Stephon Gilmore: Ravens loss has to be a learning experience

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The Patriots held a practice on Wednesday before scattering to wherever they’ll be spending the rest of their bye week, but memories of last Sunday’s loss to the Ravens aren’t going to evaporate because there’s no game this week.

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore was part of a defense that gave up more points than they had in any other game this season and he said Wednesday that the loss “happened because we let it happen.” Specifically, Gilmore said the team lacked focus and concentration.

Gilmore also said the team needs to treat the loss as a learning experience about what not to do, especially with the toughest four-game stretch of their schedule waiting on the other side of the bye week.

“You have to learn from what you didn’t do well. Because other teams are going to try to do the same thing,” Gilmore said, via the Boston Herald. “It’s a copycat league. So, we learn from it, and we correct it. We don’t hang our head low. We still trust everyone on this team, and go from there.”

Lamar Jackson offers a particular set of skills that other quarterbacks will have a hard time mimicking, but the Eagles, Cowboys, Texans and Chiefs will still be trying to learn from Baltimore’s example while the Patriots are working to make sure they can’t be exploited again in the future.

36 responses to “Stephon Gilmore: Ravens loss has to be a learning experience

  1. miabuttreeks says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:50 am
    We learned your defense is middle of the pack and shouldn’t be mentioned in historical terms ever again.

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    Tell that to Jared “3-points in the SB” Goff

  2. I have a hard time believing BB schemed it up on D. I seen no evidence of it. Why would you use Jamie Collins to set the edge when Van NOy and Simon are so good at it?

    Basically, you use the same gameplan as you would vs Mahomes, but worry less about the passing game.

    Also, don’t show who is coming into the line of scrimmage until the last second. Jackson’s YPC is actually higher with a loaded box.

    There is no way BB missed all of this, so the random vanilla gameplan seemed like it was intentional, with the idea of having good fundamentals (inconsistent as it turned out), but not giving away how he’d really want to defend them in a likely showdown in Foxborough in January.

    That said, NE’s fundamentals in the sequences in the 1st qtr was not good.

  3. The team was tired after a Thursday night game with back to back games vs teams off there bye week it was a perfect storm they will be better after the bye with ppl getting healthy and a chance to self scout.

  4. Here come the same tired comments that idiots have posted for the last 10 years after every single Pats loss.

    Its hilarious because the signature of Belichick coached teams in constant improvement over the season instead of just “doing what they do”. And there are always one or two games where the team loses focus and lays an egg in the regular season.

    Pats will likely see the Ravens again in the playoffs and I expect a different result next time.

  5. tylawspick6 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:56 am
    I have a hard time believing BB schemed it up on D. I seen no evidence of it. Why would you use Jamie Collins to set the edge when Van NOy and Simon are so good at it?

    Basically, you use the same gameplan as you would vs Mahomes, but worry less about the passing game.

    Also, don’t show who is coming into the line of scrimmage until the last second. Jackson’s YPC is actually higher with a loaded box.

    There is no way BB missed all of this, so the random vanilla gameplan seemed like it was intentional, with the idea of having good fundamentals (inconsistent as it turned out), but not giving away how he’d really want to defend them in a likely showdown in Foxborough in January.

    That said, NE’s fundamentals in the sequences in the 1st qtr was not good.
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    So you are suggesting that BB had a game plan he believed would have worked, but he deliberately kept it under wraps (and deliberately took a loss) because he did not want to reveal that plan to the Ravens prior to a “possible” showdown with them in the playoffs?
    Do you know how ridiculous that sounds?

  6. Suggesting they took the L to not tip their hand. And prepare for a “potential” showdown in the playoffs is absolutely delusional and ridiculous. What’s they guarantee they even play each other down the line? Good grief. Pats fans are very strange. No way BB gives up a win during the season.

  7. “Pats will likely see the Ravens again in the playoffs and I expect a different result next time.”

    Fun fact: The last 5 times a team beat Belichek in the regular season and faced his team again in the playoffs, BB’s team lost again in the playoffs.

    Not saying it will always be the case, or necessarily be the case if they play Ravens again, but it’s always fun to point out to some of these knee-jerk, irrational Pats fans. Oh, and those Pats fans should be thinking about potential implications of that stat for upcoming games with Chiefs, Texans (and yes, even Buffalo).

  8. That game was not fun for me to watch, however. . .
    Anyone that doesn’t see it as a vaccination, inoculation, booster, anti-venom, cure is about to realize that they’ve been sadly mistaken!

