When it comes to bad timing for a personal foul penalty, the flag thrown on Adam Jones while Antonio Brown was being tended to during a medical timeout would certainly top the list. When the Pittsburgh Steelers were on the cusp of Chris Boswell's field goal range, Vontaze Burfict aided their attempt by hitting Brown high, and late, which drew a personal foul penalty.
While medical staff tended to Brown, Adam Jones wasn't happy with Steelers' coach Joey Porter being on the field of play. See what Jones had to say about the incident following the game, per Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
"I was trying to figure out why the [expletive] Jerry Porter was on the field and talking [expletive]," Jones said. "He didn't have nothing to do with the injury and he was in the middle of the huddle. He did that [expletive] the whole game. The [expletive] officials did a horrible job, the whole [expletive] game. What the [expletive] is the difference from the hit Vontaze had than the other hit [from Bengals defensive back Shawn Williams earlier in the game]? What's the difference? Tell me. Then they have Jerry Porter in the middle of the field. He's not even supposed to be on the [expletive] field. I'm done talking to you [expletives]."
Someone might want to tell Jones his name is Joey Porter, but nonetheless it seems Jones has found a scapegoat for his actions which didn't only cost the Bengals the game, but their season.
The penalty moved Chris Boswell into a comfortable position for the game-winning field goal, which he hit dead center. The Bengals now are 0-7 in playoff games under Marvin Lewis, and haven't won a playoff game since 1991 when Boomer Esiason was the quarterback of the football team.
When people don't want to point the finger at themselves for their mistakes, they often find someone else to blame. Seems Jones has found his man in the Steelers' outside linebackers coach, but ultimately has no one to blame but himself for his actions which resulted in the Steelers moving on to play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Round next week, while the Bengals will be packing their bags and starting the offseason.