Malik Jackson says the Jaguars are tired of being disrespected

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Talk out of Pittsburgh last week focused not on whether the Steelers would beat the Jaguars, but on whether they would beat the Patriots after beating the Jaguars. Players on the Jaguars noticed that.

Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said on PFT Live that after beating the Steelers in the regular season, he and his teammates thought they should have earned the respect as a team to be reckoned with. Instead, they heard all the doubts about their chances of beating the Steelers again.

“We earned the respect we had when we went out there and handled them the first time, to to be disrespected the second time, people said it was a fluke and this and that, it was disrespectful,” Jackson said. “Just tired of being disrespected, tired of being questioned. In the final four, nobody can question you.”

Jackson said he and his teammates absolutely discussed the Steelers’ players talking about the Patriots before the game.

“It gave us a lot of motivation,” Jackson said. “Players on their team were saying it.”

Bill Belichick always keeps his players tight-lipped, so it’s safe to say the Patriots won’t give the Jaguars any bulletin-board material. And it’s also safe to say that if the Jaguars win in New England on Sunday, no one will disrespect them again.

98 responses to “Malik Jackson says the Jaguars are tired of being disrespected

  1. You’re in a “win or go home” playoff game. Seriously, what “extra” motivation do you really need? So if the Steelers said some cute, pretty sweet things instead, you weren’t going to try your hardest???

  2. Malik, giving up a 40 burger isn’t exactly a way to silence the skeptics. And yes, I (like most) will be rooting for the Jags this weekend. However, I also expect the Pats to win, but I hope I am wrong.

  3. OH NO!!!!!!!! More Disrespected Football Players. Here’s a tip for you Jackson. Win a Superbowl and people will stop doubting that you can win a Superbowl. Ramsey Guaranteed it Right?

  4. beat the Patriots and you won’t get disrespected…as much. win the super bowl and you won’t get disrespected as much. Next year, you get disrespected again until you prove you belong to the elite…there’s your blueprint. Go Jags!…

  5. We’re going to see this Jax defense disrespect Tom Brady for 60 minutes. Pressure busts pipes.

  6. You have had one good year in the last ten. Seems like New England is giving you plenty of respect.

  7. Well the Patriots are respecting the bejesus out of you. They are downright worried about having to face you. So congrats, you are respected. Even feared.

  8. 3-13 last year Malik..the clock strikes midnight this weekend. Disrespect? No. Beat Brady and then talk.

  9. If I hear one more person talk about their hurt feelings in relation to perceived support or lack there of by the media and NFL fan base, I am going to lose my mind. Guess what Malik Jackson, the Jags have had a very respectable season, but respect isn’t built overnight, and it certainly isn’t built by beating the Steelers once, even though it was a respectable win. Beating them a second time added to that first win, but certain teams and players build lasting respect over time as derived by their play on the field. The Steelers and Big Ben and Bell and Brown have been doing this for years, and fairly consistently. They have built the respect of the media and fan base by what they have accomplished, and your one win over them didn’t warrant a paradigm shift. Love watching the Jags and their D, I think they have a good shot against the Patriots.

  10. Patriots always do it right keeping it quiet. However, Jags are still being disrespected by the national media/betting lines/fan commentary. If they need to fill their bulletin board, there is content out there.

  11. And as much as I loved seeing them beat Pittsburgh, I’m tired of the chatter. Sorry to break it to you Malik but you all didn’t win that game, the Steelers gave it to you.

  12. On behalf of Patriot nation, we have IMMENSE RESPECT FOR THE JAGS! We are already making our off season plans after the beat down we are anticipating. You have better Defense than the ‘85 Bears and Blake Bortles is a young Dan Marino! You are the next great NFL dynasty !
    With that out of the way, just shut up and play…

  13. Then win something and stop talking. I am rooting for JAX with everything I have got but I am tired of this chip on the shoulder mentality.

