Marcus Peters: Rams getting rid of me, trading for Jalen Ramsey was disrespectful

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The Rams traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens in the middle of the 2019 season, and Peters still has a problem with how that all went down.

On the same day the Rams traded Peters, they traded for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and Peters says he considers it a slap in the face that the Rams viewed that as an upgrade.

“F— them,” Peters said on Aqib Talib’s podcast, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “I felt disrespected. In the sense of, yeah, you can trade me. That’s part of the business. But two minutes after that, you bring in another guy who do the same s— I do, maybe a little bit different. If we want to play this compare game, I do a little bit more. That s— was disrespectful to me.”

Just a few weeks after the Rams traded him to the Ravens, Peters intercepted a pass in a Ravens win over the Rams. The Rams and Ravens will meet again in 2021, and Peters will be eager to show the Rams again that they shouldn’t have traded him.

87 responses to “Marcus Peters: Rams getting rid of me, trading for Jalen Ramsey was disrespectful

  1. What is with players feeling disrespected all the time? You get paid millions to play a game. Why do you feel you are owned more?

  2. Why are all these guys such whiny babies? Dont worry about the other team

  3. Does the same thing as you… only better. Sorry, not sorry. This is coming from a Jags fan, too. Jalen is WAY better.

  4. Ramsey is bigger, faster, and more physical. Peters jumps a route from time to time to get an INT. Ramsey is clearly the better CB if you’ve ever watched them both play.

  5. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Every day there’s another athlete that shows how big of a baby they are.

  6. Playing the “disrespect “ card. This from a guy who does nothing but disrespect others.

  7. Peter’s is nasty good. A complete wack job. Ramsey is talented. A compete wack job.

  8. Would ya like a little cheese with that whine Mr. Peters? LOL at these millionaires getting mad.

  9. The only thing he and Ramsey are good at is running their mouth.
    One of the top 5 moves by the Chiefs in the last 5 years is getting that cancer out of the locker room…

  10. It’s either a business or it’s not. I’m tired of guys wanting it both ways.

  11. Respect is earned. Not cried for. Come to think of it, I’ve seen Peters act pretty disrespectful in his own right. People in glass houses…

  12. Yup. Scapegoat just like Goff. And he did just fine. Always someone else’s fault in McVayville.

  13. Whose job did Peters take? Should he not feel disrespected? It’s all business, get over it. He should say it’s a wake up call and a motivator and leave it at that.

  14. Maybe it’s your mouth? 3 years and out for KC and the Rams… Going into your 3rd year for the Ravens, maybe you should just shut up and play football

  15. Shut up you rich, entitled man-child. You’re leading a charmed life. Enjoy it.

  16. One thing is for certain, both Peters and Ramsey are insufferable clowns.

  17. Compare contracts. Compare trade value obtained. It works out for the Rams. However, the timing of the trade is what is seemingly the driver of his discontent. Perhaps so. Whatever motivates him to play the Rams toughest, works for me.

  18. I mean they weren’t wrong. We’re talking about a Lexus versus a Toyota here. Same company makes both, but these are not the same. Ramsey is the best CB in the game. He takes one side of the field away in a league that has skewed the rules against the DB.

  19. That statement just reenforced every reason they got rid him.

  20. This reminds me of an ex that always wants more attention that I could care less about

  21. Sounds like the Rams forgot to give Peters a cookie on his way out and now his feelings are hurt.

    Ramsey is a much better player. I like confidence, but it can really get in the way of self awareness.

  22. Depends on the coverage schemes, both are great at what they do.
    Only time you should feel disrespected is when you get benched from being a starter and the day you get cut. Till then keep grinding!

  23. Thats as bad as me, a retired usps mail carrier, knocking on my customers door after ups delivered a parcel and say “how dare you disrespect me allowing ups to deliver your parcel’! OK, I did do it once when the customer came to the door to get their package and I happened to be putting mail in their box. Just jokingly said “what I’m not giving you good enough service”? I happened to work in that neighborhood for over 20 years and I knew everyone.

  24. Peters is better at reading defenses. Ramsey has better tight coverage skills, but gets away with a lot. Give me Peters any day of the week.

  25. May 4, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    What is with players feeling disrespected all the time? You get paid millions to play a game. Why do you feel you are owned more?

