The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this season. This is because they were expected to be one of the best teams in the league. After a 3-1 start to the season. Which included a win over the New England Patriots. The Jaguars were crowned by most experts as the team to beat in the AFC.
Since that win, the Jaguars have lost three consecutive games, which has led to a lot of frustration for a team that has underachieved so far.
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who made the All-Pro team last season, was willing to speak with anyone with a microphone during the offseason and when things were going well. He gave an interview in GQ trashing a lot of players, but now that the team is struggling his silence has been deafening.
According to reports, Jaguars players were heard yelling at each other after their loss to the Texans. When the door was opened for reporters to enter the locker room, defensive end Calais Campbell was seen restraining defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.
Ramsey broke his silence with the media to address the reports.
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“You all walk in here, you all see how it is in here, you all see how we vibe with each other, you all see how we vibe towards the coaches,” Ramsey said. “You all see how it is. It is no secret what’s going on here right now. Ain’t nobody going to say it because we can’t, but it ain’t no secret what’s going on and it ain’t right, right now.”
“It is what it is.”
Head coach Doug Marrone, who was frustrated with his team’s performance against the Texans, benched quarterback Blake Bortles during the game and said he is going to make everyone fight for their job this week.
“Who’s the starter at right tackle?” Marrone said. “Who’s the starter at center? And, who’s the starter at receiver? Also, who’s the starter? Everything is open. We’ve lost three straight games and we can’t stop shooting ourselves in the foot for lack of a better expression.
“We’ve got to do something, but the first thing we’ve got to do is stop turning the damn ball over. Period.”