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mesaSteeler
09-06-2009, 08:28 PM
Titans: Still bitter over missed chance at Pittsburgh, see champs as chance for fast start
By: TERESA M. WALKER
Associated Press
09/06/09 4:10 PM PDT
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/ap/57613332.html

NASHVILLE, TENN. The Tennessee Titans know last season is long gone and Thursday night's NFL season opener with Pittsburgh is the start of the chase for a new championship.

That doesn't mean they still don't feel like the Steelers won their Super Bowl. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

"If we would've had a chance to play them again in the AFC championship and those guys would've beat us, it would've been a little easier to swallow," Pro Bowl safety Chris Hope said. "Being we beat the Super Bowl champions and never had a chance to compete and go play for the Super Bowl left a bad taste in our mouth.

Remember, the Titans went an NFL-best 13-3 in 2008 and beat Pittsburgh 31-14 Dec. 21 in what both teams thought might be a preview of the AFC championship game. But Tennessee tripped in the divisional round and lost 13-10 to Baltimore, while Pittsburgh rolled through the playoffs.

That missed matchup helped land this rematch in the NFL's slot for the first game of 2009. The Steelers start their defense against a team still upset over how last season ended.

"We've got to get that bad taste out of our mouth," defensive end Jevon Kearse said.

Most Titans sound as if they're following coach Jeff Fisher's cue for this game the past is gone, now is all that matters.

"Reflecting back in the past does you no good as far as moving forward unless you use the experience wisely," Fisher said Sunday.

Tennessee quarterback Kerry Collins agreed.

"It's dead and gone. You take your hat off to them. They did a good job, won the whole thing last year, but that was last year. They're saying the same thing. Last year's last year. You move on and focus on what you want 2009 to be," Collins said.

True, but Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin admitted during a conference call that he knew his Steelers would run into the Titans again if each team handled business.

"We had a feeling when we left Nashville that in order to do what we wanted to do we'd probably have to come back there," Tomlin said.

Pittsburgh did, running through the postseason. Tennessee didn't, losing at home. Titans tight end Alge Crumpler has taken a philosophical approach to the AFC championship they didn't get to host the Steelers.

"They took 31 other teams' Super Bowl if you want to look at it that way," Crumpler said. "They're the ones that won it. They're the defending Super Bowl champs. Everybody's going to be gunning for them. We get the first crack."

Pittsburgh and Tennessee are very similar to the teams that played last December. Each return all but two starters, and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, the Titans' biggest loss in free agency, didn't play in that game. Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch sees playing the champs means a quick chance to see where the Titans are now.

"It's going to be as good a test as we can get for the opener, not just because they're the Super Bowl champs but have a great defense and a great offense. It's going to be as tough an environment to play in as we'll see all season," Vanden Bosch said.

The opener has been hyped through national TV commercials for over a week now, featuring shots of Titans running back LenDale White stomping on a treasured Terrible Towel after Tennessee's win last December. White is among those who wishes they had been able to play the Steelers in the playoffs.

"That would mean we'd be playing for a chance at the Super Bowl. I definitely wish I had a chance to play them. We didn't. Baltimore handled their business. We were at home watching ...," White said. "This is our time to go. We can't thrive off anything that happened last year."

White can't wait for the opener and an intense atmosphere, if only judging from how Steelers' fans challenge him almost daily via his Twitter account. The vocal running back isn't backing down either so Pittsburgh fans should hold tight to their towels.

"If they throw a towel at me, I'm going to kick it and stomp all over it," White said.

(Hey LenWhale you are not worth the cost of a Terrible Towel. The poor little Titans have their panties all in knot because they couldn't beat the Ratbirds. Pathetic. - mesa)

Gnutella
09-06-2009, 08:29 PM
Damn all them dirty Japs and wetbacks taking all our jobs!

(Same logic.)

Gnutella
09-06-2009, 08:30 PM
As for the Titans, if they want the taste out of their mouth, we can show them what their own teeth and blood taste like. F*ck 'em.

thesteelersreport.com
09-06-2009, 09:12 PM
Maybe Fisher aka The 'Stache can get everyone ready for Thursday's game with the following speech:

"One year ago, we knocked on the door. This year, we beat on the door. Next year, we're gonna kick the son-of-a-bitch in."

Since the Titans are really the Oilers, it would be fitting.

One word for yunz losers:

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

stlrtruck
09-06-2009, 09:12 PM
"We've got to get that bad taste out of our mouth," defensive end Jevon Kearse said.

Well, the taste is about to get 10x worse!

HometownGal
09-06-2009, 09:15 PM
"We've got to get that bad taste out of our mouth," defensive end Jevon Kearse said.


You freakin' nipple-head - one of YOUR players stomps on OUR Terrible Towel and YOU have a bad taste in your mouth? :upyours:

Hammer Of The GODS
09-06-2009, 09:27 PM
Man I can't wait until thursday night.

Granted they beat us last time but thier are things to take into consideration.

