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Steelers start trash talking Jets one week later

Larry Foote

The Jets were careful not to rile up the Steelers with any pre-game chatter last week.  According to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, that was a wise move.

“They were trash-talking to the Patriots,” Sanders told the New York Daily News Wednesday. “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.”

Linebacker Larry Foote didn’t understand Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis’ comment this week that the Jets were “too relaxed” to start the game.

“We were more prepared.  Why on Earth they made the excuse that they started slow . . . I don’t know,” Foote said.  “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.”

Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor says the Steelers have moved on to “bigger and better things.”
Meanwhile, the Jets and their fans have to wonder when they’ll get back in position again to come out too “relaxed” for a conference title game.
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61 Responses to “Steelers start trash talking Jets one week later”
  1. donterrelli says: Feb 2, 2011 10:22 AM

    Larry Foote – leaves the Steelers after their last Super Bowl to play 1 year in Detroit, then goes back to the Steelers to make it back to another Super Bowl. Wow.

  2. raven4life21 says: Feb 2, 2011 10:23 AM

    Final score still should have been 19-17 Jets, Sanchez arm WAS coming forward and that gave Pitt the extra TD they needed to win the game, as the rule states, as soon as his arm and the ball begins to move forward (even the tiniest bit) it is considered an attempted pass… Steelers may have made it to the SB, but not without some help… but if you are a Steeler fan you prob don’t really care HOW you got there, you just got there and thats all that matters to you (most likely) but to me, i’d rather lose a game by being blown out with a good officiating crew then win by a hair with the help of a bad one… but again, that’s just me…

  3. steelersmichele says: Feb 2, 2011 10:25 AM

    What they said is not trash-talking.

  4. richm2256 says: Feb 2, 2011 10:28 AM

    So if you don’t talk “smack” to the Steelers, they’ll come out with their “B” game????

  5. pittsixtimechamp says: Feb 2, 2011 10:30 AM

    Ummmmm How is this trash talking? Trash talking would be more like The Jets are Paper Champions who only experience Superbowl Experience in dreams. The same way I experience Megan Fox in my dreams. I should probably stop at this point.

  6. dccowboy says: Feb 2, 2011 10:30 AM

    So, if they don’t talk trash you don’t bring your ‘A’ game?

  7. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 2, 2011 10:30 AM

    “Okay, you talk smack. Okay, we’re going to bring the ‘A’ Game.”

    Shouldn’t you bring the A game every week?

  8. j0esixpack says: Feb 2, 2011 10:31 AM

    Don’t blame the coach – he kept telling his players how much he “wanted to get off on the right foot”

    Unfortunately for Jets fans that phrase means something VERY different to Rex Ryan.

  9. johnny21utah says: Feb 2, 2011 10:36 AM

    @raven4life –

    Funny how even Rex Ryan isn’t disputing that call. Sounds like someone’s still a little sad that their Ravens were beat AGAIN by the Steelers the week before. Maybe if you and your team grew a set, you’d actually win a big game once in a while.

  10. phinsfan says: Feb 2, 2011 10:40 AM

    “raven4life21″ – dude – stop crying, ravens had their chance and blew it… a couple of times.
    How about Flacco for Henne? They both suck so its a fair trade..

  11. conseannery says: Feb 2, 2011 10:46 AM

    Jets. Favre. Ines Sainz.

    The linkbaiting is getting out of control.

  12. jc1958coo says: Feb 2, 2011 10:48 AM

    they can have their a+ game sunday, won’t matter when they get a packer beat down!! 34-24

  13. ny82jy says: Feb 2, 2011 10:48 AM

    ok so the steelers are in the superbowl and they are still talking about the jets. Gotta say as a jet fan i am amazed that they are still in the headlines on here and not even playing. All the steelers have done this week has been run their mouths. All they do is talk crap about the league. Even though i agree with alot of what harrison and ward says theres no denying if that was ANY jet player we would never hear the end of it on this site. Just saying.. Just funny how they can say whatever they want and nobody really says anything, when if certain other teams said it there would be 100 comments on here about how messed up they are. Hope the packers win cause the steelers are just really starting to get annoying

  14. ny82jy says: Feb 2, 2011 10:50 AM

    and does emmanuel sanders think hes hines ward now? I mean what the hell has he done to run his mouth about anything. Just shut the hell up and wait till your in the league more than a year to say anything..

