The Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots will meet Sunday, and Jalen Ramsey started with trash talking earlier this week. First, he said Rob Gronkowski wasn’t as good as people think, and then said Tom Brady doesn’t suck, referring to his comparison with Aaron Rodgers.
Tom Brady decided to respond to the “compliment,” saying he doesn’t even like to be in that category. “To not suck? I never want to suck, so I don’t want to be in that category,” the quarterback said.
“He’s a great player. I mean, he’s a great player. Yeah, he’s very talented – big, fast, very rare talents, rare abilities, size, speed. They match him up with the top receiver from time-to-time, and he holds his own versus everybody. So, he’s a great young player,” Brady said.
We all remember Brady and Ramsey’s jabs prior to the AFC Championship Game last January. Brady did a really good job in the game, completing 26 of his 38 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns.
The Patriots quarterback believes that Week 2 will be hard. “They were a great team last year and gave us everything we could handle into the championship game, and they’re at it again this year. They’ve got the same players, similar scheme – I mean, as good as any defense we’ll face all year. They’ve got an incredible rush, great linebackers, great secondary,” Brady said.
“It’s going to be an emotional environment. I think everyone, whenever you play some of the best teams, you want to see where you’re measured up to, and that defense has been ranked very high all last year, and I could see why. We practiced against them. They were very good. They’ve got a lot of very talented players – some of the guys that are probably the best at their position. So, it’s going to be a great environment for football – 4:30 game, so everyone’s going to be watching. It should be a really great game for us to go out and see what we’re made of.”