Jalen Ramsey: I wondered why the Steelers were so confident

AP

The Jaguars are going to the AFC Championship Game after beating the Steelers 45-42, which wasn’t the outcome that a couple of Steelers players said they were expecting.

Safety Mike Mitchell told Sports Illustrated that the Steelers would play the Patriots again and running back Le'Veon Bell tweeted something similar on Saturday night. Mitchell was doing more talking before the game and Jaguars players said they noted the sense from Pittsburgh that they were a sure bet to advance.

Cornerback Jalen Ramsey referenced Jacksonville’s 30-9 regular season win as a reason why that was a confusing school of thought.

“I was kinda surprised,” Ramsey said, via Calvin Watkins of Newsday. “I was wondering why they were so confident because we stomped their ass the last time.”

Safety Barry Church said, via Sean Gentille of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that the Steelers could feel free to share their notes on the Patriots because “they were doing all that advanced scouting” for a game that they won’t be playing. Given the Steelers’ recent outings against the Patriots and the Jaguars’ work on Sunday, they might be OK just using their own notes.

115 responses to “Jalen Ramsey: I wondered why the Steelers were so confident

  1. I love all the smack the Jags players are talking tonight all over the arrogant Steelers. Serves them right.

  2. Well, they did score more offensive points than y’all did and Big Ben damn near threw for 500 yards against ya…

  3. thesteelfox says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    What are they supposed to say? We can’t wait to lose again?
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    No, but if you dont see what was wrong with the Steelers comments then there is no use even discussing it. There is a difference between the boring old comments where they say they are focused on the Jags, etc.

    But with the Steelers, it wasnt “were going to do our best to win against a quality opponent who already proved their worth in our building” it was “who cares about the Jags, lets just get to foxboro already so we can stomp the Pats”. Did you hear the name “steelers” in the Patriots facility this week? No, you heard Titans, cuz that was all that mattered. In Pit, it should have been all jags all the time, and it was absolutely clear to everyone involved, the Steelers were way beyond the Jags in their head.

    As far as the advanced scouting, if you are the Jags, you dont want those notes, unless you want to get beat 37-17…

  4. With Big Ben as your QB and Tomlin as your coach, there is a always a chance of playoffs failure. Even Tebow embarrassed them in the playoffs.

  5. “thesteelfox says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    What are they supposed to say? We can’t wait to lose again?”

    Just a wild guess, but how bout saying NOTHING! Like they do in the northeast. But why would you want to impersonate them…

  6. 469 yards passing, 5 TD, 42 points, and you’re talking bleep? Talk about getting your ass kicked… shut the bleep up and thank whomever you didn’t lose by thirty…

  7. I wanna see an article on how michael thomas flagrantly took out Sendejo!

    dirty play and they pick up the flag SMH

  8. The Steelers defense sucked and the Jags offense was surprisingly good.

    But I really dont see how the Jags defense can brag about winning a shoot out.

  9. was just watching Battlestar Galactica reruns from 1978. The guy from the Eastern Alliance thought they were the most powerful force in the universe. And then he saw what a Battlestar looked like.

    Good luck Jacksonville facing that Battlestar in New England.

  10. Seriously? He wondered why the Steelers were so confident? The Steelers are and have been the biggest talkers in the NFL for a very long time. This will be finger pointing week in the Burgh.

  11. Steelers and their fans all want to talk the talk, but its the Jags who are walking the walk. Ben may have thrown for all those yards but this game was never really close. Good for Coughin’s Jags.

  12. Is anyone really impressed with 5 td and 500 yards of offense when you never lead in the game and played from two TD behind for most of it? I guess it can make you feel better about losing a game you apparenlty thought you already won before it started.

  13. mazenblue says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    Pats +23 will be the line in Vegas

    Are you saying the Jaguars need to win by 23 or do you not understand how the betting lines are written?

  14. This was a beat down. 2 miracle 4th down touchdown passes made the game look closer. I will tell you this, I saw how Steelers fans acted in Arrowhead when they beat my Chiefs. The Steelers have our number. I can only hope Jag fans were acting as arrogant today at Heinz Field. How did that feel Steeler Fans?

  15. EZWriter says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    469 yards passing, 5 TD, 42 points…
    _______________________________

    That sounds impressive. Not 45 points in the other guys building impressive but still, you know, impressive.

