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Stephon Gilmore was not happy with Antonio Brown: 'He did a little dirty move'

Ryan Hannable
December 16, 2018 - 9:53 pm

PITTSBURGH -- There was a moment in the Patriots-Steelers game Sunday where Stephon Gilmore and Antonio Brown were jawing, as well as pushing and shoving following a play before officials intervened.

Normally, Gilmore doesn't engage in such behavior, so what happened?

“Yeah, it was just normal battling," Gilmore said. "He did a little dirty move to grab my helmet and throw me down. That was super dirty, but other than that just competing on the field.”

According to Pro Football Focus, when Gilmore had Brown in coverage he allowed two catches on four targets for eight yards. Overall, Brown finished with four catches on seven targets for 49 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown came with Jason McCourty in coverage.

“It was fun,” Gilmore said of matching up with Brown. “He’s one of the best receivers today. One thing that he’s good at — it’s not his routes — but his [timing] … when he makes his move. He’s very good at it.” 

By Gilmore standards, he didn't have the best of games as he allowed five catches on seven targets, also according to PFF.

Gilmore and the Patriots will both look to rebound next Sunday when his former team in the Bills come to Gillette Stadium.

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