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Helpful hint: Do not let the Titans do your laundry

Ben Roethlisberger, Jurrell Casey AP

There might have been more dramatic finishes, but there was no more shocking result than the Titans’ 16-9 win at Pittsburgh.

And imagine your surprise if you were in the seats at Heinz Field and got the wardrobe adjustment Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey suggested.

We made sure we put those Terrible Towels up their butts all day long,” Casey said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “They waved them at the beginning of the game, but they left pretty early.”

Which seems a reasonable travel plan, if you had a towel making your seat more uncomfortable than it already was watching the home team.

The Steelers had to have felt similarly treated, as the Titans sacked quarterback Ben Reothlisberger five times, and held Pittsburgh to 32 rushing yards.

“You could see it in Ben’s eyes — he wanted to get back to that locker room pretty quick,” said Casey, who had two of the sacks. “As long as we keep getting to quarterbacks, it’s going to be like that all year.”

Consider that a warning if you go to future Titans games. Fabric softener’s probably a good idea too.

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55 Responses to “Helpful hint: Do not let the Titans do your laundry”
  1. tsuscrumhalf says: Sep 9, 2013 12:54 PM

    That’s the best suggestion I’ve ever heard for what to do with a terrible towel

  2. craniator says: Sep 9, 2013 12:54 PM

    One cotton/polyester enema , coming up !!

  3. ravenscallywag says: Sep 9, 2013 12:56 PM

    …but just to be clear, the Titans didn’t ACTUALLY do anything with the Terrible Towels?

  4. dallasbaby says: Sep 9, 2013 12:57 PM

    Tennessee should market Terrible Towel toilet paper. The Steelers aren’t even in my conference and I would purchase in bulk. Would add some pizzazz to my bathroom.

  5. blitzburgh43 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:00 PM

    Talk to me when they come up against a real, NFL caliber O-line.

  6. dietrich43 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:01 PM

    Some color safe bleach will get those stains out, works on their drawers too. To get the taste out of their mouth, they might want to try a lot of Yuengling instead – I’m sure most of the team did.

  7. titans4evr says: Sep 9, 2013 1:02 PM

    He must be really looking forward to playing the Browns.

  8. fubarry says: Sep 9, 2013 1:03 PM

    Don’t overlook the Titans this year.

  9. scaredhitless says: Sep 9, 2013 1:06 PM

    The last time the Steelers stunk up a season they were rewarded with Big Ben. Lets hope they don’t end up with Clowney in 2014.

  10. stillers213 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:07 PM

    This is the best story we get 24 hours after the game? How about talking about the crap job of coaching by both Haley and Tomlin. How about the fact that the steelers, undistinguished owners of the worst O-line in football 3 years running, left themselves with only 1 1/2 back-ups on the roster!

  11. Deb says: Sep 9, 2013 1:09 PM

    The Titans shouldn’t get too carried away with themselves. My Steelers were a mess. The rest of their opponents will probably fight back.

  12. texanfan53 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:10 PM

    Talk to me when they come up against a real, NFL caliber O-line.

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    Week #2: Titans @ Texans. Should be good after Casey made this comment yesterday:

    Paul Kuharsky ‏@PaulKuharskyNFL 2h
    Jurrell Casey on #Titans vs. #Texans: “We’re going to go out there and make sure we put our foot up their (butt).Sorry about the cuss word.”

    Someone needs to tell this kid to shut his yap

  13. notoriousjebus says: Sep 9, 2013 1:12 PM

    Out of all the games yesterday this one was the most surprising to me. I didn’t expect Ben and the boys to be great this year, but never did I think they would look as terrible as they did Sunday. I am starting to wonder if the offense has just stopped trying in protest to Haley.

  14. Joemontanaflacco says: Sep 9, 2013 1:14 PM

    Steeler fans got exactly what was coming to them. After three days of cheering the Ravens’ loss and injuries, they found themselves in an even more humiliating position. Couldn’t have happened to a more rotten group of fans.