  16. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:46 pm
    I love all the smack the Jags players are talking tonight all over the arrogant Steelers. Serves them right

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    lol, the Steelers are always the Jags superbowl. When they move on from the Steelers, they always throw up stinkers against other playoff teams since they never play other teams with the same passion. Jags playoff history proves it. Talk smack when you actually win against other teams and bring home a Lombardi.

  17. Ramsey’s right. I saw photos of Ben posing with “7-Up” gear yesterday and cringed. No team has more reason to be confident than the Patriots and you never see Brady posing with Super Bowl gear two games before he makes it to the Super Bowl. Come on. It’s one game at a time. I love the Steelers dearly. But that kind of arrogance is just plain stupid–especially when going up against a team that beat you 30-9 in your last meeting. FOCUS, not talk, wins ballgames and championships. The Steelers weren’t ready for this game because they were too busy planning for the Pats.

  18. “because they were the better team. all they did today was gift wrap it”

    Clearly there were, as it’s the second time they’ve lost AT HOME to the Jags. Best team usually wins. *cough*

  19. dodgerlakerfan1969 says:
    January 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    The Patriots always give all the respect to their next opponent. Maybe that’s why they’re going to their 7th straight Championship game. Just saying
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    That and they’re a good team that’s never really had to play anyone super tough in the divisional round the last 6 years either.

  20. I agree with Ramsey, have bern niting all week that the Steelers were obviously looking past.

    But take note Jacksonville, you are next up playing a coach that if he was facing the Browns next week would still be worried sick about it and instilling that kind of urgency into his team. He is going to spend all week dissecting all film on you. (Including the film of how Pittsburgh put up 38 on your defense) you will not be facing a complacent team just counting their chickens next week. Good luck.

  21. As a life long Steelers fan, I never felt good about this game. After sitting starters in week 17, I knew they would have a sluggish start. You just can’t start that way against a quality opponent. Several other factors added to the loss, as well. The Jags played a marginally better game, and had better coaching…they deserved the win. That said, I’m not really sure why the Jags D is flapping their gums, they did not have a great day either.

  22. Because the head coach doesn’t get them focused on the task at hand. He, along with them have been focused on the Pats since last years AFCCG.

  23. I’m the last guy you’d expect to be routing for the Pat’s to win but I can’t wait for BB and Brady to DESTROY this Jacksonville team.

  24. You never see the Patriots disrespecting their opponent or sounding overconfident or going on Facebook Live or giving their opponent bulletin board material. Perhaps the Steelers can take a lesson from the masters of the AFC

  25. I’m hoping that my Patriots see what is coming their way and prepare accordingly.

    Great win today, Jaguar Nation. Go into Pittsburgh and do that….Wow!

    Go Patriots!

  26. The Jax D can absolutely brag. Roethlisberger turned the ball over twice, leading to 2 Jags TDs and making the steelers play from behind the whole gm and turn it into a shootout. Not to mention the huge 4th down stops. Jags will give the Pats a better gm than the steelers would have.

  27. Jalen is running his mouth a whole lot for a guy that couldn’t keep up with an injured Antonio Brown. Your D just got pasted for 41. You better be giving Fournette and that Oline a big hug for saving your vutt.

  28. Steeler fans…. take solace in knowing that Le’Veon Bell now has more time to worry about next year’s contract!!!!

  29. Steelers are a great franchise and have a very good team … That being said … The Jags have their number, they dominated this team earlier in the season and then Ben called them out and they dominated ealry in this one too … Up 21-0 then 28-7 … What does that tell you? How many teams do you know have done this in Pittsburgh twice in the same season ??? I’ll give you the answer … Only the Jaguars !!! #SAXSONVILLE

  30. steelercrazy says:
    January 14, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    LyinRogerMustGo says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:46 pm
    I love all the smack the Jags players are talking tonight all over the arrogant Steelers. Serves them right

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    lol, the Steelers are always the Jags superbowl. When they move on from the Steelers, they always throw up stinkers against other playoff teams since they never play other teams with the same passion. Jags playoff history proves it. Talk smack when you actually win against other teams and bring home a Lombardi.
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    Regardless…your next opponent in the playoffs may be your last. Focus on the task at hand. Not run your mouth about next week. And now there is no next week.

    It was disrespectful.

    That arrogance is all on Coach Trippy 🙂

  31. “Steelers fans can use those stupid rags for crying towels!”