  14. Jags produced in 2017 because Tom Coughlin showed up in Jacksonville and held everyone accountable.

  15. These Jags haven’t done anything. What they have to realize is if you want respect, you have to earn it. Heck they named their team Sacksonville and they didn’t even have the league lead in sacks and they’ve only had a great defense for one season. The Jags media, fans and players have been beating this disrespect drum so much it’s fstiguing. It’s like they forgot they’ve been a welcome mat for the past decade. Get over yourselves.

  16. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    January 18, 2018 at 8:25 am
    We’re going to see this Jax defense disrespect Tom Brady for 60 minutes. Pressure busts pipes.

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    Isnthet the same D that gave up 500+ yards and 42 points to the Steelers last week? The same D that lost to the Titans twice this season? That D?

  17. They better move on to New England. To keep talking about the past game is as foolish as what the steelers did in talking about a distant future game. I think the jags are crazy to keep up this talk right now.

  18. This is one of the reasons Belichick makes sure his team has a healthy percentage of low round picks and UDFAs. That fire never goes out. Come get some.

  19. Jags are looking a lot like the Ravens in 2013 when everyone expected them to get pounded by the Broncos and then by the Patriots. Jags are in an even more enviable position this time. Not only are the Patriots going down but this is the year that Brady and Belichick finally get caught red handed.

  20. It usually takes that 2nd Super Bowl win before a team earns universal respect. Most teams win their first SB because they caught lightning in a bottle, leaving people to still wonder if they are for real.

    Even with NE, the consensus after their first SB win is that they got lucky or they got hot at just the right time. They weren’t really regarded as a force until they won back-to-back titles two years later.

  21. weepingjebus says:

    January 18, 2018 at 9:02 am

    This is one of the reasons Belichick makes sure his team has a healthy percentage of low round picks and UDFAs. That fire never goes out. Come get some.

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    It helps too that you get caught cheating over and over and lose picks. And it also helps when you miss on a ton of draft picks.

  22. This is a bunch of nonsense. The Steelers never disrespected the jaguars. The steelers defense couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain, therefore, they ended up losing. This guy is still trying to stir the drama pot another week.

  23. Their schedule was very weak.
    Not all their fault, but weak.
    Ben roasted them. They missed playing Deshaun Watson both games v Hous.
    Indyx2, Hous x2, lost both to Tenn, lost to Az and Rams.
    Barely beat Chargers and Phillip Rivers in JAX. Lost at San Fran
    They swept the AFC North, which one impressive win against Pitt in Reg season
    Mustered all of 10 Pts against Buff at home in Wildcard game. The outlier here is their most recent game. Better Hope Bortles shows up boys

  24. peytonwantsaflag says:
    January 18, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Sorry to break it to you Malik but you all didn’t win that game, the Steelers gave it to you.
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    Of course, no team could EVER beat the Steelers. It is always the refs fault, the headsets, the schedule makers, etc.

  25. NE respects every team they beat this season. Jaguars will be no different. What’s with these clowns in Jacksonville. Players accusing other players of crap then forget what was said. Misfits BEGGING for respect from other well heeled atheletes. What’s these clowns want, Billboards across the country proclaiming respect for Jacksonville ??? They ain’t that good. This new era of someplayers makes me want to throw up. They are ruining the game

  26. You played a last place schedule
    Lost to the Titans twice who the Patriots kicked to the curb
    Lost to the lowly Jets and Cardinals
    Lost to the 49ers who dropped 44 points on your vaunted defense
    Haven’t won anything since the Carter Administration

    Oh, what was the question again?

  27. edukator4 says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:03 am
    Tom’s hurt? thats laughable, built in excuse already.

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    In 17 years have you ever heard Belichick or Brady make an excuse? Never.

  28. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    January 18, 2018 at 8:25 am
    We’re going to see this Jax defense disrespect Tom Brady for 60 minutes. Pressure busts pipes.

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    Why do people think it’s the first time Brady had to play a good defense in his life?