    One, it’s not just a game. There’s way more work and preparation than your typical job plus they put their bodies on the line at all times. Two, millions doesn’t change basic human emotion and bringing that up clearly comes from jealously. Having worked a few “real jobs,” not only are they full of gossipers and complainers (especially older people) but you you can down play anything.

    Example, “What is up with office workers feeling disrespected all the time. You get paid to sit in a chair and type. Why do you feel you are owed* more?”

  26. Suck it up and quit your whining, you overpaid, entitled Millenial jackass.

  27. The fact that Ramsey is better aside, at that level I think plenty players need that edge of feeling disrespected to motivate them. Physically, they are all ridiculous specimens. They all know the Xs and Os. To be the best can come down to some kind of mental edge. Often it’s “disrespect”. Jordan did it. Brady does it, although he doesn’t talk about it. A lot of players invent grudges to motivate themselves beyond the normal daily grind. Peters is just yapping about it, but then Peters yaps about everydamnthing.

  28. So if someone makes good money, they can’t have emotions? You people are weird.

  29. I swear today’s NFL players are soft and weak mentally, news flash Ramsey IT’S A BUSINESS!!!!!. Don’t like it, find another profession

  30. Whinning aside, Marcus Peters is the better player of the 2. They are pretty close, but Peters has been better.

    He should not focus on the “disrespect” and just be happy about being blessed to be in the league; making tons of dough.

  31. Respect is earned, not given. When great athletes move from team to team to team, there’s usually a reason.

  32. wunbadc5 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 2:55 pm
    What is with players feeling disrespected all the time? You get paid millions to play a game. Why do you feel you are owned more?
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    A certain political party encourages the victimhood mentality, millionaires aren’t excluded.

  33. Peters can’t hold Ramsey’s jock. I would argue that Darious Williams has more upside than Peters as a CB and Baltimore straight up cut him.

  34. So tired of hearing players cry about being “disrespected.” Grow up and get over it.

  35. Kicking the ball into the stands, taking your cleats off, and heading to the locker room while the game was STILL going on (re: Chiefs @ Jets, 2017) is also disrespectful.

  36. I’m sure that was the Rams GM’s plan: OK guys here we go, let’s disrespect Marcus Peters today.

  37. There’s always a bigger fish Marcus. Let the point go you’ll be a happier person.

  38. Does he feel disrespected that his current team only offered a 5th round pick and a backup LB for him?

  39. Marcus Peters is on a Hall of Fame trajectory, averaging 20% more turnovers caused per year than Ronnie Lott and Charles Woodson.

  40. Most top corners stay with a team , this man has been traded twice already in 5 years . Let that speak for itself .

  41. We liked Peters when he was in KC, but the problem is he couldn’t be trusted. You could count on Peters losing his S 4-5 times per season, causing needless penalties. Peters would make amazing plays and get a pick 6, and then he would get burned. Couldn’t be trusted.

  42. I never thought I’d ever find myself defending Ramsey but he’s 5X the player Peter’s is.

  43. With it being over 1 and a half year later and he’s still bitter about this shows how immature he is and why the Rams were right to move on.

  44. So let me get this straight….out of respect, the Rams shouldn’t have replaced Peters?
    They should have left the spot open I guess. Can’t make it up.

  45. Hey Marcus you were traded because of how many times you were burned unlike Ramsey who is a true shut down corner. And that fifth round pick we got for you was traded for a solid offensive guard Austin Corbett. Rams benefited from trade at least

  46. Hey Marcus you were traded because of how many times you were burned. And that fifth round pick we got for you was traded for a solid offensive guard Austin Corbett. Good move from the Rams on that trade unlike some others

  47. As a Ravens fan, I am glad he feels disrespected. I want him to play with an edge all the time. Not just when he is playing the Rams. Peters is a good corner. BUT, he gambles a lot, he is always trying to go for picks rather than defending the pass. That’s why he gets burned badly on double moves. His picks will always be his saving grace. I think he is best suited for a free safety than a corner. Maybe he’ll make that move in the next couple of years.

  48. He should join the Raiders or Lions! Two dead end teams, perfect fit either way!

  49. AOC is glad Al Gore invented football and discovered Mexico says:
    May 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm
    A certain political party encourages the victimhood mentality, millionaires aren’t excluded.

