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A.J. Bouye motivated by Antonio Brown’s performance in AFC Divisional playoff win

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The Jacksonville Jaguars dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in two matchups last year but if you ask A.J. Bouye about them, he has a slightly different takeaway.

Antonio Brown combined for 17 catches for 289 yards and three touchdowns, one of which was against Bouye in the playoffs.

When asked last year if anything motivated him from last season — besides the AFC Championship loss to the New England Patriots — it seemed there was one player on Bouye’s mind: Brown.

“Certain stuff. Watching film … I talked to [Antonio Brown] at the Pro Bowl, and he saw how I kind of played him in the first game and he adjusted and I didn’t. He was showing me some of the stuff he was doing, and he was doing it in the walkthrough [at the Pro Bowl]. I was just like, ‘All right. I am going to start playing that [style] and work on certain things with my body just to stay stronger at the top of the route.’ Stuff like that and then having watched film with the Patriots game with the scheme we were running and seeing how I could work on getting that better.”

The Jaguars will host the Steelers on November 18th of this year in the team’s first Sunday Night Football game in over a decade. Watch for Bouye to be ready.