Jalen Ramsey “happy” to be part of the Jaguars (for now)

AP

Jalen Ramsey ducked out without talking after Sunday’s game, so he hadn’t addressed either his trade request, or his sideline spat with coach Doug Marrone.

He took to the podium Tuesday, saying he was told he didn’t have to talk then, but wanted to early this week so he wouldn’t be a distraction heading into Thursday’s game against the Titans.

“Right now I’m still a part of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and I’m happy about that.” Ramsey said.

That’s fine, but there was enough between the lines to make it clear he still wants to be somewhere else.

Asked what needed to change to keep him in Jacksonville long-term, he replied: “I can’t answer that question honestly. So I ain’t gonna give you no bullshit.”

He made reference to “being a good teammate while I’m still here,” and insisted the leak about his agent requesting a trade came from the team, rather than from him or his agent.

“I’m focused on this Thursday, focused on being the best teammate I can be while I’m here in Jacksonville,” he said.

And it didn’t sound like that was going to be a permanent condition.

 

21 responses to “Jalen Ramsey “happy” to be part of the Jaguars (for now)

  1. Why would the Jags not try and sign him after 2018 (his third year)?
    He’s excellent, young (24), and the price would be lower.
    And it shows the team you take care of your own players.
    Why screw around?

  2. This is a legitimate question on my part, if he plays Thursday night and it then traded Friday, could he possibly play for his new team on either Sunday or Monday night? I would think not but I have no idea of this situation has ever played out in the NFL.

  3. Lame. Why bother to hold a conference to say nothing? He wants out. Hopefully the draft picks we get aren’t malcontents who play their assignments and don’t become locker room cancers. What IS IT with 1st round picks for the Jags? Worst history, in, history!

  4. “While I’m here” just a spoiled baby thinking he’s above the 52 teammates he’s got. Come on Coughlin do us all a favor and ship him off to the other trainwrecks in New York or Miami.

  5. intrafinesse says:
    September 17, 2019 at 12:56 pm
    Why would the Jags not try and sign him after 2018 (his third year)?
    He’s excellent, young (24), and the price would be lower.
    And it shows the team you take care of your own players.
    Why screw around?
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    Price would be lower???? The dude showed up in a BRINKS truck at training camp for crying out loud.

  6. Wrong he didn’t insist the leak came the team. He said you would have to ask the organizatuon about that. Putting words in his mouth smh.

  7. Was on the fence but yup… 100% match.
    Narcissistic personality disorder — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others.

  8. I watched this joke of a press-conference. Fifteen minutes of my life that I’ll never get back. He quite literally said nothing. May as well have been TO in his driveway lifting weights and saying “no comment” after every question. The only difference was that Jalen dropped a few “f#cks” in between sentences praising and trusting God. Bless his little heart.

  9. Can the Jags find a face mask to fit over his 12-inch nose, and if he pokes out an opponent’s eye . . . is it a personal foul or an ejection?

  10. Complaining and talking your way out the door is pretty much the exact opposite of “being the best teammate I can”.

    Looks like we’re heading into a generation of star NFL players with no ability to handle adversity.

    (And “adversity” is a relative term, since they’re all millionaires set for life and have nothing to worry about in any meaningful sense.)

  11. He shut down DeAndre Hopkins, enough said. Pay the man or let him go. Jags have paid out ridiculous money to mediocre talent and they squelch on their on true elite player? Jag dollars make no sense.

  12. juliojohnson69 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    No Corner ever made enough of a difference to actually bring in a Lombardi Trophy. He is a great corner, but not worth the trouble. Good riddance! Go Jags! Duuuval!

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    Hmmmm….Peyton Manning may disagree. I recall Ty Law making quite a difference leading his team to the Super Bowl by picking of Peyton Manning in multiple play-off games

  13. I didn’t watch the press conference but it sounds like he’s finally learning he should keep his mouth shut. Now if he could only keep his mouth shut.

    He’s a great player but I wouldn’t sign him to a long-term deal at the money he wants. He’s a “me” player, not a team player. At some point the distraction and cancer in the locker room just isn’t worth it.

  14. jlbay says:
    September 17, 2019 at 1:01 pm
    This is a legitimate question on my part, if he plays Thursday night and it then traded Friday, could he possibly play for his new team on either Sunday or Monday night? I would think not but I have no idea of this situation has ever played out in the NFL.

    As far as I know, as long as the player is on that team’s roster by Friday afternoon he can play on Sunday. Since it would be a trade he wouldn’t have to pass through waivers. That would be interesting if this happens.

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