DeAngelo Williams popped open a fresh can of Vontaze Burfict beef when the Steelers tailback insisted Pittsburgh would have won their Wild Card game had Bengals linebacker Burfict not illegally inflicted that helmet hit on wide receiver Antonio Brown.
"For me, my rival throughout my year will be the Cincinnati Bengals," Williams told ESPN. "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."
This apparently provoked Burfict to take the offensive at Williams on Twitter -- first, in a reported since-deleted tweet. But then with this shot:
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Which resulted in a claws-out back-and-forth between the two on Twitter Wednesday afternoon (warning: strong language ahead):
I'm just happy you unblocked your Twitter account what are you doing when u not costing your team games👀🤔 https://t.co/qVRfx7NAIE— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) April 6, 2016
Not a great come back I'll teach u how to keep my name out mouth tho remember I have to tackle you 👀👀👀🤕 https://t.co/K0vY4izHLJ— Vontaze Burfict (@King55Tez) April 6, 2016
👀we'll be looking forward to it after your vacation and give everyone my regards please https://t.co/WXizcUBgoh— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) April 6, 2016
You right I am backing the best back in the league u are talented but your inability to control yourself hold u back https://t.co/NbGbygGRDN— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) April 6, 2016
It'll be interesting to see Williams and Burfict pick up where they left off when they get back on the field.