Jalen Ramsey is cured

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It’s a miracle.

Although Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey appeard on the team’s injury report one day after he arrived via trade from the Jaguars, the stated reason for Ramsey not practicing was “not injury related.” Which means that the back injury that knocked him out of three straight games went away.

This would mean that there ever was a back injury. Many think that Ramsey embellished or fabricated the supposed injury in order to force the trade that eventually resulted in his departure from Jacksonville.

Although the Rams don’t seem to be concerned about eventually being on the wrong end of similar treatment, Ramsey already has shown that he’ll do whatever he has to do to get out of a situation he doesn’t like. Which means that the Rams should do whatever they have to do in order to ensure that Ramsey remains happy.

If not, the back injury could come back as quickly as it went away.

126 responses to “Jalen Ramsey is cured

  1. Indeed. Happens everyday. The slightest fender bender always results in neck and back injuries for an insurance payday. It’s just unscrupulous people gaming the system. If it’s about money, evidently it’s ok to sell out your integrity for the almighty dollar. Just ask the NBA.

  2. Job choice they have to go wherever they are told no matter how bad the situation. Could you imagine having to go to a bad marketing firm in Jacksonville when you could make the same pay and be at. A great marketing firm in LA. Plus get big bonuses(endorsements) to help compensate with the difference in price of living. You want to be a spokesperson for north Florida ford. Or Los Angeles Mercedes’s Maserati. Would you rather be a pro athlete in you might get noticed Jacksonville or everyone knows you and women want you LA. If I was a 24 year old millionaire I think you know where I would be most happy.

  3. Pathetic. Getting tired of these divas and all there antics. You sign a contract you honor a contract. Period

  4. The players now have an iron in the fire during the next negotiation with the owners. Obviously, the owners will want to tighten up a player’s ability to fake injuries and force trades. It will be a chip the players can use with goals to make more of the overall slice of the pie and to restrict owner’s ability to punish players for weed infractions etc. Every negotiating chip comes at a cost.

  5. On one hand, I get faking an injury so as to avoid actually getting injured while trying to get out of a organization you don’t want to be a part of anymore.

    On the other, that’s a bad look for a player to have. If he/the Rams were smart, they’d of kept him on the injury report with the “back injury” for another week or so, all the while he could still practice and play. At least attempt to keep up the appearance that it was a legitimate injury.

    Faking an injury and magically being “cured” when he gets to a new team is a real bush-league move, and speaks to an overall lack of character on Ramsey’s part.

  6. I hate to admit it, but I hope the NFL does more to prevent faked injuries/holdouts in the upcoming CBA. Ramsey, Bell, and AB are recent examples.

  7. He took a page out of the coward playbook authored by Antonio Brown. In reality, cancer won’t be found on the Jag’s injury report this week, because the tumor is now a Los Angeles Ram.

  8. Ryan Clark from ESPN and other reporters were so adamant in defending Ramsey, his alleged throwing up, his back problems, and “knew for a fact” he wasn’t making it up. And people wonder why we don’t trust media. Can’t even trust sports media. Why are they in kahoots with the athletes?

  9. Jalen was a beast here in Jacksonville. A lot of us loved and defended him fiercely over the past three years. Many of us were understanding when he asked for a trade, because old man Coughlin really has lost it. But, this back injury / not playing for your team nonsense was way over the line. I’m shocked we convinced someone to give us a king’s ransom knowing full well he’s gonna pull this crap again.

  10. And who is surprised by that. The Rams didn’t learn from what the Raiders went through with AB. Now it’s their turn to learn the hard way.

  11. So he lied. Hmmm, what happened to all the Bible stuff he was spouting? I’ve read it, I don’t recall anything in there about telling lies to get your way. He must have a different version.

  12. You can’t cure diva. Ramsey is a sell-out, and is all about himself and the money. We will see how long the honeymoon with the Rams lasts, especially with them nowhere near as successful as they were last year, and have lost 3 in a row. Ramsey went from a bad team to an overrated team.

