CINCINNATI -- Ccornerbacks Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick of the Cincinnati Bengals did their job against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in their last meeting, holding him to only four catches for 39 yards. That tied the lowest amount of catches and yards he has had all season.
Jones wouldn’t say how the Bengals managed to contain Brown that day, despite Ben Roethlisberger targeting him 11 times.
But he did talk about his respect for the receiver, which is off the charts.
“He's going to wear a gold jacket soon. In my book, it's A.J. [Green], Brown, then a couple more guys, the kid from New York has moved up a lot, Odell Beckham Jr.,” Jones said. “But those are the tier guys in the league. I know we'll be eager for the challenge. I won't get into the game plan and tell you all that, but Paulie G [defensive coordinator Paul Guenther] always has something up his sleeve that's a good game plan."
It was quite a different story last week, as Jones called Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. "garbage" after the Bengals held him to one catch for 3 yards.
“I’m done talking about him,” Jones said in a conference call with Pittsburgh media on Wednesday. “He shouldn’t even be getting no more airtime. That’s last week.”