Hue Jackson warns Browns about reacting to Vontaze Burfict

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Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict returns from a three-game suspension just in time to face Hue Jackson’s Browns. Jackson, who spent four seasons as an assistant coach in Cincinnati, isn’t expecting Burfict to come back in a good mood.

“He’s just ornery anyway,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “That’s just who he is. He’s a good player. He’s tough. He loves football. He’s kind of the straw that stirs the drink for their defense. They have a good defense, and he’ll just make it better. He’s a really good player, a really fine player.”

Jackson had nothing but good things to say about Burfict. At the same time, Jackson knows Burfict’s history and reputation as well as anyone.

Thus, he has warned his players not to get drawn into anything with Burfict.

“Coach Jackson addressed that on Wednesday in the team meeting about some of the things that he likes to take part in and just warned the guys about being smart,” running game coordinator Kirby Wilson said. “We don’t want to get in a situation where we’re responding second and being the one that gets caught and all of the sudden you’re playing behind the chains again and defeating yourself.”

11 responses to “Hue Jackson warns Browns about reacting to Vontaze Burfict

  1. I think he meant to say “a really FINED player”

    Don’t get sucked into that meatheads tactics. Just sit back and let them implode on their own while Marv stares on with a clueless blank gaze.

  2. Tough to forget this clown twisting the ankles of Cam Newton and Greg Olson of the Panthers, spitting in DeCastro’s face, stepping on Blount’s leg at New England, or his targeting of Antonio Brown in that playoff game. Some players haven’t yet figured out the way the new rules work and still aim a bit high, but that’s nothing compared to what Burfict regularly pulls. While he tries to hurt players from other team, he usually hurts his own team for sure.

  3. Each one of the players Clashpoint mentioned above needed a good dose of Burfect. A little something something to remember they’re not celebrities, they are football players.

  4. Each one of the players Clashpoint mentioned above needed a good dose of Burfect. A little something something to remember they’re not celebrities, they are football players.

  5. QB isn’t the only position in football where you have to be mentally strong. Anybody who’s mentally weak can kill your team’s chances, regardless of whether they’re a QB or a LB. Players like Burfict and Pacman Jones are physically very talented. Super talented, in fact. But what they lack between the ears ends up killing their team. That’s all on Mike Brown. Someone like Eddie DeBartolo would have put up with their crap for about one second, and they’d be out the door.

  6. To all the old cooter fans out here, this guy is old school. Best linebacker in the game. Brings fear (you know, the way football used to be) everybody afraid of this dude. A beast. Gotta love it! As far as all the whiners in this post? Youd love him on your team. Glad hes on mine! I will be watching.

  7. clashpoint says:

    September 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    “spitting in DeCastro’s face”
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    Never happened, fake news. It’s white lie’s like this that create urban legends and the legend of Burfict is highly exaggerated as far as dirty play is concerned. Does he cross the line on occasion? Absolutely, but don’t tell me that 90 percent of the other defensive players aren’t looking for that same psychological edge vs. their opponent. People detest him because he is such an impactful player and they wish they had him on their team. It makes me laugh when I hear pansy fanboys cry about how he is too dangerous for this sport. Before this game got soft and quarterbacks didn’t take up 1/3rd of the salary cap and therefore didn’t need excessive rules to protect them from injury, this guy would be celebrated like other great linebackers like Seau, Urlacher, Lewis and Zach Thomas.

  8. clashpoint says:
    Tough to forget this clown twisting the ankles of Cam Newton and Greg Olson of the Panthers………
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    Compared to who exactly ?

    That’s fine; suspend Burfict for twisting Olsens’ ankle; buts let not forget Roethlisburger twisting Ogbahs ankle in week 1, yet no fine, no suspension for Ben…..

    Cant think why ?

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