  15. smgeorge99 says: Feb 2, 2011 10:51 AM

    Final score still should have been 19-17 Jets, Sanchez arm WAS coming forward and that gave Pitt the extra TD they needed to win the game, as the rule states, as soon as his arm and the ball begins to move forward (even the tiniest bit) it is considered an attempted pass… Steelers may have made it to the SB, but not without some help… but if you are a Steeler fan you prob don’t really care HOW you got there, you just got there and thats all that matters to you (most likely) but to me, i’d rather lose a game by being blown out with a good officiating crew then win by a hair with the help of a bad one… but again, that’s just me…

    ==================================

    Ugh…I hate ignorant comments like this.

    1. Even if Sanchez’s arm was going forward, the “pass” went backwards, making it a lateral, and a fumble. Still a TD.
    2. And yes, take away that TD and the rest of the game plays out EXACTLY as it did, meaning the final score is 19-17. Among other things, the Steelers would not have tried to score and just simply tried to run out the clock when they got the ball back with 3:00 to go.

    If you hate the Steelers, fine. It’s a free country. But the Steelers earned their way into the Super Bowl. It wasn’t handed to them.

  16. neatz says: Feb 2, 2011 10:55 AM

    How is this trash talking its stating the facts.

    I hate Jets but I will give them credit they are lil smart, the reason they trash talked to Pats and Not to steelers was because of the fact that Pats was a young team and Steelers are not.

    can you Imagine the same Jets team trash talking to Ptas team with seymour, Rodney,vrabel, teddy, they would have put the fear of God in jets.

  17. ihateannouncers says: Feb 2, 2011 10:56 AM

    raven4life21 says:
    Feb 2, 2011 10:23 AM
    Final score still should have been 19-17 Jets, Sanchez arm WAS coming forward and that gave Pitt the extra TD they needed to win the game, as the rule states, as soon as his arm and the ball begins to move forward (even the tiniest bit) it is considered an attempted pass

    Nice try. Watch the replay and see that the ball was knocked loose by Taylors’ helmet, which is why the ball doesn’t go forward. Sanchez is hit on the 20 yd line and the ball bounces on the 19. It’s a fumble anyway you look at it. Go ahead and agree with Jim Nantz if that helps you. I guess I’d be bashing the Steelers too if they kept knocking my team out of the playoffs.

  18. skeebo80 says: Feb 2, 2011 10:58 AM

    Steelers should be more worried with Aaron Rodgers and just be thankful the Jets spared them from seeing Tom and the Patriots again….we all know what would’ve happened

  19. dubs7 says: Feb 2, 2011 11:04 AM

    raven4life21

    Hey Raven….Are smoking weed with #52 or what? We played you 3 times….once without #7 and lost in the final minutes of the game and beat you twice. Get a life. Quit crying….

    You and the Brownstains are just alike.. Bit*h..Bit*h…

    Remember the raod to the Super Bowl goes thru PITTSBURGH, PA

  20. steeelfann says: Feb 2, 2011 11:05 AM

    raven4life21 says: Feb 2, 2011 10:23 AM

    Final score still should have been 19-17 Jets, Sanchez arm WAS coming forward and that gave Pitt the extra TD they needed to win the game, as the rule states, as soon as his arm and the ball begins to move forward (even the tiniest bit) it is considered an attempted pass… Steelers may have made it to the SB, but not without some help… but if you are a Steeler fan you prob don’t really care HOW you got there, you just got there and thats all that matters to you (most likely) but to me, i’d rather lose a game by being blown out with a good officiating crew then win by a hair with the help of a bad one… but again, that’s just me…
    —————————————–
    I know one that WAS NOT GOING FORWARD and that was the Jets offense until the Steelers took their foot off the gas at 24-0. 1 yard rushing in the first have doofis. The Steelers threw more passes on the first drive of the game than the entire second half. Yea…….you know football. Snicker.

