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Jalen Ramsey responds to Stephon Gilmore, calls his take 'lame, corny'

Ryan Hannable
October 11, 2018 - 6:20 pm

On a Wednesday radio appearance and then later clarified to, Stephon Gilmore said it's easier for cornerbacks who play zone to trash-talk. This came in response to a question about Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey.

“You have a little bit more energy when you are playing zone," Gilmore said. "You don’t really have a guy you’re lining up against, so it’s just how it is.”

Gilmore did clarify it was nothing personal against Ramsey, though.

“No, I think he is a good player, don’t get me wrong," he said. "But it is easier to talk when you’re doing that.”

On Thursday, Ramsey responded.

“I really don’t know,” he said when asked why Gilmore might have made the comments. “That was weird to me. It’s lame, corny, but it’s him though.”

Ramsey added: “I mean we know that’s the furthest [thing] from the truth. But I mean, I’m gonna continue to do what the team asks me to do, either man or zone. I mean, maybe he should try it. I was All-Pro. But it’s cool though.”

The Jaguars cornerback also didn't understand why a fellow cornerback would attack him.

“I’ve never understood why, you know, somebody on the same side of the ball would hate on another guy,” Ramsey said. “Like, usually we’re going against the opponent. But, maybe I’m a threat or something.”

Jacksonville won't meet the Patriots again this season unless it's in the postseason.

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