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hawaiiansteel
01-28-2011, 01:16 AM
wasn't it Revis who told the Patriots* that they had to "move on" after their game? well, guess what Darrelle...it's time for you to move on.


Darrelle Revis: Jets were too 'relaxed'

By Rich Cimini
ESPNNewYork.com

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Yes, there was a post-New England hangover, according to Darrelle Revis.

The New York Jets' star cornerback, speaking Thursday at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, said the team was "relaxed" during a listless first half in the AFC Championship Game.

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Several players admitted after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers that the team came out flat, but they refused to connect it to the previous week's emotional and stunning upset of the Patriots -- until Revis.

Asked by the NFL Network if there was a letdown after the divisional win in New England, Revis said, "I think ... you could say that. Yeah, you could say that. On people's body language, you can kind of see guys just relaxed. Guys are relaxed and didn't know what was at stake. That's why we came out so flat and we didn't finish strong."

It's mind-boggling to think a team could lack emotion in a championship game, especially a franchise that hasn't been to the Super Bowl in 42 years, but the Jets got pushed around and fell behind 24-0. Unofficially, they missed 11 tackles in the first half, unable to slow the Steelers' powerful running game.

Revis said several leaders spoke up in the locker room at halftime, including him, and the Jets made a game of it before losing 24-19.

In his Pro Bowl interview, Revis revisited his summer-long holdout, claiming he was prepared to sit out the season if he didn't receive a new contract to his liking. He eventually signed a four-year, $46 million deal, finalized one week before the season opener.

"Yeah, I mean, we prepared for the worst," said Revis, whose holdout was highly contentious. "[I] didn't think I was going to play this year."

Asked if he would've sat out the season, he replied, "We was leaning on that way to do that. We didn't want it to go down that road, but I have to do what's best for me and my agents have to do what's best for me as well."

"I just think the whole situation got out of hand, it really did," he continued. "That's why I wasn't in the media, not trying to say nothing, just keep quiet and relax and one day it's going to get done, and I'll be playing football again."

Revis made the Pro Bowl for the third time in four seasons.

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/ ... id=6066415 (http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=6066415)

aggiebones
01-28-2011, 12:37 PM
lol, they got fecking trampled. Then when we got complacent in the second half, they peaked up and scored a couple.

proudpittsburgher
01-28-2011, 01:05 PM
lol, they got fecking trampled. Then when we got complacent in the second half, they peaked up and scored a couple.

No, No, didn't you read, aggie? They spotted us that lead because they were complacent, even though they said they wern't goign to be prior to the game, until it became an excuse as to why they lost. They couldn't have just *gasp* lost to a better team, or something. :roll: Everyone has to have a reason they lost, and that reason could never be because the other team was better.

MeetJoeGreene
01-28-2011, 01:07 PM
Don't you guys get it??

The Steelers never beat anyone.

Either the refs give it to us or the other team chokes/blow it/gives it away.

The Sodfather
01-28-2011, 01:17 PM
You know what they say about excuses.................

Ghost
01-28-2011, 01:32 PM
He does realize (obviously not...) this makes the Jets appear worse. He just admitted that as a team they couldn't find a way to get up for the AFC Championship game and a trip to the SB. An earlier playoff win was much more important??

Loser mentality.

proudpittsburgher
01-28-2011, 01:34 PM
He does realize (obviously not...) this makes the Jets appear worse. He just admitted that as a team they couldn't find a way to get up for the AFC Championship game and a trip to the SB. An earlier playoff win was much more important??

Loser mentality.

:Agree

But it is more important to them to have a reason they lost, outside of being the worse team, then it is to look like they give a crap.

Oviedo
01-28-2011, 02:03 PM
If you aren't mentally tough enough don't come to the party.

If beating the Pats drains you mentally you have no business thinking you should be in the Super Bowl.

This is why Tomlin is such a good coach. He doesn't believe they have achieved anything yet and he has his players thinking the same way.

NW Steeler
01-28-2011, 02:08 PM
What a crock. If you can't get up for the AFCC, then something is wrong. The Jets lost to a better team, period. See you next year, chump.

ALLD
01-28-2011, 08:57 PM
Whatever happened about Tom Brady's foot? The media used it like an excuse much as the same way the Jets are making up excuses.

BrownSteel
01-28-2011, 09:05 PM
No one said anything about Brady's foot when he was throwing for 39 touchdowns a game. He loses and now his poor foot!!! Revis and the Jets got what they deserved. We aren't complaining that we "blew" in the second half. The difference between us and them is that we just kept fighting and will always fight.

feltdizz
01-28-2011, 09:27 PM
If you aren't mentally tough enough don't come to the party.

