Football is meant to be fun. However, it’s usually only fun when you’re winning, which was not the case for the Jacksonville Jaguars last year. Jacksonville had a lot of expectations in 2018, especially after making the AFC title game in 2017, but things did not go as planned, and the Jaguars finished the 2018 season at 5-11.
One guy who likes to have a lot of fun is Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey. The two-time Pro Bowler arrived at training camp in an armored car, which makes a lot of sense because Ramsey wants a new contract. But, no matter the situation, Ramsey is going to try to find a way to have a good time.
“At this point, I feel like you all know me. I’m serious about my craft.,” Ramsey said on Sunday. “I’m serious about football, of course, but at the same time, I’m going to have fun. I’m going to be an entertainer as well as a football player. If I can bring awareness just to the game of football, the game that I love, and have more people watching like people who just watch Haha Davis, like comedy, and they get to crossover, and they see,’ Oh, who is this?’ And now they’re watching training camp and football. I love that. This is the game I love; I want to bring as much attention to it as I can.”
Ramsey gave this little piece of advice about having fun at the end of the press conference on Sunday.
“I think you all are done, right? I appreciate it. Stop reaching. Enjoy your life. Stop reaching,” Ramsey said. “I don’t know if it was you or who came up with that or whoever [asked the question about the eight locks]. You all are reaching. It’s not a hidden message in everything we do. We are humans. We like to have fun at the end of the day. We like to enjoy ourselves. Yes, we are very serious about our crafts, of course, as we should be, but we enjoy life. We enjoy some of the same things that you all enjoy. Live life, be light-hearted. Have fun, don’t wake up serious. For the haters, don’t wake up hating. You can’t hate all your life. Just be blessed. There are people who didn’t get to wake up this morning, for real. I’m not trying to get all serious, but for real, be blessed and thank God every day and just live your life like that.”
If Jacksonville is winning, no one will care about his antics, but if the Jaguars have a season as they had in 2018, well, fans won’t be very receptive to all the funny stuff.