Last year Jaguars seemed fine with Jalen Ramsey missing workouts

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One of the odd things about Jaguars front office boss Tom Coughlin complaining about Jalen Ramsey‘s absence from voluntary offseason workouts is that Ramsey also missed voluntary workouts, and the team seemed fine with it.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said last year that Ramsey was working out with his dad, and defensive coordinator Todd Wash said the team had no concern about Ramsey returning in shape.

″One thing that you do not have to worry about is Jalen working,″ Wash said last year. ″I am not worried about him coming back not being in shape. That is the last thing from our mind. We know with Jalen, how he prepares, when he comes back he is going to be ready to go.”

If there were no concerns last year, but Coughlin felt the need to say something and Ramsey felt the need to respond this year, what has changed?

One difference is that a year ago, the Jaguars were coming off an AFC Championship Game appearance and Ramsey was coming off a great season. This year, the Jaguars are coming off a 5-11 season and Ramsey didn’t play as well.

Another difference may be contractual: Ramsey is eligible for an extension for the first time in his career, and he said late last year that he was ready for a new contract. Coughlin may think Ramsey is too focused on his contract and not focused enough on getting himself ready, while Ramsey may think that if the Jaguars aren’t going to show him the money, he has no reason to do voluntary work.

33 responses to “Last year Jaguars seemed fine with Jalen Ramsey missing workouts

  1. Here is where Tom starts losing his team. Complaining about things and taking it to the media doesn’t do anybody any good,

  2. Guy is a grade A tool. Glad the Jaguars fell for the meme and drafted him before my Ravens had the chance.

  3. If there was a team that handled it’s success poorly mentally it was this team. Coughlin wanting to get guys United and pulling in same direction is totally rational. But will his cranky old man method work with today’s athlete?

  4. SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:
    April 20, 2019 at 6:26 am
    Apthough most will jump on him here for not showing up, in the end it’s voluntary and not a single 1 of us would go to work on our day off for free if it’s voluntary.
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    Not true. When I was young and getting started, I put in tons of unpaid OT at the company I worked for because I wanted to get promoted, paid more… you know, kind of like Jalen’s next contract.

  5. The problem was the position coaches weren’t on the same page with coughlin and let the criminals run the asylum. They’re reverting back to year one with a very capable qb… Watch out for the jags. If Ramsey isn’t on the same page then he will be traded before an extension

  6. Guys like Jalen are paid a lot of money and, as TC says, “should” attend, especially when the prior season was poor. Salty haters pointed out Brady and some of his weapons missing some camp time, but firstly he doesn’t need it and, secondly, in such springs he runs extra passing-camps. He does it to better fit the offseason around family – frankly he’s earned that much.

  7. These players that feel they are above reproach and disregard the key members of management forget that these are the same people that will decide upon new contracts and extensions. Ramsey had an off year performance wise so you would think he would be listening very closely to everything his superiors were saying and or requesting. He forgets that every player is replaceable ! Dude needs to tow the line ! Team players want to be the example setters and leaders! Ramsey is clueless!

  8. So basically this team hasn’t done crap since Tom Coughlin has left the organization. He then goes on to the Giants and wins two super bowls and now is trying to get these Athletes to put in 110% needed to win a championship and everyone here is jumping on him?

    Say what you want. THEY ARE NOT GIVING 110% because if they were they would be there!!! I have no sympathy for these athletes. Get off your butts and put in the work to win.

    99% of them have no commitments outside of football during their careers. GET YOUR BUTTS to the workouts!

  9. VOLUNTARY!. Not required per the CBA. It be a violation for anyone in the organization to comment their feelings about an employee not showing up for something which isn’t required. Teams hate the fact that they can’t required these guys to come to work on their days ofd.

  10. tmodule says:

    99% of them have no commitments outside of football during their careers. GET YOUR BUTTS to the workouts!

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    So how often are you going into work on your days off? You don’t have anything else you need to do or could be doing when you aren’t at work? Come on man.

    Even so, when these guys skip the voluntary stuff, they are generally still working out and training. They are athletes. They don’t just with on their butt all day eating Cheetos.

  11. while Ramsey may think that if the Jaguars aren’t going to show him the money, he has no reason to do voluntary work.
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    He’s on a $23,000,000+ fully guaranteed contract that’s good for another year that he signed. He’s being shown money, a lot of it.

  12. I will be so glad when they stop reporting g athletes salary that way people will conceal their jealous better. I wouldnt care what anyone makes! I want to be entertained! Stop comparing these dudes to you and your job. Its entertainment! Do any of you compare yourselves to Pacino or DeNiro? Cool, you dont own athletes

  13. Every player except two showed up for camp. Ramsey wants to spend more time with his family? Then maybe he should just retire and spend time with his family. They’ve been sitting at home since the season ended…almost four months. You’re telling me a few more days with family is a valid excuse for being absent. Granted, it’s voluntary but after the year the Jags had you’d think they want to get better. The biggest difference Ramsey made last year was calling everyone trash in that GQ interview. Give him another year and he’ll be in AB territory with all his yapping. I’m sure that doesn’t sit well with Coughlin. Is he a good player? Yes. Is he a pain in the backside? Also yes.

