Steelers’ OL says league should look at Broncos’ “bounty”

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A hit by Steelers center Cody Wallace ended the season of Broncos safety David Bruton when the teams met in the regular season last month.

Broncos safety Darian Stewart told reporters this week that Wallace is “going to be sore” after Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game between the teams, then was a little less vague about his plans to go low on Wallace.

I’m cutting him,” Stewart said.

That got the attention of Steelers guard Ramon Foster, who asked that the league office keep an eye on Stewart.

“You put that kind of stuff out there, that just gives you a bigger bullseye,” Foster said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Hopefully the refs will be looking at that. The league needs to look at that because that’s making a bounty. So, you want to talk about safety? Address that. Take a stand on that. They made a bounty on a guy who hadn’t done anything to him.”

Stewart said he will keep it “between the lines, between the whistles” but told reporters that Wallace “better not come at me.”

130 responses to “Steelers’ OL says league should look at Broncos’ “bounty”

  1. That’s rich. Your fellow o-lineman made one of the biggest cheap-shot plays of the year, somehow escaped suspension, and you’re offended that the other team has vowed to hit the guy.

    All right, then.

  2. Seriously?!?! The Steelers are the dirtiest team in the league, yet one person trash talks about evening up the score for a previous dirty hit, and they run to the League for protection?!?

    Give me a break.

  3. The Steeler’s head coach interferes in a live play, assistant coaches get into it with players on the other team and now other teams must look into what they are doing against the Steelers? The hypocrisy of the Steelers is at an all time high. Tomlin might be the biggest crybaby coach in the league. If his team wins, no rules were violated. If the Steelers lose, count on Tomlin to find somebody to blame and the hypocrite fan base will blame anybody but their team for losing!!!

  4. The Cody Wallace hit on David Bruton was one of the dirtiest, cheapest plays I’ve seen in the last 5 years. Of course, Steelers fans will be quick to say that it was payback for Malik Jackson come in just a wee bit late to lay a hit on Antonio Brown, but my God–he targeted the wrong man. How big of an idiot is Cody Wallace to lunge head first at full running speed into a guy who didn’t even make the hit on Brown in the first place.

    It’s amazing that Wallace was not suspended for his actions.

  5. After last weeks display of cheap shots by Pittsburgh players and coaches alike, I’d say this idiot lineman should maybe worry about the refs watching them like hawks. What a joke! Shazier shouldn’t be allowed to play in this game and Wallace deserves to have his leg broken and season ended five seconds after the whistle blows.

  6. Oh give me a break. They say the hit Like it was your typical hit. The dude launched himself full fledged feet off the ground in a dive helmet to helmet he should have been Suspended!.

  7. That’s not a bounty. He’s not offering $ for anyone who hits him. It certainly sounds like a threat though

  8. Wallace speared Bruton, and the refs let him get away with it. Then someone wants to retaliate. If the refs were better in the first place and flagged it, or if the NFL fined Wallace, there would be a lot less motivation for retaliation.

  9. I heard an interview with Wallace today in which he acknowledged that what he did was wrong, and said that he expects retribution – now with that said – everyone else shut the hell up. Especially Foster. If that dude played half as well as he talked he’d be destined for the HOF. I have no idea what he has done to justify having his own weekly show on the radio in Pittsburgh.

  10. Has the world gone entirely mad? The Steelers harping about player safety, and asking the league to pay special attention to their safety? Gimme a break… There’s nothing can be done to that junk organization that they wouldn’t deserve.

  11. What kind of treatment did steeler players expect after “Vantaze” Wallace flew in with that cheap shot after the whistle?

  12. Gee golly, that Pit 0-line is so terrified that they feel the need to whine for Goodall’s protection? They must either feel guilty or have mentality already given up.

  13. “They made a bounty on a guy who hadn’t done anything to him.”