    I always think of them as yellow toilet paper

  32. Jalen is running his mouth a whole lot for a guy that couldn’t keep up with an injured Antonio Brown. Your D just got pasted for 41. You better be giving Fournette and that Oline a big hug for saving your vutt.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    awwww that’s cute how mad you are

  33. Oh, Mama, I’m in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
    Law man has put an end to my running and I’m so far from my home
    Oh, Mama I can hear you a-cryin’, you’re so scared and all alone
    Hangman is comin’ down from the gallows and I don’t have very long.

    The jig is up, the STEELERS are out
    They’ve finally found me
    The renegade who had it made
    Retrieved for a bounty

  34. He basically said that for a team that lost at home earlier in the season, that it was really the Steelers who here overlooking the Jags and being disrespectful.
    Stumblers lost. Jags won.
    Even though the ‘unbiased’ Steeler fan thinks it was close.
    This was a blow out and the Steelers where fortunate to be in the game at the end.
    Jags can talk the talk because they walked the walk.

  35. teal379 says:
    January 14, 2018 at 7:19 pm
    dodgerlakerfan1969 says:
    January 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    The Patriots always give all the respect to their next opponent. Maybe that’s why they’re going to their 7th straight Championship game. Just saying
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    That and they’re a good team that’s never really had to play anyone super tough in the divisional round the last 6 years either.

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    Yeah, you just relax and keep saying that. Please do.

  36. As a life long Steelers fan, we deserve this. All of it. Tomlin’s arrogance & stupidity finally caught up with us & ruined the most talented team, that he’s had the opportunity to coach. I truly hate that man, & his coaching staff. I always have, & I always will. Tomlin, Haley, & Butler should all be looking for jobs tomorrow. Time to tear it all down, & start over. Until next season, Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go!!!

  37. Remember in 2002 Cowher skipped practice before they played the Patriots in the AFC Championship so they could work on the logistics of traveling to the Super Bowl? They basically did it again. Technically, the Patriots beat them twice this week.

  38. Pittsburgh just crapped in their pants. They dug a hole they could not dig themselves out of. They were in “we’ll just roll the ball out there” and got punched in the face. Jacksonville? Really? Is this a joke? You guys never even showed up. You got curb stomped. Just pathetic.

  39. I think Tomlin should be fired. He can’t win the big games. He makes bad decisions in games (see the onsides kick today for example). He doesn’t mix in enough discipline in that locker room to prevent this kind of crap being said.

    On the other hand, the Jags shouldn’t be talking that much either. They are a scoop and score from being home for the season. Their vaunted D got LIT UP today, too. Granted, there were some sweet catches out there, but the Steelers killed themselves almost as much as the Jags got them.

  40. Headlines: Steelers Take A Knee Against Jaguars. Just finished watching this game via DVR to avoid supporting sponsors, but was pretty shocked at the results. One day the Steelers will learn to not look ahead, talk about next weeks game, and take notes from the Patriots on not giving the opponent fodder for their bulletin board. Any given Sunday.

  41. EZWriter says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    469 yards passing, 5 TD, 42 points, and you’re talking bleep? Talk about getting your ass kicked… shut the bleep up and thank whomever you didn’t lose by thirty…
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    Snowflake, 1 point or 1000 points, a los is a loss !! That’s why the pats are champs……….they focus on NEXT team up, not looking ahead !! Maybe your girls should try that !!

  42. ZWriter says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    469 yards passing, 5 TD, 42 points, and you’re talking bleep? Talk about getting your ass kicked… shut the bleep up and thank whomever you didn’t lose by thirty…
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    Snowflake, 1 point or 1000 points, a los is a loss !! That’s why the pats are champs……….they focus on NEXT team up, not looking ahead !! Maybe your girls should try that !!

  43. Why does the score matter? Jags won, that’s all that matters.
    The squealers*, their prima-donna WR1,their cheerleader HC and their bar-room tough guy OC are out…again

    “Hello, Dr Rydze? We need to re-up”

  44. EZWriter says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    469 yards passing, 5 TD, 42 points, and you’re talking bleep? Talk about getting your ass kicked… shut the bleep up and thank whomever you didn’t lose by thirty…
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    LOL. The game was never in doubt. Jax went into prevent and the Steelers got a bunch of yardage in garbage time.

  45. metitometin says:
    January 14, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    You never see the Patriots disrespecting their opponent or sounding overconfident or going on Facebook Live or giving their opponent bulletin board material. Perhaps the Steelers can take a lesson from the masters of the AFC

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    You would think they would.

    They won’t though. The arrogance and poor leadership just won’t allow it.

    It will come back to bite them in the future too. Always has since the early 2000s when they were brought back to Earth by the Pats time and again.

