Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey had plenty to say about Steve Smith Sr. following the Ravens' 19-17 win in Jacksonville.
And of course, the Ravens’ fiery wide receiver fired back.
The Smith-Ramsey beef extended from the field, to the locker room, to social media following the Ravens’ 19-17 victory. Smith and Ramsey exchanged words on the field after the game before they were separated.
Then in the locker room, Ramsey had plenty to say, considering the Jaguars (0-3) lost, again, and that Smith had his best game of the season – eight catches for 87 yards.
Ramsey took jobs at Smith being 37 years old, among other things. Asked why things got heated between him and Smith, Ramsey said, “I don’t know. Ask him. When you’ve been beating the opponent that’s in front of you both physically and psychologically all day, they tend to get mad like that. I don’t care how old he is. If that made him angry then he can go home and sleep on it. I don’t care. It is what it is.”
Asked if he was made that Smith talked to him after the game, Ramsey said, “Yeah, but I’m not worried about him. He was still mad that I was locking him up. Alright, well sleep on it. I’m not trying to hear that after the game.”
Did Ramsey think he got in Smith’s head?
“What do you think?” Ramsey said. “You tell me. Any time I lined up on him – y’all go watch that. Y’all tell me who got in whose head. He came up to me after the game. He’s an old man acting like that.”
Smith’s retort on Twitter was classic Smith.
“I gave U every opportunity to speak face to face,” Smith wrote. “But you found your voice safely behind closed doors. Young man, I don’t need ur respect! In 5 to 10 u will be retiring and they will be taking my measurements for something you will NEVER BE #HOFer. I got cleats with stronger thread then you!!!”
Just think, Ramsey and Smith were almost teammates. The Ravens tried to trade up from No. 6 to No. 4 to draft Ramsey. But the Cowboys declined and took running back Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4. The Jaguars took Ramsey at No. 5 and the Ravens took left tackle Ronnie Stanley at No. 6.
Things worked out fine for the Ravens. They love Stanley. They love Smith.
They love being 3-0. And clearly, Smith still loves talking trash.
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