Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is generally not regarded as one of the NFL’s most-beloved players. But he has a fan in Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey.
On Wednesday, Pouncey gave a nice shoutout to Burfict, who he’ll be opposing on Sunday in the showdown between the Bengals and Steelers.
Pouncey on LB Vontaze Burfict: “I actually like playing against Burfict, man. I think he’s a great player, he’s physical. He talks trash but he does it in the right way. Sometimes it’s a little excessive but when you’re a defensive player it’s supposed to be like that.”
— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) October 10, 2018
Sunday’s game figures to be very hard-hitting. We weren’t exactly expecting a lot of praise coming from each team during the week. But Pouncey went and surprised us. Burfict will have at least one fan on the opposing sideline for this game.