A.J. Bouye to Ben Roethlisberger: Be careful what you wish for

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked last week if he had a preference about which team the Steelers will face in this weekend’s playoff opener.

Roethlisberger picked the Jaguars and referenced Jacksonville’s 30-9 victory over the Steelers earlier this year when he said he’d “love to just prove that five interceptions wasn’t me in that game.” The Jaguars beat the Bills on Sunday, which means that Roethlisberger will be getting another crack at the Jaguars defense.

Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye said that the Jaguars are coming into the game with plenty of motivation of their own.

“Be careful what you wish for,” Bouye said, via the Florida Times-Union. “This is what he wanted, so this is what he is going to get. … We remember. We know they are going to be motivated. We are, too. Everybody thinks we’re not going to do it again. We know what we’re capable of. We’re looking forward to it.”

The Jaguars have won in Pittsburgh in the playoffs in the past, although the prospects of history repeating itself would feel a lot better if Sunday’s performance by the offense didn’t leave you feeling like another five interceptions might be necessary for their second win of the year in the Steel City.

31 responses to “A.J. Bouye to Ben Roethlisberger: Be careful what you wish for

  1. mmack66 says:

    January 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    It’s not like the Steelers have been lighting it up in the playoffs recently.
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    Maybe so but I’m willing to bet 88 rushing yards and 87 passing yards will make it difficult to win. BB is going to need to play better.

  2. What else would Ben say after his worst game ever.. and what else would Bouye say after Ben says hed want another shot… man media can sure stir a pot!! This game doesn’t need anymore hype… its gonna be a good one!

  3. .
    The key to this game is who gets the early lead. If the Steelers are ahead then their whole playbook is wide open. If the Jaguars get the lead they make you one dimensional and their pass rushing and coverage skills come into play.
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  4. Congrats to the Jags for winning a playoff game! I am pulling for you. Hopefully you can get the league to switch out the Steelers owned ref crew right before the game kind of like how they switched juries in the Untouchables.

  5. After watching the game this weekend, I just can’t see how Bortles will get his head right for this game. He was so bad. Pitt will play it more conservatively and try to run it on Jax and let Jax beat themselves. Jax need to get a lead early in the game so they can dictate the game a bit more. Not sure they can, but that’s how they can have a repeat performance.

  6. Fournette is they key to this game. If he hasn’t hit the rookie wall Jags will run away with it. Fournette lit them up the first time and the Steelers had trouble with Alex Collins late in the year

  7. It’s not like the Steelers have been lighting it up in the playoffs recently.

    Isn’t it funny how the first one to post on a Steeler thread is a loser Patriot troll.

    I am glad Ben wants this team…..it means he is focused.

  8. bullcharger says:
    January 8, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    After watching the game this weekend, I just can’t see how Bortles will get his head right for this game. He was so bad.
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    Believe me, bubba. Bortles has had games that bad followed by some of his best. That’s what you get with him.

  9. WHAT TEAM would not want to face the Jags, where you have a quarterback in Blake Bortles who can bearly even throw a Screen Pass. Dude (Bortles) just made Jags “the laughing stock” all over again. Sheesh! lol

  10. Big Ben lost to Tebow in the playoffs. So anything is possible. But I know one thing, neither team stands a chance against the Patriots.

  11. “We know what we’re capable of. We’re looking forward to it.”

    Not that I am dismissing Jax’s D but ‘we’ all just saw what their QB was capable of as well. It wouldn’t be all that surprising if the Steelers were looking forward to Bortles having another game like that because the Jags are unlikely to shut down Pittsburgh’s offense the way they did Buffalo’s. It’s going to take more points to beat the Steeler’s on the road than they managed against the Bills.

  12. I was hoping I could root for the Jags. Had my first opportunity to watch them play over the weekend.

    “Jags” defense is just that. A bunch of showboating “look at me” guys. Key on whomever has the ball and make Bortles throw.

    Not too big on the Steelers neither but man, who to pull for.

  13. As a Jaguar fan, I’ve always had nothing but respect for Steeler fan. Even back in the AFC Central days you guys were always cool and always showed Jaguar fans love and respect. Yeah we threw a few jabs back then and even now but mad respect. You all are as classy of a fan base as there is. I’m hoping for a win obviously. Defensively we can go against any team in the league but offensively we all know we just ain’t gonna get it done on Sunday. Good luck and much love to your fan base.

  14. That 30-9 won was xo finding yes, but I can’t see Ben throwing 5 picks again, 2 or which we’re teturnes for a TD. Plus, at the end of the game Fournette was trying to run the clock out in a win and busted a massive TD run. 21 (earned) points but unlikely they repeat themselves. Without them it’s 9 points of Blake Bortles led offense. Not scaring anyone on Pitts defensive side either.

    Should be a hard fought game, good one to watch.

  15. They have done a couple times this year to spring Bell.

    Line him up out of the no huddle shotgun as a receiver with Brown, Bryant and JuJu Bs and bleed them to death with short passes.

  16. mmack66 says:

    January 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    It’s not like the Steelers have been lighting it up in the playoffs recently.

    They were only in the AFC Champsionship game last year

  17. The arrogance of some players is really amazing.

    Take this guy, he is a young guy on a team that has perennially been a bad team.

    Far too often, these guys get made to look the fool when they actually play their opponent.

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