Jalen Ramsey Takes Shot At Mike Mitchell: ‘Mike Who?’

Sunday’s matchup is full of some elite play. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ elite offense. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ elite defense. And by the sounds of it, some elite trash talking.

Throughout the week, each side has taken some shots and gotten in on the chirping. Jalen Ramsey cautioned Ben Roethlisberger to “be careful what you wish for,” after Roethlisberger’s comments about wanting to play the Jags again. And today, Ramsey responded to something Mike Mitchell said when he said the Steelers would beat the Jaguars.

Full context. Mitchell has taken issue with the context and timing of his quote, which we’ll put below, saying it was made weeks ago. From Greg Bishop’s excellent SI piece on Ryan Shazier, Mitchell said they were going to beat New England again.

“We’re going to play [the Patriots] again,” Mitchell promises. “We can play them in hell, we can play them in Haiti, we can play them in New England. . . .  We’re gonna win.”

This was made well before the playoff schedule was set so Mitchell wasn’t taking a shot at the Jaguars or any specific opponent. Essentially, he only echoed what Mike Tomlin told Tony Dungy before the first Patriots’ game. And Mitchell made that point very clear on Twitter.

So there’s every angle. The media outrage over these comments shouldn’t exist. But everything got lost in translation and the Jaguars seem set on using it as motivation this weekend. Ramsey was asked about these comments and chose to play dumb about who Mitchell was.

“Who?” Ramsey responded when a reporter clarified it was Mitchell making the comments.

Another reporter tried to help him out, mentioning it was the safety Leonard Fournette challenged in the first matchup.

“Ohhh, I don’t know him.”

So yeah, safe to say those two aren’t going to be swapping jerseys after the game.

They won’t see each other on the field either. But Ramsey is sure to get a heavy dosage of Antonio Brown, who he gave props to in the interview.

“Antonio is one of the best receivers in the league. He can about do it all, honestly. All around receiver. Good routes, good hands, just a good player man. Knows how to play ball.”

We’re not at a Bengals/Steelers level but the disrespect and dislike of each other seems in full swing for this weekend’s playoff matchup.


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  • CoachCot

    I absolutely cannot stand this Jaguar bunch. Shut up. You haven’t won ****. Congrats, you won a depleted and crappy AFC South and it only took 10 wins. Then you beat a crappy Bills team that snuck in and left so many plays on the field. God I hope our Steelers just lay it on these dudes

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Jalen Ramsey is a funny guy, and I use the term “funny,” loosely.

  • rystorm06

    Mike Hawk?

  • FATCAT716

    Thank you Jags glad we ain’t the only team trash talking but we are familiar territory

  • Chris92021

    I think it’s funny when AB and JuJu catch a gazillion touchdowns on him!

  • RJMcReady

    Gonna be a tough game.

    It’s gonna be cold!!!

  • Ike Evans

    Mike Jones

  • LifeUhhFindsAWay

    Steelers fans forget who Mike is too. He tends to disappear out on the field.

  • JNick

    Their media is playing the “disrespect” card so hard down there that even Rodney Dangerfield is shaking his head.

  • CoachCot

    I so need this game to be an old fashioned butt whopping dealt out by our boys. I’ll have a few choice words for the few Jags fans I know

  • Bonnie Powell

    This guy is goofy- didn’t even understand the question- don’t think he was “playing” dumb either, if you get my drift.

  • JNick

    He better watch his mouth or Mike will sick AJ on him.

  • Intense Camel

    He’s a turd burglar

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Love playoff football i can go without the trash talking (if it’s one-sided)but when both teams talk ish it makes it that much more exciting now it’s time to put up or shut up lets get ready war!

  • Margie Guyer

    After the AJ Green incident with Ramsey, I watched him interviewed. He is very talented and a super trash talker. Hoping our talent serves up some humble pie.

  • mezzetin1


  • SkoolHouseRoxx


  • steeel

    Wasn’t it the other corner they got from Texans that said for Ben to be careful for what he wishes for?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    A fudge packer?