  15. pftfan says: Sep 9, 2013 1:15 PM

    stillers213 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:07 PM

    …How about the fact that the steelers, undistinguished owners of the worst O-line in football 3 years running,…

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    didn’t they just spend two high draft picks on Dave DeCastro and Mike Adams?

    What happened to those guys, weren’t they the two of the “safer” picks in that draft?

  16. lks311 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:16 PM

    For all the years of hubris displayed by the Steeler fan base, no sympathy will be coming your way. Here’s hoping you go back to your pre-70’s level of play.

  17. Deb says: Sep 9, 2013 1:22 PM

    @Joemontanaflacco …

    This is getting a little old. Someone went back yesterday to the post-Thursday blogs and found TWO Steelers out of dozens who posted nasty comments about Jacoby Jones. I posted a very supportive comment to the Ravens. You were too big a coward to come on and take your medicine when your team lost. That’s fine. But have the grace to stop pretending “all” Steelers fans were sticking it to the Ravens when they lost. It isn’t true. At least those of us who are here now have the guts to come on after a loss when you didn’t.

  18. southpaw2k says: Sep 9, 2013 1:27 PM

    pftfan says:
    Sep 9, 2013 1:15 PM
    stillers213 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:07 PM

    …How about the fact that the steelers, undistinguished owners of the worst O-line in football 3 years running,…

    ———————————–

    didn’t they just spend two high draft picks on Dave DeCastro and Mike Adams?

    What happened to those guys, weren’t they the two of the “safer” picks in that draft?

    ————————————————

    DeCastro was considered to be the best offensive line prospect from the 2012 draft. Mike Adams had a few character concerns (I think with substance abuse, but don’t hold me to that), but his football skills were still considered to be above average.

    Add to that drafting Maurkice Pouncey in the first round a few years ago, and you’ve got a team who somehow never is able to get an O-line to fit well together. Makes me wonder if the O-line coach needs to go at this point.

  19. stillers213 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:27 PM

    I love all of the fanbase generalizations lobbed aound PFT forums. I keep wondering if most of the posters here are even old enough to vote? Intelligent football conversation is becoming increasingly more difficult to find.

  20. johnnybgood19 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:36 PM

    pftfan said:

    didn’t they just spend two high draft picks on Dave DeCastro and Mike Adams?

    What happened to those guys, weren’t they the two of the “safer” picks in that draft?

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    I don’t believe the draft picks is the issue… These players were not ready to play in the nfl… all things equal that says coaching is the problem… not a Tomlin fan but I can see that the players respect him but haley has never done anything to make anyone say he’s a good coach and sunday’s game is about as bad as it can get…. Coaching is the problem…

  21. mlenenski says: Sep 9, 2013 1:38 PM

    Second Hint: don’t cut your best running back the week before your first game!

    Dwyer may not be the best back in the league, but cutting him was idiotic.

    Resigning him is an admission of stupidity.

  22. razzzmajazzz says: Sep 9, 2013 1:39 PM

    The Terrible Towel is the dumbest team gimmick in the world. I don’t get it. What does a towel have to do with the team? Why is terrible? Might as well bring an egg beater to the game. It makes just as much sense.

  23. schmitty2 says: Sep 9, 2013 1:57 PM

    Is it just me or did it look like DeCastro purposely dove at Pouncey’s legs?

  24. ydousuk says: Sep 9, 2013 2:04 PM

    Deb says: Sep 9, 2013 1:22 PM

    @Joemontanaflacco …

    This is getting a little old. Someone went back yesterday to the post-Thursday blogs and found TWO Steelers out of dozens who posted nasty comments about Jacoby Jones.

    ——————————————————
    I don’t have a dog in the hunt, but I did notice Joemonranaflacco stated “After three days of cheering the Ravens’ loss and injuries,” All you seem to address are the injury posts. There are lots of Steeler posts concerning the loss.

