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Everyone made the same Stephon Gilmore joke after Jalen Ramsey's boast

Everyone made the same Stephon Gilmore joke after Jalen Ramsey's boast

Stephon Gilmore and Jalen Ramsey are on opposite ends of the trash talk spectrum.

Fortunately, the soft-spoken Gilmore has plenty of supporters to boast on his behalf.

During a predictably entertaining Jacksonville Jaguars press conference Tuesday, Ramsey was asked if he thought he was the best cornerback in the league and replied, "Ain't no argument."

The Jaguars Pro Bowler obviously was referring to himself. But many New England Patriots fans and media members who have watched Gilmore erase opposing pass-catchers put a different spin on Ramsey's comments.

And when we say "many," we mean pretty much everyone.

You get the idea.

You can chalk this up to homerism, but there's compelling evidence to suggest Gilmore is, in fact, the best cornerback in the NFL.

For example, Pro Football Focus ranked Gilmore No. 1 on its list of best cornerbacks in the league entering the 2019 season. (Ramsey was second.) And guess who made PFF's team of the week in Week 2? (Hint: his last name ends in -ilmore.)

Add in a Hall of Famer's endorsement of Gilmore as the NFL's current cornerback standard-bearer, and it sounds like Patriots fans are right to assume Ramsey was talking about Gilmore.

Not that Gilmore would make the same admission.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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