IIn the final matchup of the first round, we have a pair of players that were prominent figures in the 2015 playoffs against Pittsburgh. Aqib Talib threw his weight around, while Jeremy Hill dropped the ball to the ground. Both are viewed negatively by Steeler Nation for different reasons.
Let’s take a look.
#8 Aqib Talib - Denver Broncos
The week before traveling to Denver in the 2015 Divisional game, Ben Roethlisberger sustained a shoulder injury at the hands of Vontaze Burfict. Before the game against Denver, Talib accused Big Ben of faking said injury for the sake of drama and to try to throw off Denver. During the game, Talib had several overly-aggressive hits that could have garnered a yellow flag. On another play, Talib blatantly made contact with Martavis Bryant that would have been first and goal on the one, but no flag was thrown there either. That could have resulted in a TD and a possible victory for Pittsburgh instead of the field goal and loss. While the refs could be the villains in this spot, Talib has a history of dirtiness and has shown it against the Steelers.
#9 Jeremy Hill - Cincinnati Bengals
Jeremy Hill is on this list for only two reasons, but they are valid ones. Hill plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. Strike one. Hill, with an egotistical and premature decision, tried to desecrate the symbol of the Steelers last December 18. The Steelers came back and won that game.
Frankly, Hill hasn’t enjoyed much success against Pittsburgh. His team is 1-6 against Pittsburgh in games that he has played and he has only two scores and averages less than 50 yards a game. Hill’s devastating fumble in the 2015 AFC Wildcard helped the Steelers win a game in which Cincy seemingly wrapped up.
Despite that, he’s still a Bengal and he definitely disrespected a Myron Original.
Be sure to vote and comment. The player receiving most votes moves on to face Vontaze Burfict in the second round.
Hill or Talib? Who do you dislike more?
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#8 Aqib Talib
#9 Jeremy Hill