FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Cornerback A.J. Bouye didn’t blame the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ 24-20 loss to the New England Patriots on officiating, however he actually wasn’t comfortable in regards to the large discrepancy in penalties.
The Jaguars had been penalized six instances for 98 yards in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game whereas the Patriots had been penalized simply as soon as for 10 yards, which was a holding penalty on a kickoff.
Bouye was particularly upset about Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore not being referred to as for move interference towards receiver Dede Westbrook on a fourth-down move late within the recreation, a 32-yard move interference name towards him late within the first half that arrange a landing, and Patriots receiver Danny Amendola not being referred to as for head-butting security Tashaun Gipson after a play within the third quarter.
“I used to be pissed as a result of I seen Amendola head-butt the hell out of Gip in entrance of the ref and also you all do not name nothing?” Bouye stated. “It do not make no sense man; it is plenty of stuff that do not make no sense. I’ve plenty of respect for these individuals on this locker room. They saved combating, all of us saved combating. We knew there was stuff we could not management and we saved it shut.”
Bouye stated he felt just like the Patriots gamers had been attempting to goad the Jaguars into committing penalties, very similar to gamers stated the Buffalo Bills gamers tried to do within the AFC Wild Card recreation the Jaguars gained 10-Three.
The Jaguars had been referred to as for 2 defensive move interference penalties towards the Patriots. They had been flagged for an NFL-low 5 through the common season. The Jaguars additionally had the NFL’s least-penalized protection this season, with a complete of 9 penalties (accepted or declined). Per the NFL, the Patriots’ one penalty is the fewest in a playoff recreation since 2011, when the Patriots had been referred to as for one in a victory over Baltimore.
That’ why he was notably upset at what he stated he noticed Amendola do.
“I’ll defend my teammates,” Bouye stated. “You all see it on TV, the one the place Amendola head-butted Gip. Right after the whistle was blown. Right in entrance of them. I am simply asking the way you going to allow them to try this?
“I perceive you are all going to allow us to play however we all know they’ll attempt to instigate stuff. They head-butted my man. C’mon man.”
Bouye stated he wasn’t positive why he was referred to as for move interference towards Cooks, both. Both gamers had been hand-fighting and making contact down the sideline and Bouye compelled Cook out of bounds. Tom Brady‘s throw fell incomplete however the officers penalized Bouye and the 31-yard penalty gave the Patriots the ball on the Jaguars’ 13. Two performs later they scored to chop the Jaguars’ result in 14-10.
“I simply received to look at the tape,” Bouye stated. “I must go have a look at the rule e book on [pass interference penalties]since you’re telling me the receiver can have his fingers on me the entire method down the sector but when I search for the ball and attempt to shield myself from being pushed it is a flag?
“Like I stated, I simply need to be higher. I am unable to put my group in that state of affairs. It’s a flag, I received to come clean with it discover a technique to get higher at it.”
Linebacker Myles Jack was shocked on the penalty discrepancy when requested about it within the locker room.
“Interesting,” Jack stated. “My ideas on that’s … yeah, that is form of self-explanatory. I did not know that.
“I am going to simply say that is self-explanatory. Interesting. That’s all I’ll say.”
Defensive deal with Malik Jackson smirked when he was requested in regards to the penalties and whether or not he thought issues had been inconsistently referred to as.
“The stats converse for themselves,” he stated.
Bouye once more burdened that the officiating did not price the Jaguars the sport, however would favor a degree enjoying discipline.
“You all see it,” Bouye stated. “I received gamers hitting me up within the NFL saying the identical factor. But on the finish of the day we will not put the blame on them. We did not execute adequate. They executed adequate.”