Stephon Gilmore wasn't going to let the Bills beat him in his return to Buffalo
When Stephon Gilmore signed with the Patriots last offseason, Bills fans quickly took to the Internet to take shots at him, posting pictures of him getting beat by wide receivers, etc.
While he didn't talk too much about his return to Buffalo, he definitely showed he didn't want to let his former team get an inch on him.
Gilmore had three tackles and two straight crucial pass breakups in the fourth quarter on Zay Jones that kept the Bills from scoring a touchdown. He has come up huge for the Patriots in recent weeks, and this week was no different.
And it was obvious they were going after him, which didn't sit well.
“I mean they threw it my way three or four times in the red zone. I’m like, ‘They are really trying to score a touchdown on me no matter how much they’re down.’”
Gilmore was booed by Bills fans every time he made a play and/or was mentioned over the PA system. That hatred partially comes from Gilmore's tweet about "being on TV" after he signed with New England, and he touched on his reception as well.
“Yeah, I’m not surprised. You know how it is. They are fans and they feel some type of way that I am on the Patriots, so it’s all good.”
Gilmore also probably drew the ire of Bills Mafia when he said it felt great to play for a winner after five mediocre years in Buffalo. Can't really blame him, though. Going from the Bills from the Patriots is like getting a shitty meal at McDonald's one day and then eating your face off at Fogo de Chao the next.
Either way, Gilmore's improved play has helped this Patriots' defense turn around in a big way. He struggled early in the year, but has come up with big play after big play the last few weeks, and New England is really benefiting.