If beating the Pats drains you mentally you have no business thinking you should be in the Super Bowl.

This is why Tomlin is such a good coach. He doesn't believe they have achieved anything yet and he has his players thinking the same way.


I blame Rex Ryan... he kept talking and talking about the Pats game like it was the SB.
The most important game is the SB... followed by the AFCCG... etc.

hawaiiansteel
01-28-2011, 11:52 PM
Green Lantern: Chewed Up And Spit Out In Pittsburgh
Jets Fans Get A Lesson In Humility Inside The 'Steel City'

January 25, 2011

http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jets-steelers2.jpg?w=420

The view of the crowd entering the AFC Championship game between the Jets and Steelers at Heinz Field on Jan. 23, 2011. (Photo/ Jeff Capellini)
By Jeff Capellini, CBSNewYork.com


PITTSBURGH (CBS 2) – For all of its glitz and glamour, the new Meadowlands Stadium will never be Heinz Field — even if the Jets or Giants become the best team in football for an extended period of time. Steelers Nation has us over a barrel. I know. I saw it myself first hand. I may never be the same.

The truth is you’d be hard-pressed to find any stadium in any sport as intimidating as Heinz. At least not in January with a trip to the Super Bowl at stake.

Everything you’ve heard about Pittsburgh and its love for its football team is true. But since we live in a talk is cheap society, the only way to know for sure is to visit the Steel City and see for yourself.

So I attended the AFC Championship game on Sunday, totally mindful of the city’s reputation for being unforgiving to opposing fans. But as I sit here and type away following the 400-mile trip back to the tri-state area on Monday (it took much of the six-hour trip to get the feeling back in my fingers), I can tell you without hesitation that Pittsburgh’s reputation and love for all things gold and black is very much for real.
It’s in your face and it’s relentless.

You’ve heard stories about the “Black Hole” in Oakland and the hatred Philadelphia fans have for basically everyone, including their very own teams and players. You’ve seen the fans up in Boston do a number on Yankees fans and the folks out in Foxborough lay into Jets supporters. Everyone by now is aware of what a trip to the Bronx is like, especially in October.

Trust me, they don’t hold a candle to the ferocity of Pittsburgh fans.

It didn’t really matter that the Jets beat the Steelers at Heinz back in Week 15. It didn’t matter that the Jets were flying high after having beaten both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in their houses the previous two weeks. None of it made any difference to the Steelers fan whatsoever.

That’s because, to a man and woman, the people of Steelers Nation know that at home in the playoffs their team is better than everyone else, period. They carry themselves in a way that pushes the envelope of sportsmanship to the edge, but never quite oversteps the imaginary boundaries. Only 312,000 people live in Pittsburgh, but on game day all 312,000 are a united front against all enemies — foreign, domestic, you name it.
To put it simply, the city of Pittsburgh may very well be the single greatest homefield advantage anywhere in professional sports. We, as Jets fans, had — or at least thought we had — strength in numbers. Looking back, it’s real easy to understand why we totally missed the boat on that one.

It started about 50 miles west along I-76. Every last road sign warned us about a lot more than slippery roads. “GO STEELERS” was flashing on every last sign. Every car had a Steelers flag or decal. People at rest stops looked at us funny, as if to say “Oh boy, fresh meat.”

We were eventually greeted with a rather spectacular sight at night. Sitting at the base of a mountain lies the NFL’s model city. Sure, it also has the Pirates and Penguins — and of course the latter is rather tremendous in its own right — but make no mistake, Pittsburgh is football country. Stanley Cup championships and dreams of a .500 season in baseball are merely just distractions until football season starts.

We got to our hotel, which was located about three miles from Heinz, and it took about 12 seconds for the assault to begin. We walked into the lobby. We weren’t even wearing Jets gear and they knew. I immediately envisioned my credit card being charged double or triple.

Fans just started pointing and snickering. The guy at the registration desk did his best not to laugh at us. The Penguins were on the TV playing the Hurricanes. Only the presence of a few foreigners from New York could tear their eyes away from the screen. And even then it was just for a second. They shot their looks of death, shook their heads in disgust and then went back to watching the game.