    A couple things. First of all Stewart said that if Wallace comes after him he will cut him that is number 1. Number 2 Cody Wallace already did that David Bruton in week 15. Not only did Bruton do nothing to Wallace he wasn’t even involved in the hit to Antonio Brown that Wallace seem to take issue with. Glass houses and all that!

  14. Irony is delicious. After Steeler LB tweets he’s going to shoot Vontaze Burfict after Bell was injured in a legal tackle in the Bengals first game, seems Foster didn’t ask the league to address something a lot more dangerous than a bounty before the next Bengals game. Nor did he turn himself in for spearing another player in this season. Now shoe is on other foot and he believes the League should be involved.

  15. These guys. Notice the trend? The AFCN does. They can dish it but can’t take it. Bengals exposed them for it for the world to see. Now everyone on it. Not just the AFCN.

    You’ll see the refs rush to the rescue if the Broncos try to get physical back. And if that fails, keep an eye out on the coaches. They’re good for a “random” act of attempted trip, hair pull etc…

  16. The only difference between what Wallace did and what Burfect did is that Antonio Brown knew he was going to get hit and David Bruton was standing over a tackled guy who was on the ground. Brute is out for the season with a broken leg and Antonio Brown will be playing Sunday. Foster wants the league to look into what? There are some good football players on the Steelers; what Cody Wallace did to Brute is not football.

  17. Here is an example of one thing that is really wrong in this country. A guy says he is going to hit another guy low, and the response is that he is putting a bounty on the guy. That is not a bounty. Because you say it does not make it so. Make a stupid statement, and it becomes reality. Go ahead Darian, hit him low, teach him a lesson.

  18. This coming from a team with a long history of dirty players.Lets not even get into the heavy steroid use by the Steeler teams of the 70’s.I know testing for steroids didn’t start till the 80’s but it still taints those 4 SB rings a bit.

  19. Absolutely no one on the Steelers has any right to act like they care about player safety. They have taken out 3 players with hits to the head in 4 weeks.

  20. Wait wait wait.. Now a Steelers player is upset about a player making threats from the opposing team?

    Pot, meet kettle.

  21. Typical Bronco crap. The league should look into all the penalties and personal fouls that defense has racked up this year….especially Von Miller. Dirty, dirty player!

  22. Unbelievable, the dirtiest team in the NFL, and masters of the cheap shot, are now trying to shift blame to yet another team. If anyone watches the last Squealer/Bengals game you will see two Squealers body slam one Bengal, and the closest ref looks right at it, but obviously, he must be a Squealer fan. Just another call missed by the inept refs. Folks need to look and see who these players are so they will understand why the Bengals got upset.
    They also need to look at all the cheap shots taken by the Squealers in the last Denver/Squealer game to understand that PAYBACK is gonna be fun.
    I’m a Donkey fan this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Squealers are direst team in NFL.

  23. Typical Steelers. They make death threats on social media and nothing is done but make a statement that you better beware between the white lines and it’s all Help me, Rodger.

    What a bunch of whussies.

  24. Hell, the Broncos have been cutting opposing players since Elway was the quarterback. It was the only thing Alex Gibbs taught.

  25. That cheap play ended what was a promising season for a promising young player. I hope that these guys get what they have comin’, hell Tebow did it! A win is what the Broncos are after, and that I guarantee will be the collective focus. Cheap shots like the one Wallace INTENDED to deliver have a way of working themselves out in this league. Mopping up Mile High stadium after a broncos victory, with a slew of yellow rags, is going to feel really good.

  26. “We need more help from the refs and the league office.” Give me a break, like they can get any further into your corner than they already have been shown to be. Wallace shouldn’t have played another game this season after the spear he delivered to Bruton.

  27. no one is talking about the cheap shot the Bronco’s DL made on AB to incite cody wallace to clean that pile!! Dude hit AB wrong I think it was number 97. so go ahead littl tough guy and ‘cut” Cody Wallace then guess what someone possibly my boy DeCastro will clean you out!! Man gotta love Decastro he is like a modern day Conrad Dobler!!!