  46. The steelers losing had nothing to do with a lack of discipline –you can stop pushing that narrative. Jacksonville has a great defense which generated plenty of points and easier opportunities for the offense to score. Combine that with a weakened steelers defense and over confidence and you lose.

  47. As a Steelers fan, I get why people are talking but seriously, this many comments on a Steelers story. It just tell you what everyone has always known, the Steelers are the Best organization in football and good, bad or in-different, fans from other teams will always stop what they are doing to come hate on the Steelers. We are out of the playoffs but aren’t down. O-line is in tact, receivers all signed, Ben will be here, and defense still has room to grow. This will still be a team to reckon with in 2018. so to all the fans enjoying that we lost, well enjoy for now, we will meet again in 2018. So Pats and Jags better be ready.

  48. I agree with the Jags. To those pointing out that Big Ben had a record game…you’re right, he did, but here’s why the Jags are right: they didn’t say that they dominated this time (Ramsey said they dominated the last time, and that’s true). They just said they felt slighted or confused as to why the Steelers overlooked them. It’s good that the Steelers know how capable New England is, but it’s utterly stupid to be so sure you’re going to win a game that you overlook it. ESPECIALLY if the other team beat you last time (and on top of that, gave you the worst loss you’ve had in recent memory). To his credit, Big Ben wasn’t one of the ones doing the talking, which is probably why he had a good game. Bell? Not as much. Mitchell? Certainly not. Poetic, as I’m sure Jags fans see it, and not sure I can argue with that.

  49. Steelers are stupid to look ahead to games. They’ll have the entire off-season to think about it. From the sound of things though, Tomlin doesn’t care. He’s OK with moral victories. He should have the guts to call his team out for being stupid but he doesn’t. Although I can’t stand him, Belichick doesn’t allow that stuff and if you do it he will tear them a new one. What does Tomlin do? Nothing. That’s why that team has no discipline and heart.

  50. afety Barry Church said, via Sean Gentille of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that the Steelers could feel free to share their notes on the Patriots because “they were doing all that advanced scouting” for a game that they won’t be playing.

    That is funny. The Steelers shouldn’t have been looking past that game. They just aren’t very bright.

  51. thefan08 says:
    January 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm
    As a Steelers fan, I get why people are talking but seriously, this many comments on a Steelers story. It just tell you what everyone has always known, the Steelers are the Best organization in football and good, bad or in-different, fans from other teams will always stop what they are doing to come hate on the Steelers. We are out of the playoffs but aren’t down. O-line is in tact, receivers all signed, Ben will be here, and defense still has room to grow. This will still be a team to reckon with in 2018. so to all the fans enjoying that we lost, well enjoy for now, we will meet again in 2018. So Pats and Jags better be ready.
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    Next year the Steelers will be worse b/c instead of just being focused on Patriots all year they be focused on both the Patriots and Jags, still running their mouths and disrespecting their opponents. While their coaches won’t design game plans around the opponent but just “doing what they do”. That is why they’ll never win another SB until they change coaches or change their attitude. Every team has talent it is the teams that mainly run the ball against bad run defenses and mainly pass against bad pass defenses that win in the playoffs. All year long we heard from Steeler fans about how much talent this team has. Every team has talented players it is how the coaches use that talent that matters.

  52. tollisonsmith says:
    January 14, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    The steelers losing had nothing to do with a lack of discipline –you can stop pushing that narrative. Jacksonville has a great defense which generated plenty of points and easier opportunities for the offense to score. Combine that with a weakened steelers defense and over confidence and you lose.
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    over confidence is a lack of discipline.

  53. thefan08 says:

    January 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    As a Steelers fan, I get why people are talking but seriously, this many comments on a Steelers story. It just tell you what everyone has always known, the Steelers are the Best organization in football and good, bad or in-different, fans from other teams will always stop what they are doing to come hate on the Steelers. We are out of the playoffs but aren’t down. O-line is in tact, receivers all signed, Ben will be here, and defense still has room to grow. This will still be a team to reckon with in 2018. so to all the fans enjoying that we lost, well enjoy for now, we will meet again in 2018. So Pats and Jags better be ready.
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    Pats and Jags are occupied getting ready to face each other. Then one of them will be occupied getting ready to face either the Eagles or Vikings in the Super Bowl. You see, that’s how things are supposed to be, prepare for your next opponent not the potential one after them. Now they can put those crying towels, excuse me, terrible towels, to good use and get ready to watch some post season football from their couch, just like 27 other teams.