  25. blacknole08 says: Sep 9, 2013 2:08 PM

    I am loving the trash talk from the Titans. There is nothing wrong with being confident after a huge win on opening day at a tough stadium to play in.

  26. steelerben says: Sep 9, 2013 2:09 PM

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Sep 9, 2013 1:14 PM
    Steeler fans got exactly what was coming to them. After three days of cheering the Ravens’ loss and injuries, they found themselves in an even more humiliating position. Couldn’t have happened to a more rotten group of fans.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Seriously? Get over it. Steelers lost, and it was pathetic. Ravens lost, and it was embarrassing. Neither team looks any good right now.

    After the Raven’s loss, I came on and broke down what I saw in that game because it was the same childish arguing as usual. There were idiot Steeler fans happy about the blowout like it was a Pittsburgh win, and there were idiot Ravens fans talking about how it was a fluke. It was neither. I didn’t gloat about someone getting hurt, because that is despicable.

    I don’t see the point in breaking down the Steeler game, because it is pretty obvious that a lack of offensive line cohesion and a lack of healthy running backs on the roster are going to quickly turn that offense into a whole lot of terrible. The problems are a symptom of a larger problem in that the coaching department isn’t getting it done. Haley’s schemes are not fitting the personnel, changing to a zone blocking scheme is going to be painful with young lineman who haven’t had much playing time together and will be made worse by losing the best player on the line, our best hopes at running back are a guy that was cut because he can’t hold onto a football and a rookie that hasn’t been able to stay healthy.

    Stick to football and leave your moral judgement for your home life.

  27. Joemontanaflacco says: Sep 9, 2013 2:12 PM

    “What does a towel have to do with the team? Why is terrible? Might as well bring an egg beater to the game. It makes just as much sense.”

    With all the egg on the Steelers’ fans faces yesterday, an egg beater would have made MORE sense. Hahahaha!

  28. stillers213 says: Sep 9, 2013 2:12 PM

    I know he whiffed on pass pro one the one play he was in for, but how does Jones not get at least a few carries? When it’s obvious you’re losing the LOS battle, why don’t they spread the field with 4 WR’s? Where was Wheaton all game – someone to stretch the field and open up the middle?

  29. clebrowns216 says: Sep 9, 2013 2:13 PM

    Man, and I thought the Browns O looked pathetic yesterday…

    The terrible towel is the dumbest thing in sports. And Im not just saying that because I hate the Steelers. How can a team that once played such tough football have something as weak as the “terrible towel”.

    Are Steelers fans implying that people should be terrified of these little yellow towels? Never made sense to me.

  30. oneandtwenty123 says: Sep 9, 2013 2:15 PM

    As bad as the whole division played, we are all tied for first. As a ravens fan, I dislike, but respect, the steelers, their coach and organization. Should be a fun year.

  31. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 9, 2013 2:24 PM

    ydousuk says:

    I don’t have a dog in the hunt, but I did notice Joemonranaflacco stated “After three days of cheering the Ravens’ loss and injuries,” All you seem to address are the injury posts. There are lots of Steeler posts concerning the loss.
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    Who you kidding ydou, you know exactly what jmf is saying. And 3 days cheering a loss?! Just today some moron brought up getting Tebow’d. You know, 2 years ago.

  32. stillers213 says: Sep 9, 2013 2:37 PM

    oneandtwenty123 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 2:15 PM
    As bad as the whole division played, we are all tied for first. As a ravens fan, I dislike, but respect, the steelers, their coach and organization. Should be a fun year.

    The question remains…. Who will back in to a division title this season?

  33. shotgunformation5wide says: Sep 9, 2013 2:38 PM

    While I’ve never wished injury on anyone … playing the Titans/Oilers brought back memories of Buddy Ryan hitting Kevin Gilbride in the mouth when the offense continued to struggle.

