In his first full season with the Los Angeles Rams, Jalen Ramsey has been every bit the superstar the team hoped he would be when they traded for him.
Under first year defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, Ramsey has been stellar in his coverage duties and has been a versatile piece on the defense. Although Ramsey his known for his outside coverage ability, he has also lined up inside the box and gotten opportunities to cover tight ends or rush the quarterback.
In the Rams’ Week 4 victory against the New York Giants, Ramsey was a huge part in limiting Daniel Jones to only 190 passing yards and no touchdowns. The defensive back also made a highlight reel play when he hit Golden Tate with a vicious tackle that brought the wide receiver down to the ground.
The two jawed at each other after the play, but things took a serious turn when the game was over as Ramsey and Tate engaged in a fistfight that had led to several players jumping in to break it up. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Ramsey was fined by the NFL while Tate wasn’t:
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 10, 2020
Ramsey and Tate already have a tense relationship as the former has two daughters with the latter’s sister. However, Tate previously said he was not happy with how Ramsey apparently treated his sister, meaning there may have been more to this fight than meets the eye.
While it was a disappointing and embarrassing situation for Los Angeles to find itself after a win, there is confidence that Sean McVay and the rest of the team have already addressed the issue with Ramsey and moved on. The Rams are currently 4-1 through five weeks with their most recent win coming against the Washington Football Team and do not need extra distractions during what is already looking like a trying 2020 season.