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Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey Says Pats TE Rob Gronkowski “Hasn’t Played a Corner Like Me Before”

In Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey will have to back up his fighting words against perhaps his toughest matchup this season: New England Patriots superhuman Rob Gronkowski.

Ramsey, to no one’s surprise, is not intimidated in the slightest, Jeremy Bergman of reports.

“He hasn’t played a corner like me before,” he told reporters Friday. When asked exactly what he meant by the statement, Ramsey quickly replied, “Everything.”

This bold claim comes on the heels of Ramsey proclaiming to a sympathetic crowd in Jacksonville last Sunday that the Jags were “going to the Super Bowl. And we gonna win that b—-. We gonna win that b—-,” adding “Duuuuuuuuvalllll” for needed emphasis.

Wednesday AFC Championship Game Injury Report – Jacksonville Jaguars vs New England Patriots

Practice Report
Wednesday S Tashaun Gipson (foot), G Patrick Omameh (illness)
Wednesday S Barry Church (shoulder), RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), DT Malik Jackson (ankle)
Wednesday QB Blake Bortles (right wrist), LB Paul Posluszny (abdomen)
Practice Report
Wednesday QB Tom Brady (right hand), DT Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), LaAdrian Waddle (knee)

Patriots Don’t Seem to Care About Jaguars Jalen Ramsey’s Super Bowl Guarantee

As they normally do when the opposition says something you might post on a bulletin board, the Patriots reacted diplomatically Monday to Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey guaranteeing his team is “going to the Super Bowl and we gonna win that b—-,” the Associated Press reports.

“Man, that guy’s really good,” said a smiling Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater, asked to react to Ramsey. “He should be confident, because he’s very, very good.

“The good lord made that guy and he said, ‘let there be corner’ and there he is, so I’d be confident if I were him as well.”

That’s just the way the Patriots, who never say anything negative about their opponents, handle these things.

Safety Duron Harmon, asked the same question, said, “Hey, man, Jalen Ramsey’s a good player. He talks a lot of trash, that’s part of his game and you can’t take it away from him. He’s confident — he should be confident in his team. He has a really good football team.

“The top two AFC teams are left and he’s a part of one of them, so his approach to the game is different than ours, but we can’t knock him for it,” Harmon said. “We know they’re going to come ready to play and we just gotta match their type of physicality, and also just their emotion and their readiness to get ready to play.”

On MLK Day, Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Opens Up About Growing Up in Annapolis in the 1960’s

On Martin Luther King Day, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took a moment away from talking about the upcoming game against the Jaguars for the right to go to the Super Bowl and spoke candidly about growing up in Annapolis during the 1960’s, a rare look into the stoic head coaches childhood.

Here’s the video:

Patriots Trample Titans 35-14 to Advance to AFC Championship Game

It started slow for the Patriots after being shutout in the first quarter trailing 7-0 to the Titans Saturday night, but once the offense got going, they steamrolled the Tennessee Titans 35-14 to advance to yet another AFC Championship Game.

The Pats will take on the winner of Sunday’s Steelers-Jaguars game in Pittsburgh, and with the Steelers being favorites it could set up a second straight AFC Championship Game showdown next Sunday afternoon in Foxboro.

The Titans actually led the game 7-0, but early in the second quarter Tom Brady and the Patriots offense got in sync, and the Titans could do little to stop them, as New England scored 35 straight points to win the game going away.

“Our guys did a real good job of keeping the foot on the gas,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said after the game, pointing out that the Titans rallied from down 21-3 a week ago in the AFC Wild Card Game in Kansas City to win 22-21.

Brady threw for 337 yards and three scores in throwing the ball 53 times, and James White ran in two straight scores as the Pats rolled to their seventh straight AFC Title Game, delivering a knockout to the upstart AFC South Titans.

The real big blow in the game came in the second quarter already up 14-7, as the Pats moved the ball 91 yards in 16 plays covering 5:18, as Brady hit Chris Hogan with a four-yard score to put the Pats up 21-7 with 1:52 to play in the half.

That score really seemed to sink the Titans and any hopes they had, as Brady and company had picked them apart with an amazing drive that really sealed the deal before halftime.

New England kept going, scoring two more times in the second half before the Titans scored a late TD to make the final 35-14.

Check Out the New Trailer for Tom Brady’s New Documentary Series – ‘Tom vs Time”

Tom Brady’s new documentary ‘Tom vs Time” will be debuting soon on Facebook – and they have released the new trailer for what promises to be an exciting new series – check it out!

Patriots Say ‘No’ to Texans to Front Office Interviews for Possible GM Job

The Patriots rejected Houston’s request to interview Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio and director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort for the Texans’ general manager job, and the Eagles told the Texans the same about their vice president of player personnel, Joe Douglas, a league source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Although Caserio and Ossenfort were prohibited from interviewing in-season, it doesn’t mean the matter is closed.

Under the NFL’s loosened rules for hiring executives from other teams, Caserio and Ossenfort still might be able to interview for the Texans’ GM job after the Patriots’ season ends, according to a league source.

Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst was scheduled to interview for the Texans’ opening Sunday but instead was promoted to general manager by Green Bay, a source told ESPN. Buffalo Bills vice president of player personnel Brian Gaine is now considered the favorite for Houston’s GM job, sources told ESPN.

Dallas Cowboys vice president of personnel Will McClay has permission to speak with the Texans but has not heard from the club yet.

Brady Denies ‘Celebrating’ the Patriots Trade of Backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady countered the characterization in an ESPN The Magazine story that he “seemed liberated” after the team traded backup Jimmy Garoppolo, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports.

The ESPN The Magazine story said “some players and staffers noticed that Brady seemed especially excited, hollering and cajoling.”

“I think that’s just such a poor characterization of anything. In 18 years, I’ve never celebrated when someone has been traded, been cut,” Brady said Tuesday in his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan Show. “I would say that’s disappointing to hear that someone would express that, or a writer would express that, because it’s so far from what my beliefs are about my teammates.

“I think I’m very empathetic toward other people’s experiences. I know those situations aren’t easy. I’ve never been traded or released, but I can imagine how that might feel. I would never, ever feel that way about when Jimmy got traded, when Jacoby [Brissett] got traded. I’ve kept in touch with all those guys. When Matt Cassel was gone. All these guys I’ve worked with, I felt like I had such a great relationship with all the quarterbacks I’ve worked with. I kept in touch with basically everybody. So to characterize that as a certain way is just completely, completely wrong.”

Brady said he didn’t read the ESPN The Magazine story “cover to cover” but felt like he “got most of it.”

Asked if the story bothers him, he said on the program, “I think there are a lot of things that are said. I think you can go about your life, and certainly here with this team, and try to do what I’ve always done for a long time, and be a good teammate, and work as hard as I can to help the team win, and then somebody can write something to contradict that, and I think it’s up to everybody to believe what they want to believe.

“I don’t put too much thought into it, really. I feel like I have a great relationship with my teammates. If others don’t feel like they have a great relationship with me, that’s one thing, but I try to do what I’ve always done and be the best teammate I can be. I don’t think that’s ever really changed in my mind.”