  34. dickroy says: Sep 9, 2013 2:55 PM

    It was hard watching my Steelers get pushed around like that. The season ending loss of Pouncey and Foote this early will hurt. I still hope our O line will come together and be one of the best, because they have been so bad for so long.
    It just seems like nothing ever changes. Ben always under pressure, no running game, players, can’t get turn overs, to many penalties. I’m starting to wonder about the coaching too. Haley has done nothing to improve the offense. Did not like his play calling in that game! I guess the standard is the standard, as Tomlin keeps repeating
    But I love my black n gold. We will turn this around.

  35. z06vision says: Sep 9, 2013 4:09 PM

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Sep 9, 2013 2:12 PM
    “What does a towel have to do with the team? Why is terrible? Might as well bring an egg beater to the game. It makes just as much sense.”

    With all the egg on the Steelers’ fans faces yesterday, an egg beater would have made MORE sense. Hahahaha!

    It could be worse, we could be in the record books for the worst opening loss EVER by a previous superbowl winner…

  36. steelerben says: Sep 9, 2013 4:23 PM

    And for the Record, the Terrible Towel was Myron Cope’s idea. He encouraged fans to bring in tea towels from home to swing around in the stands and distract the opponents. It was a way to make the fans feel more involved in the game and gave them something to rally around. The franchise quickly understood the marketing value and got a lock down on the rights for it, creating a standardized version to sell to the fans.

  37. ydousuk says: Sep 9, 2013 4:27 PM

    crownofthehelmet says: Sep 9, 2013 2:24 PM

    ydousuk says:

    I don’t have a dog in the hunt, but I did notice Joemonranaflacco stated “After three days of cheering the Ravens’ loss and injuries,” All you seem to address are the injury posts. There are lots of Steeler posts concerning the loss.
    ——————————————————-
    Who you kidding ydou, you know exactly what jmf is saying. And 3 days cheering a loss?! Just today some moron brought up getting Tebow’d. You know, 2 years ago.
    —————————————————
    Well, crown, I assume that Joe is saying what he posted. I was simply reminding Deb that Joe was referring to “cheering the Ravens’ loss and injury” posts, not just the injury posts.

    You seem very agitated today. Maybe you should switch to decaf ?

  38. Deb says: Sep 9, 2013 4:35 PM

    @ydousuk …

    Hmmm … there are a lot of posts concerning a lot of topics. But the only one you questioned is mine calling out a troll who never posts anything but trash talk without a single intelligent football comment? You’ll forgive me if I’m a little skeptical about you having no ax to grind here.

    He’s entitled to say what he wants, but if it’s possible to respect trolls, I have more respect for the ones who have the gumption to appear after their own team loses rather than pretending the trash talk they post every day is suddenly a vindication for something posted after a Ravens loss.

  39. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 9, 2013 4:48 PM

    sorry ydou – thanks for pointing out to Deb and all of us that some fans cheer when their rivals lose. Sometimes even 3 days or longer.

    Maybe next post you can tell us how the sky is blue, water is wet, and the Ravens D gives up too many TD’s.

  40. rockinrodie says: Sep 9, 2013 5:05 PM

    This is 1988 bad. MT’s fancy tongue and rhetoric have gotten really, really old. A top draft pick awaits next May, and hopefully MT won’t be around to make it.

  41. ydousuk says: Sep 9, 2013 5:18 PM

    crownofthehelmet says: Sep 9, 2013 4:48 PM

    Maybe next post you can tell us how the sky is blue, water is wet, and the Ravens D gives up too many TD’s.

    ——————————————————

    Thanks for the suggestions. In the next post should I also include the fact that the Steelers lost, at home to the Titans, and that a lot of their fans had left by the end of the third quarter?

  42. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Sep 9, 2013 5:36 PM

    wearethesteelers says:
    Sep 9, 2013 2:38 PM

    I’m tired of rooting for this team after years of never having a decent offensive line. I’m sick and tired of it! Tomlin is a total joke and I’ve been duped by this fraud of a franchise… I’m done!

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    what band-wagon fan you are!! Go be a fan of the Jags then!!

