FantasySP / NFL / Antonio Brown FantasySP / NFL / Antonio Brown Copyright 2018 5336313 <![CDATA[Bengals' Burfict fined $112,000 for 2 hits against Steelers]]> Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday. The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who has been fined 11 times for more than ...]]> 5336313 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:18:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[NFL drops the hammer on Vontaze Burfict for dirty hits versus the Steelers]]> Vontaze Burfict any slack when it comes to his dirty football. ESPN NFL Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting the league is fining Burfict more than $112,000 for his hits against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.

Source: #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was fined $112,000 for multiple plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in Week 6 game against Pittsburgh, including the plays involving the Steelers’ Antonio Brown (11:19 in 3rd quarter) and James Conner (5:17 in 3rd quarter)]]> 5336262 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:30:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[NFL issues hefty fine to Vontaze Burfict for unnecessary roughness hits vs. Steelers]]> Vontaze Burfict with more than $100,000 in fines for his actions during a Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, constituting the biggest non-suspension fine of his career.

Burfict was under review for three different plays, including a hit to the helmet of Antonio Brown and going high on running back James Conner:

Source: #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was fined $112,000 for multiple plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in Week 6 game against Pittsburgh, including the plays involving the Steelers’ Antonio Brown (11:19 in 3rd quarter) and James Conner (5:17 in 3rd quarter)]]> 5336241 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:21:01 EDT Bengals Wire
<![CDATA[It sounds like Vontaze Burfict escaped without a fine for his actions vs. Steelers]]> Vontaze Burfict from his team’s Week 6 encounter with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

One, in which Burfict threw an elbow into Antonio Brown’s head, sparked outrage and had one analyst calling for a year-long suspension. Another wanted the NFL to fine Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis. Yet another got really silly and looked at Burfict’s “liked” tweets on Twitter.

But directly from the man himself, it doesn’t sound like the NFL issued a fine]]> 5335999 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:09:01 EDT Bengals Wire
<![CDATA[Randy Moss not ready to put Antonio Brown among All-Time greats]]> Antonio Brown stands among modern wide receivers. Since becoming a full-time starter in 2012, not receiver has accumulated the types of stats Brown has. He’s topped 100 receptions in each of the last five seasons and is on pace to do it again.

But former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss isn’t quite ready to lump Brown into the same category as players like himself and Jerry Rice. Robert Mays of The Ringer interviewed a wide variety of NFL greats at wide receiver from various eras about Brown and his place in history]]> 5335837 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 8:24:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[Chiefs' Travis Kelce goes to bat for Vontaze Burfict]]> Travis Kelce among those who don’t think Vontaze Burfict was headhunting a week ago.

Burfict came under fire for a hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in which he came across the wideout and two defenders, grazing Brown with his helmet and smashing into Bengals safety Jessie Bates.

Cries for a suspension and even more have gone on throughout the week, but Kelce has pulled from personal experience with Burfict to form his opinion, according to Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead Pride]]> 5335819 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 6:09:01 EDT Bengals Wire
<![CDATA[Packers WR Davante Adams is a touchdown machine]]> Davante Adams.

The Green Bay Packers’ Pro Bowl receiver is not only tied for first in the NFL in touchdown catches this season with six, but his 28 receiving touchdowns since 2016 is first in the league and one more than All-Pro Antonio Brown, who is second with 27.

On Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, Adams caught 10 passes for 132 yards and two scores, including the game-tying touchdown with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter]]> 5334421 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:03:01 EDT Packers Wire
<![CDATA[Grading the Steelers wide receivers at the bye week]]>
We’ve had six games to break down the roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And when we do it, why not hand out some grades? The story of the Steelers wide receivers is much like the story of the team. There is some truly elite talent and some players who have seriously failed to live up to expectations.

Putting aside all the drama, Antonio Brown is still the best wide receiver in the league. He has 40 receptions for 478 yards and is on pace for his sixth straight 100-catch season. He might not always be the featured guy do to coverages but in the clutch he will also be the go-to target for Ben Roethlisberger]]> 5334236 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:18:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[Vontaze Burfict’s digital footprint shows a desire to inflict injury on Steelers players]]> Vontaze Burfict, in the aftermath of his latest on-field misconduct during a game against the Steelers. To summarize, he threw a blatant forearm to the head of receiver Antonio Brown, and then Burfict allegedly told [more]]]> 5334196 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:30:01 EDT <![CDATA[One analyst wants to see Marvin Lewis, Mike Brown fined over Vontaze Burfict's antics]]> Vontaze Burfict’s play over the weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers, most should be able to agree the Cincinnati Bengals allow his borderline play to happen.

Burfict is currently under review by the NFL for three hits he made during the game against the Steelers, with most nationally agreeing an elbow to the head of a defenseless Antonio Brown was dirty.

To that end, NFL analyst Mark Schlereth has an interesting suggestion:

Wanna stop it? The league needs to have onions enough to start fining Mr. Brown, Marvin Lewis, and the whole organization. As @HermEdwards always says “you’re either coaching it or allowing it to happen.”]]> 5333747 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:09:01 EDT Bengals Wire
<![CDATA[Bengals' defense tries to pick itself up vs Chiefs' offense]]> Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball 46 times and got hit only once. When the Bengals' defense went with an all-out blitz in the closing seconds to try to get a hand on him, Big Ben threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown to win the game. ...]]> 5333501 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:30:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Vontaze Burfict needs to go, for good]]> Vontaze Burfict. Burfict’s blatant forearm to the helmet of Steelers receiver Antonio Brown passes the walks/talks/quacks/craps-like-a-duck test, especially in light of Burfict’s history. He wanted to [more]]]> 5333375 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:54:01 EDT <![CDATA[Steelers player calls for Vontaze Burfict suspension over Antonio Brown hit]]> Marcus Gilbert among those who want to see Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict get hit with another suspension.

Speaking with the media after this weekend’s game, Gilbert said the NFL needs to take action after Burfict’s hit on Antonio Brown, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler:

“That’s pathetic. The NFL has to do something about that. A guy like that, going out there intentionally trying to hurt people, there’s no need for that kind of playing in this league. It’s sad. One of these days he’ll grow up.]]> 5332964 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 6:45:01 EDT Bengals Wire
<![CDATA[Joe Thomas says Vontaze Burfict should be suspended for the rest of the season]]> Vontaze Burfict put on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown last weekend. But there might be none as strong as those of former NFL offensive tackle Joe Thomas. The future Hall of Famer was on Wingo and Golic on ESPN radio and made it clear where he stood on the debate.

“He should be suspended for the rest of the season,” Thomas said. This was in reference to the blatant shot at Brown’s head on a play in the Steelers win over the Bengals on Sunday]]> 5332899 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 1:18:01 EDT Steelers Wire
<![CDATA[Bengals DC Teryl Austin: We’re going to play aggressively]]> Antonio Brown scored a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left in last Sunday’s 28-21 win over the Bengals, there were two big questions hanging in the air. One was whether the Steelers committed offensive pass interference to spring Brown. Many thought a flag should have been thrown, but the officials didn’t [more]]]> 5332098 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 7:00:02 EDT