Saturday night in Pittsburgh was an event. Through Twitter we put together a group of about 20 Jets fans and we decided to try our luck on Carson Street, or the other official place where opposing fans go to get ridiculed. Upon entering “Jack’s,” more of a college bar where trouble wouldn’t need much of an invitation, I saw near-retirement age men wearing the types of Mark Sanchez T-shirts that decorum prevents me from describing here. We did take solace, however, in the fact that beer prices were very manageable. I will take to the grave the opinion that the bartenders and bouncers only allowed us to comandeer their establishment because our green, in a lot of cases, was more plentiful than what they were used to receiving.

There were no incidents to speak of, but there was plenty rewriting of the Jets’ main chant. You can probably imagine what was said. Again, it was sort of par for the course, but what made it insane was it never stopped. You’d think the Jets were the worst team in the league with the way the Pittsburgh people were talking. So what if the Jets won there a month ago. The stakes were higher now and the cream always rises to the top in Pittsburgh, they said. It most certainly did as we all saw.

http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jets-steelers-2.jpg?w=300&h=225

Jets fans brave the elements at a tailgate outside Heinz Field on Jan. 23, 2011. (Photo/ Jeff Capellini)

After several hours of battling the hometown fans we worked our way over to Primanti Bros., arguably the greatest sandwich place in North America. It’s so good it’s open 24 hours a day. The guys working there laughed at us initially, but the New York cash roll rule was still in play so they did their best to behave, along the way telling us how lucky we were to get there when we did. Why? Because unbeknownst to us we had arrived before last call at the bars. If we had shown up 45 minutes later we would’ve been in the deep end of the pool with about 200 sharks.

We spent the better part of Sunday preparing for what we thought would be the Jets’ coronation from team on the cusp of greatness to one that would finally end the 42-year drought between Super Bowl appearances. We dressed for the bitterly cold temperatures cautiously, trying to imagine how the players would go about their business in the locker room. I mean I literally asked my buddy Dom for a roll of tape. The only thing missing was John Facenda’s voice over an NFL soundtrack playing in the background.

Again, we were foolish. We were noobs. We were stupid enough to listen to our hearts.
The fine people at JetNation.com put together a massive tailgate about a half-mile from Heinz for any Jets fan that survived Saturday night. We had a ton of people. We ate like kings not knowing it was really a last supper of sorts. No matter how well we thought we dressed for the elements we quickly found out that Pittsburgh is really the North Pole and that we’d actually slept through our trips and been unaware that we took a detour through the Bermuda Triangle.

It was a rather standard tailgate until around 5:30 p.m. when we all decided to head to Heinz. This is where things really got intense. You have to walk that half-mile and for our group it was more like walking death row. I kid you not. Fans of all ages in our faces, some throwing snowballs. Profanity brought up to an art form. Old ladies giving us the evil eye. Children giving us the finger. College-age males railing away on us like we tried to dance with their dates.

It was crazy.

At most NFL stadiums it’s now an ordeal to get inside. Security is rightfully a very slow, arduous process so, like in the image shown above, you’re often packed in tight like sardines. At the Meadowlands, no problem. Someone will say something funny and it will help pass the time. But at Heinz? Ha. Did I mention before how much they don’t like Sanchez? Well, add Rex Ryan to that list as well. It almost felt as if I was Rex and my buddy was Sanchez and the guy next to him was Antonio Cromartie.

Once inside it was get a beer or go to the bathroom at your own risk. Teaming up was a must, not that it would have made much difference if someone in gold and black or green and white had had too much to drink. The bathrooms were an event. You’re waiting on line and you have a choice to make. Do your business now and deal with the wrath or be uncomfortable for a while. Either way, you were going to be uncomfortable.

The upper deck of the north end zone at Heinz, the “Lost” island of western Pennsylvania, as I like to think of it, was just madness. You sit down, the fans are on you. God forbid you cheered once, you were ducking a flying beer. We just prayed Sanchez or the defense could find a way to get the Jets on the board early. Of course, that didn’t happen and by the time it was 17-0 in the second quarter we knew only a true act of NFL Jesus was going to spare us the true humiliation that we had yet to experience.

The Jets did salvage what was left of our lives with a spirited and frantic comeback in the second half, but, alas, Jets Nation was left wondering if Year 43 of the wait would be the final year. The abuse died down a bit as we dispersed following the final gun, mostly because the Steelers faithful had shifted their hatred of the puny Jets to the mighty Packers. We were left to fend for ourselves on the three-mile trek back to where we would lay our heads. Some guys suggested going out to a bar to drown in our sorrows, but I knew somehow that would be a bad idea so we, for sake of a better term, jetted to the relative safety of our hotel.

The six-hour drive home on Monday was filled with your typical lamenting of what could’ve been. Luckily for me my travel partners were diehard Jets fans with good heads on their shoulders and lots of perspective. We got over it pretty quickly — the loss, that is.