  21. deebo92 says: Feb 2, 2011 11:11 AM

    This was pretty pointless

  22. voxveritass says: Feb 2, 2011 11:12 AM

    raven4life21, I think you need a tissue.
    Same exact call as when Suggs hit Ben the week before but I don’t hear you whining about that one.

    skeebo80-
    Thanks for the bringing up the Patriots or as I refer to them the ghosts of Super Bowls past. You do realize the Steelers have won 2 Superbowls since the Patriots have won one, right?

  23. terrellblowens says: Feb 2, 2011 11:13 AM

    @raven4life21

    I don’t particularly like the Steelers, but you are just whining. Sanchez’s arm was coming forward, but the ball was not in his hand as he continued the throwing motion. If the hand is empty as the arm comes forward, the ball is fumbled, and that is exactly what happened

  24. domeunit says: Feb 2, 2011 11:14 AM

    I want to be clear…Raven4life21 is not a clear representation of all Ravens fans, quit whining the Steelers won and they’re in the Superbowl…get over it. Am I pissed the Ravens choked? absolutely, that 2nd half was a disgrace to football. But Pittsburgh was the better team, which is why we’re reading about Koch being re-signed and Pitt is at media day in Dallas

  25. liquidalfa says: Feb 2, 2011 11:14 AM

    I think their is some truth to what Revis said. I think Rex and the Jets’ obsession with everything Patriot worked against them the week after.

  26. gridironman says: Feb 2, 2011 11:16 AM

    skeebo80 says: Feb 2, 2011 10:58 AM

    “Steelers should be more worried with Aaron Rodgers and just be thankful the Jets spared them from seeing Tom and the Patriots again….we all know what would’ve happened”
    —————————————–

    They would have lost to the Pats, right? When the Steelers beat the Ravens every Pat fan with a mouth said “see you next week” to the Steelers. So certain the Patriots would beat the Steelers to get to the Super Bowl. It was guaranteed. As guaranteed as a walk over the Jets in the divisional round.

  27. cityofchampyinz says: Feb 2, 2011 11:18 AM

    @raven4life21

    Have you ever watched football before the playoffs this year?

    Its the BALL not the arm. Moron.

  28. mswravens says: Feb 2, 2011 11:33 AM

    O Lord Ravenfan4life – we really don’t need those kind of comments raining hate on Raven Nation. I hate the Steelers as much as you…and judging by my trip to Vegas, as much as the vast majority of the NFL fans outside the Burgh & the jumpers who clamber onto every winning bandwagon. The Steelers are where they deserve to be. If we had blocked Troy on Sunday night…or not crapped our pants in the 3rd Q @ Heinz…we would be there. The Jets are frauds. I pray the Packers win, but the Steelers & Ravens are the two best teams in the AFC…and until our squad proves otherwise, that makes them #1 and us #2. Deal with it. Enjoy all the other wonderful aspects of living in Charm City & not in Pennsyltucky…and GO PACK GO!!!

    I am amazed at how PFT does seem to try to make out whatever the Steelers say to be trash talk. I don’t see any trash talk here. I do think Sanders’ A game comment was pretty foolish…but the other comments were just factual observations. so what???

  29. wycoff says: Feb 2, 2011 11:36 AM

    raven4life21 says:
    Feb 2, 2011 10:23 AM
    Final score still should have been 19-17 Jets, Sanchez arm WAS coming forward and that gave Pitt the extra TD they needed to win the game, as the rule states, as soon as his arm and the ball begins to move forward (even the tiniest bit) it is considered an attempted pass… Steelers may have made it to the SB, but not without some help… but if you are a Steeler fan you prob don’t really care HOW you got there, you just got there and thats all that matters to you (most likely) but to me, i’d rather lose a game by being blown out with a good officiating crew then win by a hair with the help of a bad one… but again, that’s just me…
    __________________

    The Ravens and their fans- from Harbaugh down- seem to believe that the Steelers only ever win because of officiating. They can never admit that they lost, or that the Steelers are better than them, so they’ll make up garbage like the crap spewed above. Harbaugh must come from the Mike Holmgren tree of sore losers. What is about bird themed teams and whining?

