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Diontae Johnson of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a catch in front of William Jackson of the Cincinnati Bengals during a game at Heinz Field on November 15, 2020.
If you’re a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, you know that former Bengals corner player William Jackson III loves Cincinnati soccer fans as much as you do.
During a recent appearance with BMitch & Finlay on 106.7 The Fan, Washington DC, Jackson was very critical of Bengals fans, saying it was “a blessing to get away from Cincinnati and its fan base.”
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The reason he chose to sign with Washington as an unrestricted free agent was citing the team’s “crazy” strong line of defense and the organization’s “great coaches”. Anyway, the three-year $ 40.5 million contract that supposedly guarantees $ 26 million.
He went on to contrast Washington fans with those in Queen City and said, “Cincinnati, you have some big fans, man. Misery loves company. . . The Bengals, on the other hand, you guys, are wondering why they don’t win, ”said Jackson. “I’m glad I’m not there anymore, man. It’s a blessing to get away and I wish you all the best, but Washington, let’s go from here. ”
Jackson didn’t stop there, however. He also resented not getting enough recognition for his game in Cincinnati and sounded a little jealous of teams with a heavy pass rush. [in Cincinnati] without a D-line. “
“At the end of the day I was just on a team with no big market and a lot of people around the world don’t know what I can do or what I’ve done,” he complained. “If you look at it from a statistical standpoint that doesn’t tell you who I really am [was]. I wasn’t a guy who was picked up and thrown all the time … ”
William Jackson’s Steelers Draft Connection
William Jackson III has had a longstanding association with the Steelers since the day he was drafted, as it was long believed that Pittsburgh intended to have him ranked 25th overall on the 2016 draft, with the exception that Cincinnati had voted him for one spot earlier .
That narrative was confirmed in the spring of 2016 by Carnell Lake, the former Steelers defensive coach.
As it turned out, the Steelers took University of Miami cornerback Artie Burns, 25th overall, who spent four mostly less successful seasons in Pittsburgh before joining the Chicago Bears in the free agency. (Last year Burns signed a one-year deal with Chicago before tearing up his ACL at training camp. This season he’s back with the Bears on another one-year deal.)
In the meantime, Jackson played in Cincinnati for the last five years, starting 48 of 59 games and recording a total of 150 tackles and three interceptions, 41 defended passes, five tackles against loss and one sack. But he’s probably best remembered by Bengals fans for failing to push the former Steelers who ran back Le’Veon Bell out of control when Bell played a game in Cincinnati in 2017 has stuck the sideline en route to the end zone.
The best wide-angle receiver Jackson faces at the AFC North?
Jackson had another interesting thing to say during his interview on 106.7 The Fan. When asked about the toughest receivers he has played against, he mentioned and named both Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones and former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown “by far the best” receiver he has faced at AFC North was.
“I had to be in my A-game when I played him so he was definitely one of the top guys at the time,” said Jackson.
Still, he insists that Brown didn’t talk much rubbish when going against him.
“You don’t catch the ball, you don’t say much,” he said, causing laughter from the show’s co-hosts.
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