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Stephon Gilmore says Patriots defense has been focusing on no-huddle offense

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On the offensive side of the ball, the Patriots devoted time in the offseason to beating man-to-man coverage. Defensively, the Patriots focused on handling an aspect of offensive football that has become more popular in recent years.

Appearing this week on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, cornerback Stephon Gilmore said a significant part of the offseason program was devoted to defending the no-huddle offense, with specific emphasis on dealing with those situations mentally and making proper substitutions. Failure to comply resulted in the running of laps by the defense.

Gilmore also noticed the “super-fast” pace of the team’s offseason practices, further adding to the confusion as to what is and isn’t allowed during offseason workouts, especially since the CBA specifically states that “[t]he intensity and tempo of drills should be at a level conducive to learning.”

Of course, coach Bill Belichick would likely say that the “super-fast” pace is indeed conducive to learning how to play defense the Patriot way. For Gilmore, it’s a crash course that could help him be even better than he was during his time with the Bills.

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19 Responses to “Stephon Gilmore says Patriots defense has been focusing on no-huddle offense”
  1. pondbridge says: Jul 2, 2017 7:44 AM

    Not sure that Coach wants such details spread around, that’s 100 laps for the whole team, Gilmore (Unless of course its a BB double fake, designed to make 31 other head coach’s heads explode).

  2. blackbug99 says: Jul 2, 2017 7:51 AM

    Gilmore was mediocre in Buffalo. He’ll be mediocre in NE.

  3. garg8050 says: Jul 2, 2017 8:04 AM

    There’s the Patriots…and then there’s everybody else. They remain one step ahead of the league in just about everything.

  4. fanfrommontreal says: Jul 2, 2017 8:24 AM

    I doubt that Belichick will be happy at him telling the world what they have being working on, have one more glass of Kool-Aid Stephon…

  5. librarianfootballfan says: Jul 2, 2017 8:42 AM

    Practicing real game situations and high levels of conditioning are hallmarks of coaching for the Patriots. This is one of the things that make the Pats tough to beat.

  6. raymondmac says: Jul 2, 2017 8:49 AM

    I think that’s a typo….

    It’s called the “No-hoodie offense™”

  7. bonitalocal says: Jul 2, 2017 8:50 AM

    ..Gilmore might also notice that Bill isn’t crazy about loquacious players.

  8. laserw says: Jul 2, 2017 9:03 AM

    The Patriots are the best in the NFL in balancing preparation with cheating to fill in the rest. No team in sports history has been so well prepared and understood that total domination requires cheating to cover any weakness.

    In NASCAR, the Hendrick Motorsports Mafia has perfected this as well with the sham 7 time champion, James Mae Johnson, winning all of his championships in years he has been caught cheating – something that has happened 14 times. He has not won a championship without being caught cheating.

    Interestingly, his team has paid no price by NASCAR for winning while cheating. This year NASCAR has penalized the 22 car by disallowing the win to count in the chase. Had this happened to the Johnson team, he’d have never won any championship.

  9. LyinRogerMustGo says: Jul 2, 2017 10:13 AM

    That’s GOAT head coach Belichick.

    Laughable that Patriot Hater thinks they are in OUR league.

    LAUGHABLE.

    🙂

  10. ibillwt says: Jul 2, 2017 10:59 AM

    shut your mouth and play Gilmore.

  11. pointerdogs says: Jul 2, 2017 11:00 AM

    OCs are going to have a figure out ways to keep up with a Pats offense likely to average 35+ ppg this year. Good luck bc it’s gonna take lot more than no-huddle.

  12. factpurveyor says: Jul 2, 2017 11:18 AM

    Intelligent people expect the nimrods on the left side of the Bell Curve to be persistent in their stupidity. But it’s really over due to stop with the “cheating” nonsense.

    • It’s now over 10 years since a camera needed to be moved a few feet to comply with a poorly worded memo. The Patriots received a lesson in human nature at the time when they told a petty person that his memo was poorly worded. The Patriots were subsequently over punished when that petty memo writing person got to also be the judge and the jury.

    • It has been over 2 years since the weather explained the drop in PSI for the Patriots footballs and the Colts footballs. The weather also explained the more recent drop in PSI for the Steelers footballs. The weather also explains the below regulation PSI numbers that science mandates will be in the PSI report from the 2015 NFL season. That PSI report is still being hidden by Roger Goodell.

    • Every other claim of “cheating” was just more unsubstantiated nonsense form the tin-foil hat wearing crowd.

  13. factpurveyor says: Jul 2, 2017 12:55 PM

    Looks like the pathetic Raider fan has shown up again to cast multiple Patriot hating votes for individual postings. Guess that some people can’t handle reading the truth. Try to imagine how pathetic someone has to be to vote over 30 times to one posting. That’s a new level of pathetic.

  14. kissbillsrings says: Jul 2, 2017 3:13 PM

    Man I just LOVE being a fan of this team!!!

  15. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jul 2, 2017 4:04 PM

    This fake news from Gilmore. I mean which team runs a no huddle offense that the Patriots are preparing for? The Steelers? The Chiefs? The Raiders? I don’t think so.

  16. thomasreilly says: Jul 2, 2017 5:18 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jul 2, 2017 4:04 PM
    This fake news from Gilmore. I mean which team runs a no huddle offense that the Patriots are preparing for? The Steelers? The Chiefs? The Raiders? I don’t think so.

    I think Belichick is just expecting to be ahead by 21 at halftime of every game and is expecting to be spending a lot of his time playing from way ahead.

    Of course, the Patriot Way doesn’t want to acknowledge that the Pats are actually good, so i feel a bit guilty as i write this.

  17. LyinRogerMustGo says: Jul 2, 2017 9:21 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jul 2, 2017 4:04 PM
    This fake news from Gilmore. I mean which team runs a no huddle offense that the Patriots are preparing for? The Steelers? The Chiefs? The Raiders? I don’t think so.


    That’s why the 5 time World Champions are the 5 time World Champions and your bunch of wannabes are just a bunch of wannabes 🙂

    Any questions?

    🙂

  18. rjbell4 says: Jul 3, 2017 11:03 AM

    I mean which team runs a no huddle offense that the Patriots are preparing for?

    A lot of teams will when they fall behind to a potent Patriots offense.

  19. patriots123456 says: Jul 5, 2017 2:17 PM

    Mamber Andy Reid should practice the no ,huddle, might actually help his clock management.

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