  30. steelers24019 says: Feb 2, 2011 11:37 AM

    raven4life21:

    I know others on this thread have corrected you but it’s worth repeating. It doesn’t matter what Sanchez’ arm was doing, the ball went backward making it a lateral and live ball. Just because Jim Nantz was too dumb to realize it during the broadcast doesn’t mean you should be so ignorant 1 1/2 weeks later. I believe it was this game also that a Steeler defender and Jet RB colided helmet to helmet and Nantz noted the contact and made light of the fact no flag was thrown. Helmet to helmet contact is only a penalty when inflicted on a QB or defenseless receiver. Nantz is a Bozo

  31. steelersmichele says: Feb 2, 2011 11:53 AM

    ny82jy says: I mean what the hell has he [emmanuel sanders] done to run his mouth about anything.

    Um, he caught just enough passes to help his team make it to the Super Bowl–as a rookie

    domeunit–Thanks. You represent most of the Ravens fans I come across living in Baltimore that are not like ravenfan4life.

    skeebo80 says: [steelers fans should] be thankful the Jets spared them from seeing Tom and the Patriots again….we all know what would’ve happened.

    Yep, we are thankful and we probably would have lost. But since that didn’t happen, I’m not worried about it.

  32. jc1958coo says: Feb 2, 2011 11:57 AM

    always good to trash talk after a win! won’t be doing it this week! sorry 34-24 packers not even close

  33. alltimeballa says: Feb 2, 2011 11:58 AM

    TRASH TALK?? Did I miss something? Nothing to see here!

  34. kindbass says: Feb 2, 2011 11:58 AM

    Haha, could Ravens fans be any more bitter? Get over it. At least you don’t root for the Browns. Well, kind of, but not really.

  35. buckfigben says: Feb 2, 2011 12:00 PM

    Jets looked lazy and couldn’t tackle in the first half. It was pathetic. Maybe if they trash talked they would have been more fired up.

    The Steeler got to the Superbowl by playing 2 solid halves of football and two really poor halves. Baltimore lost the game, and the Jets didn’t show up until it was too late.

  36. indianajet says: Feb 2, 2011 12:00 PM

    smgeorge99 says:
    Feb 2, 2011 10:51 AM

    Ugh…I hate ignorant comments like this.

    1. Even if Sanchez’s arm was going forward, the “pass” went backwards, making it a lateral, and a fumble. Still a TD.

    =========================

    smgeorge99 – actually you’re the one that is wrong here.

    The ruling has zero to do with where the ball lands and has everything to do with if the ball was originally moving forward.

    If Sanchez’s arm and the ball were clearly moving forward (imagine being halfway through the throwing motion) and then Sanchez was hit by a Steelers defender causing the ball to come out behind Sanchez, it would still be ruled an incomplete pass.

    In that case, it is treated as if the ball was going forward but the contact by the defender caused it to go backwards. Just like when a pass is batted at the line of scrimmage and lands behind the QB.

    The ruling made was that the ball was not going forward prior to the contact which caused it to come loose. Therefore, it was a fumble.

    Which, by the way, I believe was the correct call.

    Nevertheless, I’d be careful on calling people ignorant when you don’t seem to understand the rules yourself.

  37. kindbass says: Feb 2, 2011 12:00 PM

    Think about it, Baltimore fans: If the Browns never move there, Ray Lewis spends his career in Cleveland, and you’re rooting for an expansion team, much like the current Browns. Just be glad you won a Super Bowl and can compete in the playoffs every year.

  38. belicheckyoself says: Feb 2, 2011 12:13 PM

    Is raven4life complaining that he was Not tuck ruled? Seriously?

