One of the strangest things about Jaguar's Front Office boss Tom Coughlin complaining about Jalen Ramsey's absence of off-season voluntary workouts is that Ramsey has also missed volunteer workouts and the team so that seemed good. Doug Marrone, Jaguar coach, said last year that Ramsey is working with his father and defensive coordinator Todd Wash said the team was not worried that Ramsey would get in shape.
"One thing you do not have to worry about is Jalen, who works, Wash said last year. "I'm not worried he's out of shape. That's the last thing out of our heads. We know with Jalen how to prepare, when he comes back he is ready to go. "
If there was no concern last year, Coughlin felt the need to say something, and Ramsey felt the need to respond to it year, what has changed?
One difference is that a year ago, the Jaguars were being held by an AFC Championship Game appearance and Ramsey had a great season. This year, the Jaguars are out in a 5-11 season, and Ramsey did not play so well.
Another difference may be contractual: Ramsey is eligible for an extension for the first time in his career, he said last year he was ready for a new contract. Coughlin might think Ramsey is too focused on his contract and not focused enough on preparing himself, while Ramsey might think that if the Jaguars do not show him the money, he has no reason to volunteer.