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BlitzburghRockCity
10-11-2011, 04:14 PM
http://www.steeleraddicts.com/img/topstory/behindenemylines/behindenemylinesjaguars.jpg

The Steelers host the Jaguars this Sunday at Heinz Field. The struggling Jags have Blaine Gabbert at QB but they still have Jones Drew at running back. Their defense is average but nothing spectacular.

See what the Jags fans are saying aboue the game this week. For what it's worth there isn't much out there in the way of Jaguars fan sites.


Jaguars Official Site Forums (http://forum.jaguars.com/index.php?showforum=6)

Jags Board (http://www.jagsboard.com/forums/index.php)

CBS Sports Jaguars Message Board (http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messages/board/60)

Jaguars Fan Site (http://www.jacksonvillejaguarsfansite.com/)

Black & Teal (http://blackandteal.com/)


There's not too much in the way of Jags fans sites from what I saw, where there is significant fan interaction, but if you guys find anymore, post em up!

BlitzburghRockCity
10-11-2011, 04:24 PM
I can still see Tyrone Carter getting juked right out of his cleats a number of years ago when Garrard faked him out near the end of the game when we had to have a stop. I take nothing for granted when it comes to these guys; they've made it a habit of beating us when they shouldn't.

While I agree with most everyone that there's no way they "should" beat us, I want to see the Steelers come out firing and take them out of the game before halftime.

steelersbabex25
10-11-2011, 04:34 PM
Nothing really too mind blowing coming from the Jags forum it looks like. Some predicting a win, most predicting a loss. To be expected.

Goodfrom55
10-11-2011, 04:53 PM
They're a mess, that's for sure, but they will come to play. Key is, how long do the Steelers let them hang around? Long enough to make us all nervous in the 4th quarter or will the game be "over" by halftime?

nuclearchihuahuas
10-11-2011, 07:33 PM
Wow! They are so depressed its hard to even razz them.

RIVERS OF STEEL
10-11-2011, 07:34 PM
WT.... This guy is Jeffy's (remember him) cousin. Not. Jaguars Release Punter Matt Turk for Sucking, Pissing Off Everyone. cya.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-11-2011, 08:15 PM
They're a mess, that's for sure, but they will come to play. Key is, how long do the Steelers let them hang around? Long enough to make us all nervous in the 4th quarter or will the game be "over" by halftime?

Yeah that's the thing I want to see. Do the Steelers play down to their competition like they have been known to do in the past or do they come out swinging and put this game away early.

You just can't allow a team like the Jags to steal a win, no way.

Deviouz1
10-11-2011, 08:21 PM
wow. im not exactly a "the glass is half full" kind of guy but these boys make me look like ... well, like speeed. theyre talking about Gabbert getting injured and steelers win 42-3 and such O.o thats just... wow. i would NEVER predict we get stomped. beaten sure, but stomped? not a chance.

almost makes you feel sorry for them. almost.

Black@Gold Forever32
10-11-2011, 11:02 PM
The Jags have enough fans to have forums?....lol

BlitzburghRockCity
10-11-2011, 11:06 PM
They can't even fill their stadium to sell out capacity...it's hard to blame them though..that coaching staff has been fielding a subpar group for years.

Black@Gold Forever32
10-11-2011, 11:07 PM
They can't even fill their stadium to sell out capacity...it's hard to blame them though..that coaching staff has been fielding a subpar group for years.

Can we say LA Jags?

BlitzburghRockCity
10-11-2011, 11:17 PM
I can't believe it hasn't happened yet man. I think last year it was they were this close to leaving Jacksonville. That state is so flooded with sports teams, it's no wonder. Add to the fact that they suck and those poor die hard Jags fans can't catch a break, lol.

All I know is we better leave no doubt about this game; if they are depressed now about their team we don't to make them any happier on Sunday.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-12-2011, 06:57 PM
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin created a small stir Wednesday when he abruptly ended a conference call. After several questions regarding a 2007 post-season loss to the Jaguars, Tomlin asked if there were questions relevant to this week's game. After a brief silence, he hung up. (http://feeds.cbssports.com/click.phdo?i=75aa366dc4c8ba384e1deae17aa0203c)

From our friends at CBS Sportsline - Chuck Finder

Looks like Tomlin wasn't in the mood to relive the past...LOL

steelersbabex25
10-12-2011, 07:29 PM
^^ :rofl: that's hilarious.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-12-2011, 08:52 PM
LOL I know right, he actually hung up on the interview! :lol: He must have been having a real bad day...hell if I was him I would have been recording that phone call and then playing it back to the team as motivation.LOL

steelers4life66
10-12-2011, 09:03 PM
LOL I know right, he actually hung up on the interview! :lol: He must have been having a real bad day...hell if I was him I would have been recording that phone call and then playing it back to the team as motivation.LOL
I'm sure they'll hear a recording of it.

connecticutsteel
10-13-2011, 09:47 AM
It will be important to crush them early no mercy run up the score everytime we can we need to stop Drew and force Gabbert to throw

BlitzburghRockCity
10-13-2011, 11:37 AM
This is apparently getting some significant attention from the NFL and of course the media is running with it.

