Jalen Ramsey on fighting: I’d do it again, I won’t be disrespected

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Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was ejected from Sunday’s loss to the Raiders for fighting with Raiders wide receiver Johnny Holton after Raiders punter Marquette King ran 26 yards for a first down after a botched snap.

Ramsey was the second Jaguars defender ejected from the game with defensive tackle Malik Jackson also getting the thumb after he was penalized twice for unsportsmanlike conduct. Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny said he thought the ejections were “unacceptable” and that the behavior was something the team “can’t tolerate,” but Ramsey expressed a different point of view on Monday.

“They don’t want me to say this but I would do it again. I won’t be disrespected,” Ramsey said, via Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

Jackson said, via Philip Heilman of Jacksonville.com, that he understands there’s a “line to toe” and that he’d apologize by playing his hardest against the Titans this Thursday.

The Jaguars had 13 penalties for 122 yards overall in the game, something that doesn’t reflect well on the amount of discipline in place under coach Gus Bradley. Bradley’s record doesn’t speak that well for him either and he may need big improvements on both fronts to continue in his current role.

38 responses to “Jalen Ramsey on fighting: I’d do it again, I won’t be disrespected

  1. Won’t be “disrespected.” Talk about a term that has been twisted to mean something else. These egomaniacs want everyone to kowtow to them in fear and when they don’t, they throw a tantrum.

    This guy puts the “I” in team.

    Children playing games.

  2. “They don’t want me to say this but I would do it again. I won’t be disrespected”

    That’s such a stupid mentality.

    Every team you play the next few weeks will be trash talking and doing their best to make you feel “disrespected” so you’ll do stupid things again.

  3. Gus Bradley has lost 40 out of 54 games. They say he’s a great guy. It has to be true. Good for him. They say the same thing about Jeff Fisher.

    At this point, Bradley would probably give a pinky, if not an arm, to have Fisher’s career. Cause right now, a lifetime of 7-9 must look like a Gold Jacket to him.

  4. …Not what you want to hear from your rookie. Has he gone up against OBJ, yet? I have a feeling that match-up would have a lot of penalties and whining.

  5. At first, I really liked how Ramsey would get so fired up about stuff. Now, I’m worried it’s going to cause some trouble. Almost every week he either says or does something that could’ve been avoided if he didn’t take every little thing so personally.

    Is he super talented? Absolutely. The kid is a baller. So far this season, he has been excellent. But I can see players taking advantage of his short temper and using it against him to get in his head. I don’t want to see that happen to him like it happened to Odell. His competitiveness is something this Jacksonville team could use more of. His short temper however is going to be a concern if it can’t be managed/disciplined. And right now with how the Jaguars are managing 8-10+ penalties a game, management and discipline seem low on Gus Bradleys’ priority list.

  6. This kid will request a trade as soon as he can. He is a top talent and clearly shows a “me first” attitude. Some of this is likely because he’s young, and C.Wood was the same way in his early years. If he can round that out, I think he has the talent to be one of the greats at his position.

  7. And he’s “going to apologize by playing his hardest against the Titans this Thursday”?

    He should be doing that already, which tells me he hasn’t been playing his hardest yet and won’t after Thursday’s game.

  8. And NFL players wonder why they don’t get fully guaranteed contracts… easily the stupidest of all athletes…

  9. In Gus Bradley’s defense.. The game was officiated by Jeff Triplette’s crew.. They managed to break their own record for most penalties called in a game.. A record that only stood for the 6 days between the previous game they called.

  10. Jalen just play ball and you’ll be in the Hall of Fame some day. Then everyone will respect you. You have a chance to be another Ronnie Lott type player, and dominate a game from the defensive backfield.

  11. Sadly, this is the mindset of many modern day NFL players. They would rather get thrown out of a game than have someone “disrespect” them. That’s because it’s all about “me” and not the team.
    If the Jags were smart, they’d cut this nitwit right now. Guys like him don’t need coaches, they need wardens.

  12. sja125 says:
    Oct 24, 2016 5:06 PM
    Gus Bradley has lost 40 out of 54 games.
    +++++++++++++++

    And apparently Jalen Ramsey along with who knows how many others in that locker room. I’m a Pats fan but I still have to say I admired the way Gase sent Ajayi a wake up call and not just because it paid off.

  13. As far as I’m concerned, he can do/say whatever he wants. Held Amari Cooper to a grand total of 1 catch for 4 yards. He has a winning mentality that this franchise has been lacking for a very long time. You do you, Jalen.

  14. styro1 says:
    Oct 24, 2016 5:19 PM

    And he’s “going to apologize by playing his hardest against the Titans this Thursday”?

    He should be doing that already, which tells me he hasn’t been playing his hardest yet and won’t after Thursday’s game.

    ====================

    That was a statement from Malik Jackson, not Jalen Ramsey…

  15. Did any of you watch this game? I don’t blame him if that’s how he felt. Some of you act like this game was in question when he got tossed and if he was out there doing that rah rah nonsense that it would have stopped his offense from completely being dominated by the Raider defense. Gees, you sound like some old geezers with the “this generation” nonsense. News flash, millennials are the biggest group in this country now, so stop talking about them like your parents talked about you once upon a time and try to teach them. The good old days aren’t coming back. Deal with it. All that matters is that the kid is a stud. Carr didn’t throw at Amari Cooper once when he was in the game covering him. No one cares if you like their personalities. Just imagine if we had all of this commentary around 30 years ago when Bruce Smith and the real LT were getting tooted up before games and apparently “playing it the right way.”

  16. Ya, Ramsey is a selfish punk who will never be ” Prime Time”…but, nobody mentioned the fact that Jackson said he would” apologize by playing his hardest” this week. Shouldn’t he play his hardest every play every week? Blast king Bill in New England or even Carroll in Seattle or Arian’s in AZ….but if any of their players did that then said that… they’d be a Brown the next week. I blame the coach and the GM for letting selfish divas hurt their teams…They will never win like that

  17. Dear Mr. Ramsey,

    When you get ejected for for fighting, please make certain that you are fighting with someone who makes a difference for the opposing team.

    Do you REALLY care what the 6th WR that only sees the field on Special Teams thinks?

    Wait. Don’t answer that.

    I mean, take Cooper, Crabtree, Carr, or Murray out with you sure, but that noted NFL superstar Johnny Holton? Please.

    Thanks,
    A Football Fan

  18. enlightenedskeptic says:
    Oct 24, 2016 4:51 PM
    Won’t be “disrespected.” Talk about a term that has been twisted to mean something else. These egomaniacs want everyone to kowtow to them in fear and when they don’t, they throw a tantrum.

    This guy puts the “I” in team.

    Children playing games.

    ————-

    Well, he kind of is a child. He’s only 22.

  19. after he showed his ummm colors after the steve smith fiasco i think ppl are starting to do what they do to odell beckham and it’s probably getting under his skin

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