Stephon Gilmore and Ty Law have a few things in common, including their jersey number. Well, this works only if you ask Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Stephon Gilmore dominates the second season with the New England Patriots which was crowned with an excellent performance against the Green Bay Packers in Week 9. The 31-17 win confirmed that the Patriots is a Super Bowl team, and Gilmore was thrown at four times. He allowed just two catches for 15 yards. Gilmore also had a pass deflection and a fumble recovery.
Prior the game, Packers star wideout Davante Adams said he was unguardable. Adams caught six of his nine targets for 40 yards and a touchdown. Just a few of those catches came on the Patriot’s watch as the corner shut the door on most passes on his way.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talked about the trust he has in Gilmore.
“Yeah, of course. Yeah, sure. I mean, look, I have a ton of respect for Stephon. He’s covered and played against a lot of guys in this league. I mean, he’s willing to do whatever you ask him to do. I don’t think it’s a question of that, but yeah, you talk to those guys when you talk about matching them up – Ty Law or Aqib Talib or Gilmore, guys like that. You know, ‘How do you feel about certain guys?’ Because, again, playing against them is one thing, but how a particular player plays against them and what do you feel good about on the matchups or anything you’re worried about,” Belichick said.
“You know, and then they tell you and sometimes that helps you how you want to defend them. Do they feel like they need help over the top? Do they feel like they need help underneath? Do they not feel like they need it? Those guys are pretty honest – at least they have been through the years I’ve coached them. I mean, those are guys like that – Gilmore, Law, Talib. Those guys certainly fell into that category. They’d say, ‘Look, I don’t need any help on this guy.’ Then alright, great.”