What we will always take with us is the beatdown we received in the belly of the beast.
As the sun set Monday evening we pulled up alongside the new Meadowlands Stadium. One of my buddies laughed while announcing we had come full circle.

Not me, I thought to myself. Part of me died in Pittsburgh.

And those ravenous fans dragged what was left of my soul through the streets.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/01/25/ ... ittsburgh/ (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/01/25/green-lantern-chewed-up-and-spit-out-in-pittsburgh/)

LordVile
01-29-2011, 12:59 AM
awesome!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
01-29-2011, 01:30 AM
How does it go, "hear the lamentations of their women, possess their horses ..." or something like that?

Captain Lemming
01-29-2011, 02:05 AM
If you aren't mentally tough enough don't come to the party.

If beating the Pats drains you mentally you have no business thinking you should be in the Super Bowl.

This is why Tomlin is such a good coach. He doesn't believe they have achieved anything yet and he has his players thinking the same way.


I blame Rex Ryan... he kept talking and talking about the Pats game like it was the SB.
The most important game is the SB... followed by the AFCCG... etc.

You are right.
That is why I SAID BEFORE THE GAME they would be flat.
When I again said after the game that they were flat you debated me on it.

The better team won no doubt.

But the Jets were pathetic at the start.

NJ-STEELER
01-29-2011, 02:57 AM
Green Lantern: Chewed Up And Spit Out In Pittsburgh
Jets Fans Get A Lesson In Humility Inside The 'Steel City'

January 25, 2011

http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jets-steelers2.jpg?w=420

The view of the crowd entering the AFC Championship game between the Jets and Steelers at Heinz Field on Jan. 23, 2011. (Photo/ Jeff Capellini)
By Jeff Capellini, CBSNewYork.com


PITTSBURGH (CBS 2) – For all of its glitz and glamour, the new Meadowlands Stadium will never be Heinz Field — even if the Jets or Giants become the best team in football for an extended period of time. Steelers Nation has us over a barrel. I know. I saw it myself first hand. I may never be the same.

The truth is you’d be hard-pressed to find any stadium in any sport as intimidating as Heinz. At least not in January with a trip to the Super Bowl at stake.

Everything you’ve heard about Pittsburgh and its love for its football team is true. But since we live in a talk is cheap society, the only way to know for sure is to visit the Steel City and see for yourself.

So I attended the AFC Championship game on Sunday, totally mindful of the city’s reputation for being unforgiving to opposing fans. But as I sit here and type away following the 400-mile trip back to the tri-state area on Monday (it took much of the six-hour trip to get the feeling back in my fingers), I can tell you without hesitation that Pittsburgh’s reputation and love for all things gold and black is very much for real.
It’s in your face and it’s relentless.

You’ve heard stories about the “Black Hole” in Oakland and the hatred Philadelphia fans have for basically everyone, including their very own teams and players. You’ve seen the fans up in Boston do a number on Yankees fans and the folks out in Foxborough lay into Jets supporters. Everyone by now is aware of what a trip to the Bronx is like, especially in October.

Trust me, they don’t hold a candle to the ferocity of Pittsburgh fans.

It didn’t really matter that the Jets beat the Steelers at Heinz back in Week 15. It didn’t matter that the Jets were flying high after having beaten both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in their houses the previous two weeks. None of it made any difference to the Steelers fan whatsoever.

That’s because, to a man and woman, the people of Steelers Nation know that at home in the playoffs their team is better than everyone else, period. They carry themselves in a way that pushes the envelope of sportsmanship to the edge, but never quite oversteps the imaginary boundaries. Only 312,000 people live in Pittsburgh, but on game day all 312,000 are a united front against all enemies — foreign, domestic, you name it.
To put it simply, the city of Pittsburgh may very well be the single greatest homefield advantage anywhere in professional sports. We, as Jets fans, had — or at least thought we had — strength in numbers. Looking back, it’s real easy to understand why we totally missed the boat on that one.

It started about 50 miles west along I-76. Every last road sign warned us about a lot more than slippery roads. “GO STEELERS” was flashing on every last sign. Every car had a Steelers flag or decal. People at rest stops looked at us funny, as if to say “Oh boy, fresh meat.”

We were eventually greeted with a rather spectacular sight at night. Sitting at the base of a mountain lies the NFL’s model city. Sure, it also has the Pirates and Penguins — and of course the latter is rather tremendous in its own right — but make no mistake, Pittsburgh is football country. Stanley Cup championships and dreams of a .500 season in baseball are merely just distractions until football season starts.

