A.J. Bouye on Ben Roethlisberger revenge comment: ‘Be careful what you wish for’

By Michael Dixon
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Even before the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills on Wild Card Weekend, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made it known that he wanted another crack at the Jacksonville defense. Now that the matchup is set, A.J. Bouye, a member of that defense, has some words for Big Ben.

The Steelers hosted the Jaguars in Week 5 in a game that was perhaps the worst of Roethlisberger’s career. Roethlisberger did throw for 312 yards in that game. But Pittsburgh failed to score even one touchdown, Big Ben threw five interceptions (two of which were returned for touchdowns), and Jacksonville won 30-9.

Something else worth noting is that prior to Sunday’s win over the Bills, the Jaguars’ last playoff victory came following the 2007 season when they defeated the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The names and faces are almost entirely different from that game. But Roethlisberger did start for the Steelers and threw three interceptions in that game.

So, he definitely has revenge on his mind and most likely, has it in more ways than one.