    The Rams got fleeced, and the Jags set themselves up nicely. They get rid of a huge headache, and get two first rounders and a 4th rounder in exchange for the headache.

  13. “Which means that the Rams should do whatever they have to do in order to ensure that Ramsey remains happy.”

    I ONLY agree with this because they gave up so much to get him. But otherwise, teams should not placate to these players. But then again, poor Ramsey got”disrespected” in Jacksonville. These players get so rich and famous they get completely removed from reality.

  14. Jalen is a phenomenal talent, and has been a joy to watch in Jacksonville. That said he’s also not a leader and immature as hell. When the going gets tough the Jalen gets going. Good luck rams, or whoever delivers the brinks truck

  15. When a single player gets bigger than the game itself then it’s time as a fan just to stop watching and putting any money into the NFL anymore.
    This guy made a fool out of the Jags and the owner looks like an idiot with his heart to heart comment he made.
    There are too many of these single players in the game that feel they are bigger than the game.

  16. NFL should start suspending players like this 8 games no questions asked, but integrity only applies to deflated footballs

  17. NFL teams coerce players with minor injuries to go on IR so they can be stashed for the future. If teams can lie about injuries for their benefit, why wouldn’t they expect players to do the same?

  18. Might want to structure the Brinks-type payouts in small increments, so as not to risk further back-related injuries on the way to the bank.

  19. Pathetic. Just further fodder for the next guys to try and hold teams ransom, like Brown did and now Ramsey. It’s the”kneel during the anthem mkvment” of 2019.
    And, the beginning of the end for the current Rams run.
    First, to take on such a me first guy, and second to mortgage a good chunk of the future in a season where they are 3rd in the division and 0 and 2 in that division for an unsigned guy.

    Sure they will remain a decent team in the next couple years and get a boost in the new stadium, but it’s a desperate act for an above average, but not fantastic, player.

  20. “Which means that the back injury that knocked him out of three straight games went away.”

    *****************************************************************************

    No horse at all in this race — not a Jags or Rams fan. But when people question the Jags because they got two 1st round picks but you don’t know what that’ll mean for a few years, it’s clear they did the best thing. Ramsey wanted out. They could’ve kept him and dealt with a disgruntled player until he left in free agency for a comp pick. Instead, they get 2 first round picks, back to back years. No drama, no locker room issues, no fiascos.

    That doesn’t mean the Rams didn’t well, too. If he sticks with them, buys into the system, etc. they just got a generational talent.

    As a Steeler fan, though…wondering if AB made the dominos fall. These situations with younger elite players forcing themselves out or creating issues. Guess we’ll see.

  21. Some owner/GM has to take a hard stand against this trash behavior, or the NFL will soon be the NBA: players decide who goes where, where they are traded, getting coaches/GM’s fired, etc. It’s really disgraceful that they let these overgrown children push them around. They should have just conceded playing the rest of the year with 52 roster spots, and basically benched him for the year, and then put him on the PUP/reserve list next year. He can play elsewhere after he sits out his current contract. All this does is show others that they can get their way by acting like a child.

  22. Ramsey is a joke and a very selfish player, I wouldn’t want this dude on my team. The Rams made a HUGE mistake giving up what they did for Ramsey without a contract in place, especially being that the Rams shouldn’t of made this trade in the first place being that Ramsey is a luxury pick and the Rams need to rebuild their offensive line and running game. Problem is the Rams no longer have a 1st round pick over the next two years to do so with, dumb move by the Rams. The Rams are not spending their cap space wisely and are tying huge chunks of cap space in guys who aren’t worth it like Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks, Todd Gurley and now they have to pay Ramsey a billion dollars. I’m not liking how Snead is building this team, you build a team from the inside lines out not the other way around.

  23. The Jags messed this up the second they didn’t find a way to suspend him when he first started acting up. Should have left him on the sidelines and not done anything with him

  24. Is it wrong to hope that he suffers a back injury during his first game with the Rams that forces him to sit out the rest of the season?
    Asking for a friend. . . .