We got to our hotel, which was located about three miles from Heinz, and it took about 12 seconds for the assault to begin. We walked into the lobby. We weren’t even wearing Jets gear and they knew. I immediately envisioned my credit card being charged double or triple.

Fans just started pointing and snickering. The guy at the registration desk did his best not to laugh at us. The Penguins were on the TV playing the Hurricanes. Only the presence of a few foreigners from New York could tear their eyes away from the screen. And even then it was just for a second. They shot their looks of death, shook their heads in disgust and then went back to watching the game.

Saturday night in Pittsburgh was an event. Through Twitter we put together a group of about 20 Jets fans and we decided to try our luck on Carson Street, or the other official place where opposing fans go to get ridiculed. Upon entering “Jack’s,” more of a college bar where trouble wouldn’t need much of an invitation, I saw near-retirement age men wearing the types of Mark Sanchez T-shirts that decorum prevents me from describing here. We did take solace, however, in the fact that beer prices were very manageable. I will take to the grave the opinion that the bartenders and bouncers only allowed us to comandeer their establishment because our green, in a lot of cases, was more plentiful than what they were used to receiving.

There were no incidents to speak of, but there was plenty rewriting of the Jets’ main chant. You can probably imagine what was said. Again, it was sort of par for the course, but what made it insane was it never stopped. You’d think the Jets were the worst team in the league with the way the Pittsburgh people were talking. So what if the Jets won there a month ago. The stakes were higher now and the cream always rises to the top in Pittsburgh, they said. It most certainly did as we all saw.

http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jets-steelers-2.jpg?w=300&h=225

Jets fans brave the elements at a tailgate outside Heinz Field on Jan. 23, 2011. (Photo/ Jeff Capellini)

After several hours of battling the hometown fans we worked our way over to Primanti Bros., arguably the greatest sandwich place in North America. It’s so good it’s open 24 hours a day. The guys working there laughed at us initially, but the New York cash roll rule was still in play so they did their best to behave, along the way telling us how lucky we were to get there when we did. Why? Because unbeknownst to us we had arrived before last call at the bars. If we had shown up 45 minutes later we would’ve been in the deep end of the pool with about 200 sharks.

We spent the better part of Sunday preparing for what we thought would be the Jets’ coronation from team on the cusp of greatness to one that would finally end the 42-year drought between Super Bowl appearances. We dressed for the bitterly cold temperatures cautiously, trying to imagine how the players would go about their business in the locker room. I mean I literally asked my buddy Dom for a roll of tape. The only thing missing was John Facenda’s voice over an NFL soundtrack playing in the background.

Again, we were foolish. We were noobs. We were stupid enough to listen to our hearts.
The fine people at JetNation.com put together a massive tailgate about a half-mile from Heinz for any Jets fan that survived Saturday night. We had a ton of people. We ate like kings not knowing it was really a last supper of sorts. No matter how well we thought we dressed for the elements we quickly found out that Pittsburgh is really the North Pole and that we’d actually slept through our trips and been unaware that we took a detour through the Bermuda Triangle.

It was a rather standard tailgate until around 5:30 p.m. when we all decided to head to Heinz. This is where things really got intense. You have to walk that half-mile and for our group it was more like walking death row. I kid you not. Fans of all ages in our faces, some throwing snowballs. Profanity brought up to an art form. Old ladies giving us the evil eye. Children giving us the finger. College-age males railing away on us like we tried to dance with their dates.

It was crazy.

At most NFL stadiums it’s now an ordeal to get inside. Security is rightfully a very slow, arduous process so, like in the image shown above, you’re often packed in tight like sardines. At the Meadowlands, no problem. Someone will say something funny and it will help pass the time. But at Heinz? Ha. Did I mention before how much they don’t like Sanchez? Well, add Rex Ryan to that list as well. It almost felt as if I was Rex and my buddy was Sanchez and the guy next to him was Antonio Cromartie.

Once inside it was get a beer or go to the bathroom at your own risk. Teaming up was a must, not that it would have made much difference if someone in gold and black or green and white had had too much to drink. The bathrooms were an event. You’re waiting on line and you have a choice to make. Do your business now and deal with the wrath or be uncomfortable for a while. Either way, you were going to be uncomfortable.

The upper deck of the north end zone at Heinz, the “Lost” island of western Pennsylvania, as I like to think of it, was just madness. You sit down, the fans are on you. God forbid you cheered once, you were ducking a flying beer. We just prayed Sanchez or the defense could find a way to get the Jets on the board early. Of course, that didn’t happen and by the time it was 17-0 in the second quarter we knew only a true act of NFL Jesus was going to spare us the true humiliation that we had yet to experience.

