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Old 12-22-2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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Fisher OK with Terrible Towel stomp
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12/22 2:00 PM
Titans coach Jeff Fisher didn't see any news value in his players' stomping on a Terrible Towel, but it hit a nerve in one former Steelers coach.

Long after Tennessee dismantled Pittsburgh to clinch the top seed in the AFC, Titans coach Jeff Fisher finally saw the tape of players LenDale White and Keith Bulluck stomping on the Steelers' signature symbol, the Terrible Towel.

Fisher didn't see any news value in the antic, but it hit a nerve in one former Steelers coach.

"Why would it be a big deal? That if we play [the Steelers] again, they'll play harder? I don't think so," Fisher told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. "They always play hard.

"I mean, I know we weren't happy to have 10,000 people in our stadium waving those yellow towels. It's a tremendous commentary on the great fan base the Steelers have, but I'm sure our guys didn't like it. They're a good football team. They have our respect, and I'm sure we have their respect. But this isn't a big deal to me."

Not for Bill Cowher. A CBS-TV studio analyst since resigning as Steelers coach nearly two years ago, Cowher became animated on the air while watching Bulluck and White trample the towel after Tennessee's 31-14 victory in Nashville clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The moment produced a flashback for Cowher, who was well known for his competitiveness and respect-the-game mentality while coaching Pittsburgh from 1992 to 2006.

"That looks like a pregame talk the night before to me," Cowher said, his eyes lighting up and his voice rising. "If [we'd] meet in the postseason, I know what I'm pulling out the night before the game."

Cowher admonished White by saying, "You've got to learn. ... I wouldn't do this, I wouldn't go there," and said Bulluck should know better because "you are a veteran, Bulluck."


Cowher's implied message to the Titans: There's a way to win in the NFL and that wasn't it, and you might regret the sideshow should the Steelers return to Nashville for the AFC Championship Game in four weeks.

"No disrespect to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization or the players on that team," Bulluck said Monday on "ESPN First Take," referring to the towel stomp. "It's not anything personal or disrespectful. It's just the attitude you've got to take" in a game of such magnitude.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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I hope to God that we go down to Tennessee in January and knock them out. I hate their entire organization. I thought Jeff Fisher would be sensible enough to realize that LenDale White did an extremely stupid thing.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:19 PM   #4
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Time to beach LenWhale, slap down Fisher's cheesy 80s mustache, and knock these pretenders out of the playoffs. Seriously.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Fisher OK with Terrible Towel stomp

If it wasn't meant to be disrespectful, why do it.

No way. He knew exactly what he was doing.

And you gotta love Bill Cowher. Once a Steeler, always a Steeler!
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Just to be accurate, Keith Bullock DID NOT stomp the towel. Lendale White & Bo Scaife did. Bullock held up the towel and stated something to the effect of you wont be waving these in our house tonight...etc There is a HUGE difference in the 2 actions.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:27 PM   #7
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I also thought Fisher would acknowledge that that was stupid....guess he needs a lesson too!
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Once again, that whole clan that was involved will be a footnote in a few years...

Our history will continue, as will our towels.....
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:41 PM   #9
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if fisher thinks what they did is ok, then he's as much of a douche as the players who did it are.

oh don't you worry, we'll make you pay for that one
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:51 PM   #10
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Fisher is going to back his players... He may behind close doors apply a foot to a few rears but in public he tends to downplay everything and stand by his guys...
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