  29. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:17 am
    Jags are looking a lot like the Ravens in 2013 when everyone expected them to get pounded by the Broncos and then by the Patriots. Jags are in an even more enviable position this time. Not only are the Patriots going down but this is the year that Brady and Belichick finally get caught red handed.

    —————

    No year is like any other year. You could have said the same thing about the Saints balanced offense, Super Bowl winning future HOF QB, etc. Then they unceremoniously lost on the last play of the game. It’s a game of inches, that’s why you have to play the game.

  30. It is so juvenile when pro athletes play the “disrespect” card. Just go out and win games. The respect will come. Last year JAX won THREE games. Forgive America for being skeptical.

  31. Tom Brady has played and beaten defenses significantly better than Jacksonville’s. For the Patriots, they don’t even have to make adjustments. They just turn to a different page in the playbook, which everybody has mastered already. The key is beating their defense, which I doubt Jacksonville will be able to do. New England ain’t Pittsburgh.

  32. Who would ever disrespect a team that went 10-6 and barely made the playoffs. Who lost to the J-E-T-S? Who limped into the playoffs by losing the last two regular season games? Whose vaunted defense gave up a grand total of 41 points less than the Pats? Who played a last place schedule?

    Jags are a bunch of frauds……

  33. Not that it’s likely, but if the Super Bowl ends up being Jags vs Eagles, I hope Vegas sets the line at a pick. Then you’ll have two teams that have been playing the underdog and disrespect card both sitting there wondering what to do next.

  34. Why do people think it’s the first time Brady had to play a good defense in his life?

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    i have no idea but the country is mentally deranged

  35. I’m so tired of this trope. We get it. youre a toughie..im so impressed/threatened/whatever youre going for…

    it’s harder to be the favorite and match expectations

  36. If you are a highly paid NFL player, and you need a few players on the other team to fire you up for a playoff game, then YOU are the problem, my friend. The Jags beat the Steelers – bulletin material is WAY overrated.

  37. And it’s also safe to say that if the Jaguars win in New England on Sunday, no one will disrespect them again.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    That’s not how it works. For teams that have been mediocre or bottom of the barrel for years, even if they win the super bowl, most experts and shallow fans will call it a fluke. The get minimal respect game after game but none BEFORE the next opponent. If they play well next year they will start earning the respect ahead of their next games. If they falter then the people calling fluke will feel justified.

  38. Here is the truth: The game happens on the field on Sunday. Shut your flappy mouth and show up on game day. Win equals a chance to go to the Super Bowl. Lose equals another opportunity to just be quiet. Some team will win the game. It’s going to be defined by preparation and excellence. Show up, do the job, be excellent.

  39. peytonwantsaflag says:
    January 18, 2018 at 8:41 am
    And as much as I loved seeing them beat Pittsburgh, I’m tired of the chatter. Sorry to break it to you Malik but you all didn’t win that game, the Steelers gave it to you.
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    Not sure what game you watched but you couldn’t be more wrong.

  40. Earn respect by taking other teams besides the Steelers seriously. Lose this Sunday to the Pats and the Steelers win is basically meaningless.

  41. jman967 says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:32 am

    It helps too that you get caught cheating over and over and lose picks. And it also helps when you miss on a ton of draft picks.
    ==================
    As they play in the AFCCG … again.

    You were saying?

  42. walker1191 says:

    January 18, 2018 at 9:45 am

    peytonwantsaflag says:
    January 18, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Sorry to break it to you Malik but you all didn’t win that game, the Steelers gave it to you.
    ————————————————————————————————————-
    Of course, no team could EVER beat the Steelers. It is always the refs fault, the headsets, the schedule makers, etc.

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    Maybe you’re new around here but as my Steeler fanboy friends can all attest I’m definitely NOT pro-Steeler

  43. You have better Defense than the ‘85 Bears and Blake Bortles is a young Dan Marino!

    Didn’t Dan play in a SB? How’d that work out? The 85 Bears didn’t have to face Brady. That oughta get folks up in arms!