The Jets did salvage what was left of our lives with a spirited and frantic comeback in the second half, but, alas, Jets Nation was left wondering if Year 43 of the wait would be the final year. The abuse died down a bit as we dispersed following the final gun, mostly because the Steelers faithful had shifted their hatred of the puny Jets to the mighty Packers. We were left to fend for ourselves on the three-mile trek back to where we would lay our heads. Some guys suggested going out to a bar to drown in our sorrows, but I knew somehow that would be a bad idea so we, for sake of a better term, jetted to the relative safety of our hotel.

The six-hour drive home on Monday was filled with your typical lamenting of what could’ve been. Luckily for me my travel partners were diehard Jets fans with good heads on their shoulders and lots of perspective. We got over it pretty quickly — the loss, that is.

What we will always take with us is the beatdown we received in the belly of the beast.
As the sun set Monday evening we pulled up alongside the new Meadowlands Stadium. One of my buddies laughed while announcing we had come full circle.

Not me, I thought to myself. Part of me died in Pittsburgh.

And those ravenous fans dragged what was left of my soul through the streets.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/01/25/ ... ittsburgh/ (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/01/25/green-lantern-chewed-up-and-spit-out-in-pittsburgh/)

sounds like a bunch of BS to me. saw a few jets fans near by sunday and even went to the december game with 3-4 of them and all they got was some good natured ribbing unless they tried talking smack

Crash
01-29-2011, 03:54 AM
He's FOS. I've seen plenty of road fans at Heinz tailgates and at games. Unless you start something you are usually left alone.

papillon
01-29-2011, 10:05 AM
They must have been inciting the fans to a degree. Now the part about the little old lady giving them the evil eye is probably true. But, by and large, the fans are respectful if you're respectful to them. Steeler fans for the most part know their football and if engaged in good natured fun you'll remember the experience as a positive one.

If you act like an @ssclown, the Steeler fans will beat you down and rightfully so.

Of course, as with any teams' fans the Steelers have their @ssh0le fans as well and you can't avoid them.

Pappy

Discipline of Steel
01-29-2011, 12:49 PM
How does it go, "hear the lamentations of their women, possess their horses ..." or something like that?

Crush your enemy, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of their women.

:Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer

I Love It!

ScoreKeeper
01-29-2011, 01:17 PM
This guy is full of **** with the beer throwing and such. Hell, I was in the upper deck with Eagles fans and all they got was good natured ribbing. These guys had to have been running their mouths if they had a bad experience.

SidSmythe
01-29-2011, 01:33 PM
Sorry Mr. Revis BUT shouldn't we have a hangover from the Ravens game the week before???

ScoreKeeper
01-29-2011, 02:05 PM
Sorry Mr. Revis BUT shouldn't we have a hangover from the Ravens game the week before???
That overly physical match-up is not even meantioned as to why the Steelers were maybe a little gassed and flat in the second half.

**Note: I do not believe that is why we played like crap in the second half but you know, one excuse is as good as another.

BradshawsHairdresser
01-29-2011, 03:22 PM
Sorry Mr. Revis BUT shouldn't we have a hangover from the Ravens game the week before???
:Clap :Clap :Clap :Clap

Revis may not want to admit it, but the reason the Jets lost last Sunday is because the Steelers were the superior team.

That is all.

spyboots
01-29-2011, 03:32 PM
Don't you guys get it??

The Steelers never beat anyone.

Either the refs give it to us or the other team chokes/blow it/gives it away.

:Clap

ScoreKeeper
01-29-2011, 03:40 PM
Don't you guys get it??

The Steelers never beat anyone.

Either the refs give it to us or the other team chokes/blow it/gives it away.
:lol:
I don't think they have "won" a game since '95. Opps, forgot the Colts really beat us. Darn. :roll:

feltdizz
01-29-2011, 04:34 PM
If you aren't mentally tough enough don't come to the party.

If beating the Pats drains you mentally you have no business thinking you should be in the Super Bowl.

This is why Tomlin is such a good coach. He doesn't believe they have achieved anything yet and he has his players thinking the same way.


I blame Rex Ryan... he kept talking and talking about the Pats game like it was the SB.
The most important game is the SB... followed by the AFCCG... etc.

You are right.
That is why I SAID BEFORE THE GAME they would be flat.
When I again said after the game that they were flat you debated me on it.

