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    Dirty hits

    Let's hear it Bengals fans--now that your team shot itself in the foot, was Burfict's hit really dirty?
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    Illegal? Yes. Dirty? I don't think so. It's easy to say yes based on reputation but you have to look at the play in a vacuum. Brown was lunging forward and also falling.

    If the pass from Ben is accurate, burfict hits him in the numbers with a shoulder. Instead, he gets him in the head. Definitely flag worthy as it was a hit to the head and Brown was defenseless, but I struggle to say it was intentional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengals1181 View Post
    Illegal? Yes. Dirty? I don't think so. It's easy to say yes based on reputation but you have to look at the play in a vacuum. Brown was lunging forward and also falling.

    If the pass from Ben is accurate, burfict hits him in the numbers with a shoulder. Instead, he gets him in the head. Definitely flag worthy as it was a hit to the head and Brown was defenseless, but I struggle to say it was intentional.
    This post is what I was trying to get Bengals fans to see about James Harrison all those years ago. Illegal =/= dirty necessarily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packa7x View Post
    This post is what I was trying to get Bengals fans to see about James Harrison all those years ago. Illegal =/= dirty necessarily.

    Harrison has a much longer history though.

    I certainly think Burfict straddles the line too much, at least for my liking, but he doesnt do much as far as helmet hits. Last night was unfortunate, but helmet to helmet hits by Burfict are not that common.

    He certainly has some dirty plays in his history (and fwiw a lot of dirty play goes unnoticed or ignored league wide) but last night was exxagerated because of his past with the steelers. It was an unfortunate play but i dont think it was intentional. Hes a big hitter, but doesnt have a history as a headhunter. Ironically, Burfict broke out the year Harrison was in Cincy.

    Of Burfict's considered "dirty" antics, all have involved ankles, except for one cup check. None to my recollection have involved hits to the head.

    In general, this is why I dont feel bad for the NFLPA. They claim the league doesn't care about their safety when there are tons of players league wide intentionally trying to injure each other every game whether its head shots or something as small as cup checks and eye gougings.
    Last edited by Bengals1181; 01-10-2016 at 10:38 AM.

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    Interestingly, James Harrison defended the Burfict hit on Brown saying it shouldn't have been a flag.

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    Pacman Jones claiming that Brown was faking an injury. The best line is the following:

    "He deserved a Grammy Award for that," he said. "I know if you just got knocked out you ain't going to be able to wink and tell me you're OK."

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14...ing-winked-him

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    Well, I'm pretty sure you can't fake being in the concussion protocol.

    Which Adam do you believe? Shefter or Jones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes27 View Post
    Pacman Jones claiming that Brown was faking an injury. The best line is the following:

    "He deserved a Grammy Award for that," he said. "I know if you just got knocked out you ain't going to be able to wink and tell me you're OK."

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14...ing-winked-him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
    Well, I'm pretty sure you can't fake being in the concussion protocol.

    Which Adam do you believe? Shefter or Jones?
    While I do not think Brown was faking, both could be telling the truth.

    If Brown was faking, he'd still have to go into the concussion protocol, given the nature of the hit. So, if he was faking, both Adam's, could, indeed, be telling the truth.
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