Again, in Tomlin's defense, he doesn't want to talk about what happened 4 years ago. Still though, I would say it's rather rude to just hang up without atleast saying; "ok guys thank you for your time, if we don't have anything else on this current game, I'll drop from the call now"

Deviouz1
10-13-2011, 12:45 PM
i dig it. if youve got nothing useful to say, dont waste my time. i think the media should be treated like this more often.

steelersbabex25
10-13-2011, 04:19 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Tomlin-hangs-up-on-reporters-after-questions-abo?urn=nfl-wp9431


Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn't like a persistent line of questioning during a conference call with Jacksonville reporters this week, so he hung up on them.

Tomlin refused to comment on a controversial call in his team's playoff loss to the Jags in 2008. When reporters kept at it, Tomlin ended the call.

On her blog at Jackonsville.com, Tania Ganguli explains the testy relationship Jaguars' beat writers have had with Tomlin. It's something "he's laughed about with us in the past," she writes.

Ganguli then explains how on Wednesday, Associated Press reporter Mark Long asked the Steelers coach what he remembered in the team's 2008 playoff loss to Jacksonville. Tomlin said he didn't remember much, other than David Garrard(notes) converting a fourth-down draw play. Since it revealed months after the game that officials missed a crucial holding call, Long followed up by asking whether Tomlin sent the play to the league office. That's where we'll pick up Ganguli's tale:

"Why would I?"

Wasn't there a questionable non-call on that play? Holding?

"Guys, come on man. I'm not going to cry over four-year-old spilled milk. Anybody got any legitimate questions? Goll-lly," Tomlin said, clearly perturbed.

We chuckled, but Tomlin didn't. So Long tried to explain it was a big game from a Jacksonville standpoint and that's why he was asking.

"Guys, that was four years ago," Tomlin said. "I understand that might have been a big game in Jacksonville but that's old news. Many of those guys are no longer here and definitely many of the guys that were in Jacksonville are no longer there. Anybody got any questions relative to this week?"

Three seconds passed and Vito began to ask a question, but Tomlin jumped in before he could finish his question.

"Thank you, have a good one."

Click.

Some have criticized Tomlin for the hang up. Not us, though. A reporter was trying to bait the coach into saying something controversial, Tomlin didn't fall for the trap, responded politely, used the words "goll-lly" and tried to move on before getting nothing and hanging up with a "thank you."



He didn't just hang up. There was some sort of a "good-bye" given.

Root4Stlrs
10-13-2011, 04:29 PM
The Jacksonville media sound like Seattle fans - still harping about something that happened years ago even though the non-call was in their favor. I guess not much good has happened to them since then and that's why they are still focused on it.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-13-2011, 09:32 PM
Found this on the bleacher report (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/891136-what-to-expect-from-the-jacksonville-jaguars-against-the-pittsburgh-steelers) for the Jags


This is the last chance for Jacksonville. Without upsetting the Steelers, they fall to 1-5 and face the Ravens (http://bleacherreport.com/baltimore-ravens) and Texans (http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans) in consecutive weeks before a bye week that will likely begin with an interim coach.


It's truly do or die in Jacksonville. If they don't realize their potential in Pittsburgh, it simply won't happen this year and change will ensue.

Black@Gold Forever32
10-13-2011, 09:41 PM
The Jags will be picking in the top 5-8 picks in the draft....

BlitzburghRockCity
10-13-2011, 09:44 PM
They might be looking for a coach then too, LOL.

Del Rio just never did much for me personally as a head coach. I'm surprised the Jags ownership has kept him around. Letting Garrard go was a bonehead move, and just before the season started. He sealed his own fate when he pulled that stunt.

Black@Gold Forever32
10-13-2011, 09:45 PM
Del Rio has been one big joke as HC........

BlitzburghRockCity
10-15-2011, 01:31 AM
Most of the fans on the Jags official board are calling this a Steelers win, around the 27-14 type of mark. There are a few holding out hope calling this a win for the dudes in teal.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-16-2011, 10:08 AM
It's gameday, time to send the Jags to 1-5!!!!!