The better team won no doubt.

But the Jets were pathetic at the start.

I think I pointed out the 9 minute drive that kept the Jets O on the sideline for 20 minutes being the reason the primary reason their O looked so bad. I stand by that statement.

If I debated the whole team being flat I don't remember doing so.

ScoreKeeper
01-29-2011, 04:45 PM
If you aren't mentally tough enough don't come to the party.

If beating the Pats drains you mentally you have no business thinking you should be in the Super Bowl.

This is why Tomlin is such a good coach. He doesn't believe they have achieved anything yet and he has his players thinking the same way.


I blame Rex Ryan... he kept talking and talking about the Pats game like it was the SB.
The most important game is the SB... followed by the AFCCG... etc.

You are right.
That is why I SAID BEFORE THE GAME they would be flat.
When I again said after the game that they were flat you debated me on it.

The better team won no doubt.

But the Jets were pathetic at the start.

I think I pointed out the 9 minute drive that kept the Jets O on the sideline for 20 minutes being the reason the primary reason their O looked so bad. I stand by that statement.

If I debated the whole team being flat I don't remember doing so.
But not just their O. You get a ball driven down your throat for 10 minutes, it takes the fight out of every thing. The O and D.

But you're right in that their O was down after that drive. It just takes any moral you had and shoves it right in the p isser.

Steelgal
01-29-2011, 08:02 PM
Wow, yet more excuses from our opponents.

Gee let's see if we can guess what the Packers excuse will be when they lose?

phillyesq
01-30-2011, 09:55 AM
They must have been inciting the fans to a degree. Now the part about the little old lady giving them the evil eye is probably true. But, by and large, the fans are respectful if you're respectful to them. Steeler fans for the most part know their football and if engaged in good natured fun you'll remember the experience as a positive one.

If you act like an @ssclown, the Steeler fans will beat you down and rightfully so.

Of course, as with any teams' fans the Steelers have their @ssh0le fans as well and you can't avoid them.

Pappy

These guys are talking out of their backsides. I'm sure they got ribbed a bit, and I'd almost be shocked if nobody did throw a few snowballs, but from what I've seen, Steelers fans are generally respectful of those from opposing teams. It sounds like they took personally pregame smack talk directed towards the Jets generally.

They really lost all credibility when they tried to compare Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. I was at the Packers/Eagles game, and to even suggest that Pittsburgh fans compare to Philadelphia is a joke. Two packers fans, minding their own business and saying nothing after the game, had an Eagles fan run up and throw a beer in their face, point blank, completely unprovoked. And then there were the Packers fans who had their car trashed in the parking lot.

Philadelphia fans are a nasty, mean-spirited bunch. I've never been to a Jets or Giants game, but the Yankees fans can also be pretty nasty, and I've never seen them play much of a rival.

These guys are just embarrassed that they traveled from NY to see their team get completely outclassed.

papillon
01-30-2011, 10:01 AM
They must have been inciting the fans to a degree. Now the part about the little old lady giving them the evil eye is probably true. But, by and large, the fans are respectful if you're respectful to them. Steeler fans for the most part know their football and if engaged in good natured fun you'll remember the experience as a positive one.

If you act like an @ssclown, the Steeler fans will beat you down and rightfully so.

Of course, as with any teams' fans the Steelers have their @ssh0le fans as well and you can't avoid them.

Pappy

These guys are talking out of their backsides. I'm sure they got ribbed a bit, and I'd almost be shocked if nobody did throw a few snowballs, but from what I've seen, Steelers fans are generally respectful of those from opposing teams. It sounds like they took personally pregame smack talk directed towards the Jets generally.

They really lost all credibility when they tried to compare Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. I was at the Packers/Eagles game, and to even suggest that Pittsburgh fans compare to Philadelphia is a joke. Two packers fans, minding their own business and saying nothing after the game, had an Eagles fan run up and throw a beer in their face, point blank, completely unprovoked. And then there were the Packers fans who had their car trashed in the parking lot.

Philadelphia fans are a nasty, mean-spirited bunch. I've never been to a Jets or Giants game, but the Yankees fans can also be pretty nasty, and I've never seen them play much of a rival.

These guys are just embarrassed that they traveled from NY to see their team get completely outclassed.

There it is; the Steelers were better in week 15 and they were better when it counted in the AFCCG.

If you act like @ssclown, you'll get treated like an @ssclown. If you act like a fan of your team, you'll get treated as a fan of your team and probably be invited to tailgate and such.

