Adam Butler on Jalen Ramsey: Be humble or be humbled

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Some Patriots players brushed off Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey telling fans at a pep rally that the Jaguars are going to win the Super Bowl as the musings of a confident player that weren’t a big deal, but a couple of others shared a different view on Wednesday.

Cornerback Eric Rowe said “we saw what happened to the Steelers” in reference to the perception that they were looking past the Jaguars and said he doesn’t think that “mindset” is a good idea. Defensive tackle Adam Butler said he felt Ramsey was putting the cart before the horse “in a sense” and that “you better be able to back it up.”

“It’s a bold statement to make,” Butler said, via ESPN.com. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. But like I said, be humble or be humbled. That’s all I can really say about that.”

If the Jaguars do win on Sunday, it’s likely that Ramsey will play a big role in getting them to Minneapolis and his vow to the fans will become part of the franchise’s lore. If not, it might lead to a different approach if Ramsey gets back to this spot in future seasons.

54 responses to “Adam Butler on Jalen Ramsey: Be humble or be humbled

  1. The issue is that he and his team mates were just taking the Steelers to task for looking past them and be confident (read arrogant) about playing the Pats.

    The Jags are a young team with lots of swagger but they are going up against something they have never faced before, the Pats in the playoffs. It is different than during the season. Brady switches to a different mindset and he gets the other players to as well. They are running straight at a high-speed freight train, their chances of making it to the SuperBowl much less winning it are really slim right now. His comments or guarantees should come after/if they beat the Pats.

  2. It’s apples to oranges. Ramsey was just hyping up a fan base that is experiencing their first real success in quite some time.

    Steelers were only talking about the rematch with NE, even Trip was mentioning it before the season ended. Pats players can say whatever they want, they’re still going to get smacked this weekend.

  3. who are Eric Rowe & Adam Butler?, Jalen Ramsey is a budding superstar who has a lot of confidence & there is nothing wrong with that, what is he going to say “i think we are going to lose?

  4. jarjarbinks1 …I agree, Ramsey said they were going to win the super bowl in their own stadium in front of jaguar fans. Can’t be the first player to do something like this

  5. If you think they are coming up there just to kiss the rings, you’re in for a little surprise.

  6. Glad to see Butler breaking out a little wisdom. I wish he would have said “The proud will be humbled and the Humble will be honored” But I’ll take it.

  7. Swagger is for kids. It will get you nothing mocked in the adult world.

    And adulthood isn’t an age. It’s how you act and treat others.

  8. Weak trash talk on both sides. They need to up their games! Make it personal !!!

    Something about Gisele would be a good start. That worked out well for Greg Hardy and the Cowboys in 2015… Patriots 30, Cowboys 6

  9. Doesn’t Ramsey play for the team that got beat by the Titans twice this season? The same Titans that the Patriots crushed last week?

  10. Never thought I’d see the term “rocket scientist” mentioned on PFT without the name Matt Patricia preceding or following it.

  11. First of all I am a Pats fan but I have no problem with that statement. It may add some incentive to the Pats but I would expect most players believe they can beat their foe, if not what is the sense of playing.

  12. We;ve seen this movie many times before. in 2012 Richard-cracked cup Sherman- had alot to say when Seattle beat NE in the Reg seasons on a last 2nd bomb from Wilson to Kearse or someone….
    That was the beginning of Shermans mouth running for the next couple years. Unfortunately for him, after winning 1 SB in massively convincing fashion over a Denver team that had just set all kinds of offensive records, Brady laughed last and laughed hardest with the SB 49 Victory…28-24.
    A victroy which silenced all of Hatriot Nation eternally. Shermy has been prety quiet these past few years as he has aged and his body is wearing down.

    Meanwhile, Brady has anew Shermy to silence in bigmouthed Jalen Ramsey. Guaranteed there are veteran players in that Jag lockerroom wishing that had put a muzzle on him before they got of the plane.

  13. When will PFT commenters figure out there is grey area between “we’re gonna win the Superbowl” and “we’re going to lose to the Pats”.

    It’s not one or the other. There hasn’t been a single Patriot who said they were going to win the Superbowl or lose to the Jags. They said it’s going to be a tough game and they need to play their best football.

    This isn’t Matt Patricia’s rocket science degree here.

