Stephon Gilmore dismisses Jalen Ramsey as a “zone guy”

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Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has done plenty of talking in recent weeks, with few players giving much of it back to him. On Wednesday, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore did.

It’s funny,” Gilmore said with during an appearance with Zolak and Bertrand on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, via NBC Sports Boston. “A lot of people can talk but you’ve gotta back it up — which he does. Sometimes. It is what it is. A lot of guys that talk, that’s just their personality or that’s just how they is. I feel like a lot of people that talk like that, they’ve got a lot of energy because they’re playing . . . that’s just how they is.”

If it seems that Gilmore was holding something back there, he was. Later in the interview, he finished the thought while once again talking about Ramsey’s propensity to talk.

“It’s his personality,” Gilmore said. “That’s not my style, but I find a lot of guys that talk are mostly zone guys so they have a lot of energy to do that.”

As cornerback disses go, giving a guy the “zone” label means he doesn’t primarily cover receivers on a man-to-man basis — and that he definitely doesn’t travel with the opponent’s No. 1 wideout.

Ramsey could respond simply by pointing to the outcome of the Week Two contest between the team’s, which Jacksonville won. Hopefully, a rematch is looming in January.

25 responses to “Stephon Gilmore dismisses Jalen Ramsey as a “zone guy”

  1. After the countless times Gilmore got burned while with the Bills and the times in NE, he really doesnt have much of a leg to stand on..

  2. Ramsey is ranked as the 67th best CB on Pro Football Focus so far this year. Gilmore is #19. Obviously the rankings aren’t perfect, but Gilmore’s play is backing this up so far.

  3. Gilmore is ranked in the top 20 of CBs this year and was dynamite last postseason, certainly performing better than Ramsey.

    And yes, they do play a lot of zone in Jax.

    Brady shreds zone.

  4. Well… he’s right. Ramsey is a “zone” corner.

    Gilmore was also right when he said “Ramsey backs it up;” regarding his talk.

    The fact remains… Jalen Ramsey is a zone corner.

  5. @tylawspick6 says:
    October 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    Gilmore is ranked in the top 20 of CBs this year and was dynamite last postseason, certainly performing better than Ramsey.

    And yes, they do play a lot of zone in Jax.

    Brady shreds zone.
    —————————————————————————————

    Haven’t Jacksonville and NE played already this year? How did that turn out?

  6. Can’t wait to rematch the Jags oh and for those who doubt it’s coming and the game is going to look much different this time. As for Ramsey eh he’s not as good as advertised but then again he’s not a scrub either.

  7. Come on man. This is like John Stockton or something criticizing Jordan. Two dudes not in the same level of how good they are. Ramsey is the best right now, and he can play zone, man up, whatever you need. Gilmore knows what it is. Stop criticizing one of your DB brothers for the media when you watch film and know what the deal is, which is that he’s great.

  8. Neither of them are as good as Seahawks’ Rookie 5th round pick Trey Flowers, who converted from safety to corner.

  9. Two very solid corners. How effective they are always depends on who they match up with and how well their respective defensive line plays. Gilmore doesn’t stand out, but holds his own with little to no pass rush while Ramsey is an all pro with monsters up front bringing pressure rushing four.

  10. dmoney253 says:
    October 10, 2018 at 3:51 pm
    Jalen Ramsey is a wannabe Richard Sherman.

    ——————-

    Wait until it comes time to pay him. He’ll be more of a headache tan Leveon Bell or OBJ.

    Disaster in the making and 100% not worth the draft pick for this reason.

    He would need to be traded after his 4th season if Jax is smart.

  11. I don’t know why this guy is talking when he’s been regularly roasted. Our defense is weak and nobody on it should be making a sound.

  12. That’s just how they “is”! Did Gilmore attend a class in College? My English isn’t great but these guys should never give an interview!

  13. If Ramsey is going to be paid in comparison to Gilmore’s contract then Jalen is about to become a billionaire. Gilmore is a borderline starting #2 CB in this league.

  14. realfootballfan
    Oct 10, 2018, 3:47 PM EDT
    Come on man. This is like John Stockton or something criticizing Jordan. Two dudes not in the same level of how good they are. Ramsey is the best right now, and he can play zone, man up, whatever you need. Gilmore knows what it is. Stop criticizing one of your DB brothers for the media when you watch film and know what the deal is, which is that he’s great.

    But it was ok when Ramsey was running his mouth about literally half the league earlier this year. Remember this is the guy who said that Gronk wasn’t even a good TE

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    October 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    Gilmore is ranked in the top 20 of CBs this year and was dynamite last postseason, certainly performing better than Ramsey.

    And yes, they do play a lot of zone in Jax.

    Brady shreds zone.
    —–

    So since the Jags SONNED him in September, are you then saying that they were in man all day, thus ALSO NULLIFYING this nonsense by Gilmore?

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