Jalen Ramsey has made no bones this week -- or any other week, for that matter -- about how he matches up against his opponent.
"He hasn't played a corner like me before," he told reporters Friday. When asked exactly what he meant by the statement, Ramsey quickly replied, "Everything."
Brashness aside, it will be interesting to see how often Ramsey, who usually plays his opponent's top pass-catcher, will line up across from Gronkowski, who is often motioned outside of the pocket and used like a wide receiver. Tashaun Gipson, the Jacksonville safety usually tasked with manning tight ends, is questionable to play with a foot injury, leaving Barry Church and potentially Ramsey to pick up the slack.
Once the game kicks off, all this back-and-forth will be rendered moot and these articles will rot on the trash heap of internet history. But in the meantime, the jawing makes for good fun and fodder, as Jalen Ramsey gets to spout confident barbs without immediate consequence and the Patriots get to ignore him.