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Jaguars RB expected to return against Colts

Jaguars RB expected to return against Colts

Now that the temperatures are cooling, Ramsey seems to be toning down the rhetoric. We've got to be more consistent.

Jacksonville hosts Pittsburgh (6-2-1) on Sunday, a rematch from the divisional round of the playoffs.

Nobody sounds more frustrated than Ramsey. Yet, Gipson said, that's what happened against the Colts - particularly when it came to covering the Colts' three tight ends. I think it all depends on how you take it, and I'm expecting Jalen to take it the right way, build on it and come back and get ready to play this week.

"I think - because you look around and you have we have some injuries, but we had injuries previous year too".

Ramsey didn't stick around long following the game - and he didn't say much.

After a failed comeback attempt against the Colts (4-5), the Jaguars have lost five straight games.

Andrew Luck threw three touchdowns in the first half and finished with 285 yards while tight end Eric Ebron was on the receiving end of two of those touchdown passes and rushed for a third. They are letting tight ends go completely uncovered. Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox combined for eight catches, 133 yards and three TD receptions - all in the first two quarters.

Perhaps the most remarkable difference between this game and last year's contests between division foes was that the Jags couldn't put much pressure on Luck.

"As cliche as it may sounds, there's only one way to go for this team right now", Gipson said.

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- The Colts offense hasn't allowed a sack in four consecutive games and 185 pass attempts.

Coach Doug Marrone said he understands fans being upset with the team's performance and Ramsey's remarks.

Among the quarterbacks he trashed then, and he got majority, were the Colts' Andrew Luck (Ramsey said he was not "that good") and next week's opponent, Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers ("I think he's decent at best").

"Obviously, it was tough when you get down early. I think we might have hit him two or three times, but they were all on deeper third-down plays". The penalty converted a third-and-3 into a first down, which helped the Colts score their final touchdown.

On his radio show yesterday, Boselli claimed that Ramsey chose to ignore some zone defense play calls and instead ran press-man coverage. An offside call on the ensuing extra point prompted coach Frank Reich to go for two, which Marlon Mack punched it in to make it 29-13. In between those two, he scored on a 2-yard run.

He was asked if the Jaguars were playing like "a desperate team, a team with its season on the line" during their second-half comeback. The Jaguars closed the gap to three but a fumble by wide receiver Rashad Greene at the Colts' 23-yard line with 90 seconds left gave the ball back to Indianapolis to seal the victory. But just before the next snap, the replay official stopped the play, overturned the call and assured Jacksonville of another inexplicable loss.

Ramsey said the Jaguars were playing with a sense of desperation.

"I mean, that's how we were feeling before the game", he said. "A win, excited, but also a little bit angry on the mistakes I know that I felt like I made and that our offense made".