Following the Jaguars 45-42 upset victory over the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jags CB Jalen Ramsey gave the Patriots some bulletin board material in advance of this week’s AFC Championship Game.
During a speech in-front of fans at Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Ramsey guaranteed that the Jags would not only defeat the New England Patriots but would end the season as Super Bowl champions:
“I ain’t got too much to say. But y’all make sure you bring that same energy out here next week AND the week after, We goin’ to the Super Bowl AND we gonna win that b**ch!”
Well, Ramsey’s comments made their way to Foxboro and into the ears of Patriots QB Tom Brady, who responded to the comments during his weekly radio interview with WEEI in Boston:
“I think what I have learned for a long time is it’s how you play, it’s not what you say, everyone has different ways of handling things — players do, coaches do. We do what works for us, other players do what works for them. The game is going to be decided by who plays the best, not who hypes the best or speaks the best. He’s a really good player. I have watched a ton of film on him. He has a lot of strengths. He’s obviously very confident. That is reflected in how he plays. I am more concerned about how he plays opposed to what he says.”
If the Jags are going to do what Ramsey says, they will have to do something they’ve never done before and win in New England. Since the Jaguars franchise came into existence in 1995, they are 0-7 at New England and 0-7 against Brady.