Jalen Ramsey 'Still Can't Find the Plays' Where Raiders' Hunter Renfrow Burned Him

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIAugust 20, 2021

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey catches a pass during NFL football camp Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey told reporters that he "can't find the plays" where he was "burnt multiple times" by Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow during a joint practice between the two teams on Wednesday.

Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic provided video, and Nick Shook of NFL.com relayed the quotes.

Jourdan Rodrigue @JourdanRodrigue

Jalen Ramsey’s reaction to some of the comments about him he saw trending on social media after yesterday’s practice - including his efforts to set the record straight and adds no disrespect to Renfrow, who he says is a good player: <a href="https://t.co/TBPq3YjCMM">pic.twitter.com/TBPq3YjCMM</a>

"I guess some of their media thought that Hunter Renfrow had a really good day against me. I still can't find the plays. I done watched the film twice and I still can't find the plays where I was burnt multiple times. But sure. He had one good catch on me yesterday. ... It's cool, I get that, you know, sometimes mentioning my name going against certain receivers may give them buzz and it may pump them up some. This is no disrespect to Hunter Renfrow, because I actually think he's a pretty good player. I think he has some Cooper Kupp in him.
"But I didn't have no issues yesterday. Watching the film, I played pretty well yesterday. Maybe some people just need to learn the difference between zone and man schemes. It doesn't really bother me, but sometimes you've got to set the record straight sometimes. And then you just leave it at that, tell people to enjoy their day and keep it pushin'."

Numerous onlookers observing that Rams-Raiders practice believed Renfrow had a good day in Ramsey's slot coverage, with some examples below:

Doug Kyed @DougKyed

Rams CB Jalen Ramsey is playing heavily in the slot today and has been burned by Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow multiple times.

Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezESPN

Hunter Renfrow absolutely torches Jalen Ramsey and trash talking from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Raiders?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Raiders</a> sideline ensues...

Levi Damien @LeviDamien

Hunter Renfrow goes up high over Jalen Ramsey. Renfrow is killing Ramsey today.

Free-agent cornerback Charles James II isn't convinced that Ramsey struggled though:

Charles James II @CJDeuce_

Until I see the footage of Hunter Renfrow so call abusing Jalen Ramsey it holds no weight. Some of y’all don’t know football and call a 5yd whip route getting torched

Renfrow was sure to credit Ramsey for some good reps on his end (the cornerback did the same for the wideout and compared him to Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp).

"If I can beat Jalen Ramsey, then I can beat anybody in the NFL, because he is one of the best," Renfrow said per Vic Tafur of The Athletic. "That's how I approach it. He got me a couple of times, and hopefully tomorrow we make each other better again."

The Raiders will visit the Rams at SoFi Stadium on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET for a preseason matchup.