.
    =================================
    You gotta be kidding me! I watched the slow-mo and certainly was not a barely brushing up against the head. Anyone could tell it was a hard hit. The mans arms went limp! I could tell by the way his body fell it was not fake. Come on Bengals show a little class in defeat. An embarrassment is what you remain! Steeler Nation Lets go to seven heaven baby!

  177. Hilarious……..Jones is so stupid that he doesn’t know the difference between a ‘Grammy’ and a ‘Emmy’ and Burfict is so stupid that he doesn’t know the difference between a clean hit and ‘head hunting’. To top it off Lewis and Gunther don’t know squat either and try to blame the loss on the officials and Joey Porter. You just can’t make this stuff up. Lewis and Guenther should be looking for a job down at Home Depot and Burfict & Jones should be looking at the inside of a cage. Low class people all with no future in professional sports…..period!

  178. If Burfict, Jones and the rest would have come to the game with self control, they would most likely be going to Denver. Steelers
    Ravens games NEVER looked so horrible. Lots of emotions without the outta control anger. It was in the Bengals house and they made sure all hell would brake loose. As a huge Steeler fan , i am disappointed how we go on. For every excuse for Bengal bad behavior there is history to look at. I hated the 15 yd penalty Gay got for being too ecxited to get a TD that wasn’t. You could go on and on. Sad

  179. If I’m Marvin Lewis, Jones and Burfict never play for me again. The Bengals had that game won, and those goons snatched it from their 51 teammates because they cared more about head hunting than winning. Oh, and the Bengal fans got what they deserved for throwing debris at an injured Roethlisberger.

  180. Bengals and Steelers are the same damn team. They have the same type of players that do the same type of things. All the while the Steelers are deemed “hard nose” and “tough” while the Bengals are “dirty” and “cheap”. Ben is the Paul Pierce of the NFL with his “devastating” injuries and miraculous returns. BTW the Burfict/Brown hit was correctly flagged, but you can’t tell me that Brown wasn’t overacting the injury. Why did both hands fly up in the air when he was brushed in the facemask by shoulder pad. Classic flop. I sort of hope he gets stuck in the protocol as karma for that one.

  181. A Grammy Award? Pacman, you have the intellect of the of a rodent. You’re a head hunting idiot who will wind up on the street after some NFL Tight End knocks the crap out of you. Can’t wait to see that game.

  182. Kaz says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:41 AM
    It’s pretty clear in slow mo Burfict barely brushed up against the head of Brown. Just goes to show how far announcers narratives go in instilling big game moments into people’s head. Brown stayed down long enough to get the flag, but was then ready to get back up before he realized folks thought he was nearly killed. Lame. But with the pro Steelers media, they’ll always get away with it.
    ————————————————

    You’re looking pretty good with those remarks now, smart guy.

  183. I wonder how many people will accuse the Steelers of sitting Brown this week (effectively removing any chance of them beating Denver) just to make Pacman look bad after accusing Brown of faking it?

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