Patriots Handle Trash Talk Differently Than Most 

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots will visit the Jaguars Sunday, and that means a date with vocal corner Jalen Ramsey, who recently said All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't as great as people think.

Pats special teams captain Matthew Slater isn't into trash talk.

"It's fun, I mean, different guys enjoy it, that sort of thing," Slater said. "Every year's different, every guy's different, every team is different. I just try to play my game."

Duron Harmon said New England never does anything to jeopardize the team, like inviting bulletin board materials. If you go out of your way to embarrass someone, you're not putting the team first. Pats trash talk with their play.

Ramsey's been critical of Julian Edelman and former Pats receiver Danny Amendola as well. Harmon admitted comments like those stay in players' minds. You'll remember when Steelers safety Anthony Smith guaranteed a victory against the Patriots in 2007. It was a 34-13 loss, and Randy Moss beat Smith in coverage for a touchdown. Tom Brady even yelled into Smith's facemask after the play. Moss beat Smith again on the next drive.

Then there was the Eagles' Freddie Mitchell mixing up Pats jersey numbers before the 2005 Super Bowl. New England won. Bill Belichick said after, "All he does is talk. He's terrible, and you can print that. I was happy when he was in the game."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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