The Steelers were winding up THEE toughest schedule in the league. The Steelers previous 3 opponents were the Patriots, Cowboys and Ratbirds. Going into tennessee coming from the slugfest with the ratbirds was FAR more difficult then the titans 3 games prior. They had detroit ,cleveland and houston. NO COMPARISON!

The very team we faced the week before is the team that knocked them out of the playoffs. :laughing:

Besides the towel stomp and wipe WILL play a factor in this one, bank on it!

mesaSteeler
09-06-2009, 09:43 PM
We must really be in their heads if they have to resort to whining about how bitter they are that we won their Super Bowl to jack themselves up for a game against us.

fansince'76
09-06-2009, 10:50 PM
The opener has been hyped through national TV commercials for over a week now, featuring shots of Titans running back LenDale White stomping on a treasured Terrible Towel after Tennessee's win last December. White is among those who wishes they had been able to play the Steelers in the playoffs.

"That would mean we'd be playing for a chance at the Super Bowl. I definitely wish I had a chance to play them. We didn't. Baltimore handled their business. We were at home watching ...," White said. "This is our time to go. We can't thrive off anything that happened last year."

Maybe if fatboy could hold onto a football as adeptly as he obviously can a triple cheeseburger, they might have had the chance.

RoethlisBURGHer
09-06-2009, 11:02 PM
Whaaaa, we lost in the divisional round of the playoffs!

Whaaaa, the big bad Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl that we didn't get to!

Well guess what Tits, you get to come to OUR HOUSE on the night that we celebrate winning out SIXTH SUPER BOWL (that's six to your zero, just to remind yinz).

Bring it bitches, get ready to get STOMPED!

MACH1
09-06-2009, 11:41 PM
Well, the taste is about to get 10x worse!

They wont have any taste after we slap it out of their mouths.

sharkweek
09-07-2009, 02:13 AM
Losers always whine about their best.

SteelC7
09-07-2009, 02:34 AM
they need to let it go, we won the super bowl, they lost their very FIRST playoff HOME game to the worthless ravens that we steamrolled 3 times, and well shut their dumb ass mouths on thursday

Fire Haley
09-07-2009, 06:20 AM
Maybe if fatboy could hold onto a football as adeptly as he obviously can a triple cheeseburger, they might have had the chance.


Exactly!

They choked away that game and their season and they want to blame the Steelers?

ha ha!

Galax Steeler
09-07-2009, 06:52 AM
Lets get it on I am ready to play those little cry babies. I can't believe that they are still whinning about that.

Texasteel
09-07-2009, 07:07 AM
The Steelers won their SB?
The only way they get to the SB is with a ticket.

They didn't have a chance to compete?
They had the same chance as everyone else, they just weren't good enough.

Bad taste in their mouths?
Try a breath mint, you need it.

BlastFurnace
09-07-2009, 07:52 AM
The funny part of it is, that they have a reminder sitting in their locker room all year long in Nate Washington....who WILL be wearing his STEELERS Super Bowl ring.

Fire Haley
09-07-2009, 09:05 AM
I still wanted us to play the Ratbirds first - too bad their coach chickened out.


Ravens Ask NFL Not to Schedule Prime-Time Game in Pittsburgh

The road to the AFC North crown goes through Pittsburgh, but the Ravens would prefer to take their chances against the defending Super Bowl champs during daylight hours, at least when they travel to Heinz Field. According to the Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley, the Ravens have "asked not to be considered for a prime-time game at Heinz Field this season when they submitted their scheduling requests to the league..."

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/03/20/ravens-ask-nfl-not-to-schedule-prime-time-game-in-pittsburgh/

Franco32Harris
09-07-2009, 09:27 AM
Thursday can't come soon enough!!!

StainlessStill
09-07-2009, 11:33 AM
So let me get this straight...

Tennessee is bitter at US... for Baltimore beating them last year? Nice logic, and way to take care of business at home in the playoffs!:blah::blah:

Like I said earlier, this isn't 2008, this isn't Week 15. You are getting a fresh, and better Pittsburgh team out the gates, in front of a frenzy crowd in Heinz Field. Something tells me this will be a TAD different..

tyler289
09-07-2009, 11:37 AM
What a bunch of tools. They could've had a chance at us but they CHOKED vs. a rookie QB at home.

mesaSteeler
09-07-2009, 12:00 PM
What a bunch of tools. They could've had a chance at us but they CHOKED vs. a rookie QB at home.

Gotta agree. The tities choked in playoff prime time and somehow it's all our fault?!
:banging::noidea:

If they actually believe this then their heads are not screwed on straight.

markymarc
09-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Oh the Titans players are funny. How ridiculous to think we are to blame for them not getting the job done against the Rats. We took care of business and they didn't......get over it. And when exactly will LenDale learn from his past mistakes? Still talking about stomping on the terrible towel. Wonder what Kearse and others will think when they see a sold out stadium with nothing but terrible towels.