    27 11 Rate This
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    Is it the on the right that cries whenever a private company decides they don’t want you shooting your mouth off and bans you? That then go on national TV night after night talking about how censored and persecuted they are?

  50. Peters has million dollar talent with a $2 brain. That’s been his problem since he was in college!!

  51. Marcus Peters has been a quality “interceptor of footballs” during his time in the league. However, he doesn’t appear to be anywhere close to competent at anything else in this life. As on this occasion, every time he opens his mouth, he embarrasses himself. He shies away from physical contact and has no leadership or character traits that I would expect from a veteran NFL player. The fact that Peters has made a fool of himself on numerous occasions, on and off the field over the years renders his Ram comments predictable. I wouldn’t label any of his moronic babble “confidence”…rather lack of it.

  52. A certain political party encourages the victimhood mentality, millionaires aren’t excluded.

    ——————

    The one that claimed the election was stolen? The one where it’s leader still lies about fraud? The one still crying to this day?

  53. AOC is glad Al Gore invented football and discovered Mexico says:
    May 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm
    A certain political party encourages the victimhood mentality, millionaires aren’t excluded.
    —–
    And the other party encourages Russia to take an active roll in our democracy. We’re screwed either way but at least some of us can put aside our political beliefs long enough to talk football.

  54. Why does everyone in the sandbox want to play with my toys I wish they would go to another sandbox

  55. At least he’s being honest. Having played high school and collegiate sports, there’s nothing more motivating than feeling disrespected or overlooked. We all heard of Tom Brady “keeping receipts”. Peters can look at it as a good thing because it helped him work harder and play better.

  56. As a Ram fan, I don’t know many Ram fans pining for Marcus Peters to come back.

    Ramsey is a much more physical tackler and can go toe to toe with the league’s best receivers.

  57. supercharger says:
    May 4, 2021 at 3:15 pm
    Yup. Scapegoat just like Goff. And he did just fine. Always someone else’s fault in McVayville.
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Peters was a known cancer in the locker room, hence why the Chiefs got rid of him. The Rams traded him away for a ham sandwich rather than let him walk at the end of the season and be left with an empty stomach. His response to being replaced says a lot about his character. Peters signed a 3yr/$42 million contract with the Ravens. You’d think he’d be happy, not be looking backwards.

  58. Talib and Peter’s, episode must have been titled, “It’s Always Someone Else’s Fault.”

  59. i love how they throw that disrespect thing around, like they are moral pillars.
    .
    who cares, take it to the cry room.

  60. Sports Illustrated says Marcus Peters is the “most dominant” cornerback since 2015 when he entered the NFL, intercepted a pass on his first NFL play, and won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.
    Since 2015, he leads the NFL in takeaways, interceptions, interception return yards, interception return touchdowns, and defensive touchdowns, and is second in passes defended.
    His teams have been in the playoffs every year of his career.
    And, he’s a two-time First Team All-Pro, two-time Second Team All-Pro, and three-time Pro Bowler.

  61. Ramsey is better but doode your on the Chiefs be happy …. Ramsey is on crap team

  62. I don’t know enough to evaluate DB skills and all of that stuff. As a Rams fan, what I noticed is that the backfield got better with Ramsey and Ramsey gets a lot more respect from QBs.

  63. I mean Peter’s is right.

    The Rams don’t know what they are doing in terms of team management. The give away future 1st round picks like they are nothing. They take on and create dead money for no reason. They prioritize nominal upgrades at positions they have covered and overpay for them.

    Whatever you think of Peters the difference between the 2 isn’t worth 2 1sts and dead money and a giant contract

  64. It’s interesting – we often see fans lamenting how players no longer have loyalty to their teams. Well, teams certainly don’t have loyalty to players, either.

  65. Its the General Managers job to makes the moves he and the rest of his management team feel will make the team better without sentiment to a player.players should remember they are employees of the team and subject to being traded or released.everything in life doesnt go the way you envisioned so you accept it and move on with your life.these are college educated players,there is always a job outside of football for them if they dont want to play anymore.

  66. Cracks me up to hear guys talking about “you get paid to play a game, quit whining.” I’d love to see any of you last ten minutes of practice with these players. No contact, just practice and see how much of a game it really is. These are world class athletes that put their bodies on the line for your entertainment and in the process, just happen to generate hundreds of millions of dollars. They’re also real live people entitled to complain just like you and me if they feel the need.

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