JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rob Gronkowski is a significant blocker, a nightmare to deal with and has the soft hands of a wide recipient. He is probably the best tight end in the NFL story.
None of it means anything to Jalen Ramsey.
"I'm not afraid of any period," said Jacksonville Jaguar's third-year corner background on Thursday afternoon. "So he will have to come out and stand up on me. Or anyway. He must play us this year."
Ramsey vs Gronkowski will be the match match Sunday when New England Patriots visit TIAA Bank Fields. The Jaguars do not say how they plan to handle 6-foot-6, 268-pound Gronkowski, but 6-foot-1, 208-pound Ramsey will get his share of snaps against him.
Before Sunday's AFC Championship Game rematch in Jacksonville, Patriots tight than Rob Gronkowski confirmed that he draws some motivation from Jaguar's cornerback Jalen Ramsey's critical comments about him.
Just because the patriots do not often engage in the trash does not mean they do not notice it so that the Gronk-Jalen Ramsey matchup becomes interesting.
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2 Related  The two matched for some snaps in the January AFC Championship Game, and Ramsey and Jaguarsna held Gronkowski just caught a catch of 21 yards before Gronkowski left the game late in the first half after suffering from a heart failure on the helmet-to-helmet struck by Barry Church's security.
Throw in ra msey comment on ESPN Magazine this offseason like Gronkowski is not as big as people think he is, and it goes up to another level.
Reminded of these comments Thursday – and said Jaguar's defensive co-ordinator Todd Wash said someone who believes Gronkowski is overrated is crazy – Ramsey just shrugged.
"May be crazy," said Ramsey. "I do not care."
"… He's good. He's good, now. We're not gonna be angry." He's fine, but if you tell me this, it's gonna be fearing me or something? "
Ramsey is expected to release a ton of junk calls on Gronkowski on Sunday, which is his normal routine. He is also the same with players he likes and respects, like Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown.
It's nasty in the field, and that's all he wants it to be. It's for anyone. Even his grandmother.
"When you play the soccer game, I feel, to respect the game you have to play it hard," said Ramsey. "I do not believe in having friends in the field. I mean, my brother, my dad, my mother, grandmother was out there, it's on. After the game we can be cool. It does not matter. That's how I feel You must respect the football game.
"Football is not a game meant to be played is nice to each other and all that, like Kumbaya. But after the game it's cool. "
So does it mean he would knock out his own grandmother?
" I would definitely, "said Ramsey." She knows. Grandmother, know that I love you, but she knows. Would she hit me back? Grandmother may not get up from one of my toys. "
So Gronkowski should expect grandmother treatment on Sunday – if Ramsey is heading for him.
" I'll go there and do what the coach asks me to do, "said Ramsey. "If that happens, if it does not, I will not." I'm very sure of all my teammates on the defensive side of the ball. The one who walks against him, I'm very sure they'll keep it down and I'll do my job and I hold down where I am on. "