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Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey known as Buffalo Payments quarterback Josh Allen “proficient” prematurely of their Week three matchup Sunday, two years after the ex-Jacksonville Jaguar stated the signal-caller was “trash” in an interview.
“He presents challenges,” Ramsey informed reporters Friday, per Eric D. Williams of Sports activities Illustrated:
“Each week you must face a brand new problem, and that is our third week so we now have to face the problem of him and that Payments’ offense. He has some weapons round him. He could make performs operating the ball and increasing performs, and so on, and so on. … Type of the issues everybody is aware of about him.
“However I’m assured in what I can do and this Rams’ protection can do, and that’s form of what issues probably the most to me and the fellows round right here.”
Ramsey’s “trash” feedback dropped throughout a 2018 interview with Clay Skipper of GQ amid remarks about why he felt the 2018 NFL draft was “a bit of off,” particularly questioning why Louisville quarterback (and eventual Baltimore Ravens choose at No. 32 general) Lamar Jackson did not go earlier:
“I feel [Buffalo Bills draft pick Josh] Allen is trash. I do not care what no person say. He is trash. And it is gonna present too. That is a silly draft choose to me. We play them this yr, and I am excited as hell. I hope he is their beginning quarterback. He performed at Wyoming.
“Each time they performed a giant faculty—like, they performed Iowa State, which isn’t a giant faculty for my part as a result of I went to Florida State, and he threw 5 interceptions, they usually misplaced by a pair touchdowns or one thing like that. He by no means beat a giant faculty.
“In case you have a look at his video games in opposition to huge colleges, it was at all times hella interceptions, hella turnovers. It is like: Yo, if you happen to’re this good, why could not you do higher? He matches that mould, he is a giant, tall quarterback. Large arm, supposedly. I do not see it, personally.”
Allen, who was one among 4 quarterbacks picked earlier than the 2019 NFL MVP, went seventh general to the Payments that yr.
For his half, Allen has downplayed the feedback days earlier than the matchup between the battle of 2-Zero groups, which shall be performed at Payments Stadium.
“That was so way back for my part,” Allen stated, per Ryan Talbot of NYup.com.
“It’s actually a non-factor. You realize he’s been an excellent participant on this league for a very long time, he’s solely gotten higher and he’s an issue that we’re gonna need to deal.“
Allen has been glorious this season, finishing 70.four % of his passes and throwing six touchdowns with no interceptions. He is averaged a league-high 363.5 passing yards per recreation and rushed for 76 yards and a landing as nicely.
The ex-Wyoming star led Buffalo to a 10-6 document and playoff berth final yr after accounting for 29 complete touchdowns (20 passing, 9 dashing).
Ramsey’s Rams have been sensational by means of two video games as nicely, beating the Dallas Cowboys 20-17 earlier than taking down the Philadelphia Eagles 37-19. Per Professional Soccer Reference, Ramsey has allowed simply 5.6 yards per goal whereas amassing six tackles and one go breakup.
Kickoff is about for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.