  39. tk1966 says: Feb 2, 2011 12:23 PM

    raven4life21 says:
    Feb 2, 2011 10:23 AM
    Final score still should have been 19-17 Jets, Sanchez arm WAS coming forward and that gave Pitt the extra TD they needed to win the game, as the rule states, as soon as his arm and the ball begins to move forward (even the tiniest bit) it is considered an attempted pass… Steelers may have made it to the SB, but not without some help… but if you are a Steeler fan you prob don’t really care HOW you got there, you just got there and thats all that matters to you (most likely) but to me, i’d rather lose a game by being blown out with a good officiating crew then win by a hair with the help of a bad one… but again, that’s just me…

    ___________________________________

    And now for the results after I cut and paste the comment into the nifty google translator and translate from Whinning to English…

    “Whaaaa!”

  40. jerryloler says: Feb 2, 2011 12:26 PM

    Rex Ryan can’t wait to make headlines with his rebuttal to this. The only difference this time is that nobody cares anymore.

  41. bennybob says: Feb 2, 2011 12:30 PM

    The Jets didn’t talk any trash before the AFC Championship game? Really?

    We must have hallucinated all of the Hines Ward taunts and talk about their fans getting the champagne ready because they were coming home with the Lamar Hunt trophy (and the t-shirt and the hat). And the prediction that the Jets would be all high fives and smiles after the game because they were going to the Super Bowl.

    I take no issue with someone believing they are going to win. If you don’t you shouldn’t go out there.
    But based upon their performance the Jets should concentrate more on playing and less on talk (or in this case trying really hard not to talk until you just cant stand it anymore and so you do it anyway at the end of the week.)

    One other point, Emmanuel Sanders is a rookie. Young guys have a tendency to say dumb things. He can’t really have a sense for what motivates his team yet because he has Hines Ward’s foot up his ass every week. When he graduates to veteran status and is motivating himself each and every week, then he can make these kind of comments on behalf of the team.

  42. steelerdynasty2010 says: Feb 2, 2011 12:31 PM

    @ravenforlife:
    still bitter huh? if you look at the play carefully, you’ll see the nose of the ball still facing behind the qb and not moving toward the line of scrimmage as you would expect to see on an attempted forward pass. i think that’s what makes it a fumble, but i’m sure you’d beg to differ

  43. smgeorge99 says: Feb 2, 2011 12:47 PM

    @indianajet: if you’re take on the rules is right, then I stand corrected. However, it’s still ignorant to say that if you take away a TD in the 2nd quarter that the final outcome would be the same minus that TD.

  44. laxer37 says: Feb 2, 2011 12:51 PM

    These guys were just answering questions.

    The first half beat down that the Jets took spoke for itself.

  45. scotchrocks says: Feb 2, 2011 12:52 PM

    As a Ravens fan, I do give a little less credit for the Steelers playoff win, but only because the Ravens decided that they didn’t want to win. That’s not the Steelers fault and it doesn’t take away from the fact that the Steelers WON.

    Additonally, (and it pains me to say this) I think Mike Tomlin is the best coach in the league. His teams are prepared and they play hard every week. I hate the Steelers, but have a great deal of respect for their coach.

    But still, Go Packers!! lol

  46. scotchrocks says: Feb 2, 2011 12:54 PM

    kindbass

    Think about it, Baltimore fans: If the Browns never move there, Ray Lewis spends his career in Cleveland, and you’re rooting for an expansion team, much like the current Browns. Just be glad you won a Super Bowl and can compete in the playoffs every year.

    ——————————————–

    Your logic is flawed. Based on your comment, we could say that we would still have the Colts and would be watching Manning every Sunday.

  47. pigbladder says: Feb 2, 2011 12:55 PM

    how does any of this constitute trash talking? it seems as if they were asked a question and anwered it. nothing here comes as trash talking.

    there are a lot of names popping up posts under the pft banner, most of which are in dallas at the biggest football game of the year, and this is the best you can come up with?

    it seems as if children are writing these posts as some comments being made are just immature, or misrepresented. much like peter king, talk about a credibility hit.

  48. chazzmon says: Feb 2, 2011 12:57 PM

    Where’s the trash talk??? I don’t see this as a story?

