The Jacksonville Jaguars bring in a top-ranked pass defense and top-tier cornerbacks. When they signed A.J. Bouye this offseason the yearly hype of the Jaguars began. However, it looks like most of their free agent signings are truly being hits. However, the Steelers should have the chances and have the matchup to take advantage of the defense at some point.
Can Martavis Bryant beat the Jaguars deep?
For as good as Bouye has been he has two bad beats. Both came on the same route with the same type of receiver.
Robbie Anderson and Taywan Taylor use a quick step to the right to get Bouye to hesitate. From there they have enough space to the outside to turn on the burners untouched and race with Bouye. Both resulted in gains of over 40 yards.
The spotlight in Week Five will be on Antonio Brown taking on Jalen Ramsey. We have two of the elite in the game and it should be a guarantee that Ramsey follows him around in this game. This means that Bouye will see a lot of Martavis Bryant. Bryant can create space in the same way and is most likely faster and certainly more athletic than either of the other two.
Bryant has created separation and got away from the Vikings for two plays going for over 40 yards, one pass interference, one reception. However, against the Bears, and Ravens his numbers were pedestrian. Roethlisberger is just 5-13 targeting Bryant in the past two weeks. This is mainly on Roethlisberger. He has two misses on what could have been game breaking 40-plus yard plays.
On the first snap of the game against the Chicago Bears, Marcus Cooper got caught watching Antonio Brown in a zone, and Martavis Bryant breezed by him for what could have been a huge touchdown. However, Roethlisberger missed him by inches.
Brandon Carr has been just as strong statistically as Bouye this season. However, that did not matter when Bryant absolutely torched him on a third down at the opponents 41-yard line.
An easy 40-yard touchdown is just missed. It is in the books that Bryant will be able to get Bouye by a step, and Roethlisberger will see him. With Ramsey on Brown, this has to be the connection that breaks the game open. Will the duo be able to pull it off?