  25. No are you serious. Now I wonder if he ever even had a kid? The nfl is a joke with giving these entitled clowns exactly what they want. Go jets

  26. Would have so much more respect if he was honest and told Jax I will not play until I am traded. LA better pay attention to this as his “my back hurts” speaks volumes about his character. His wallet may be full but he can’t be counted on when the bullets are flying.

  27. It’s easy to hate Billionaires, but it’s also easy to hate the Millionaires that rip them off.

  28. Got good, got full of himself. I don’t know why these guys don’t see what happened to T.O. and the like.

  29. LOL … like many of you , Boss I don’t feel so good today so I won’t be in . Play freakin Fortnite allll day 😝

  30. pnut2380 says:
    October 16, 2019 at 10:05 pm
    Job choice they have to go wherever they are told no matter how bad the situation. Could you imagine having to go to a bad marketing firm in Jacksonville when you could make the same pay and be at. A great marketing firm in LA. Plus get big bonuses(endorsements) to help compensate with the difference in price of living. You want to be a spokesperson for north Florida ford. Or Los Angeles Mercedes’s Maserati. Would you rather be a pro athlete in you might get noticed Jacksonville or everyone knows you and women want you LA. If I was a 24 year old millionaire I think you know where I would be most happy.
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    I am pretty sure Mr. Ramsey is free to quit anytime he wishes, even though he has a contract. I am also pretty sure that Mr. Ramsey is expected to play football under the terms of that contract, and that he did not sign the contract under duress. He knows how the NFL works. There are only 32 teams to work for, and less than 30 cities to work in. If he wanted a job where he could work anywhere he wished, maybe he should have looked into marketing, selling insurance, teaching, acting, etc. Of course he would have to take a pay cut, and his employer might not appreciate him missing 3 weeks of work due to a mysterious back injury, but hey, he would have the freedom to work anywhere wishes.

  31. The NFL needs to restructure all contracts so that whenever a JR or AB or TO refuses to play, or pulls this kind of funny business they get benched with zero pay, forfeit guaranteed money (except for signing bonus) and are effectively shut out of the NFL entirely until their contract runs out or they grow up and just play (like they mean it), whichever comes first. In real life the rest of us don’t get to be paid if we refuse to work for an employer while waiting to be given a job we like better. That’s just not reality. But not in the NFL where you get rewarded for being a brat.

  32. Ramsey is a joke and a very selfish player, I wouldn’t want this dude on my team. The Rams made a HUGE mistake giving up what they did for Ramsey without a contract in place, especially being that the Rams shouldn’t of made this trade in the first place being that Ramsey is a luxury pick and the Rams need to rebuild their offensive line and running game. Problem is the Rams no longer have a 1st round pick over the next two years to do so with, dumb move by the Rams. The Rams are not spending their cap space wisely and are tying huge chunks of cap space in guys who aren’t worth it like Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks, Todd Gurley and now they have to pay Ramsey a billion dollars. I’m not liking how Snead is building this team, you build a team from the inside lines out not the other way around.

  33. Rams gave up Two First-Round picks AND a 4th rd pick for a corner who still isn’t even the best CB in that division out in the NFC West!! Elite All-Pro CB Patrick Peterson owns that title as the best cover corner in the NFL which is why teams don’t even throw his way as the least targeted corner in the NFL & will be making his season debut this weekend against the Giants. Peterson has never miss a Pro Bowl in his entire career if he wants to make sure he gets another PB Nod this year he better come out the gate playing with his hair on fire looking absolutely dominant on the field, which knowing Peterson (And how often he practices and religiously conditions his body) he most definitely will.

  34. If there is no long term contract in place his behavior could easily work against him. Two games from now if he were to blow his knee out then where is he? Burning bridges is not a good strategy in the long run. Yes, he got what he wants for today but he has raised the ire of many.