  54. That arrogance is all on Coach Trippy 🙂
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    That arrogance is all on Cheerleader Trippy 🙂

    There, fixed it for you.

  55. tomlin and the steelers are the most unprofessional football team in the NFL… and, its nothing new.

    they are an embarassment year in and year out. shoot their mouths out and then get smacked down. every year.

    they are lucky they arent playing the Patriots. That would have been real ugly for them

  56. Jags better not be thinking about the steelers game anymore. Most of the USA is now rooting for you in the AFC Championship.
    New blood is needed and refreshing. Jags need to play excellent D but more importantly, they need to play excellent Offense.

  57. To the Pittsburgh fans, ever wonder why the Jags went from winning 4 games last year to being in the AFC Championship this year ?? Yes, we picked up a few really good guys in the off season but the REAL reason is that Tom Coughlin took over and brought in Marrone as the HC. Our previous HC Gus Bradley was a “players coach” and everyone’s pal. The team and players had no discipline and we constantly got beat and were one of the most penalized teams in the NFL.
    This year, no nonsense is tolerated by the coaches and even Fournette was suspended a game by Coughlin/Marrone for not acting professional.
    If my last name was Rooney ……

  58. The coaching style of Tomlin was caught on cell phone previously in a locker room trash talk about NE.
    Potty mouth disparaging opponents.
    …and whinging about headphones and playbooks.

    at least that didn’t come up this year.

  59. Jags were in prevent defense half way through the 2nd quarter. I could have thrown for 400 yards when there’s 3 in the box and cornerbacks are playing a 10 yard cushion. Big Ben’s total yardage means NOTHING!

  60. Yep, Big Ben’s stats were as meaningless as that TD pass with a second left.

    The Steelers embarrassed themselves by talking about their rematch with the Pats as if the Jags were trash rather than a team that crushed them this season. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen do that so publicly, from the coach on down. Not a good look.

  61. Seriously, you gave up 500 yards, and Pittsburgh gave you 14 on turnovers, you play the same way next week, the Patriots will destroy you, so I would watch the trash talk.Pittsburgh lost not due to a confidence overflow, but due to a defense that is not strong, bonehead onside kick, 2 turnovers and baffling 4th and 1 calls. Blake Bortle-less is a joke and they will not be able to keep up with the Patriots, and I am not a Patriots fan obviously. Jacksonville won, this is true, but they will not be as lucky with Brady and the Patriots and their season ends as well as 30 other teams did, doesn’t matter how far or deep in the playoffs you go, the only winner is the one with the ring and the trophy, everything else is first loser!

  62. Steelers need to clean house. Trip has completely lost the team, they are a dumpster fire closing in on complete implosion, much like the Seahawks.

  63. Put up 35 points against this JAX-D is impressive (the last TD was garbage). Give Big Ben a break. It was the Steelers D which was a no show today. I mean, 38 points from the Jags offence?! Every Steelers point was answered right away. If you play like this then you loose if the opponent scored first.

  64. For all those saying the Steelers put up 42 and Jax’s D should shut up. If you watched the game the Jags were never in any real threat of losing. They were up big already and played soft defense after building that lead. Pitt although arrogant do have Brown and Bell who can put up points without defenses playing off. Of coarse they would when they do back off. All their D had to do is not lose it for them at that point. Hold your L and let it go.

  65. Big Ben may have had a strong game yardage wise against a very good pass defense, but he should right? He has Brown (Best Receiver), Bell (Best RB & RB/Receiver), and a strong offensive core with Smith-Schuster, Bryant, Rogers, etc. So yeah an all world offense put up big numbers. However, two devastating turnovers gave the Jags 14 points. A huge pick at/near Pitt’s 20, and a scoop-n-score fumble from Big Ben. So you can’t lay the blame, solely, at the Pittsburgh D’s feet.

  66. Jags last made the playoffs in the 90,s. Steelers have won a few super bowls since then. This jags team is a one hit wonder. After they get pounded by n.e. you won’t here from them again.

  67. People are always talking (mostly Steelers players, coaches and fans) about how great the Steelers are. Eventually, you have to face reality as it happens on the football field. They’re not as good as they think they are. Mediocre QB and mediocre coach. The Jaguars know it. The Patriots know it. Observant football viewers know it.

  68. Hey…the Steelers are improving. They only lost by 3 instead of 21.

    Now they are saved the embarrassment that would have befallen them in Foxboro.

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