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Broncos still upset at Cody Wallace about hit from regular season

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Cody Wallace #72, and Maurkice Pouncey #53 of the Pittsburgh Steelers look on against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Heinz Field on September 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Steelers advanced past the Bengals last Saturday night in a game marred by bad behavior by players and coaches from both sides in a continuation of the ugliness from the regular season that led to more than $130,000 in fines after the teams met for the second time.

There isn’t the same history of bad blood between the Steelers and Broncos, although that doesn’t mean there’s none at all. When the two teams met last month, Steelers center Cody Wallace delivered a cheap shot to the head of Broncos safety David Bruton at the end of a play and was penalized for unnecessary roughness. He was later fined, although some Broncos thought that Wallace should have been suspended and safety Darian Stewart said that Wallace is still on the team’s mind heading into this weekend.

“It’s not going to be anything as far as cheap or anything,” Stewart said, via ESPN.com. “We’re going to get them between the lines, between the plays, the whistle. So I mean, he’s going to be sore after the game. That’s how I see it, man. He comes out on a screen, he better not come at [me]. I’m cutting him. That’s where I’m at with it.”

Coach Gary Kubiak said that he’s spoken to the team about keeping their composure in light of what happened in Cincinnati and said he thinks the “players understand that” one penalty can be the difference between winning and losing a game. If he’s right, Stewart and the rest of the team will make sure their distaste for Wallace is secondary to their desire to keep playing football this season.

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30 Responses to “Broncos still upset at Cody Wallace about hit from regular season”
  1. dbfan4ever says: Jan 12, 2016 6:50 AM

    They should be upset. Wallace could have ended Bruton’s career with a reckless hit like that! That has no business being in the game. The stupidest thing was that Wallace said that he was retaliating for a hit he didn’t like on Antonio Brown. Bruton had nothing to do with the LEGAL hit on Antonio Brown. That hit was by Malik Jackson! Guess it is too much to ask for him to retaliate on the guy that actually made the hit! I guess I should have expected that he is too cowardly to take on a guy closer to his own size not a guy he outweighs by about 100 pounds!!!

  2. jayhawk6 says: Jan 12, 2016 7:18 AM

    “He comes out on a screen, he better not come at [me]. I’m cutting him. That’s where I’m at with it.”

    And this is different from the way they usually play how?

  3. dreadnok89 says: Jan 12, 2016 7:22 AM

    Too bad. What you get when you have players like talib and ward running amok

  4. mborz says: Jan 12, 2016 7:51 AM

    Fair enough.

  5. mykpfsu says: Jan 12, 2016 8:28 AM

    It was more than a cheap shot. Play was over and Wallace launched himself at Burton leading with the crown of his helmet.
    Wallace’s hit of course only being the second in a month where Steelers head shots took out 3 players. Mike Mitchell took out Tyler Eifert the game before Wallace’s and Shazier last game on Bernard. But we can’t talk about the Steelers being dirty. Steelers seem fine to pay 23k to take out a top player.

  6. J. Terry says: Jan 12, 2016 8:37 AM

    Just don’t be idiots and hurt the team in the game, that’s all I ask.

  7. ohand16 says: Jan 12, 2016 8:42 AM

    Take it out on AB

  8. sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says: Jan 12, 2016 8:52 AM

    Don’t sing it bring it! We dispensed the bungles… The Broncos… You are next!

  9. steelcitysportsfan14 says: Jan 12, 2016 8:52 AM

    Oh boy.

  10. rastanati says: Jan 12, 2016 8:55 AM

    Same story with every Steeler opponent. Fact: Pitt plays dirty – they are coached that way. Never going to stop because the league loves the Rooney family.

  11. steeltroll says: Jan 12, 2016 8:56 AM

    Cody is still upset about Malik Jackson trying to spear Antonio Brown after Brown was already on the ground.

  12. mswravens says: Jan 12, 2016 9:06 AM

    Maybe…just maybe….people are waking up to the Rooney Way. Cheap shots, dirty play, break the rules….whatever it takes…and hide behind alleged “tough as steel” mantra. Just amazing this entire collection of turds has somehow managed to gain the amount of respect they have over the years.

  13. realdealsteel says: Jan 12, 2016 9:10 AM

    Please…

    Broncos are looking for a reason to be motivated. And there is none. We just kicked their @ss. No frills; no drama. Just a quiet, workman like beating we gave them.

    And we’ll do it again. Especially with Payton throwing us at least two interceptions.

  14. oruacat2 says: Jan 12, 2016 9:22 AM

    “Just an unfortunate hit”.

    Get used to the excuses for their dirty deeds, Bronco fans.

  15. kingdooley says: Jan 12, 2016 9:24 AM

    No one ever accused them of being smart…

  16. blackstrat says: Jan 12, 2016 9:32 AM

    Please….realdealsteal….

    “No reason to be motivated”???
    This, for The Broncos, begins the quest toward the biggest prize in American Sport.
    One cheap shot does not motivate these guys, the trophy does.

