Zimmer, the DC for Cincy has a way of resurrecting college players who haven't done as well in college as expected. Burfict is just another project he has taken off the dump heap and put life back into his career. Their HC is probably good at it too.
Of course Burfict had talent but he wasn't using it in his last year of college, he was out of shape and seemed lost on the field and that is why he went undrafted. Lucky for him, he picked Cincy to sign with because the DC and HC were a perfect fit for him.
Anybody who predicted success for him based off his last year of college football were being foolish and there was no possible way of knowing the Cincy coaches could reach this guy. They simply have a way of getting maximum performance out of very suspect prospects.
And proud of it!!!