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The NFL's me sage toVontaze Burfict was loud and clear: Something has to change.It's a warning the controversial Bengals linebacker says he intends to heed.In fact, he vows that you'll see a different type of player when he returns in 2016 aftera three-game suspension forhis hit to the DeForest Buckner Jersey head of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the Bengals'wild-card-round lo s.MORE: Wildest moments from Steelers-Bengals |Brown says Burfict wanted to 'kill me'In his first public comments since the NFL i sued the punishment, Burfict told ESPN.com on Monday he believes his negative reputation drew the flag that helped cost the Bengals their first playoff win in 25 years."Like I told coach (Marvin Lewis), I wish I could take that play back because I probably would've hit him low," Burfict said. "I don't like hitting low but I have to change Bradley Pinion Jersey because it's getting flags because I hit him high or hit him in the helmet, and it's so hard to determine where to hit the offender because they're going to tuck their body and you have to pretty much tuck with them."ENGEL: Does character mean nothing, Bengals?Burfictreceived anunnece sary roughne s penalty for a hit to Jimmie Ward Jersey Brown's head after an incompletionwith 22 seconds remaining andthe Bengals leading 16-15. The flag, plus a penalty on Adam "Pacman" Jones right after the play, put Pittsburgh into position to kick agame-winning 35-yard field goal.The NFL cited the play, which left Brown with a concu sionand caused him to mi s the Steelers' divisional round lo s to the Broncos, in its decision last monthto suspend Burfictfor repeated violations of playersafety rules. Burfict unsucce sfully appealed the suspension.DIAMOND: Lewis' enabling of Burfict means Bengals have wrong coachBurfict has been disciplined numeroustimes over his five-year NFL career, drawing fines for other questionable plays.He said he takes responsibility for the hit on Brown, but believes players like him have been unfairly targeted by officials as the NFL rulebook evolves."I play hard sometimes it gets me in trouble," Burfict said. "My style of play is Patrick Willis Jersey aggre sive, and (the game has)changed and I have to change with it, and that play right there, I think if I wasn't No. 55, I wouldn't have got flagged."