Jalen Ramsey Says Antonio Brown Is One Of NFL’s Best Trash Talkers

Antonio Brown’s actions speak loudly. Cannon-firing loud. But so do his words. Brown’s name got tossed into the A.J. Green/Jalen Ramsey drama. You know that story. Ramsey trash talks Green, gets in his head, Green goes for the chokeslam/punch WWE combo. Both get tossed out of last weekend’s game.

Ramsey talked to the media today to give his side what happened. Bottom line? He loves to getting into a shouting match with the receivers he faces. He told reporters Antonio Brown is one of the game’s biggest trash talkers and that it makes it a lot of fun to go up against him.

Such a reputation isn’t anything new. Back in 2016, Jeremy Fowler dubbed AB the locker room’s biggest trash talker.

“Believe it or not, the Steelers’ best trash-talker is wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is mild-mannered and respectful in interviews. But he loves to talk on the field. “If he beats you, you’re probably going to hear about it,” former Steelers cornerback B.W. Webb said.”

It’s worth noting because Brown is Mr. Cool off the field. And frankly, there aren’t a lot of clips of him trash-talking. What’s out there is generally good-natured, like when he was mic’d up in Week 2 against Xavier Rhodes.

But Brown can talk as much as he wants because his play certainly backs it up. He’s the best receiver in the world and to me, by a healthy margin. Even with the bye week, he’s more than 130 yards ahead of second place and is the league-lead in receptions.

He’s also one of the game’s biggest competitors which lends itself to trash talk. Few outwork AB and it shows on the field. Patrick Peterson told Dan Patrick that after going up against Brown, he understands why he makes so many plays late in games. He’s “always running” and his conditioning is second to none.

Best trash talker. Best receiver. A modern day great.

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  • heath miller

    and whats best is hes ALLL OURS for the rest of his career probably !!! HEATHHHHHHHHHH

  • WreckIess

    That’s not surprising. I mean he pretty much broke Ross Cockrell back in TC and Artie has been getting trashed since he came in the league. I can imagine how bad an actual opponent gets it.

  • Thomas

    Pretty shocking that Ramsay got tossed, he didn’t do anything lol They toss people for verbal instigation now?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    AJ Green should have been suspended, but I digress. AB will be AB! Hope he has an all world game with Vontae Davis playing.

  • Nathanael Dory

    lolll and they were a debate if AB was wrong about talk trashing on Ross. Hilarious.

  • The Truth

    Not something to be proud of.

  • Mike Lloyd

    There’s people in this fan base on this very site who didn’t want to pay him and wanted him dealt…that’s akin to trading Jerry Rice in his prime…how could a team ever do that and claim its trying to win?
    This guy will be on par with Rice or better when it’s all said and done…
    When you are the best, you can say whatever you want. AB is the best. Period. Point blank. Lol

  • JNick

    I hope he says really ridiculous stuff on the field. Like, “Take your depends off and maybe you’ll tackle me next time”

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Has it occurred to Steeler fans that a rematch with Jacksonville is a very likely scenario? The Jaguars look like the favorite to win their division, especially now that Deshaun Watson is out for the year. Assuming the Steelers get one of the top seeds in the playoffs, the Jags could easily be the team advancing to Heinz Field in January for the divisional round.

  • Roblisberger

    Vontae Davis got released by the Colts

  • Steelerfan4lifeinAZ

    A ” diamond ” in the ruff in the 6th round. Amazing job Colbert on this one and many more to come…

  • ryan72384

    I said that the other day. I don’t like the idea of them coming to Heinz in the playoffs on a cold day. They are built for it. Physical on both sides. We aren’t a team built to be taking on a physical running team head on. And their defense is good enough to hold our offense in check so they can get a lead and just grind all day. A payback game would be nice but Id rather avoid the Jags. Way back to the AFC central days they have always played us tough and physical. There won’t be any easy outs in the playoffs. The Bills are tough too. I like the thought of West Coast teams coming to Pittsburgh in January.

  • PaeperCup

    When you dominate the game like he does, you get that right. Just no “yo mama” jokes.

  • PaeperCup

    haha. Yeah I hope the trash talk is super cheesy and somewhat irrelevant to football

    “You so slow, it takes you a day to watch 60 minutes.”

  • Rotten Sircus

    AGREED !!!

