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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    “Man, I’m going to embrace the elephant in the room, it’s going to be fireworks,” Tomlin said. “It’s probably going to be part one, and that’s going to be a big game. But probably, if we’re both doing what we’re supposed to do, the second one is really going to be big. And what happens in the first is going to set up the second one, and determine the location in the second one.”
    So basically, he said that the result of this upcoming regular season matchup of two division leaders should be the difference that could ultimately determine the home field advantage for a potential rematch come playoff time. That's what got everyone's panties in a bunch.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    So basically, he said that the result of this upcoming regular season matchup of two division leaders should be the difference that could ultimately determine the home field advantage for a potential rematch come playoff time. That's what got everyone's panties in a bunch.
    Nope. What "got everyone's panties in a bunch" was that he was unapologetically looking ahead (and had his team looking ahead) to matches with the Patriots -- including a playoff match -- when they needed to be focusing on taking care of business with someone else first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eich View Post
    It is and was. But I still didn't like it. It just makes us look stupid and opened himself up to unnecessary criticism. And it's still somewhat contrary to him saying that he's always singularly focused.
    When he's with his team and they are preparing for the next game then, yeah...he's singularly focused on the next task at hand. When the next game on the docket is against the Bears, he's not watching Ravens film instead.

    But he was talking to Tony Dungy, so there is no pressing need to be singularly focused on preparing for his team's next opponent. He's a human being having a conversation with an old friend, not some robot going over cover-3 scenarios in the back of his mind while ignoring the rest of the world around him. At that point in time, he was singularly focused on answering the question that his former coaching colleague just asked him.

    Maybe it would have been different if it was someone else asking him the question like Al Michaels or Peter King or even Ed Bouchette. He might have just given a standard, boring coachspeak answer to move along with this tedious task, but things do tend to get more relaxed and real when you are with an old buddy instead.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    From article by Rich Hill, Nov. 28, 2017
    So wait.....I forgot, he said that in NOVEMBER?

    Seems HE DID in fact get his team ready for the NEXT opponent.....as we beat them.
    In fact we closed the rest of the reg season.....UNDEFEATED, save for LOSING to the very Patriots he was obsessing over...4-1.

    If he was talking Patriots right before the the Jags game (he might have done so, I thought he did myself and have been critical) there is a legit point.

    But if that interview is the only source of the thought he "overlooked" the Jags, it is silly when we won 4 games before we even faced the Jags.

    My bigger concern is the thought that the Pats ARE "in his head". I think it has NOTHING to do with overlooking other teams......I think when coaches get obsessed by a team that has owned them it creates an inferiority mindset when they do meet.

    2 things about the loss to the Jags.

    1. You dont set team passing and scoring records against perhaps the leagues best secondary that year by overlooking them.
    2. Fans underestimated the loss of Shazier against not only a dominant run team but a QB who's one passing strength is underneath routes covered by LBers.

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    Malik Jackson says Jaguars smacked 'disrespectful' Steelers in the mouth

    Jan 14, 2018
    Michael DiRocco
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    PITTSBURGH -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed to the AFC Championship game, but nobody wanted to talk about that after they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 on Sunday at Heinz Field.

    Jaguars players instead wanted everyone to know that they were upset about the way the Steelers supposedly looked past them in anticipation of a rematch with the New England Patriots. Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell's tweet on Saturday night, in which he said the Steelers would beat the Jaguars, was seemingly the final insult that angered Jaguars players.

    And boy, were some of them really angry.

    "Coach [Doug Marrone] told us about that this morning," defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. "It's disrespectful. It's stupid as f---, to be honest with you. You don't give a team that came in here and smacked you in the mouth ammo to come out here and just be on you all day. We're bullies. We don't need to say we're bullies. We don't need to talk like we're bullies. We're not going to tell you what we're going to do. We're just going to smack you in the mouth, just like we did today.

    "They talked. They said they were going to do this. They didn't do anything. They're waiting for the teacher to come break everything up. We stood there, and we smacked them in the mouth. We gave them what they wanted. They wanted us. We gave them what they wanted. Now look at them. They're pissed that they called us out."

    Jackson was just getting warmed up, too. He wasn't happy with Steelers safety Mike Mitchell's talking several weeks ago about beating the Patriots. Or head coach Mike Tomlin's comment in December that the Steelers' Dec. 17 game against the Patriots would determine where the next meeting would be played.

    "It's not [Steelers-Patriots in the AFC title game], but can you please ask them to give us the game tape they were watching to prepare for them so that we can use it and get better?" Jackson said. "Just give us their notes. We can really use them.

    "For us, it wasn't about getting into talking matches, trying to fight them, trying to do anything. We're just trying to let the clock run out and go home while they go home and prepare for New England that they'll get to play next week in imaginary land."

    Linebacker Myles Jack, who had an interception to set up one of Leonard Fournette's three touchdown runs, said defensive end Yannick Ngakoue sent him a screen shot of Bell's tweet, which was posted after the Patriots beat Tennessee on Saturday night.

    He wasn't happy.

    "You can't overlook us, and that's what we took as disrespect: that they were already looking ahead to next week while we were focusing on them," Jack said. "It was weird because we had won the last game, and I guess they forgot about that."

