Regarding Vontaze Burfict's anger issue

Vontaze Burfict's inability to control his anger contributed greatly to the Bengals losing the NFL playoff game that they were moments away from winning.  Burfict made an illegal hit with less than a minute left in the game.  The penalty moved the football into field goal range for the Steelers.  The Steelers kicked the field goal and won. Burfict was over-the-top fired up throughout the game.  A sideline TV reporter announced that coaches were cautioning Burfict not to do anything that would harm him and his teammates.  I thought, “For crying out loud.  Is the guy a three-year old?  Burfict is a highly paid professional athlete.  Why can't the head coach simply say, 'Calm down and knock it off'?” When did pro head coaches lose control of their players?  My brother has coached kids’ football for 30 years.  A few years ago, he told me he saw a disturbing change in the kids.  “They...(Read Full Post)

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