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Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes

Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:01 pm
 
TomlinPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Man, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin really doesn’t like to talk about his team’s 2008 playoff loss to the Jaguars, does he? And if we didn’t know that before, the scribes who cover Jacksonville certainly are aware now of his distaste for those kinds of queries.

As recounted by Florida Times-Union beat writer Tania Ganguli, Tomlin hung up on the Jaguars beat hacks Wednesday during a teleconference when they asked one too many questions about Pittsburgh’s 31-29 defeat to the Jaguars after the 2007 regular season.

According to Ganguli, AP reporter Mike Long asked Tomlin if he had any memories from that game.

"Not really," Tomlin said. "I remember David Garrard, of course, on the draw on fourth down. That's one of those plays you'll never forget. It was a big play."

Tomlin might be bitter about that play because it was determined afterward that officials had missed a holding call. Tomlin was asked if he had sent a complaint to the league about that play, and after he said no, he was asked why.

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

The reason he asked the question, Long explained to Tomlin, was because, from a Jacksonville perspective, that was a huge game and a huge play, and it led to big-time contract extensions for coach Jack Del Rio and for Garrard.

"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?"

After another reporter began a question, presumably not related to the previous Jaguars-Steelers clash, Tomlin interrupted, said goodbye, wished everybody a nice day and hung up the phone.

So, fair warning. If you ask Tomlin about the Jaguars, you’d better keep it current. Otherwise, he’s going to end the conversation as quickly as possible.

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Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:27 am
 

Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes


Wow, Jacksonville is still holding onto that win from four years ago...SMH...
Maybe not. The local hacks have long had their knives out for del Rio. They may just have been trying to get Tomlin to admit that he did Jacksonville no favors by failing to adequately protest the "injustice" of that Jaguars victory, thus prolonging the infliction of Jack del Rio upon the innocent citizens of their fair city. Which wouldn't be laughable, if only those worthies actually gave a rat's *ss about the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. (The citizens, not the hacks, who, being "professional journalists," would never permit any personal animus from infecting their reportage. As if.)









Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:23 am
 

Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes

Trying to stir up a story that just isnt there.....WEAK!!!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:11 am
 

Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes

that's for The_Brock.....



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:09 am
 

Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes

you're wrong.



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:00 am
 

Time for the Jags to move to LA

Wow, Jacksonville is still holding onto that win from four years ago...SMH...



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:35 am
 

Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes

Before making a comment on this article click on the link that takes you to the Jacksonville article.  Living in Jacksonville you you have to put up with thess second rate reporters all of the time.  Tomlin was trying to be professional and discuss this weeks game (he does not like to talk about past game WIN or LOSE). the press here wanted to stick with their one moment of glory.  They should be ashamed.  Funny that they did not ask Del Rio about that game. 



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 7:21 am
 

Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes

Maybe for some Steeler fans, but not for Tomlin.  He only cares about the present.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes

TO THE AUTHOR:  the next time you decide to put your "spin" on a news story (e.g., cast someone in a somewhat negative light with crappy sarcasm), consider how YOU would react should someone pester you about a negative event in your own career past.  I doubt you would have any more patience than Tomlin did.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:03 pm
 

Tomlin hangs up on Jacksonville scribes

Actually Brock that shows you how little you know about Mike Tomlin. In the past, especially in the playoffs Tomlin has been asked about previous victories and he has always responded with something like "You're only as good as your last game" or "That was 5 weeks ago they have gotten some players back from injuries and we have lost some so the two teams playing today are different from those two teams." or he'll just come straight out and say something like "That was a good game but we can't hang our hat on that victory. We have to focus on our goal which is winning championships.". As a Bengals fan you should be fairly familiar with Tomlin. Typical Bengals fan with such narrow vision. Maybe you don't understand what I mean, because as a Bengals fan you are also forced to look to the distant past to feel good about your team. How long has it been since your team won a playoff game? It has been at least 20 years. LOL!!!


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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:45 pm
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