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Jaguars Vs. Steelers: Mike Tomlin Hangs Up On Conference Call With Jacksonville Writers

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin hung up on writers from Jacksonville on Wednesday. Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union did a lot of the reporting on her Twitter account, and Jamison Hensley pieces it together here.

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... Tomlin was asked about his memories from that playoff game. This is the Steelers' first meeting with the Jaguars in Pittsburgh since losing to them, 31-29, in January 2008. "I remember David Garrard of course on the draw on fourth down," Tomlin said. "That’s one of those plays that you’ll never forget. It was a big play."

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Someone asked if he sent a tape of that play to the league office because there was questionable holding that wasn't called. "Guys, come on man," Tomlin said. "I’m not going to cry over four-year-old spilled milk. Anybody got any legitimate questions?"

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Tomlin was told that the game was a big deal in Jacksonville. Tomlin then responded that while that might have been true, the game was "old news." He then asked if the reporters had any questions that related to the Steelers' matchup against the Jaguars this week, then thanked the reporters and hung up as they were beginning to ask the next question.

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Ganguli noted that this doesn't typically happen in conference calls with reporters. But it sounds like Tomlin decided the questions simply weren't worth his time. 

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