In Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday, the Miami Dolphins finally had their starting secondary in action for the first time in 2023.
After the game, Ramsey spoke to CBS and raved about playing with Howard and his other teammates.
“It felt good,” Ramsey said. “Me and X have talked about it and dreamed about it. That energy was good. That vibe was good between us.
“It’s different for him and me. I’ve never played with somebody like him. We were able to bounce ideas and things off each other throughout the game. That was super cool. Getting to see him back in action and locking receivers up, that was good. That’s what this defense needs.”
Against the Chiefs, the two combined for 21 yards allowed on just four receptions, according to Pro Football Focus.
However, this first game is just the beginning for the group, and they know it.
“It’s going to get even better,” Ramsey said. “Let’s keep it real. This is my second game. I’ve still got to get to where I want to be, personally. X has been on and off injured a little bit. He has to get a little healthy as well. This was my first game being able to play with Xavien and Jevon.
“We have a long way to go. [But] this gives me a lot of optimism for this secondary. Not only this secondary, but this defense.”
If defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s unit can stay healthy, they should be in every game for the rest of the regular season. The question will be whether or not they can start winning those games against good teams.
They have the talent. They just need to prove it.