Pappy

NJ-STEELER
01-30-2011, 07:34 PM
They must have been inciting the fans to a degree. Now the part about the little old lady giving them the evil eye is probably true. But, by and large, the fans are respectful if you're respectful to them. Steeler fans for the most part know their football and if engaged in good natured fun you'll remember the experience as a positive one.

If you act like an @ssclown, the Steeler fans will beat you down and rightfully so.

Of course, as with any teams' fans the Steelers have their @ssh0le fans as well and you can't avoid them.

Pappy

These guys are talking out of their backsides. I'm sure they got ribbed a bit, and I'd almost be shocked if nobody did throw a few snowballs, but from what I've seen, Steelers fans are generally respectful of those from opposing teams. It sounds like they took personally pregame smack talk directed towards the Jets generally.

They really lost all credibility when they tried to compare Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. I was at the Packers/Eagles game, and to even suggest that Pittsburgh fans compare to Philadelphia is a joke. Two packers fans, minding their own business and saying nothing after the game, had an Eagles fan run up and throw a beer in their face, point blank, completely unprovoked. And then there were the Packers fans who had their car trashed in the parking lot.

Philadelphia fans are a nasty, mean-spirited bunch. I've never been to a Jets or Giants game, but the Yankees fans can also be pretty nasty, and I've never seen them play much of a rival.

These guys are just embarrassed that they traveled from NY to see their team get completely outclassed.

dont think anything is as bad as philly.

packer fans wouldnt be bothered in NY.

but with division rivals (eagles, cowboys, Pats) there be more then a few fights

steelcurtain44
01-31-2011, 09:33 AM
Am I missing something? It didn't sound like they were being critical of the Steelers fans. They more or less was giving props to the team and the city. I'm from Pittsburgh, and I've went to lots of games, and the fans were rowdy and rude. Not all, or even most, but there were drunk and out of control people, just like any other stadium.

I don't have any problem with what the reporter said. He sounds a little bit jealous to me.

ikestops85
01-31-2011, 12:50 PM
There was a steeler fan on the Jets site after the game bragging about him and some friends throwing snowballs and dumping beer on Jet fans. I told him it was pretty classless but he didn't seem to care. It just goes to show that we all have a few who just don't get it.

I don't take what Revis said as an excuse why the Jets lost. I think there is some truth to it. They were so intent on beating the hated *'s that they forgot they had more games to play. I still don't think they would have beaten us but if they hadn't come out so flat the game would have been closer throughout. The ending would have been the same with the Steelers going to the SB.

:tt2 :tt2

hawaiiansteel
02-02-2011, 05:36 PM
Feb 02, 2011

Steelers Larry Foote: 'We thank' the Jets for starting slow in AFC title game

By Tim Gardner, USA TODAY

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday thanks to a 24-19 victory over the New York Jets in the AFC Championship game.

The Steelers jumped out to a 24-0 lead on the Jets in the first half before holding on for the victory and a spot in Sunday's big game vs. the Green Bay Packers.

"We were more prepared (than the Jets)," Steelers linebacker Larry Foote said, according to the New York Daily News. "Why on Earth they made the excuse that they started slow . . . I don't know. I don't know why any team would start slow in the AFC Championship Game. You should be more fired up than any other game. Those guys said they weren't fired up and ready to play. And we thank them for it."

The Jets, who had trash-talked their way to a victory over the New England Patriots in the division playoffs, quieted down during the week leading up to the AFC title game against the Steelers.

Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day that was a smart move -- even though it might not have worked.

"They were trash-talking to the Patriots," Sanders said. "But we got some guys on this team that if you start talking trash to us, we're going to come out and smack you in the mouth. We have that kind of swagger. Okay, you talk smack. Okay, we're going to bring the 'A' Game."

The Steelers, too, largely kept quiet to the media before the Jets game. But, according to Foote, that doesn't mean they weren't talking trash on the field.

"We talk just as much as any other team," Foote said. "We just don't do it through the media. When we get on the field, they hear us chirping. Talking is just part of it. It's fun. But during the week, we don't need to do that. We've been there and done it. We know teams are worried about us."

After the victory, head coach Mike Tomlin lobbed a jab at the team they just took down.

"Next time we play these guys, I'm sure it will be personal for them," Tomlin said, referencing Jets head coach Rex Ryan's comments before the Patriots game.

Sanders, meanwhile, knows the Jets will be coming at the Steelers hard next season.

"Of course, they're going to come after us next year," Sanders said. "We just knocked them out of the AFC Championship Game. So there's definitely going to be a chip on their shoulder. In my opinion, it's becoming a big-time rivalry."

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