    I actually felt better about the offense during the Baltimore game than I did during some of the whuppins earlier in the season. How many times will Jules make that fumble? Not again this year!
    How many times will the defense be so shocked that they play so poorly, as they did in the 1st quarter? Not again this year!

    Wynn should be coming back. We should be significantly healthier all-around before the next game. Who knows, one of our lame TEs might even come back.
    Harry will have had more time with Brady. Sanu is getting more comfortable. . .

    That loss was crappy, no doubt. . . but man. . . I don’t see another one coming! That was our KC, “On to Cincinatti” drubbing.

  9. It’s a 4 point game through 3 quarters. The Pats O had the Ravens D gasping for air and on the run, but long time consuming drives vs the Pats D rested them up. This game was up for grabs until pretty late. I wouldn’t be overly concerned. The Pats will probably lose one or two more before the season’s over. If the Ravens or anybody else can do better than 12-2 or 13-3, then they will get the top seed. Good luck with that.

  10. inozwetrust says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:09 am

    tylawspick6 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:56 am
    I have a hard time believing BB schemed it up on D. I seen no evidence of it. Why would you use Jamie Collins to set the edge when Van NOy and Simon are so good at it?

    Basically, you use the same gameplan as you would vs Mahomes, but worry less about the passing game.

    Also, don’t show who is coming into the line of scrimmage until the last second. Jackson’s YPC is actually higher with a loaded box.

    There is no way BB missed all of this, so the random vanilla gameplan seemed like it was intentional, with the idea of having good fundamentals (inconsistent as it turned out), but not giving away how he’d really want to defend them in a likely showdown in Foxborough in January.

    That said, NE’s fundamentals in the sequences in the 1st qtr was not good.
    ———————–
    So you are suggesting that BB had a game plan he believed would have worked, but he deliberately kept it under wraps (and deliberately took a loss) because he did not want to reveal that plan to the Ravens prior to a “possible” showdown with them in the playoffs?
    Do you know how ridiculous that sounds?
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    That exact theory has been floated on national sports radio shows and also on local sports radio here in Minnesota.

  11. inozwetrust says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:09 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:56 am
    I have a hard time believing BB schemed it up on D. I seen no evidence of it. Why would you use Jamie Collins to set the edge when Van NOy and Simon are so good at it?

    Basically, you use the same gameplan as you would vs Mahomes, but worry less about the passing game.

    Also, don’t show who is coming into the line of scrimmage until the last second. Jackson’s YPC is actually higher with a loaded box.

    There is no way BB missed all of this, so the random vanilla gameplan seemed like it was intentional, with the idea of having good fundamentals (inconsistent as it turned out), but not giving away how he’d really want to defend them in a likely showdown in Foxborough in January.

    That said, NE’s fundamentals in the sequences in the 1st qtr was not good.
    ———————–
    So you are suggesting that BB had a game plan he believed would have worked, but he deliberately kept it under wraps (and deliberately took a loss) because he did not want to reveal that plan to the Ravens prior to a “possible” showdown with them in the playoffs?
    Do you know how ridiculous that sounds?

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    Umm, I don’t think it’s ridiculous at all. I’ve seen him do it. We all have. He doesn’t tip his hand or scheme to the moon and back to put things on film in certain cases.

    Yes. This is something he will never admit to, but there is no doubt he saves up true intentions

    If you think I am alone here, you are sorely mistaken. It was also mentioned by Pats beatwriters Perillo and Reiss as a possibility leading into the game.

    BB has been doing it for years. It’s sometimes backfired, but usually when it’s deployed, NE’s offense has been so strong, they can cover any supposed “flaws” that are there during the game, but are “magically” fixed.

    So, no, it’s not that they don’t “try”, it’s that they don’t blow their wad if they are a 1 seed, knowing it’s very possible Baltimore could be seen again.

    YES.

    We’ve had 20 years of watching BB do this, so enough with this “I don’t understand how you can say that” crap.

    YES.

    BB is 5000 steps ahead.

  12. Grugenhagen says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:35 am
    inozwetrust says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:09 am

    tylawspick6 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:56 am
    I have a hard time believing BB schemed it up on D. I seen no evidence of it. Why would you use Jamie Collins to set the edge when Van NOy and Simon are so good at it?

    Basically, you use the same gameplan as you would vs Mahomes, but worry less about the passing game.

    Also, don’t show who is coming into the line of scrimmage until the last second. Jackson’s YPC is actually higher with a loaded box.