  49. mistrezzrachael says: Feb 2, 2011 1:04 PM

    We all know that ALL the jets do is talk and talk and talk…as well as lick any sandaled foot they can get into their mouths.

    BUT..Any Ravens fan saying ANYTHING…after their teams’ 3rd period choke…needs to get back into therapy quick.

    I’m not a Steeler fan…think GB has too many athletes for them to stay in game…BUT…Raven/jet fans…shut up cause they punched you both right in the mouth….And yes, one of the jets biggest mouths…Ray Lewis’ ex caddy Bart Scott got carried into end zone by Mendenhall..Guess who couldn’t stop a nosebleed in biggest game of year?????

  50. bspn2 says: Feb 2, 2011 1:06 PM

    Whoa, lots of trash-talking there! Not.

    Another non-story by PFT.

  51. kindbass says: Feb 2, 2011 1:19 PM

    scotchrocks says: Feb 2, 2011 12:54 PM

    kindbass

    Think about it, Baltimore fans: If the Browns never move there, Ray Lewis spends his career in Cleveland, and you’re rooting for an expansion team, much like the current Browns. Just be glad you won a Super Bowl and can compete in the playoffs every year.

    ——————————————–

    Your logic is flawed. Based on your comment, we could say that we would still have the Colts and would be watching Manning every Sunday.

    ———————————-

    Touche

  52. originalsteelcurtain says: Feb 2, 2011 1:19 PM

    When Rexy pronounced in pre-season that his team would win the Super Bowl, the Jets became Paper Champions.

    Plenty of teams have been Paper Champions over the years, but only the Lomardi’s count for anything.

  53. kindbass says: Feb 2, 2011 1:20 PM

    But that wouldn’t change the fact that you would still have a Super Bowl and a perennially competitive team.

  54. keramidas21 says: Feb 2, 2011 1:23 PM

    The Jets are my least favorite team in the NFL.

  55. kindbass says: Feb 2, 2011 1:23 PM

    My point is: Colts, Ravens, whatever, at least you’re not the AFC North’s doormat every year.

  56. scotchrocks says: Feb 2, 2011 1:28 PM

    You do realize that the point of a headline is to get you to read the story, not tell you what the story is about, right? Right?

  57. 7andbeyond says: Feb 2, 2011 2:35 PM

    raven4life21, its great that you are staying in the game this time of year. I would love to have a crystal ball to see how many championships the Steelers would have if the refs were honest, fair and accurate.

    Also, be sure not to forget those blown calls that left the Jets with 1 yard rushing in the first half.

    Next question for the Crystal Ball? how many championships would the Ravens have if they weren’t in the Steelers division. After you are done with “the Ball” please send it to the Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals. They have a similar question.

  58. Bubby Brister says: Feb 2, 2011 2:52 PM

    “Sanchez arm WAS coming forward and that gave Pitt the extra TD they needed to win the game,”

    Hilarious coming from a Ravens fan considering Ben’s “nobody knew about it” fumble looked identical a week before. But nobody complained, the Steelers just went out there and made up for it, overcame the deficit and won the game. You know why? Because that’s what champions do.

  59. melikefootball says: Feb 2, 2011 8:06 PM

    Jets seem to still be replaying the game again, again, again and again. The Raven fans continue to point at one play here another play there a ref here no flag there. Give it a rest.

  60. ihateannouncers says: Feb 3, 2011 2:39 AM

    domeunit says:
    Feb 2, 2011 11:14 AM
    I want to be clear…Raven4life21 is not a clear representation of all Ravens fans, quit whining the Steelers won and they’re in the Superbowl…get over it.

    ==================================

    Don’t sweat it domeunit….we all have our share.

  61. steelcity72 says: Feb 4, 2011 5:43 PM

    LOL@ raven4life21…. Dude, Let it go you lost. Getting on here making up lame statements doesn’t help your case. That ball wasn’t going forward and you know it. I’m sure you had no problem with the lame roughing the kicker and the bs pass interference that gave you guys the jets game.

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