  35. Guy belongs in the NBA with his personal integrity (or lack thereof). Stole $ from Jax. No other way to say it, so team should file a grievance. Someone has to take a stand against crime or everyone starts to think it is ok.

  36. As a Jaguars fan we were certainly miss the talent on the field. Hell, we’ve already been missing it. We (the fans) will not miss the distraction, the head aches, or the diva-ness of a me first guy.
    Good luck to the Rams in 2021 when they begin the tag dance with this head case…. perhaps the back injury pops up again.
    He wants to be in Dallas or Nashville really I think. From my understanding the Rams have some cap issues on the horizon and this guy will do you no favors when he backs up the Brinks truck.

  37. If you are WORTH a new contract, why the hell would you play without the new contract?

    “He’s not going to buy the cow if he’s getting the milk for free.”

  38. Step right up, Patrick Peterson! When the Chiefs come calling, the Cardinals should listen. This particular CB is no malcontent, a proven defender and hungry to win.

  39. “If I was a 24 year old millionaire I think you know where I would be most happy.”

    So then go there as a free agent in a year. Don’t sign a contract then throw a temper tantrum, demand a trade, and then fake an injury like a petulant child to get out of it.

    All I can say to the Rams is buyer beware. The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour.

  40. The sad thing about all of this is that some believe Jalen Ramsey is the best corner in the league. I’m sorry, but I’d place just about every other CB in the entire league that is playing through an actual injury and trying to help his team win ahead of someone who would fake an injury while collecting a game check.

  41. The Rams have 38 mil in cap room next year. if they pay Ramsey north of 15 mil per with a nice signing bonus, they are looking at less than 20 mil in room. they have players hitting the open market such as Talib, Fowler, Whitworth, Brockers, Littleton and Zuerlein.

    They really need new blood on that O line as it is one of the worst in the NFL. They have a bad contract at RB…

    This franchise looks like the window might be closing. I get the desperate move to get Ramsey but man have they mortgaged the future.

    Good luck hitting on those linemen in the mid rounds.

  42. Let’s make sure everyone understands what is happening here: Ramsey lied about a non-existent medical condition while still taking hundreds of thousands dollars to sit on the sidelines. That is fraud, pure and simple. In a different industry, someone could well go to jail for doing what Ramsey did. It boggles the mind that the Rams would want, let alone surrender, three high picks for someone with this type of character.

  43. Ramsey is a punk. A talented corner but definitely it now shows that hes a bad teammate. Jags did all they could do. This was bigger than just one stupid challenge flag in Texas. He was all about him, money, and attention. Not about team.

  44. Hawkfood wrote:
    Elite All-Pro CB Patrick Peterson owns that title as the best cover corner in the NFL . . .
    ==

    Thanks for the laugh. Patrick Peterson is semi-elite — when he’s on the juice. Hope he enjoyed his little vacation.

  45. Man, the Rams must have the best training staff in sports and Jags have the worse. They took care of that back injury in one day after the Jags jad been trying for a month! Kudos to those trainers!

  46. Mike states that the Rams “should do whatever they have to do to ensure that Ramsey remains happy.” I agree that coaches should do everything in their power to make sure players are happy, but that needs to be within the team culture. Coaches need to stand their ground with some of these guys. “Whatever they have to do” can be a very slippery slope. Do you think Belichick does whatever he has to do to make sure his players are happy? No way. It’s his way or be gone. Coaches are coaches because they know more about the complete game than any individual player. If they don’t, they should be gone anyways.

    How will McVay keep Jalen happy when the entire roster falls apart in a year or two because they traded away their future?

  47. So fake an injury and also throw a tantrum until you get traded is how Ramsey thought an NFL professional properly conducts business? Karma just loves arrogant, shady jerks like this…

  48. Overpaying Goff and Gurley. Have fun with contract negotiations with Ramsey.

    Only one worth the money is Donald.

    Enjoy struggling with the cap and losing in the nfc west

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