    There is no way BB missed all of this, so the random vanilla gameplan seemed like it was intentional, with the idea of having good fundamentals (inconsistent as it turned out), but not giving away how he’d really want to defend them in a likely showdown in Foxborough in January.

    That said, NE’s fundamentals in the sequences in the 1st qtr was not good.
    ———————–
    So you are suggesting that BB had a game plan he believed would have worked, but he deliberately kept it under wraps (and deliberately took a loss) because he did not want to reveal that plan to the Ravens prior to a “possible” showdown with them in the playoffs?
    Do you know how ridiculous that sounds?
    ————
    That exact theory has been floated on national sports radio shows and also on local sports radio here in Minnesota.

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    Correct.

    It’s not a new thing. He’s done it before. It’s like the game in Miami in 2015 with Edelman on one foot. They though they could win it with Steven Jackson getting 25 carries.

    They lost, and got the 2 seed instead.

    I am not saying it has not backfired, but there is a method to BB’s madness.

    If Baltimore meets NE again, expect a completely different result.

    Heck, I think after BB had the Chiefs shutout in the first hald of the game last year in Foxborough, he hid plays in the second half. Otherwise, why would you change what you were doing other than to hide your true desires for schemes and potential plays you do want to use, knowing you are facing KC in the playoff again?

    Like, why was Hill ever not bracketed on even one less play? That was addressed in the rematch in KC where on every snap Jon Jones and a Safety over the top were all over him, snap after snap.

    Stuff like that.

    I think it’s funny after 20 years of BB doing these things, people don’t believe it or are confused by why he does it.

    Anyone could have read my gameplan in here pre Baltimroe game. BB did none of it. Gilmore of Brown? That makes no sense based on skill set match up.

    Terrence Brooks at 5’9 on a 6’5 TE in Andrews? Again, makes no sense.

    Rodney Harrison said exactly what I said before the game and none of it happened, even isolating James WHite on their crappy LBs.

    In January? $100 all of it happens.

  13. Grugenhagen says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:35 am
    inozwetrust says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:09 am

    tylawspick6 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:56 am
    I have a hard time believing BB schemed it up on D. I seen no evidence of it. Why would you use Jamie Collins to set the edge when Van NOy and Simon are so good at it?

    Basically, you use the same gameplan as you would vs Mahomes, but worry less about the passing game.

    Also, don’t show who is coming into the line of scrimmage until the last second. Jackson’s YPC is actually higher with a loaded box.

    There is no way BB missed all of this, so the random vanilla gameplan seemed like it was intentional, with the idea of having good fundamentals (inconsistent as it turned out), but not giving away how he’d really want to defend them in a likely showdown in Foxborough in January.

    That said, NE’s fundamentals in the sequences in the 1st qtr was not good.
    ———————–
    So you are suggesting that BB had a game plan he believed would have worked, but he deliberately kept it under wraps (and deliberately took a loss) because he did not want to reveal that plan to the Ravens prior to a “possible” showdown with them in the playoffs?
    Do you know how ridiculous that sounds?
    ————
    That exact theory has been floated on national sports radio shows and also on local sports radio here in Minnesota.
    ————
    So now that Harbaugh knows, and BB knows Harbaugh knows, and Harbaugh knows that BB knows he knows, does BB in fact change the game plan? And what if G.Ro (Greg Roman) knows and held something back too once he saw the Pats D roll over and expose its soft under belly.

    This whole theory is ridiculous.

  14. Typical Pats fans response to a loss. They justify it by saying BB takes the “L” on purpose to not giveaway a gameplan in January. Yeah right… more losses to come Patsies.

  15. Ravens were the better team that day, but it was also the first time we lost to them in almost 7 years. Read into it what you will in early November, we’re built for January.

  16. Every single year, after the Pats lose their first game, everyone jumps on here and says “see!!! I told you they werent that good!”

    And every year, they make adjustments and end up either in the SB or the AFC Championship.

    Haven’t you guys learned anything? You can’t count them out yet.

  17. joker65 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 11:08 am
    Every single year, after the Pats lose their first game, everyone jumps on here and says “see!!! I told you they werent that good!”

    And every year, they make adjustments and end up either in the SB or the AFC Championship.

    Haven’t you guys learned anything? You can’t count them out yet.

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    Clearly, they don’t. It’s one reason why BB’s career record in a rematch game is so good.

    There are very few times NE lost in them, namely both times to the Giants in SB 42 and SB 46, which were just complete fails by Brady and the offense which had little to do with BB other than he himself needing to go out there and run the offense better than Brady did in those games.

