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A good rule of thumb in life is not go around poking bears. Someone should tell Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey about that rule, because Ramsey just poked the scariest bear in the forest.

Asked about whether he was worried by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — a two-time MVP and the most-deadly quarterback in the NFL — Ramsey didn’t shrug off the question and said he hopes Rodgers throws his way.

“I’m not scared,” Ramsey said. “Throw my way if you want to.”

This is not the same as demanding Rodgers wing it his way, but he’s not exactly helping his case by saying he isn’t scared.

Don’t get me wrong: Ramsey shouldn’t say he is scared. That would be worse.

As an NFL player you’ve got to attack every opponent with the maximum effort and you’ve got to believe you’re the best on the field.

Ramsey also spun up some pretty good coach speak about the Packers, saying their big three of Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are great but not any different than anyone else, and that they would treat every opponent the same, etc, blah, yadda.

“I’ve been preparing like I would prepare for anyone else,” Ramsey said. “We’ll see on Sunday. Like I said, they’re a really good team. We know that. Everybody knows that so hopefully it’ll be a good game and we can go out there and do well.”

But he’s still excited about the idea of possibly pulling off an interception on Rodgers.

“It’d mean a lot to me,” he said. “It’ll be my first NFL interception but that’s not really what I’m focused on right now. I’m just focused on doing what I can do for the team.”

Just be careful about poking that bear, Jalen.


Source: CBS Sports / Jaguars rookie seems like he should be more concerned about Aaron Rodgers