Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s career is likely to be defined largely by his illegal hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and subsequent interactions with the Steelers during their playoff game this past January.

While the hit is likely to cost him at least three games according to some reports, one of Brown’s teammates, DeAngelo Williams has a rather unique take on the whole thing.

Instead of focusing on what it will cost him individually, Williams points out the hit cost the Steelers way more than a three-game suspension in the long haul. See, he believes that had Brown been healthy his team would’ve had a much better chance of winning its divisional round matchup with eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.

“For me, my rival throughout my year will be the Cincinnati Bengals,” Williams told’s Jeremy Fowler on Wednesday. “I don’t think there was any doubt in my mind if AB was not interfered on or hit the way he was hit, however you want to label it—there’s no doubt we go on and give the Broncos hell.”

Naturally, Burfict didn’t take to kindly to those words once he heard them and the two got in to a very NSFW conversation…so if you don’t want to see foul language STOP READING NOW.

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a contributor to The Comeback as well as Publisher of Big Ten site talking10. He also is a member of the FWAA and has been covering college sports since 2011. Andy is an avid soccer fan and runs the Celtic FC site The Celtic Bhoys. If he's not writing about sports, you can find him enjoying them in front of the TV with a good beer!