Tomlin: Steelers evolved since loss to Jags

From ESPN - January 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- With his team sitting at 13-3 and fresh off a bye week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin knows much has changed since that 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5.

The Steelers, who host the Jaguars in Sunday's AFC divisional round at 1:05 p.m., are not about to evaluate regular-season games now.

"We have evolved since then. They have evolved a lot since then," Tomlin said. "(Revisiting that game) is a good physical reference in terms of the matchups. You get to see Calais Campbell versus our people, for example. I think that is the value in it, but ... I am sure that they are as different as we are since the last time we have seen them."

Those differences did not stop Tomlin from selling Jacksonville's qualities from the podium Tuesday. While several Steelers have said they wanted another chance at Jacksonville, Tomlin is removing emotion and taking the opponent at face value.

The Steelers defense "better be on the screws" -- Tomlin's phrasing -- to stop the tailback quartet of Leonard Fournette, Chris Ivory, T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant, which combined for 1,923 yards in the regular season.

Tomlin praised a Jaguars defense that produced 55 sacks and 21 interceptions.


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