  14. .
    For those wondering who Adam Butler is, you’re asking a good question. Most Patriots fans know little about him. He was signed as a free agent after this year’s draft out of Vanderbilt. He’s a former O-lineman with limited experience on defense , but according to Patriots has a lot of upside. At 6’5 300 lbs with a large wingspan, he’s somewhat of an odd size for a DT. However, he seems to be one of those guys that Belichick wants to coach up to be a quality starter.
    .

  15. youngnoizecom says:
    January 18, 2018 at 8:45 am
    Who is Adam Butler and why is he talking?
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    He was asked by the media. They really need something, anything to stir it up. If they don’t get it from the players they will just make it up. A word twisting works magic with the ratings as well. It is simply just the media noise.

  16. Isn’t it odd that no one outside of New England knows who these Patriots guys are. It’s a team with Brady, Gronkowski and who? The Jaguars don’t care about your past and quote honestly no one else does either. Let’s face it, the only people who think Patriots are exciting to watch are Patriot fans. To everyone else you are old and boring get off my lawn team. Them is straight facts.

  17. stucats says:
    January 18, 2018 at 7:57 am

    who are Eric Rowe & Adam Butler?, Jalen Ramsey is a budding superstar who has a lot of confidence & there is nothing wrong with that, what is he going to say “i think we are going to lose?
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    Guess you’ll find out this weekend who Rowe and Butler are. You may want to glance at the other team’s roster though… or not.

  18. Steelers COACH was looking past Jags….trust me Marrone and Coughlin aint looking past the refs….I mean the Patriots.

  19. jagsfan1 says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Steelers COACH was looking past Jags….trust me Marrone and Coughlin aint looking past the refs….I mean the Patriots.

    ————

    Were they looking past the Titans when they lost to them twice this season?

  20. Geez, is this what we’re reduced to? Taking throw away comments – both Ramsey and Butler – and turning it into cage match, grudge holding, chip on shoulder creating, ridiculousness?
    Murica. SMH

  21. Ramsey has quickly turned himself into one of the most classless punks in the nfl in under 2 years. Running his mouth constantly, celebrating like he’s done something when a wide open wr he was covering drops the ball. So glad my team didn’t draft him as I don’t like not liking players on my team. Aj Green, thank you for doing what 99.999999% of the worlds population would like to do.

  22. nationalmediacansuckit says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:22 am
    Isn’t it odd that no one outside of New England knows who these Patriots guys are. It’s a team with Brady, Gronkowski and who? The Jaguars don’t care about your past and quote honestly no one else does either. Let’s face it, the only people who think Patriots are exciting to watch are Patriot fans. To everyone else you are old and boring get off my lawn team. Them is straight facts.

    —————–

    So you think the Jags are more exciting to watch? I guess when your QB throws lots of picks, it tends to make the games more interesting.

  23. Who’s Adam Butler?
    Reminds me of Rex Ryan saying who’s Lewis?

    Adam Butler, Malcolm Butler, Lewis…. they’re nobodies. Just rejects BB picked from the dump pile. He just polish them diligently hoping they will shine. That’s all.

  24. gmen05 says:
    January 18, 2018 at 8:41 am
    Never thought I’d see the term “rocket scientist” mentioned on PFT without the name Matt Patricia preceding or following it.

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    The thing is, Patricia isn’t anything near a “rocket” scientist nor is he even a scientist. He earned a degree in aeronautical engineering which is pretty broad. I work with aeronautical engineers daily, they are very specialized in systems, structures, powerplants, flammability, etc. Not to take anything away from his accomplishment, but experience is everything.

  25. The Jags receivers have about 9 touchtowns combined for the season. They aren’t going into Gillette and putting up anywhere near the 45 points they hung on the Steelers. The Steelers put 45 points on “the best defense in the league”, the Patriots are a lot more disciplined team, they will not make the many coaching mistakes : on side kick,Brown not going out of bounds,not kicking a field goal after the penalty,not calling 2 timeouts before the 2 minute warning and not having Roethlisberger go for it on 4th and 1 where he has like a 92% success rate. Tom Brady and Belichick might be just a little bit better than Roethlisberger and Tomlinson. Don’t look for the same kind of rookie coaching mistakes. They will take Fournette out of the game and force Bortles make some mistakes throwing the ball. Look for Brady going up tempo wearing the Jags defense down and look for a playoff action starved Gronkowski to be escorting Ramsey “out of da club’” all afternoon. It’s gonna be a long afternoon. Go Pats

  26. So, because no one outside of NE know the guys on their roster, are you inferring that they can’t play? I would say the #1 seed and the top scoring defense since week 5 in the NFL say otherwise, but please keep going on and on about the “superstars” on the Jags D and the no names on the Pats D, we prefer it that way.

