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Stephon Gilmore clarifies comments on cornerbacks who talk trash, Jalen Ramsey

Ryan Hannable
October 10, 2018 - 5:34 pm

FOXBORO -- Earlier on Wednesday, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore made headlines when he appeared to take a shot at Jalen Ramsey and other cornerbacks who talk trash before games when he joined "Zolak and Bertrand."

"It's his personality," Gilmore said. "That's not my style, but I find a lot of guys that talk are mostly zone guys. So they have a lot of energy to do that."

Prior to last week's game against the Chiefs, Ramsey didn't like that the matchup between he Tyreek Hill was being perceived as a cornerback vs. wide receiver matchup, as he noted Hill made the All-Pro team as a return specialist.

That obviously wasn't the first time Ramsey has talked trash about another wide receiver before a game.

Speaking to WEEI.com in the Patriots locker room later on Wednesday, Gilmore didn't back down from what he said and noted it's easier for corners to talk trash who mostly play zone.

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

Gilmore did say he has nothing against Ramsey personally.

“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.”

As for talking trash himself, the Patriots cornerback said he's usually focused on other things.

“Not really," he said. "I just try and focus on each and every play and get better. Try and focus on the formations and stuff like that instead of focusing on talking.”

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