Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is not taking his own advice.
A week after Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Mitchell and Le’Veon Bell all but guaranteed playoff victory, drawing criticism from their own teammates and the Jaguars, Ramsey ignored those warnings, not only guaranteeing a win over the New England Patriots, but ensuring a Super Bowl victory, too.
"We goin' to the Super Bowl. AND we gon' win that b—h"
— Jalen Ramsey to the crowd of Jaguars fans at EverBank Field pic.twitter.com/fE2jSx3Pj1
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 15, 2018
“We going to the Super Bowl,” he told a crowd of Jaguars fans in Jacksonville, “and we going to win that [expletive].”
This came about five hours after Ramsey admonished the Steelers for their overconfidence:
Jalen Ramsey on overconfident Steelers: "I was kinda surprised. I was wondering why they were so confident because we stomped their ass the last time."
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) January 14, 2018
The Jaguars were installed as early nine-point underdogs in the AFC championship against the Patriots. Of course, they were also heavy underdogs against the Steelers, who spent the week leading up to Sunday’s loss to Jacksonville claiming they too would cruise their way to the Super Bowl.
“We’re going to play [the Patriots] again,” Mitchell told SI.com last week, looking past the Jags. “We can play them in hell, we can play them in Haiti, we can play them in New England. … We’re gonna win.”
I love round 2’s…we’ll have two round 2’s in back to back weeks…
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) January 14, 2018
“Yeah, it’s embarrassing. It really is, man. It just blows my mind. They beat us 30-9 [Oct. 9], we played like crap and we want to talk about New England!
“I don’t know what to say about that. It’s just stupid. It’s just not what you do. You don’t need to give a team like that more bulletin board material.”
Meanwhile, in New England, you can bet Bill Belichick is pinning Ramsey’s comments to a cork board.
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