Gronk Repsonds To Jalen Ramsey’s Trash Talk. His Comments Will Get You Amped For Sunday
Rob Gronkowski definitely heard Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey’s trash talk.
Ramsey, who gave two very candid interviews to GQ and ESPN earlier this summer, went on the record as a Gronk hater when he told ESPN’s Mina Kimes the following on Thursday:
When I mention that the Patriots still have All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, he makes a face. “I don’t think Gronk’s good.” Registering my involuntary blinking, he course-corrects. “Let me say — I don’t think Gronk is as great as people think he is.”
…I ask him what Gronk did in the AFC championship. “Literally nothing. He may have had, like, one catch,” he says
Gronk obviously heard those comments and shot back. (RELATED: JAGUARS ALL-PRO JALEN RAMSEY SAYS HE COULD MAKE THE NHL)
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In a series of quotes distributed by the Patriots, Gronk said:
I mean, if that’s how he feels, that’s how he feels. It’s a big game this Sunday, we’re playing them. I’m sure I’m going to have opportunities to go versus him. I’m sure he’s going to have opportunities to go versus me. I’m just preparing like I always prepare. I’ve got to just do my job out on the field, just worry about that.
Asked whether he’s using Ramsey’s trash talk as motivation, he answered:
For sure. There’s always motivation you’re looking for. It does and it doesn’t. So, that’s tricky right there — doesn’t give you the answer you’re looking for. That was a trick question. You were trying to get me to say something, right? But, it does and it doesn’t, you know what I mean? Because it motivates you to hear that. Obviously, there’s something out there that he saw on film and stuff that I can probably get better at football in some certain categories. You don’t always feel the best every single day when you’re out on the field, so if that’s how he feels, that’s how he feels.
It looks like we’re going to have to wait until Sunday’s Pats-Jags matchup to see how Gronk really fares against cornerbacks.
(In case you were curious, NFL Network Analytics Expert Cynthia Frelund crunched the numbers and found that Ramsey’s sweeping allegations weren’t totally accurate.)