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...verlooked-them

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Malik Jackson says Jaguars smacked 'disrespectful' Steelers in the mouth

    Jan 14, 2018
    Michael DiRocco
    ESPN Staff Writer

    PITTSBURGH -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed to the AFC Championship game, but nobody wanted to talk about that after they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 on Sunday at Heinz Field.

    Jaguars players instead wanted everyone to know that they were upset about the way the Steelers supposedly looked past them in anticipation of a rematch with the New England Patriots. Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell's tweet on Saturday night, in which he said the Steelers would beat the Jaguars, was seemingly the final insult that angered Jaguars players.

    And boy, were some of them really angry.

    "Coach [Doug Marrone] told us about that this morning," defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. "It's disrespectful. It's stupid as f---, to be honest with you. You don't give a team that came in here and smacked you in the mouth ammo to come out here and just be on you all day. We're bullies. We don't need to say we're bullies. We don't need to talk like we're bullies. We're not going to tell you what we're going to do. We're just going to smack you in the mouth, just like we did today.

    "They talked. They said they were going to do this. They didn't do anything. They're waiting for the teacher to come break everything up. We stood there, and we smacked them in the mouth. We gave them what they wanted. They wanted us. We gave them what they wanted. Now look at them. They're pissed that they called us out."

    Jackson was just getting warmed up, too. He wasn't happy with Steelers safety Mike Mitchell's talking several weeks ago about beating the Patriots. Or head coach Mike Tomlin's comment in December that the Steelers' Dec. 17 game against the Patriots would determine where the next meeting would be played.

    "It's not [Steelers-Patriots in the AFC title game], but can you please ask them to give us the game tape they were watching to prepare for them so that we can use it and get better?" Jackson said. "Just give us their notes. We can really use them.

    "For us, it wasn't about getting into talking matches, trying to fight them, trying to do anything. We're just trying to let the clock run out and go home while they go home and prepare for New England that they'll get to play next week in imaginary land."

    Linebacker Myles Jack, who had an interception to set up one of Leonard Fournette's three touchdown runs, said defensive end Yannick Ngakoue sent him a screen shot of Bell's tweet, which was posted after the Patriots beat Tennessee on Saturday night.

    He wasn't happy.

    "You can't overlook us, and that's what we took as disrespect: that they were already looking ahead to next week while we were focusing on them," Jack said. "It was weird because we had won the last game, and I guess they forgot about that."

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...verlooked-them
    That was Bell. Seems like time has shown he doesnt take his cues from Tomlin.
    Again I ask, did TOMLIN say anything when KNOWING the Jags were the opponent indicating he overlooked them?

    Tomlins comments in NOVEMBER have jack squat to do with disrepecting the Jags.

    The Steelers/ Pats December game (which was played soon after the interview) would affect the seeding of those teams, thats the only point of Tomlins comments in November.
    It was a natural topic for Dungy to pursue as the Pats just beat the Steelers the previous season in the playoffs.
    Last edited by Captain Lemming; 07-18-2019 at 06:13 PM.

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    Look closely at the quote:

    "Man, I’m going to embrace the elephant in the room, it’s going to be fireworks,” Tomlin said. “It’s probably going to be part one, and that’s going to be a big game. But probably, if we’re both doing what we’re supposed to do, the second one is really going to be big. And what happens in the first is going to set up the second one, and determine the location in the second one.”

    I see him say "if" not "WHEN" we meet them a second time in his quote.
    Tomlin AFTER DUNGY BRINGS THE TOPIC OF THE PATS UP, Tomlin basically says that the regular season game with the Pats is important because IF we play again, home field is involved.

    It is EXACTLY what THIS ENTIRE BOARD was saying at the time. It aint overlooking anybody. The SB goes through NEW ENGLAND.....if we want to go THAT REGULAR SEASON GAME mattered.

    Heck if we won that reg season game that Tomlin was so geared up for, the Jags would even get to us without beating the Patriots first. The regular season game DID matter
    Last edited by Captain Lemming; 07-18-2019 at 06:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Look closely at the quote:

    "Man, I’m going to embrace the elephant in the room, it’s going to be fireworks,” Tomlin said. “It’s probably going to be part one, and that’s going to be a big game. But probably, if we’re both doing what we’re supposed to do, the second one is really going to be big. And what happens in the first is going to set up the second one, and determine the location in the second one.”

    I see him say "if" not "WHEN" we meet them a second time in his quote.
    Tomlin AFTER DUNGY BRINGS THE TOPIC OF THE PATS UP, Tomlin basically says that the regular season game with the Pats is important because IF we play again, home field is involved.

    It is EXACTLY what THIS ENTIRE BOARD was saying at the time. It aint overlooking anybody. The SB goes through NEW ENGLAND.....if we want to go THAT REGULAR SEASON GAME mattered.

    Heck if we won that reg season game that Tomlin was so geared up for, the Jags would even get to us without beating the Patriots first. The regular season game DID matter
    Your right; Tomlin wasn’t looking past the Jags. It was Bell and Mike Mitchell who we’re making “ looking past” comments. Can’t accuse Tomlin of that.
    From the 2010-2019 season, (An 9 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

    My official proclamation: WE WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL WITH MIKE TOMLIN AS OUR HEAD COACH. So why delay the inevitable?

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    Your right; Tomlin wasn’t looking past the Jags. It was Bell and Mike Mitchell who we’re making “ looking past” comments. Can’t accuse Tomlin of that.
    Ok....who got Maniacs password and logged in as him.

    (just kidding)

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