The Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars are gearing up to butt heads on Sunday. However, the fact that Yannick Ngakoue is slated to go up against his former team makes the matchup all the more interesting.
Ngakoue, before joining the Ravens, functioned in the capacity of a defensive back for the Jaguars. Now he is a linebacker for the Ravens. Before joining the Ravens, he was involved in a feud with the owner of the Jaguars.
Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew feels as if Ngakoue would take all his aggression out o the game and on him specially. “Now Yannick’s going to be out for blood,” said Minshew.
Minshew went on to compare Ngakoue with one of Jaguars’ former defensive backs, Calais Campbell. Campbell is now up against his former team, much like Ngakoue.
Minshew feels Campbell wouldn’t play with any hard feelings for his former franchise, but he is dead sure that Ngakoue would battle it out as a war. He said so considering all the squabble that happened between the owner of the organization and Ngakoue.
The Ravens’ linebacker responded to Minshew’s comment by dismissing any and all such claims. He said it will be a game like any other.
“I’m just treating it as another game. We need the rest of these wins to get to where we need to get to. At the end of the day, I had my time with Jacksonville, you know that’s not a secret.
“At the end of the day, I’m just going to treat it like another game, another Sunday,” said Ngakoue.
“Sometimes, that’s how the game is, but they come in bunches when they roll in. You got to continue to have a mindset of ‘I can’t give up. I won’t stop. I’ll keep rushing, regardless.'” said Ngakoue.
Whether Ngakoue plays with hard feelings against his former team as Minshew indicated or not is certainly something that will only be clear on Sunday night.