After the Bengals beat the Steelers in September last year, Cincinnati wide receiver Tyler Boyd suggested that Pittsburgh “quit”.
Here’s what Boyd said:
“The last plays of the game for them, they gave up,” said Boyd after beating Pittsburgh in week three last season. “You could see it. They had three drops in a row. To see that, that’s giving us more power. To give us the antidote to know how good we are.”
“For a team to lay down like that before the game is over, no matter how much we’re losing by or whatever the case may be, I know me, I know us, we’re not going to give up,” added Boyd. “We’re going to continue to try and make plays and make something happen. But they portrayed it to the whole nation on TV what they were about and how they gave up.”
Boyd had a much different tone on Sunday after the Bengals lost to the Steelers in overtime.
“Don’t take anything away from the Steelers,” said Boyd. “They’re a great team. They schemed us very well. They played a great game.”
Pittsburgh didn’t play perfect, but they certainly didn’t quit — even after the Bengals made a run in the second half.
Boyd probably won’t be talking trash about the Steelers after losing at home to the team he thinks “quits”.
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