  • Trueish90

    Jacksonville is under the radar but I honestly could see them being the last team standing in the Afc.

  • Depending on what’s said, like racial slurs, yes.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    My only solace is that the Jaguars really aren’t a team that can “keep up” on offense. To beat Pittsburgh, they NEEDED the turnovers they got. Credit to them for getting them, but they won’t come from behind to win. Bell had more rushing attempts than Bortles had passing attempts. That’s INSANE. Not saying a rematch with them wouldn’t be tough sledding, but the Steelers are still a much more balanced team.

  • Rotten Sircus

    “AB” can say what he wants IMO as long as he keeps backing it up !!! As far as AJ Green goes Ramsey gave the league the blueprint …Lmao

  • pittsburghjoe

    Cheese. Irrelevant. Trash Talk

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Yeah I saw that earlier!

  • Jones

    I feel like if the crowd at Heinz Field said “HEEEEEAAAAAAATH” the way you do, (“HEATHHHHHHHHHH”) it would sound like a bunch of snakes hissing at the play, lol

  • Jones

    Jags have steamrolled the AFC North this year…

  • Guest12

    The Jags are a good team this year and will only get better, however once we get into the later part of November and get into December, that’s when the going gets tough and you find out who is for real and who is on the outside looking in. When it gets cold, we are very hard to beat.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    True, which begs the question of who would be favored in a rematch. Because if the Steelers do a better job at stopping the run (as they have lately), the Jags have a much steeper hill to climb.

  • Chuck Anderson

    Reminds me precisely of another best of his era, Michael Jordan: calm and articulate off the court; absolutely legendary trash-talker – which was both fueled by, and further fueled, his competitiveness – on it. And like AB, MJ didn’t throttle it down too much in practice either. It’s an integral part of who they are, as ridiculously driven competitors.

  • heath miller

    lol .. man you think too much …. but its funny .. than for making me laugh HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEath lol

  • Matt Manzo

    That’s how I see it too! I think we’ll be ready for them though!

  • NinjaMountie

    Lol…AB is officially a 5 tool player.

  • NinjaMountie

    I see it going like the Miami rematch did .

  • dany

    It’s all harmless but I don’t get how it’s “fun” to go up against trash talkers. Part of sports I will never understand I guess

  • NinjaMountie

    Lol. Trash talking is a huge part of sports. We’ve been trained to do it since Little League with the, “Hey batter, hey batter, hey batter……..swiiiiingggg!”

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  • 2winz

    Steelers are built to play in the cold Imo. They have one of the best o-lines, the best rb arguably. A rising defense. See buffallo game a year ago where Bell was torturing them.

  • NinjaMountie

    Sometimes you hear the craziest stuff. If you have a good sense of humor it’s actually funny.
    Football actually helped me with basic training. I never got worked up at the DI antics. I quietly found them amusing.

  • dany

    I guess you might be right there. But all game long? I’d be like could you shut up for awhile at least?

  • Brandon Watson

    hahahaha … now that junk was funny. I was thinking the same thing. I mean, I know we are coming off the bye week and all, so story lines seem almost ‘off-seasonish’ but yea …. about those Pens!

  • Brenton deed

    Everyone is glossing over the question: what did Ramsey do to get ejected? Malicious use of the helmet by head butting Green in the fist?
    If trash talking is considered OK ( I don’t subscribe to that view but it seems it is tolerated as part of the game..) what did Ramsey do wrong?

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    Well remember last yr when the dolphins ran all over us but than met us in the playoffs and there run game was stopped majorly. So Im not worried. could be the same outcome. Bring on the jagoffs

  • Geoffrey Benedict

    Absolutely, Michael also faced criticism when his competitive nature had him appearing to be selfish.

    Like in that mic’d up video, when AB beats someone, he wants the ball. Esp. when the CB is playing him tough. He isn’t team first, he isn’t befriending the new guys, he’s a lot like James Harrison, he’s focused on being the best, everything else is irrelevant.

  • Geoffrey Benedict

    And they’d destroy you. Whole goal is to get any thought in your head that distracts from the game.

    The people that enjoy it are the ones that can roll with it, or use it to focus and play even better.

    You never trash talked Michael Jordan, he’d feed off it, several players used to try being super polite to him, don’t think that slowed him down, but talking trash would get you lit up.