Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis took questions from the local scribes Wednesday as his team prepared for a Sunday visit to Indianapolis, and at one point fielded a question regarding LB Vontaze Burfict, who’s already missed a pair of games this season after concussions in consecutive games to start the season. From the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Dehner Jr. :
Q: Any concern for (Vontaze Burfict) not just as a football player but as a human being given the number of concussions he’s had?
ML: “Well, he had a concussion against Atlanta. That’s that biggest concern that way. You don’t want him to have, you know, but again I coached defenses and linebackers for a long time and concussions didn’t linger. Now we have found that because of the media and things they seem to linger longer. There’s a lot of attention paid to it. I don’t know why they linger longer. I don’t remember them lingering like they do now.”