The NFL announced today that Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict would be suspended for the rest of the season. Burfict delivered an illegal hit to Colts tight end Jack Doyle. A hit that got him ejected from the game, something he is all too familiar with.
This is not the first time that this has happened, Burfict has been suspended multiple times over his career for illegal hits, which is why the NFL responded so harshly.
This is a big loss for the Raiders defense, despite his character, Burfict is a damn good football player. Burfict knows Paul Guenther’s defense better than anyone and they will feel his loss on the field.
This just adds to the long list of woes for Oakland Raiders. Gruden and company need to buckle down and re-establish the standards of what it is and means to be a Raider. The public eye doesn’t see much and that’s not what you would expect from a 100 Million dollar coach.
Knock on wood if you’re with me, right coach?