JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It appeared the Jacksonville Jaguars had lastly shaken a decade of ineptitude with their division title and playoff run final season, however the franchise has bottomed out in 2018 after their sixth consecutive loss.
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was as soon as in tears on the sideline following a loss as a rookie, is having a tough time coping with the collapse.
“I have been fairly pissed off,” Ramsey mentioned after Sunday’s 20-16 loss to Pittsburgh at TIAA Financial institution Subject, which was sealed on Ben Roethlisberger’s 1-yard landing run with 5 seconds to play. “I am not going to lie to you. I’ve. S—, man, I have been battling with my emotions, attempting to hold them in.”
He is actually not the one Jaguars participant that feels that manner, however he often is the most seen. The highlight’s on him as a result of of his offseason feedback wherein he criticized quite a few quarterbacks – together with Roethlisberger, whom he mentioned was “first rate at greatest” — in addition to his on-field trash speak and ultra-confident perspective.
The Jacksonville Jaguars probably will contemplate buying and selling star cornerback Jalen Ramsey within the offseason, sources inform ESPN.
After a troublesome begin Ben Roethlisberger was joyful to get the final phrase in against a Jaguars protection that did loads of trash speaking.
One week after he performed arguably the worst sport of his profession, he had one of his greatest against the Steelers. Antonio Brown caught 5 passes for 117 yards and a landing, however Brown’s 78-yard landing catch got here when the Jaguars had been in zone and security Tashaun Gipson tried to bounce a shallow route. Brown had 4 catches for 39 yards with Ramsey in protection.
Each of Ramsey’s interceptions got here on passes thrown to Brown, a diving catch and one other he hauled in with one arm. It was the primary multi-interception sport of Ramsey’s profession.
But that wasn’t sufficient to maintain the Jaguars (Three-7) from dropping their sixth consecutive sport, which all however finishes their season. Ramsey stood on the sideline shut to the tunnel and was the primary Jaguars participant to go away the sector after the sport ended on Blake Bortles’ sixth sack of the sport. It was a way more low-profile response than when tv cameras caught him crying on the sideline and saying “I am drained of dropping” late within the Jaguars’ 26-19 loss at Detroit in Week 11 of the 2016 season.
“I actually consider I haven’t got any dangerous days,” Ramsey mentioned. “I’ve laborious days typically however God’s blessed me an excessive amount of for me to have a nasty day. Blessed me with a good looking daughter I can go residence to and make the whole lot higher for me. I am going to go residence and spend a while together with her and I am going to be good.”
Ramsey mentioned he wasn’t bothered by the pre-game report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter wherein he mentioned league sources consider the Jaguars will entertain the concept of buying and selling Ramsey within the offseason. The Jaguars launched a press release inside an hour of that report that they “have zero intention of buying and selling CB Jalen Ramsey. There is no such thing as a reality to this rumor.”
“I did not use it as motivation,” Ramsey mentioned. “It’s what it’s. I do not management that. All I management is what I put on the market on the sector. When the offseason comes we’ll have some conversations to have. Both that or I am going to get a contract extension or one thing. One thing’s going to occur.
“However we’re going to wait till that point comes.”
Ramsey mentioned coach Doug Marrone spoke with him briefly earlier than the sport concerning the report, too.
“[I] was actually attempting to concentrate on the sport,” Ramsey mentioned. “I wasn’t actually attempting to hear an excessive amount of of it. It is cool, [the Jaguars] displaying their assist.”