Jacksonville Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey has never been one to mince words when it comes to the sport. Since his on-field altercation with A.J. Green over his high-level trash talk, his suspension for trash talking the media and his criticism of the entire NFL, the All-Pro cornerback has earned quite a reputation for his blunt opinions and hot takes.
In fact, in a recently released interview with ESPN the Magazine, titled, “The Man, The Mouth, The Legend,” Ramsey sounds off on a new target: The New England Patriots, specifically the team’s tight-end, Rob Gronkowski.
“I don’t think Gronk’s good,” Ramsey said of the baller, who is sometimes considered the league’s top in his position. “Let me say – I don’t think Gronk is as great as people think he is.
“Any time Gronk has been matched up with a corner, he’s had a very bad game,” Ramsey continued, “and that corner has had a very good game.”
Last season, the Patriots faced off against the Jaguars in the AFC Championship. In the matchup, Gronk had one catch for 21 yards, before leaving with a concussion, but while he was in and guarded by Ramsey, he said he contributed “literally nothing.”
Although the Patriots won, Ramsey deemed it to be a bias situation, saying, “It was clear as day they wanted [The Patriots] to win.”
As he continued, he called Amendola “terrible,” adding that, “people think he’s so great. No, he’s not. Tom [Brady] made him look good. Tom could take me as a receiver and I’d be a first-team all-pro.”
Ramsey also discussed Antonio Brown’s talent, as well as the lack of talent surrounding DeAndre Hopkins, saying, “He’s had freaking 100 quarterbacks – all trash. I could be his quarterback. I could literally be his quarterback.”
Ramsey’s Patriots comments came just weeks after Matthew Stafford’s wife called him out for his hot take about her husband. But now, Gronk’s girlfriend, Camille Kostek, is taking a page out of Kelly Stafford’s ballerwives book to defend her man.
“Rob’s sexier than you, and he’s a better football player,” the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model said.