    I’d think showing up would be a nice show of solidarity that everyone is on the same page….everyone except Jalen “It’s all about me” Ramsey.

  14. Mixed feelings on this one. First off, let’s get this out there: Ramsey is an exceptionally talented corner-back. He’s also worked his butt off in the off-season without team assistance in the past, so that really isn’t the concern here. I’m not worried about Ramsey being in shape for the season.

    What I do understand is that Tom Coughlin is trying to set the foundation for a team. A foundation of that camaraderie that you build by going through the grind with someone and building the bond of individuals united for a common cause. You want that bond to be so great that it can survive the challenges and adversity that inevitably comes through an NFL season; those times when you’re tired, cold, hurting, and you look across the field and see the eyes of those other defensive players that you were lifting with, running with, and even clowning with with all off-season. The hope is that you would all reach down a little deeper and find something extra when your defense’s backs are against the wall. Not just for you, but for the other men out there who are also cold, tired, and hurting as well, but who are nevertheless giving every single ounce of themselves because they don’t want to let *you* down.

    So Mr Ramsey, it’s about more than you just being in shape.

  15. rpw84 says:
    April 20, 2019 at 8:14 am
    These players that feel they are above reproach and disregard the key members of management forget that these are the same people that will decide upon new contracts and extensions. Ramsey had an off year performance wise so you would think he would be listening very closely to everything his superiors were saying and or requesting. He forgets that every player is replaceable ! Dude needs to tow the line ! Team players want to be the example setters and leaders! Ramsey is clueless!
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    Jalen has an off year….. for Jalen Ramsey! Which was still better than 98% of all other DBs in the league. You obviously don’t know football. The Jags didn’t suck because of the Defense, They sucked because Bortles was the QB. Any wonder why James is still in the team and BB is not?

  16. Listen, regardless of whether you like it or not, these workouts were collectively bargained for as voluntary, and coaches and team assistants should simply shut up about them.

    Now, it wasn’t much more than a week ago, reporters on this site and a few of the dimwitted posters, were mocking Green Bay for tying so much of the guaranteed money in a player’s contract to workout bonuses, but it works and it gets the vets in these mini-camps.
    The younger, fringe players know they’ve got to be there and it just makes it easier to avoid these hassles from the get go.

  17. Everyone who has worked on a salary has worked overtime for free. I’ve done it with every employer I’ve had since I got a decent job, and I did it for one heck of a lot less money. It’s also one way to say thank you to your employer by helping them become more successful, and thereby helping yourself. And these guys make so stinking much money they should do all they can to not be a pain.

  18. boozygoose says:

    April 20, 2019 at 7:08 am

    SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:
    April 20, 2019 at 6:26 am
    Apthough most will jump on him here for not showing up, in the end it’s voluntary and not a single 1 of us would go to work on our day off for free if it’s voluntary.
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    Not true. When I was young and getting started, I put in tons of unpaid OT at the company I worked for because I wanted to get promoted, paid more… you know, kind of like Jalen’s next contract.
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    I bet if you actually worked hard non stop during your paid hours the same result would be seen you just wanted to suck up. You at that time would also be compared to a practice squad player not a top tier player like Ramsey. You were at the bottom trying to work up he’s already at the top.

  19. I thought it was great seeing the Jags do so well 2 years ago. A nice fresh face to the playoff scene. I equally enjoyed their fall last year after seeing and hearing this team.

  20. Yes and what happened to last year’s Jags? Oh that’s right, they won their week 2 Super Bowl vs the Pats and then choked the rest of the season away after that.

    Coughlin seemed to be more relaxed last season, now he’s going hard on the players again because his team sucked last season.

  21. SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:
    April 20, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Apthough most will jump on him here for not showing up, in the end it’s voluntary and not a single 1 of us would go to work on our day off for free if it’s voluntary.

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    This is not true. Per the CBA players get paid $215/day for working out. Get paid to lift weights and condition….sign me up. Also most players signing bonuses are tied to offseason program attendance. You’d be amazed however how many guys blow off the money.

  22. Who is Jayleen Ramsey? Last year the team was coming off a playoff run – this season the team phoned it in. If Jayleen were all that and a bag of chips like his mouth says he is, he’d be at the voluntary camp. The fact he is not present speaks volumes of the kind of MAN he is and the lack of being a committed team player. But he is just another dime a dozen football costume wearer. He is not a real player.

  23. SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePostedsays:

    April 20, 2019 at 1:41 pm

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    aa1829 says:

    April 20, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Everyone who has worked on a salary has worked overtime for free. I’ve done it with every employer I’ve had since I got a decent job, and I did it for one heck of a lot less money. It’s also one way to say thank you to your employer by helping them become more successful, and thereby helping yourself. And these guys make so stinking much money they should do all they can to not be a pain.
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    Incorrect. When your salary it’s part of your job to work those hours meaning it’s mandatory not voluntary and that’s taken into consideration with your salary.

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