  28. Stewart = a nobody bench riding idiot.heres an idea shut your idiot mouth or say something to Cody’s face it would be worth the 15 yrds to watch him end you.

  29. Not sure what he thinks the league is going to do.

    No one disputes that Gregg Williams master-minded the Bounty Scandal or the authenticity of the recording of him calling for injuries to the niners in 2012 yet, all he got was a one year suspension.

    The league doesn’t care.

  30. There will be no investigation. Broncos have been anointed by Mr. Integrity to have all possible chances and calls to make the super bowl. HGH and all.

  31. Bruton broke his leg 2 plays prior to wallace hitting him. He also came back and played the rest of the game after wallace hit him. So saying wallace ended his season is wrong

  32. They model their behavior after their coaches. Everyone talks about how great an organization it is. Look deep. No better thank the rest. Actually worse than most. Without steroids, the steelers have only..2 superbowls. Two more than my team but we don’t cry at everything from we lost because the other team cheated to they might try to legally hit me harder than normal. Get a clue. Regardless, it would be good to see them beat the broncos…a team that has ended many players years with cut blocks.

  33. Stop crying and play football…..Denver’s going to get paid. Steelers know they are going to lose very bad, Denver’s going to crush them with or without Ben and Antonio….Denver 34 Pittsburgh 13!!!!

  34. Wallace took a blatant head shot at Bruton and took him out for the season. Nobody called him any names or vilified him in the media. There’s a double standard for the Steelers.

  35. Does he know what ‘bounty’ means? What Stewart made was a threat. If Wallace said “I’m going to award a prize to whoever takes out Wallace.”, then THAT’S a bounty.

  36. It’s just talk trying to fire guys up and maybe get in the head of the opponent. The real joke was bounty gate. Tell me, now that everyone realizes how much of a sham that was when do the saints get their draft picks back? Throw in an extra one to compensate for losing a season of Sean Payton. Seriously two second round picks and losing a coach for a season just for lifting the curtain on the league just a bit so the public could have a glimpse? The real shame was the way the media jumped all over the saints. I understood average fans but the media should be close enough to know nothing unusual, by nfl standards, was going on.

  37. Exhibit 1a of why the world hates the steelers. Crying about the loss before it even happens. You don’t deserve to be there, son. Take your cheating, chest beating coach, your ball, and go home. I am a huge Broncos fan this weekend.

  38. That’s not a bounty. That’s a grown man saying if you and your team continue to play like punks, he is going to stand up to for himself.

    Foster is such a wuss. He always looks for a quick hit after the whistle, then whines to the refs when he gets pushed back.

  39. maalea says:
    Jan 13, 2016 11:51 PM
    Typical Steelers. They make death threats on social media and nothing is done but make a statement that you better beware between the white lines and it’s all Help me, Rodger.

    What a bunch of whussieS

    Did you miss the part where Stewart says he is going to “cut” Wallace? When a Steelers opponent says it it is okay, when a Steelers says it it is a death threat.

  40. ravensaresuperior says:
    Jan 13, 2016 11:47 PM
    Just can’t get enough of these crybaby cheat’in steelers.

    259 152

    Well, the Steelers are playing a divisional playoff this weekend while the Ravens are superiorly planning their no. 6 draft pick. Enjoy.

  41. Steelers have no business complaining about any other team. The amount of dangerous play they engage in is absurd. At least 5 players and 3 coaches should be suspended right now for their actions.

  42. davikes says:
    Jan 13, 2016 10:19 PM

    Wallace speared Bruton, and the refs let him get away with it. Then someone wants to retaliate. If the refs were better in the first place and flagged it, or if the NFL fined Wallace, there would be a lot less motivation for retaliation.
    —————–
    Maybe the cold froze your brain up there in Minnesota? The refs laid a personal foul on Wallace for the helment to helmet late hit. Your rhetoric sounds like that speech the other night to America, full of propaganda, little fact.

