While he also engages in trash talk with players he likes, the 23-year-old feels it's necessary to play the game fiercely. It was a bad oversight to treat Grant nearly like an inactive player while Fournette was on the shelf.
However, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport noted the Jaguars will test Fournette's injury Friday before determining his availability for team's home opener against the Patriots. "But I mean I just still think, like you said, they put those corners on those wide receivers outside and then they put everybody else on Gronkowski and then Brady's going to hit those backs like you said".
"This time of year, a lot of times it's working different combinations of players and getting guys in the right position to make plays next to one another", Judge said.
"When you play the game of football, I feel like, to respect the game, you have to play it fierce", Ramsey explained.
And the Patriots expect to face that same elite level of defense in Sunday's rematch.
It's a formula that continues to work and a system that with five minutes left in the game against Brady and New England, still had him beat. He said he felt the hamstring pop when he planted his right leg after catching a screen pass.
"We're going to give it some time and see where we are when it's time to start testing it", the coach said.
This Bortles-led offense is crying out for weapons. Whatever the situation, we don't back down.
"It's unrealistic to think that you'll hold a guy like that catchless, so obviously you can't get frustrated", Gipson said. And not just for six snaps.
And in an ESPN The Magazine piece last month, Ramsey had some blunt words for the two-time Super Bowl champion. Still, it's something that has to be rectified in future Jaguars' game plans. When responding to a question about Gronkowski being the best tight end in National Football League history, part of his answer included this: "He's going to have to come out there and line up on me, or however it goes".
You can bet Belichick is game-planning for Grant on Sunday. He'd take down anyone, regardless of his relationship with them.