Jags’ Players Upset Over AFC Championship Penalty Discrepancy
“I was pissed because I seen Amendola head-butt the hell out of Gip in front of the ref and you all don’t call nothing?” Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye said, per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com.
“It don’t make no sense man; it’s a lot of stuff that don’t make no sense. I have a lot of respect for these people in this locker room. They kept fighting, we all kept fighting. We knew there was stuff we couldn’t control, and we kept it close.”
Per DiRocco’s report, Bouye was upset when Patriots wideout Danny Amendola wasn’t penalized for head-butting Jags safety Tashaun Gipson, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore was not flagged for pass interference on a late fourth-down stop and that he [Bouye] was penalized for a pass interference that led to a touchdown.
“Interesting,” Jaguars’ linebacker Myles Jack said when discussing the perceived penalty discrepancies. “My thoughts on that is … yeah, that’s kind of self-explanatory. I didn’t know that.”
“The stats speak for themselves” Jags defensive end Malik Jackson said.
Here is an interesting statistic to fuel this argument.
The Patriots were called for 1 penalty against the Jaguars
It is the fewest penalties called on one team in a playoff game since the 2011 AFC Championship… when the Patriots were called for 1 penalty in a win over the Ravens
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 21, 2018