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Doug Marrone: Jalen Ramsey was trying to fire up Jaguars fans, not dis Patriots

Wild Card Round Buffalo Bills v Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 07: Jalen Ramsey #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars walks off the field in the second half of the AFC Wild Card Round game against the Buffalo Bills at EverBank Field on January 7, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Only hours after Jalen Ramsey complained about the Steelers’ disrespecting the Jaguars with their pregame bluster, the Jaguars cornerback did the same thing to the Patriots.

Ramsey told Jaguars fans at a homecoming rally Sunday that, “We’re going to the Super Bowl, and we’re gonna win that b—h.”

Not surprisingly, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone downplayed Ramsey’s comment, saying it was intended to fire up Jaguars fans and not disrespect the Patriots.

“You come back, and you’ve got all the fans here and things of that nature,” Marrone said Monday, via quotes distributed by the team. “Obviously that is something that everybody wants to do when you get this close. Whether they have to say it or not, the one thing they do know is the road to it always leads through New England, so our focus isn’t on anything else but the New England Patriots. That’s exactly what our whole team will be focused on. It will be a great challenge for us obviously, and we’re going to have to have a great week.”