Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Tom Brady on Jalen Ramsey opinion: 'I never want to suck'

Tom Brady on Jalen Ramsey opinion: 'I never want to suck'

The Jaguars cornerback possesses an exceedingly rare blend of extraordinary talent, grit and emotion - tinged with enough competitive jealousy and youthful self-awareness to make his outlandishness likable, even when he's trying to sell us on the idea that Rob Gronkowski is overrated. He said on Early Edition Wednesday night that the Patriots were already looking toward life without Brady - and that's not going to change in the spring of 2020, when he's 42-going-on-43.

It's all added extra fuel to the budding rivalry as New England prepares to visit Jacksonville on Sunday. I would say it's not a team goal at all. "He's got to play us this year", he said of his star opponent. Do you think they're going to want to extend him after 2019? No.

Gronkowski sounded more motivated to improve than avenge by the comments. "I said what I said", Ramsey said after his comments went viral.

"I don't have his number and he doesn't have mine", he said. I love the challenge. That's how I feel like you gotta respect the game of football.

Ramsey went on to explain why he plays with a chip on his shoulder.

Trash talking is, "part of his game", defensive lineman Calais Campbell said. "I'm gonna go out there and do whatever Coach asks me to do, to be honest".

Reminded of those comments Thursday - and told that Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash said that anyone who believes Gronkowski is overrated is insane - Ramsey just shrugged.

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During a Patriots press conference on Wednesday, a reporter asked Brady what he thought of Ramsey telling GQ last month that the quarterback "doesn't suck". "And I don't think that Brady will probably want to stick around with any place that doesn't want him".

Jalen Ramsey is one of the NFL's best young players. Brady said a little trash talk is part of the game. It doesn't matter. That's how I feel like you've got to respect the game of football. "I think emotion in football is critical".

He said there was no conversation between them this week.

"Might be insane", Ramsey said.

That reporter informed Ramsey that Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Walsh said that anyone who believes Gronkowski is overrated would qualify as being insane.

"I mean, if that's how he feels, that's how he feels", Gronkowski said. We ain't going to get it twisted. He hands off the ball, he's 10 yards back, so it's not like he can really get after it. Would she hit me back? I'm just preparing like I always prepare. Michel, who was taken 31st overall in April's draft, is one of two Patriot first-round picks on the mend. RB Rex Burkhead remains in the concussion protocol after taking a blow to the head in last week's opener.

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