  17. jimthebuilder27 says: Jan 12, 2016 9:52 AM

    Never liked the Broncos but the Steelers under Tomlin have been a very dirty team…Hines Ward, James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, and now Wallace.

    I hope the Broncos destroy them.

  18. steeltroll says: Jan 12, 2016 9:52 AM

    mswravens, you’re delusional. When Suggs dove at the back of Blount’s knees, were bemoaning his poor integrity on the interwebs? Psh.

  19. jxt2521 says: Jan 12, 2016 10:02 AM

    There are multiple examples of cheap shots by the steelers year in and year out but they don’t get labeled a dirty team. No other team has that history. It’s like winning a bunch of Super Bowls with steroids had allowed them to mask reality.

  20. steeltroll says: Jan 12, 2016 10:56 AM

    “jimthebuilder27 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 9:52 AM
    Never liked the Broncos but the Steelers under Tomlin have been a very dirty team…Hines Ward, James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, and now Wallace.

    I hope the Broncos destroy them.”

    Troy Polamalu a dirty player?! Dear lord. Get a grip.

  21. clashpoint says: Jan 12, 2016 11:01 AM

    Steelers fan here and I thought he deserved a suspension for that. Late, dirty, stupid, that had a lot of all three.

    That said, to think the NFL favors the Steelers is kinda silly. Which team was it that was the only team that voted against the last collective bargaining agreement because they thought it gave Goodell too much power? Which team gets itself intentionally fined in almost every game for spitefully crapping on the dress code for charity awareness? Which team has James Harrison, who once said he wouldn’t pee on Goodell to put out a fire? One of the first things Goodell did when he came into power was try to force the Rooney family to sell the team over their horse racing interests.

    Seriously, these conspiracy theorists need to take their meds :p

    Go Steelers!

  22. steeltroll says: Jan 12, 2016 11:18 AM

    The Steelers are the second most hated team in the NFL. The Pats are the most hated. Not coincidentally, the Pats have been the best team and Steelers the second best over the Past 15 years. Gee, I wonder why everyone hates them.

    Steeler Nation gladly accepts your insults, your tears, in short, your jealous moaning.

  23. citizenstrange says: Jan 12, 2016 11:42 AM

    Sounds like the Broncos will be wearing their frilly pink panties.

  24. jengjag13 says: Jan 12, 2016 11:52 AM

    The Steelers are the second most hated team in the NFL. The Pats are the most hated. Not coincidentally, the Pats have been the best team and Steelers the second best over the Past 15 years. Gee, I wonder why everyone hates them.

    Steeler Nation gladly accepts your insults, your tears, in short, your jealous moaning.

    Who the hell are you kidding? Second best team in last 15 years? HA! What stats or wins are you basing that on? Besides the last time you won a Superbowl it was given to you. Possibly worst called Superbowl of all time. The head referee has even since apologized for how bad it was.

  25. mikerobo1026 says: Jan 12, 2016 12:18 PM

    Take a shot at Ant Brown, and face the consequences. I’m fine with Cody Wallaces hit. He was defending a teammate. I remember the play that ensued and not just the aftermath. People can’t just take shots at star players and get away unscathed. Way to go Wallace. PS: the hit wasn’t that dangerous, don’t blow it out of proportion. He wasn’t a defense less receiver, he was standing there and saw it coming.

  26. steelcurtainn says: Jan 12, 2016 12:33 PM

    These guys won’t do nothing but run their mouths. The game hasn’t even started and Cody Wallace is already in their heads.

  27. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 12, 2016 1:12 PM

    mswravens | Jan 12, 2016, 9:06 AM EST
    Maybe…just maybe….people are waking up to the Rooney Way. Cheap shots, dirty play, break the rules….whatever it takes…and hide behind alleged “tough as steel” mantra. Just amazing this entire collection of turds has somehow managed to gain the amount of respect they have over the years.

    I am really disappointed in this self proclaimed highly intelligent and well informed Raven fan for forgetting his teams history of cheap shots and dirty play. Ngata broke Ben’s nose…..did you forget? Did you you also forget about a statue to the ultimate cheap shot artist ?

  28. johnniemayes says: Jan 12, 2016 3:07 PM

    Enjoy the loss Steelers fans.

  29. pittsburghdamned says: Jan 12, 2016 11:18 PM

    The truth is, Brown & Ben should rest. My season was fulfilled watching the Bungles cry after their foolish behavior cost them a lifetime of agony.

    I’ve been giddy all week listening to Pacman’s furious rants and excuses. He’s seconds from stabbing someone, and I look forward to watching his demise with Burfict more than the rest of the playoffs.

    Thank you Cincinnati.

  30. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 13, 2016 3:13 PM

    The real headline should be “Steelers still upset at Broncos cheap shot at Brown.” Have we overlooked the fact that Wallace did that in RESPONSE to this garbage and defended a teammate? Denver was as bad as Burfict trying to take him out — which seems to be the new strategy since nobody can stop him honestly.

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