Jalen Ramsey's final pre-game trash talk lines were quite interesting
Jalen Ramsey's final pre-game trash talk lines were even more significant when you realize what he was referring to.
Jalen Ramsey, the star cornerback of the Jacksonville Jaguars, has been known for his non-stop trash talk, especially throughout this NFL postseason. The second-year player out of Florida State helped lead the team to a 10-6 record, an AFC South division championship, and their first playoff appearance since the 2007 season.
The Jaguars entered the weekend with wins in the Wild Card round and the Divisional Round over the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively. The knocked off the Bills by a score of 10-3, and they knocked off the Steelers by a score of 45-42.
But his final trash talk lines prior to the AFC championship game, which featured the Jaguars and the New England Patriots in a game that would end up being won by the latter by a score of 24-20, revealed that he had been truly inspired.
Yes, that's right. The 23-year-old was truly inspired by the survivors of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal who issued statements this past week in court in front of the 54-year-old Nassar himself as well as Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.
Here is what Ramsey said, according to theScore's Facebook page.
"You know the pups, they grow into dogs. At one point in time, the new kids in town got to take over."
How does this reveal Ramsey was inspired by the survivors in any way, shape or form whatsoever?
Here is an excerpt from the testimony of Kyle Stephens, according to Independent. Read it, and then you tell me.
“Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don’t stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.”
Ramsey literally took the exact statement made by Stephens and turned "little girls" into "pups". My guess is he knew exactly what he was doing seeing as how the statements were nearly identical. In fact, that guess is as good as a guarantee in this particular case.
However, I'm not sure many understood what he was doing. Given the fact that the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal was really not in the news until this past week despite its magnitude, the likelihood of the average NFL fan knowing about the statement delivered by Stephens is not high.
While I'm sure some may be offended by Ramsey and criticize him for making light of an extremely serious situation, major props to him for subliminally supporting the survivors of Nassar's predatory actions.