The Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore was named First Team All Pro by the AP today. The shutdown corner has been worth every penny since arriving in New England last year. Gilmore has proven to be one of the elite cornerbacks in the NFL, and is arguably the Patriots MVP this season.
The sky is falling for the Patriots. Just as people have started to come to terms with the loss to the Steelers, Josh Gordon is taking his ball and going home. In fact, this bad news is finally enough to get Belichick’s bedrock philosophy back in vogue. Bulletin board material is back, and just in time too.
The air attack for the Patriots has looked more and more like last year each week. When Brady was MVP, I have the numbers to back it up. But the running game needs to be more consistent for this team to succeed. Health has taken a few guys out of the plan. Now it’s time for the remaining 3 to really be at their best.
Matt Light had a great career in the NFL from 2001 to 2011 winning 3 Super Bowls with the Patriots and playing in five. He is the newest member selected to the Patriots Hall of Fame for his fantastic play at Left Tackle.