  27. The Jaguars don’t stand a chance in this game. I know the talking heads get paid to pump up games no matter the matchup, but the Patriots are going to roll the Jags. Bill always takes away your best weapon and makes you play left handed, Fournette will hardly be a factor… just like Henry last week. Does anybody honestly see Blake Bortles going blow for blow with Tom Brady? Yeah me either. It’ll be tight in the beginning, but the Patriots will be celebrating another trip to the super bowl about midway through the 4th quarter. 35-13 Pats, hope you’ve enjoyed the playoffs while they lasted Jags fans… maybe next year.

  28. Maybe adam butler should be humbled! One his doing the same thing hy giving them bulletin board material. Second, who the hell is adam butler?

    I don’t care his in the nfl. His a nobody in the nfl.

  29. i laugh at jealous trolls who are “bored” by the pats greatness tied to consistency, selflessness and a belief in fundamentals of the game.

    our country is screwed

  30. nhpats says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:42 am
    jagsfan1 says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Steelers COACH was looking past Jags….trust me Marrone and Coughlin aint looking past the refs….I mean the Patriots.

    ————

    Were they looking past the Titans when they lost to them twice this season?

    ————
    Yeah probably. At least the second time, seeing as how they already had the 3 seed and the division wrapped up and nothing to play for. Game was meaningless so I’m not sure why people including the Titans keep bringing it up as if it proved anything.

  31. LOL @ everyone bringing up meaningless games VS tacks and 9ers

    Week 2 was a long time ago.

    We really handled the squealers for 3.5 quarters.
    And they probably should have won VS the Pats….
    So I guess if we can extrapolate from the past like that…
    Jags should handle the Pats.

    I mean… Chiefs beat the Pats, but lost to the tacks in the playoffs who the Pats beat…
    None of that matters.

  32. nationalmediacansuckit says:
    January 18, 2018 at 9:22 am
    Isn’t it odd that no one outside of New England knows who these Patriots guys are. It’s a team with Brady, Gronkowski and who? The Jaguars don’t care about your past and quote honestly no one else does either. Let’s face it, the only people who think Patriots are exciting to watch are Patriot fans. To everyone else you are old and boring get off my lawn team. Them is straight facts.

    ————–

    Here is a fact…..I have not grown tired of all this “winning” yet. My opinion is that it will continue beyond this coming weekend

  33. Why do players make guarantees? Because some big-mouth did it 50 years ago and it came true. He rode that legend and Steve Grogan-like numbers to the HOF and is still getting work today because of it.

  34. Telling a guy “be humble or i’ll take you down a peg” doesn’t really sound very humble.

    So the guy said they’re gonna win the Super Bowl. WHO CARES!?!? Anyone who takes this as disrespect is a soft little weenie. Man, the things that have to become controversy these days, give me a break.

    (by the way, Adam who?)

  35. Look at the patriot fans, resting on the “but you lost to Tennessee twice” bit. Except they aren’t playing Tennessee. They smacked Pittsburgh in the mouth, the same team that required a controversial call for the Pats to walk away from with a W. Does NE remember losing to KC? How about Miami? No, then how about Carolina? I can’t stand Jacksonville, but it is going to be hilarious when they walk into Gillete and shock the world. Can the headline please read “Patriots, Brady, Bortle’d up as Jacksonville clinches Super Bowl berth”.

  36. stucats says:
    January 18, 2018 at 7:57 am
    who are Eric Rowe & Adam Butler?, Jalen Ramsey is a budding superstar who has a lot of confidence & there is nothing wrong with that, what is he going to say “i think we are going to lose?

    —————————-
    They are those two guys sitting on folding chairs in Belichicks office trying to explain what the hell they were thinking openng their mouths like that.

  37. Loser pats fan said:
    ” tied to consistency, selflessness and a belief in fundamentals of the game.”

    Like cheating and pretending to be a victim simultaneously, crying for flags the refs are all too happy to throw?

    Patriots fans are why America is a dump

  38. LOL a rookie on the Patriots talking sh!t from the weakest part of the team. Butler is going to be in for a rude awakening when Brady leaves and the Patriots are mediocre.

  39. Patriots fans you are a joke. Going to school at alabama i hear this all of the time in the midweat (the hate) and i embrace it because they’re just hating…..but you guys have actuaply CHEATED numerous times. Why in the hell would you fight anyone about your team. Bunch of cheating babies

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