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Del Rio told players if they want respect, they had to win

Fred Jackson, Paul Posluszny AP

Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny joined PFT Live on Tuesday, a day after the Jags shocked the Ravens on Monday Night Football.

Posluszny explained that, before the game, coach Jack Del Rio told the players that, if they want to be respected, they need to win the game.  Win it they did, and respect they have indeed earned.

Posluszny also addressed the question of whether the team realized that losses on Monday night and then Sunday in Houston could have spelled doom for Del Rio.

The full interview can be seen at the PFT Live home page.

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21 Responses to “Del Rio told players if they want respect, they had to win”
  1. trbowman says: Oct 25, 2011 5:05 PM

    Del Rio is a good coach. I’m not a fan of the way he handled Garrard, but he’s a good coach. The Jags are almost always in contention year in and year out with below average rosters.

  2. medtxpack says: Oct 25, 2011 5:23 PM

    enjoyed watching that game. Jags played hard. they like their coach.

  3. mushroomcloudmofo says: Oct 25, 2011 5:25 PM

    “Win it they did, and respect they have indeed earned.”

    Thanks, Yoda.

  4. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 25, 2011 5:33 PM

    Yeah they will get respect from the other 31 teams, but biased ESPN, NFL Network and other media outlets will still report false stories when it comes to Jax. Jaws, Tirico and Gruden repeated the same ridiculous statements even with a full house in the stands.

    Last Monday Bucs and Colts not one mention of 2 1/2 years of straight blackouts. Raiders 80+ blackouts since moving back to Oakland since 1995. Chargers a playoff caliber every year and numerous blackouts every year. Dolphins having corporations buying 10k tickets several games every season. Bills, Lions, Bengals etc. But they are all great fans and organizations. It’s just us horrible Jaguar fans and terrible city of Jax. Just be consistent. It’s should be your job as a media outlet.

  5. nfloracle says: Oct 25, 2011 5:34 PM

    “Del Rio told players if they want respect, they had to win”

    If you have to tell your players this, you have the wrong players.

    Duh!

  6. jhart615 says: Oct 25, 2011 5:34 PM

    I’m a Jaguars fan…and it’s funny. Del Rio was completely correct in saying this, but OF COURSE the media focuses on how the Ravens “took the game too lightly” or “had an off night” instead of giving the Jaguars the praise they deserve. The Jaguars defense played fantastic and it was nothing but a well deserved win. But of course the media just can’t seem to give an ounce of praise to Jacksonville…typical…

  7. jackfnburton says: Oct 25, 2011 5:37 PM

    Yes, they have to win…

    …six or seven more games to save everyone’s job.

    It ain’t over yet, kids.

  8. opbilly says: Oct 25, 2011 5:50 PM

    congratulations to the jaguars. they kicked our butts and almost beat the steelers the week before. del rio is a good coach with below average players. we, the ravens, have good players with horrible coaches(harbaugh and cameron). i wish we had given del rio a look when he was on our staff before we got stuck with this guy!

  9. americankris says: Oct 25, 2011 6:39 PM

    Cox Smith Mathis and Mincey did a number on the ravens damn kudos

  10. blackandtealforeal says: Oct 25, 2011 6:44 PM

    opbilly says: Oct 25, 2011 5:50 PM

    congratulations to the jaguars. they kicked our butts and almost beat the steelers the week before. del rio is a good coach with below average players. we, the ravens, have good players with horrible coaches(harbaugh and cameron). i wish we had given del rio a look when he was on our staff before we got stuck with this guy!
    ————————————————————
    You can have him when we let him go at the end of the season. I think they’re doing a good job with what they have, but his time is up.
    Kind of like when you break up with someone, let them hang around and they make you a good dinner. When it’s over, it’s over. You can’t go back and repair the damage that has already been done.

  11. dionoil says: Oct 25, 2011 6:48 PM

    Say what you want about del rio, he’s one of the best d. Coordinators in the game

  12. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 25, 2011 7:00 PM

    Wish I had corners that could play tight man coverage like that in Washington, we’d be 5-1 and Grossman would still have a job…

  13. emma333 says: Oct 25, 2011 7:44 PM

    Correct about national media outlet bias…And what was that lead in ( you know, where Hank Jr used to be). It was nothing but a love fest for Ray Lewis and the Ravens D….I thought the home team and fans were supposed to be featured ala Barry Sanders in Detroit….. You really embarrassed yourself with that one ESPN!!!!

  14. commandercornpone says: Oct 25, 2011 7:52 PM

    if they had a passing game they would be contending in their lousy div. and maybe leading.

    it’s early. 2 games out with 9 games to go.

  15. mnavia2 says: Oct 25, 2011 8:19 PM

    There were many times during the game when they commented on the Ravens sloppy play blah blah but most times followed up with “well lets give credit to that Jaguar defense.” Especially the secondary who together as a group had one of the best performances of the season. Stop playing the victim card the media hates us.

  16. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 25, 2011 8:28 PM

    @emma333

    You are right about the intro, but not only that the Monday night promotion all week went like this. “Monday Night Football featuring Ray Lewis and the top rated Ravens defense with the Joe Flacco and Ray Rice offensive attack versus Maurice Jones-Drew.”

    If you hate a team and city which ESPN clearly does then don’t have a Monday Night game in Jax if you can’t give the home team nice pub. By the way, I honestly don’t think one single ESPN employee watched the game last night except for Mike Golic. He was the only one who said “the Jags dominated defensively throughout the game and also is a good defense”. Every other ESPN person said “Ravens beat themselves”. Pretty clear they didn’t watch. Mike Greenburg clearly didn’t watch b/c if it not the Jets he has zero interest. Besides he said the Jaguars are a “horrible and atrocious team”. Offensively maybe so but if he was doing his job he would know the Jags have pretty much been in every single game except for Jets game. And we have a defense that’s been top 10 all season with a rookie QB. But Jax isn’t sexy. All these talking heads are pathetic.

  17. Robert says: Oct 25, 2011 9:17 PM

    Monday’s Night Game showed the Nation that Jacksonville does a great job supporting a team that is struggling.

    And Del Rio is a good coach!

    Keep the Jaggies in Jax.

  18. garyman1 says: Oct 25, 2011 9:36 PM

    How can this article get forwarded to Jim Caldwell ?

  19. buzzbissinger says: Oct 25, 2011 9:38 PM

    Don’t break your arm patting yourselves on the back, that game was U-G-L-Y.

  20. baltimoreballs says: Oct 26, 2011 12:32 AM

    A defensive ball game, which means that most fans think it sucked. Being a Baltimore fan I enjoy these games the most, because usually Baltimore comes out with the win in defensive ball games, but Jville beat them at their own game.

    Hats off to Jville.

    (Ravens lost three games in a row in 2000 and didn’t score an offensive touchdown for 3 when they won the superbowl)

  21. zoxitic says: Oct 26, 2011 8:11 AM

    This is proof that the NFL is trying to become more like Arena Football. 10 years ago, this kind of Defensive gem would have been adored and admired instead of mocked and joked about.

    The Ravens didnt get a first down until late in the 3rd quarter. If you don’t give the Jaguars Defense credit for that then you are BIASED, stupid or both…period.

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