Invoice Belichick isn’t stepping into commerce rumors, and particularly any speak about Stephon Gilmore getting dealt.
With the commerce deadline approaching Nov. 3, Gilmore, the 2019 NFL Defensive Participant of the Yr, has been a scorching title in commerce hypothesis. Naturally, Belichick wouldn’t handle that Wednesday morning when requested if his 30-year-old All-Professional cornerback was being shopped.
Q: “There’s this report on the market that the Patriots are basically speaking to different groups about buying and selling Stephon Gilmore, and I simply need to ask you in the event you anticipate having Steph in your roster previous the commerce deadline?”
“I don’t know something about these,” Belichick responded.
Gilmore is the Patriots’ greatest asset by way of a possible commerce return, even when he could be taking part in at one thing lower than his DPOY degree from final season. He has one interception and two passes defensed in six video games, and he’s allowed 15 catches for 209 yards and two scores on 24 targets, in response to Professional Soccer Focus.
Belichick was requested if he’s seen different groups concentrating on Gilmore extra this season, and the coach made a degree to say the cornerback has been in single protection lots, which he thinks he’s dealt with nicely.
“Nice. Steph works arduous,” Belichick stated. “He’s all the time able to go. We alter up what he does primarily based on our gameplan and who we’re matched up in opposition to and the staff we’re taking part in that exact week, however he’s a really versatile participant that understands what we’re attempting to do and the way it all matches collectively, and works arduous to do his half in it.”