Steelers players rally behind Antonio Brown, condemn Vontaze Burfict


"That's pathetic. The NFL has to do something about that", Gilbert said.

"He hits A.B., then literally as I am under center for the next play, he points at [receiver] JuJu [Smith-Schuster] and says, 'You're next, ' " quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said after the game, via the Post-Gazette's Ron Cook.

After the game, Brown called the play a "nasty hit". Burfict hasn't played more than 11 games in a year since 2013.

On the play, a pair of defenders was tackling Brown before Burfict got involved.

"Thank God I was able to come back in the game to finish the game", he said.

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"Dropping f-bombs, everything. Burfict was out there lying, saying I spit on him which I didn't", Smith-Schuster said.

There's definitely some bad blood between Smith-Schuster and Burfict. "You could just see it with the talking, the pushing and shoving, the tackling, the extra stuff".

"It's tough to see A.B, get hit like that", Pittsburgh guard David DeCastro told ESPN. "With all the emphasis on quarterback safety, what about a guy like AB - a superstar he is in this league, how much money he's getting paid, how much he means to this team?" Who knows? He should be suspended for that hit.

"Burfict is a really good football player and I think everybody in this locker room has respect for what he can do on the field", Villanueva said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Or maybe they will put in a new rule that no one is going to call when it matters. It's injuring players in the NFL that are going to have consequences after football. When the two teams met in Cincinnati for a December showdown last season, the Steelers wide receiver was hit with a personal foul penalty after he made a crushing blindside block on Burfict that knocked the Bengals linebacker out of the game.

There's definitely some bad blood between these two teams and it's only going to boil over between now and when they play each other again in Week 17.