  18. I expected a close game given all the specific game & team factors. And but for the very rare Edelman fumble as Pats were marching down to score going for a TD the other way it may have been 27-30 instead of 20-37, and more reflective of the game I was expecting. Hats off to Ravens, and they also indirectly done Pats a favor given Pats have 2 weeks to figure it out.

  19. patriotmaleorgy says:
    November 7, 2019 at 11:15 am
    Your schedule gets a bit harder when you actually have to play teams coming off bye weeks right Patriot fans?

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    Ok?

    Pats fans WANT a tough schedule, but we don’t make the schedule. Get it?

    Your jealousy is delicious. Keep it up!

  20. streetyson says:
    November 7, 2019 at 11:16 am
    I expected a close game given all the specific game & team factors. And but for the very rare Edelman fumble as Pats were marching down to score going for a TD the other way it may have been 27-30 instead of 20-37, and more reflective of the game I was expecting. Hats off to Ravens, and they also indirectly done Pats a favor given Pats have 2 weeks to figure it out.

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    It was like a poor man’s version of the KC game in 2014. The city was all whooped up, almost delirious like it was a personal SB.

    This wasn’t as bad as that, since NE regrouped in the 2nd qtr and into the 3rd, poised to take the lead, but Baltimore saw this is as a personal SB. They were 10-3 all time in the regular season up to that point vs NE, and that counts the 2012 bagjob when Tucker missed the kick at the end to lose, where the refs cheated and called it good.

  21. tylawspick6 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Yes. This is something he will never admit to, but there is no doubt he saves up true intentions

    If you think I am alone here, you are sorely mistaken. It was also mentioned by Pats beatwriters Perillo and Reiss as a possibility leading into the game.
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    I realize that you are a fake Pats fan who only posts to make real fans look bad- but neither Perillo or Reiss ever said this- total nonsense, and Perrilo laughed at the notion on P. Unfiltered. Your nonsense gets old- maybe watch a game?

    Talk about an overeaction to a Pats loss. There were 3 or 4 things which could have changed the nature of the game, and Bellichik himself said he was out- coached. It happens.

  22. “…since NE regrouped in the 2nd qtr and into the 3rd”. Yeah. Lol because of a muffed punt and a fumble. I bet BB was really getting nervous at that point since you know he planned to the take the loss and all.

  23. patriotmaleorgy says:
    November 7, 2019 at 11:15 am
    Your schedule gets a bit harder when you actually have to play teams coming off bye weeks right Patriot fans?
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    You mean like the Browns who they beat coming off a bye week? Its awesome that people like yourself think the Pats should go undefeated every year. Cannot win them all.

  24. So now that Harbaugh knows, and BB knows Harbaugh knows, and Harbaugh knows that BB knows he knows, does BB in fact change the game plan? And what if G.Ro (Greg Roman) knows and held something back too once he saw the Pats D roll over and expose its soft under belly.

    This whole theory is ridiculous.
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    No your forgetting, BB is 5000 times ahead of everyone else, so you need to add about 4997 more iterations to get on his level. BB knows that Harbaugh knows that BB knows hat Harbaugh knows that BB knows hat Harbaugh knows that BB knows…. etc. etc.

    Then you will truly understand the master as much as NE fans do 🙂

  25. weepingjebus says:

    Ravens were the better team that day…

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    If you had stopped there, I could respect it.
    Once you added the “but”, and all the followed it, that’s alibiing and that won’t fly.
    When a team loses to the Pats, the Pats fans razz that team’s fans for making excuses.
    That’s a double standard if other fans can’t but Pats fans can.
    Be like your deadpan coach and keep the answer short: “They were the better team today.”

  26. The Ravens could finish 9-7 or 10-6 with their schedule, but that’s enough to win that pathetic division. They have struggled to win versus the Steeler’s and Bengals, and they got Clowned by the Browns. Unless the Steelers can go on a run, the Ravens will win the Division. Depending on what happens vs the Texans, they may not get a first round bye. More will be revealed. You can’t run that college offense forever.

  27. Gilmore may have learned something from the loss but not NE’s most obnoxious fan. Anyone who think Belicheat deliberately lost a game so he can surprise the Ravens in January needs to go through concussion protocol.

  28. Typical Pats fans response to a loss. They justify it by saying BB takes the “L” on purpose

    That’s the part you guys don’t get. He still expects his guys to win, no matter what the gameplan is. The first thing he admitted is that they didn’t have them coached well enough to handle that first quarter onslaught. It stabilized quite well after that.

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