Bengals: Burfict is providing an emotional lift for defense
CINCINNATI — After leading the team in tackles last year as a rookie, linebacker Vontaze Burfict is being asked to find even more ways to lead this season.
“It’s time for him to start being more of a leader,” defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said. “A year ago, he was a young guy, but now he’s starting to come into his own. It’s a process. I’ve talked to him about taking charge of things.
“He’s a smart guy that understands everything we do,” Zimmer added.
“He communicates real well with everybody and tells them what to do.”