Patriots coach Bill Belichick not paying attention to Jalen Ramsey’s trash talk
Through his first couple of seasons in the NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey hasn’t shy to voice his opinion about other players in the league. Ramsey had once again gone this route by stating that Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots isn’t as good as his reputation would suggest he has been over the years while saying that each time he has been matched up with a cornerback he struggles.
In response to that chatter, head coach Bill Belichick has chosen to move past that dialogue with his focus on preparing his team for Sunday’s tilt that will be a rematch of the AFC Championship game, via Tyler Sullivan of 247 Sports.
“Well, look, we know when the game starts and we’ll be ready to go,” Belichick said. “I’m sure they will, too. That’s when we’ll see what happens. Right now we’re focused on our preparation for the game. I have a lot of respect for Coach [Doug] Marrone and their coaching staff, their players, their team. Hopefully, we’ll be ready to go.”
This is the expected route that Belichick has taken over the years with any sort of situation that strays away from his preparation for the game. He has never truly engaged in any dialogue that would spark a storyline away from what’s going on the field.
It is simply a ploy for Ramsey to get inside the opponent’s head as he has voiced his opinions about several notable offensive players around the league where he has bashed their abilities on the field. In response to that, Gronkowski has chosen to push aside the chatter with his focus directed toward helping his team win come Sunday afternoon.
Nonetheless, this adds yet another element to the game with Ramsey being at the forefront of attention, especially when he draws the coverage assignment on Gronkowski when the two teams take the field later this week.