The usually outspoken cornerback was unusually quiet Thursday.
Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey, who almost never shies away from sharing, had little to say after two consecutive Jaguars’ losses.
Ramsey met with reporters Thursday ahead of the Jaguars’ next contest against the Texans, and spoke for a little over a minute. He offered brief comments on several topics, including a question about his matchup with Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who is third in the league in receiving yards (657) with three touchdowns on 44 receptions.
“Same as it’s always been,” Ramsey said of the matchup, via ESPN. “My past two years, y’all have asked me the same question.”
His response to quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has racked up the seventh most yards of any play caller (1,798), was much shorter.
“Really good,” Ramsey said.
The third-year defensive back has 21 tackles and two pass breakups this year while battling knee soreness that has at times led him to be listed as questionable.
The defense, as a whole, has struggled to contain its most recent opponents. The Jaguars gave up a combined 802 yards and 63 points in losses to the Chiefs and Cowboys.
Both of those games were on the road, and for Week 7 Jacksonville will return to TIAA Bank Field.
But how will the unit fare against explosive players like Hopkins and Watson?
“We’ll see,” Ramsey said.