  43. trabba98 says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:22 AM
    Steelers have no business complaining about any other team. The amount of dangerous play they engage in is absurd. At least 5 players and 3 coaches should be suspended right now for their actions.

    Identify those guilty parties please?

  44. Steelers have been the dirtiest team in the NFL for decades and got some of their own medicine Saturday night. The players/coaches crying has already started and the game has not even kicked off. Priceless. Commence whining from the bitchiest fan-base in all of sports now!

  45. enoughofthatalready says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:35 AM
    trabba98 says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:22 AM
    Steelers have no business complaining about any other team. The amount of dangerous play they engage in is absurd. At least 5 players and 3 coaches should be suspended right now for their actions.

    Identify those guilty parties please?
    ___________________________
    Players: Shazier, Decastro, Mitchell, Blake, Williams
    Coaches – Munchak, Porter, Tomlin

  46. Although Stewart said the Broncos wouldn’t go outside the lines, his comments about beating up on Wallace were stupid considering the scrutiny every team will be facing after the Bengals fiasco. That was a nasty hit Wallace put on Bruton in December, but he was both flagged and fined for it. Why mouth off now and invite the refs to look twice at everything you do on Sunday?

  47. So when Pitt LB Vince Williams threatened to shoot Vontaze Burfict this summer if he saw him on South Beach because of the hit Burfict put on Bell and the NFL does nothing about it’s fine with Foster, but some guy says his teammate is going to be sore after the game the NFL needs to investigate the other team.

    The Steelers live a bubble where everything they do justifiable and good while every other team is dirty. They demonize Vontaze but they have done similar if not worse things in the past, if he was a Steeler they would LOVE him.

  48. #25 of the Broncos holds up Antonio Brown followed by #97 of the Broncos taking a ten-yard head start then smashing into him. Only THEN does Wallace come crashing in. To defend his teammate. That’s what makes this story so backwards.

    If anyone deserves a bounty on his head it’s #97.

    You want to blame someone for your guy getting hurt, blame your boy #97, Denver fans.

  49. Wait a minute. You mean the Steelers are being mentioned by another team as being cheap? dirty? Instagaters? Classless? Injury fakers? ( ok I threw that last one in for good measure).

    Say it isn’t so!!

    (There is no pattern here or anything)

  50. It’s amazing how Denver fans have chosen to view this game. Are you seriously unaware of the fact that your #97 took a 10-yard running start then plowed into Brown as he was being held up by another Denver player? Do you think Wallace would just launch himself into the air for no reason? Are you all seriously this blinded by your own homer shades?

    Wallace wouldn’t do this for no reason. I suggest you go back and watch the replay and see just what that reason was. Then apologize to the Steelers, their fans and everyone else for being so wrong.

  51. The Steelers live a bubble where everything they do justifiable and good while every other team is dirty.

    Oh my … thank you for the laugh of the day!!!! 😀 You must be new here. If you’d been around for more than 30 seconds, you’d have noticed 32 lovely little bubbles bouncing all over these pages, each filled with fans who think their teams/players/coaches can do no wrong while all others are just the meanest darn people on earth. For you to think only Steelers fans lead that insular existence just means the skin of your bubble is thicker than average.

  52. Damn what a bunch of crybabies. Do I hear the term Hypocrite or is that to big of a word for you Denver fans. Look up the stats for penalties in 2015 and Denver has more penalties and fines than Pittsburgh and they played 1 less game. I’m not even a Steelers fan and I know that. I guess we will hear more crying after Sunday’s game. Lets just hope its a clean game.

  53. This cant be true. 31 teams in this league are run by saints. When the season ends they all do charity work for the poor and help feed the homeless. Only the Patriot’s do anything wrong. If you don’t believe, just read the comments on every Patriot story. It is full of self righteous hypocrites and many are Steeelers and Broncos fans.

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