Bengals Burfict Defends Mixon: ‘Le’Veon Is Not As Good As Le’Veon Thinks He Is’

During the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell took at shot at rookie running back Joe Mixon as he accused him of mimicking him. After the game was over, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict defended Mixon.

“Le’Veon is not as good as Le’Veon thinks he is,” Burfict said, according to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “So for him to go rattin’ on Twitter to talk about my teammate, it’s a little bit beyond me. Joe is way better than him. I mean, I play Joe every day in practice and he just has better qualities.

“Joe is better than him. Put it like that.”

As for Mixon, he said after the game that he had no idea why Bell would tweet what he did on Sunday.

“You know, honestly, I don’t know,” Mixon said. “I mean, it’s unfortunate you feel that way, but like I said, I’m not worried about what he’s talking about. I just gotta keep my head down, keep grinding and, you know, it’s gonna happen.”

In the Bengals 24-23 win over the Colts Mixon had 18 on 11 carries in addition to 91 yards on three receptions. Bell ‘s Sunday Twitter shots at Mixon were a result of the rookie running back saying after last week’s loss to the Steelers that he “can do way more than” what Bell did in that contest.

“Like I said, I only had seven carries. I can’t showcase nothing if I don’t get the ball. There’s nothing else I can say,” Mixon said last Sunday.

Bell took two shots at Mixon while the Bengals played the Colts.

“For someone who feels they can do “way more” than I can, sure seems like u wanna be me! tryin to mimic my run style, my 1st down celebration,” Bell posted on Twitter while obviously watching the Bengals Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Bell immediately took another shot at Mixon as well.

“Now u wear an arm sleeve on your left arm AND went to the mismatch gloves too?! lol just change your number from 28 to 26 while your at it,” the Steelers running back posted.

Burfict, by the way, had no comment after Sunday’s game about the large fine he received this past week for kicking Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix in the head during the first quarter of last Sunday’s game.

  • Michael Cunningham

    I see that concussion from the Nix beat down is still affecting ImBurfict …

  • Yawn…

  • Jason

    Lmao. Football analytics advice from Vontez is like marriage advice from O.J. Take it at your own risk.

  • Chad H

    Ah, Bell ran all over you and your team. So STFU!

  • Mutatedgenome

    Millennials. LOL

  • 6 ring circus

    Wish I could post this on a Bengal’s site, but I don’t want to waste my time. Mr. Burfict, nothing coming out of your mouth has ANY credibility, WHATSOEVER…

  • T R

    laugh and Mixon amnesia, “i dont know why he would tweet that” what? you started it.. I feel like a big kid,, but you started it Mixon. and then ya big trouble maker brother “Burflict” runs outside to protect u.. lol

  • T R

    I knew Bell was going to fumble tonight.. To give Mixon and Burflict something to criticize about

  • John A Stewart

    Bell needs to stay off twitter DAMN

  • Doug Andrews

    Mixon can do way more than LB yeah right with 11 carries for 18 yards?

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  • Applebite

    Burfict..the dirtbag who gets a special discount from the league, for his frequent infractions.

  • NCSteel

    Of course he’s much better VontThey are a very bizarre team.
    The coach is responsible of course
    ‘ fish stinks from the head down.

  • NinjaMountie

    First of all, no one is as good as they believe themselves to be. I’m with him on that. Second, you don’t get to say anyone is better than LB unless they put up similar results. That hasn’t come close to happening. Still, you have to stick up for your teammates so that’s a good on him. Actually, that may be the most decent thing I’ve ever heard him do or say.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Stop. Just play football.

    Also- didn’t anyone ever tell you that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

  • Ryan Alderman

    Bunch of ‘tards yapping about their yards…

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I wish Burfict was always there to defend me…how proud I would feel.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Burfict must have a constant concussion.

  • mezzetin1

    Bell’s best. Burfict’s not even the best defensive player on the bungholes…

  • Ken Krampert

    Loser talk from losers, ho hum….

  • Darth Blount 47

    Huh… a 1st-rate dirtbag AND a 1st-rate comedian. Who knew???

  • Burky

    I love Le’Veon, but I have to agree with Berfict. Le’veon is definitely on the “DIG ME TRIBE” He and AB are the Chiefs of the DIG ME TRIBE BUT only the Bengals would think Mixon can hold his jock. PLEASE!!