  43. Deb says: Sep 9, 2013 5:39 PM

    @ydousuk …

    So much for the guy who had no dog in the hunt LOL

  44. joerevs300 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:53 PM

    Apparently they didn’t learn anything after they stomped on the Terrible Towel a few years ago…

    Maybe they ought to focus a little harder on making sure they beat the Texans and Colts with, at best, a very shaky starting QB, and less on my Steelers, who clearly are going to go nowhere this year.

    The present doesn’t care if you have a tradition of excellence like the Steelers do. Only the talent of the 53 guys on your roster.

    And as much as it pains me to say this, they are FAR closer to the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets in this department then Baltimore, Denver and New England.

    I was praying the 0-4 preseason was just an outlier; my God, I never expected what I saw on Sunday. Absolutely zero chance of success running the football, thus no play action and Ben getting killed again. Stop me when you’ve heard this before…

    Injuries are part of the game and yes, the Steelers got hit hard yesterday.

    But what it exposed the most is the sheer lack of youth and depth on the roster.

    It’s only one game, but to this “realistic” Steeler fan, it was a harbringer of what is shaping up to be a very, VERY bad season.

  45. ydousuk says: Sep 9, 2013 7:42 PM

    Deb says: Sep 9, 2013 5:39 PM

    @ydousuk …

    So much for the guy who had no dog in the hunt LOL

    ______________________________________

    I don’t have a dog in the hunt. I enjoyed watching the Ravens get slapped around by the Broncos, as much as I did seeing the Titans manhandle the Steelers.

  46. Deb says: Sep 9, 2013 7:53 PM

    @ydousuk …

    No problem with you reveling in my team getting slugged around. Just wish you wouldn’t defend the Internet slugs ;) That one would be here slobbering the same nonsense even if we all (as I did) posted positive things about the Ravens.

  47. antibenapalooza says: Sep 9, 2013 9:08 PM

    If Rottenberger keeps getting sacked so many times in one game, I could get my wish.

  48. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 9, 2013 9:25 PM

    sorry bubbybrister, just Reported you accidentally, meant to give you thumbs up. Would’ve given you a thousand thumbs-up if I could.

  49. titaniksigh says: Sep 9, 2013 11:28 PM

    as a titan’s fan, its nice to see somebody finally do some trash talking. this team has always let others do it to them without fighting back. if locker could get it together, we might actually have a team.

  50. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 9, 2013 11:33 PM

    Pittsburgh fans have a dog in the hunt.

    Their entire team is a dog.

  51. clemenza58 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:22 AM

    How many Super Bowls have the Titans won?

  52. cfeeley52 says: Sep 10, 2013 1:06 PM

    pftfan says:
    didn’t they just spend two high draft picks on Dave DeCastro and Mike Adams?

    What happened to those guys, weren’t they the two of the “safer” picks in that draft?
    ——————————-
    One of those “safe” draft picks ended Pouncy’s season when he threw his helmet into the side of his knee. I’ve watched that replay a dozen times and still can’t figure out what the heck DeCastro was going for, even if he hit the defender it would’ve been clipping… either way that’s a bad loss and I really do feel for you guys on that one.

  53. cfeeley52 says: Sep 10, 2013 1:07 PM

    clemenza58 says:
    Sep 10, 2013 9:22 AM
    How many Super Bowls have the Titans won?
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    Gonna be hearing that question a LOT this season, it’s all they have to fall back on…

  54. clemenza58 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:48 AM

    The Titans must view the Terrible Towel as some sort of trophy because they always see about 10,000 of them waving in their stadium every time the Steelers come to Nashville. It’s a constant reminder that the Steelers have everything the Titans wish they had: A national following, great tradition and Super Bowl wins. Jealousy is such an ugly trait.

  55. blackngold4life says: Sep 14, 2013 8:15 PM

    Lol Titans didnt do nothin,,Don’t be surprised if that’s just one of 5 wins they may have this year

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