  • Ryan Alderman

    Stupid a$$ media stirring the pot yet again…

  • SeventhHeavan

    He likes to play cornhole with fudge balls

  • SkoolHouseRoxx


  • Mike367

    AB is WAY more than “good”, Ramsey. You’ll see on Sunday.

  • Luke Shabro

    One of the best receivers? Dude stop. AB is THE best. I would argue that by the time he’s done I won’t be surprised if he’s considered the second best of all time

  • Taylor Williams

    Don’t worry, we have Mike Hilton

  • Steelers12

    Pillow biter

  • Steelers12

    Ankle toucher

  • SteelersGeek4Lyfe

    A Butt Snorkeler

  • SteelersGeek4Lyfe

    Mike Jones!

  • RSteelerz

    I’ve seen the video when Ramsey made these comments.

    I think there is way too much being made out of this. The way Ramsey looked in the video, it looked like he blatantly didn’t know who Mitchell was!

    Maybe he’s a good actor, I don’t know, but my impression from looking at it seems as if he honestly doesn’t know Mitchell.

  • Grant Humphrey

    I can’t stand Jags fans either. It’s like they’ve never won before and they don’t know how to handle it… Oh wait lol

  • BurghBoy412

    Back then they didn’t want me…

  • #beatthejags/pats

    I think 1 day after hes cut most on this board will be saying the same thing

  • Michael Mosgrove

    steelers biggest safety player mistake this year was not keeping dangerfield in a starting position.

  • Alex Kozora

    For real? I think it’s pretty obvious it was an act. They played against each other. Mitchell has been in the league. It was a shot.

  • Ring4Shaz

    My question regarding Mitchell usually isn’t “who?”. It’s “why???”

  • RSteelerz

    Mitchell and Ramsey are both defensive players. They’re never on the field together. Also Mitchell isn’t Ed Reed, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility for someone not to know who he is.

    Could Ramsey have been putting on an act? Sure he could have. However, if a player comes forth saying he doesn’t know who he is, count me as one not being surprised whether the player is acting or not!

  • pittfan

    He seemed pretty matter of fact in all his comments. Short answers. He sure respects AB.

  • pittfan

    been waiting long enough! Lets play ball!

  • Lambert58

    The Jags have some mouthy young upstarts. Hope it ends badly for them.

  • RSteelerz

    Yes he did! Which kind of leads me to believe he may not really know Mitchell.

    Whether he took a shot at Mitchell or not, it really doesn’t matter at this point.

  • John A Stewart


  • John A Stewart

    Lol with Cheese

  • John A Stewart

    Bath house boy

  • Joe Strohs

    Star-Fish Commander

  • John A Stewart

    I’ve been saying it all year

  • WeWantDaTruth

    Please Mitchell…no stupid penalties on Sunday.

  • Alex Kozora

    I think if you just listen to the context of how Ramsey answers the question, his intent is clear.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I thought he was injured tho?

  • John Phillips

    Elite trash, now that’s an oxymoron.

  • JackHamLambert

    these TMZ style articles make me wanna puke

  • FanInExile

    My sentiments exactly. The same goes for the rest of the team. These could really burn the Steelers if they don’t play a disciplined game.

  • jsteeler

    Now I’m Hot , They All On Me! Wow.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    Nah. At the very beginning he got injured, but he healed up. Had to wait to like week 6 before.being brought back to the squad because they had released him with a settlement.

  • Jason

    Calling them fans is a stretch. 90% got all their Jags gear for Christmas this season when they realized they made the playoffs. The shots of the fans wearing Bortles jerseys was hysterical.

  • Conserv_58

    My suggestion: Be silent, yet deadly. Let the jags trash talk and you lay the smack down come Sunday.

  • Nathanael Dory

    haha! good one!

  • Cormel Bovan Sr.

    😂 he’s definitely a “sweet” player no pun intended.

  • ThePointe

    You can clearly hear the reporter lying to Ramsey saying Mitchell had said that earlier today. What a douche.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx


  • Riverstko