    And what’s up with Seattle fans, Dolfans, Steeler fans now rooting for the Jags? Will it make you feel better that if they beat NE? Jacksonville is your Avenging Annie?

    That’s, well, lame.

  44. Jackson said. “Just tired of being disrespected, tired of being questioned.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    You haven't EARNED IT YET ! Not the kind of respect you refer to Malik.
    Winning in a decisive manner against the Pats this weekend would be a good start.
    You have to win a SB to get the respect you talk about. And remember, the Journey IS the reward.

  45. Malik needs to go talk to his teammate Telvin. Telvin isn’t talking about all this respect BS and he isn’t talking about a game that’s in the past. He’s talking about preparation being the key to playing the game you guys are, y’know, actually playing this weekend. Grow up and get it into your head that your a grown man with a job to do.

  46. No matter how much effort the Jaguars defense will put up, they still have Blake Bortles on offense. Belichick will play mind games with him and I expect he will melt.

    On a related note, why did Elway let Malik Jackson walk but he was willing to pay Osweiler? Big loss for that Denver defense.

  47. Know what ? It finally sunk in. It’s easy to get into the heads of the Jaguar players. Hell this guy already has his head spinning about crap that don’t even exist. He is going to be very surprised when the final whistle blows Sunday.

  48. BB, the Patriots players, Kraft, and most if not all of the extended staff has said nothing but gushing glowing and otherwise high praise about the Jags, the coaches and their fans… so what is this about, The Steelers? You beat them move on.

  49. joetoronto says:

    January 18, 2018 at 11:50 am

    24 years without winning a playoff game will do that. Don’t take it personal.

    Bills fans.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________
    Forever without an NFL team. Don’t take it personal.

    Toronto Fans.

  50. You have a good def, but a garbage off, i think you deserve to be looked over, that being said, ur good def will not stop the pats sadly.

  51. I’ve lost count of the times that the Patriots were pronounced done, and not a good football team over the last few years. They earned their stripes, but they are continually disrespected. So what does that mean? It’s clear the Jaguars have never been in this position and don’t quite know how to handle it. Too many players talking. And whatever happened to that racist garbage they were spewing? That seems to have gone away. Apparently there were no facts to back it up? I’m starting to question the character of the players on that team. I’m sure it’ll be a great game though.

  52. Steelers fan, and I don’t blame the Jags one bit for feeling this way. But I hope they’ve put our game behind them and are focused on the Pats … because I guarantee the Pats are focused on them.

  53. how many points are scored without respect?
    how many sacks are made with respect?

    How about self-respect?

    NE has carved out a place in the NFL by fighting through adversity and a long slog of disrespect, not taken seriously during the dark ages with the Sullivans. But they were always counted out.

  54. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    No matter how much effort the Jaguars defense will put up, they still have Blake Bortles on offense. Belichick will play mind games with him and I expect he will melt.
    On a related note, why did Elway let Malik Jackson walk but he was willing to pay Osweiler? Big loss for that Denver defense.

    Bronco fan here. Elway and all the fans knew that Jackson was a key on the D, but also that he would command big $$$ as a FA. It was strictly based on that – couldn’t pay Von and Milik big bucks at the same time. Insofar as OZ is concerned, yeah, Elway offered $17M, but that’s a far cry from the 6 yr $90M that Jackson got from the Jags. When you win the SB, other teams may outbid you for some of your players in FA. Elway didn’t just let Milik walk.

  55. jman967 says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:32 am

    It helps too that you get caught cheating over and over and lose picks. And it also helps when you miss on a ton of draft picks.
    ==================
    As they play in the AFCCG … again.

    You were saying?

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    That would be a great response, if it had anything to do with the actual post. Is that what NE fans fall back on now? I guess as a Steelers fan I can just say 6 Lombardies and continue the meaningless replies to try and one up each other. Or you could try and make a logical arguement, of course you’re a NE fan, so that won’t be happening anytime soon.

