Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Vontaze Burfict and the Less Violent NFL

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 11:  Vontaze Burfict #55 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts after a defensive play against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

In this week’s 10-pointer: Vontaze Burfict fails to realize there’s a new NFL, Kevin Huber proves punters can be badasses, and we all remember it’s not a good idea to head-butt your helmet.


1. Violence and the New NFL

Some players get it. Some players don’t. Then there’s Vontaze Burfict, who is in a category all by himself. 

Flash back to earlier this month. The Bengals were playing Kansas City, and Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman flared out of the backfield, near Burfict. It was a standard route. As Sherman looked back toward the quarterback, Burfict popped Sherman with his shoulder. Sherman was defenseless.

Thirty years ago, this hit would have been applauded. Twenty years ago, it would

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2729828-mike-freemans-10-point-stance-vontaze-burfict-and-the-less-violent-nfl

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