The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is good, there is no denying that, and cornerback Jalen Ramsey is a large part of that unit.
He is as arrogant as he is good, and with talent like that you can afford to say some things others players might be crucified for. So, when Ramsey did an interview with GQ magazine ripping NFL quarterbacks to pieces, it made waves.
No one was safe from Ramsey’s comments, including two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger. Ramsey said the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was “decent at best” and was unimpressed when the Jaguars beat the Steelers twice, both at Heinz Field, in 2017.
During his media session Wednesday, Roethlisberger was asked what he thought about Ramsey’s comments. See what he said, while taking the high road:
Ben Roethlisberger calls Jalen Ramsey a "fantastic player" who "has the right to say whatever he wants." pic.twitter.com/ImpqMNkniX— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 21, 2018
Roethlisberger might say all the right things to the media, but if you’ve followed his career you know the last portion of his statement is what matters most.
“I think we play them at some point...”
Come on. I would venture to say even without Ramsey’s comments, Roethlisberger and the rest of his teammates have had the Sunday Night Week 11 meeting in Jacksonville circled on their calendars for a long time.
Again, Roethlisberger says the right things, but deep down he is likely itching to get a shot at Ramsey and the Jaguars’ defense. Luckily for football fans, this game in 2018 will be on national television, and in prime time, for all to see.
Let’s just hope Roethlisberger and the Steelers are the ones with the last laugh.