  56. I don’t think anyone would be smart to disrespect the Jags, but understanding a bit of the bigger picture does make sense. Let’s look at the numbers a bit more in depth. In the last 9 games of the season, Campbell had 4.5 of his 14.5 sacks (2 vs. Houston). In the same time period, NgaKoue had 5.5 of his 12 sacks (2.5 against Cleveland). For Fowler, it was 2.5 of his 8 (Cleveland and Houston 1 each). For Jackson, it was 5 of his 8 (Indy, Houston, Seattle, Cleveland, Cincy).

    The common denominator with those teams is that they are either bad all around or have a bad overall O line. The Jags had a tendency to feast on bad O lines. They are really talented as a group, but almost two thirds of their sacks as a team came in the first 7 games of the season. Only three of the games they played in the final 9 were against teams that finished with a winning record (and I almost want to toss the Tennessee loss as they didn’t really play to win that one).

    They are good, young, athletic and talented. They have the type of Defense that can give any QB fits. In a game of strength vs. strength, you have to look for the cracks. The Pats need to give Brady time to throw and run the ball effectively. The Jags need to get pressure on Brady and get him on the ground. We’ve seen teams do it before and we’ve seen teams do it and still get beat. Ultimately, the X factor is how well will the Jags offense move the ball on the Pats D.

  57. I think it’s disgusting to see the lowly Jaguars in an AFC Championship game. It certainly doesn’t feel like a Championship game now. The NFL needs to change the draft process to a lottery so teams like the Jags can’t stock up on high first round picks every year. A poorly run franchise deserves to be punished not rewarded.

  58. The outpouring of support for the Jags if they beat the Cheaters will be huge. So many people are sick of the team that is arrogant and unrepentant for their cheating ways.

    I personally want a Vikings and Jaguar Super Bowl so as to stick a finger in the Pundits’ eyes because they all have already made the Cheaters the winners.

  59. Boy, never saw the disrespect card played before a playoff game. Very Original.
    If Ben put up 42 on them including having 2 turnovers, just guess what Brady could do? 60 points on
    these frauds?

  60. Disrespected??? That is clown talk for fools. People who have earned respect don’t discuss it, they just accept it. People who have not earned it, talk about how they deserve it.

  61. jman967 says:

    That would be a great response, if it had anything to do with the actual post. Is that what NE fans fall back on now? I guess as a Steelers fan I can just say 6 Lombardies and continue the meaningless replies to try and one up each other. Or you could try and make a logical arguement, of course you’re a NE fan, so that won’t be happening anytime soon.
    ==================
    Ok how about this … UDFAs and low round picks have always contributed to Belichick led teams (kind of like the Steelers – shock). Despite cheating and losing draft picks. It’s entirely possible (I.e. more likely) the two have absolutely nothing to do with each other. There are a ton of examples that predate both Spygate and Deflatesham that are entirely available to you to form a different opinion on the matter. I’m at a n entire loss how a Steelers fans of all teams could connect those two dots when your own team illustrates how ridiculous it was to make the claim to begin with.

    Is that a better argument?

  62. It’s hard to cheer the Jaguars. Granted, I’m a Patriots fan, but I also respect Tom Coughlin and it’s nice to see some new teams enter the playoff mix. Calais Campbell has always seemed like a good guy in addition to being a tremendous player, and the underdog Bortles is easy to cheer for (though I won’t be this Sunday). I’m sure there are some other guys on the team who are likable as well… but the voices coming out of the locker room sure do seem like a bunch of childish buffoons with little oversight. Before the recent waive of Jaguars sound bites, I was actually hoping for a competitive game… now I’m just hoping the Patriots seal the deal by half time. The thing about emotional teams like the Jags is once things start going bad, they turn ugly and implode completely. I’d like to see that just to see what a few of the guys talking now have to say afterwards.

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