Jalen Ramsey and Josh Allen's 'trash' rivalry in focus as the Bills take on the Rams in their Week 3 scrimmage
Allen, on his part, will be keen to get the better of Ramsey and the Rams, who have been off to a flyer this season and make the CB pay for the 'trash' comment a couple of years ago
All eyes will be on Los Angeles Rams cornerback, Jalen Ramsey, and Buffalo Bills quarterback, Josh Allen when they take the field on Sunday, September 27 at the Bills Stadium. Allen, on his part, will be keen to get the better of Ramsey and the Rams who have been off to a flyer this season and make the CB pay for the "trash" comment a couple of years ago.
For those unaware, Ramsey, while playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, called Allen "trash". "I think Josh Allen is trash. I don't care what nobody says. He's trash," he remarked in a 2018 GQ interview. He wasn't done with that, as he further added, "It's gonna show too. That's a stupid draft pick to me. We play them this year, and I'm excited as hell. I hope he's their starting quarterback."
"He played at Wyoming. Every time they played a big school—like, they played Iowa State, which is not a big school in my opinion because I went to Florida State, and he threw five interceptions, and they lost by a couple of touchdowns or something like that.? He never beat a big school. If you look at his games against big schools, it was always hella interceptions, hella turnovers. It's like Yo, if you're this good, why couldn't you do better? He fits that mold, he's a big, tall quarterback. Big arm, supposedly. I don't see it, personally."
And since then, Allen and Ramsey have met once on the field with the former getting the better over the now-Rams star. That said, he's not taking Ramsey lightly. "He's been a great player in this league for a long time and he's only gotten better," said the reigning AFC Offensive Player of the week. "He's a problem we're going to have to deal with," he said earlier this week. The Rams have had a great start so far after winning 20-17 against the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener and then a massive 37-19 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ramsey has been one of the standout performers for the Rams so far with some impressive gameplays. However, Allen was not backing down. "The toughest part, in my opinion – I think 20 does a good job reading the quarterback in his drop," Allen said on a conference call with reporters. "His eyes are really in the backfield and he’s able to tell if the quarterback’s speeding up his drop to get it out quick, ready to jump a route."
"He’s a very aggressive corner, can play in man, can play in zone. He’s very good at route recognition and it’s going to be tough to win some matchups versus him, but at the same time, it’s not time to shy away from anybody or anything." This matchup on Sunday will surely see some fireworks between these two.
Los Angeles Rams vs Buffalo Bills
Kickoff time: 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT, Sunday, 27 September
Venue: Bills Stadium, NY
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