Stephon Gilmore: Zach Ertz is great, but he cries to refs when he doesn’t get his way

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Eagles tight end Zach Ertz had nine catches for 94 yards during Sunday’s game against the Patriots, but none of those catches came on third down or in the red zone as the Eagles slumped to a 17-10 home loss.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson credited the Patriots for doing a “nice job” of keeping Ertz in check during what was a rough day for Philly’s offense overall. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore played a big role in the Patriots’ plan for dealing with Ertz and said after the game that the tight end’s frustration with how things were going began to come to the surface.

“He was crying,” Gilmore said, via NBCSportsBoston.com. “He does that on film a lot. If you get into him. If he don’t get the ball or he don’t get a call, he’ll cry. But he’s a good receiver. He’s a good tight end. He’s a great player . . . He’s a great player, but when he don’t get his way, he’ll complain to the ref. But who don’t do that?”

The Patriots have long been known for trying to make offenses beat them without their top weapons leading the way. Given their offensive injuries, Ertz was clearly filling that role for the Eagles and the Patriots largely accomplished their mission.

51 responses to “Stephon Gilmore: Zach Ertz is great, but he cries to refs when he doesn’t get his way

  1. Nobody cried as much as Adam Thielen that game against the Patriots. He was so frustrated he started crying to Bill Belichick about it right there on the field

  2. Oh, this is rich. Hey Gilmore, you know who your QB is, right? The guy who glares at the ref every time he gets touched? Or his just as whiny slot receiver? Pot, meet kettle.

    BTW, Gilmore gets the Revis treatment. He’s only as good as he is because he gets away with murder in the open field. Don’t get me wrong, he makes a few good plays, but he stays in good position primarily by holding and interfering. May sound like sour grapes, but he got the same treatment here in Buffalo surprisingly, and it just makes no sense.

  3. Should have been a shutout honestly. DPI call on the opening drive was trash, and the ref overturned an INT for some reason that led to a PHI TD.

    The call near the end of the game on Brooks was absolute garbage.

    To be fair White’s knee was down too.

    Not a banner day for the officiating.

  4. BTW, Gilmore gets the Revis treatment. He’s only as good as he is because he gets away with murder in the open field. Don’t get me wrong, he makes a few good plays, but he stays in good position primarily by holding and interfering.
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    In other words he plays defense the way it should be played not this wussified flag happy version of “football” that has plagued the league in recent years…

  5. LOL Gilmore shouldn’t talk about other teams players complaining to the refs when the Patriots are notorious for looking at the refs everytime something doesn’t go their way.

  6. rabidbillsfan says:
    November 18, 2019 at 7:30 am
    Oh, this is rich. Hey Gilmore, you know who your QB is, right? The guy who glares at the ref every time he gets touched?
    ******
    How many times was Brady hit/knocked down/sacked last night? How many flags?

    The Pats owning the Bills has made you bitter. Let it go. You’ll sleep better.

  7. He’s right. Who don’t do that? Everyone does that, and it starts with all the coaches and everyone on the sidelines. Every time a play ends up near the sidelines, 15 coaches are over there jumping up and down like a bunch of babies trying to influence the call. It’s ridiculous. Why single out one player? I’m even seeing WR’s grab their head every time they get tackled, trying to get a call, or they lie on the ground for a second or two, trying to act like they’re half dead. It’s pretty gross. I call it flopping, and I hope they start penalizing all that stuff. Just play football.

  8. This epidemic seems to have crossed over into basketball, baseball, soccer….everyday human life.

  9. mz1394 says:
    November 18, 2019 at 7:46 am

    So does every other player including yourself
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    I don’t think I have ever sen Gilmore, either a a Patriot or a Bill whining or complaining to the refs during a game.

  10. Gilmore is a dirty player. The refs should start calling him out. Hopefully his big mouth has put them on notice.

  11. “Should have been a shutout honestly. DPI call on the opening drive was trash, and the ref overturned an INT for some reason that led to a PHI TD.
    The call near the end of the game on Brooks was absolute garbage.
    To be fair White’s knee was down too.
    Not a banner day for the officiating.”

    Should have been a shutout? Did you miss the 95 yard drive in the 1st half, or the plays that went the Patriots way?

    Games even out. The game was 17-10, and that’s what it should have been. I swear, I only ever see Pats fans win a game, and then talk about how the score should have been bigger because of officiating, injuries, fumbles, miscues, etc.

  12. Games even out. The game was 17-10, and that’s what it should have been. I swear, I only ever see Pats fans win a game, and then talk about
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    thats funny because whenever im on here, all i see on PATRIOTS articles is fans from other teams and rivals constantly complaining about the refs or mistakes to discredit the pats. BUT in the off chance the pats lose its you and other fans ready to dance on NE’s grave and scream the dynasty is over…. YAWN onto the next!

  13. billsrthefuture says:
    November 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I only ever see Pats fans win a game, and then talk about how the score should have been bigger because of officiating, injuries, fumbles, miscues, etc.
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    I don’t think any of us really care. This was always going to be a tough game – I had it as a loss when the schedule came out – so winning 3-2 or 99-0 doesn’t make any difference. Just happy to win a tough road game and looking forward to we hope playing better vs Dallas.

  14. Hope all the Eagles fans enjoyed the flea flicker from Brady to Edelman to Dorsett. Its called the “NEW ENGLAND SPECIAL” Was Lane the idiot having fun watching playoff hopes go down the toilet? We had fun beating up on Wentz all day. He was running for his life and the best defense in the NFL laid a whupping on him. Payback complete.
    The Dynasty rages on. On to Dallas.

  15. ” you know who your QB is, right? The guy who glares at the ref every time he gets touched? Or his just as whiny slot receiver?”

    Funny Brady took several hard hits that knocked him down last night and never once “glared at the ref” or “cried about them”.

  16. rfkimball says:
    November 18, 2019 at 9:23 am
    Hope all the Eagles fans enjoyed the flea flicker from Brady to Edelman to Dorsett. Its called the “NEW ENGLAND SPECIAL” Was Lane the idiot having fun watching playoff hopes go down the toilet? We had fun beating up on Wentz all day. He was running for his life and the best defense in the NFL laid a whupping on him. Payback complete.
    The Dynasty rages on. On to Dallas.

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    I don’t think you know what flea flickers means.

  17. Ah, struck a nerve I see. Any NE, ANY, that can sit there with a straight face and say that none of their players, specifically the grandpa at QB, has never cried to the refs is straight up delusional.

    Should start seeing some Stidham jerseys soon. Maybe you could move the ball.

  18. He’s not wrong, he’s also not wrong when he says ‘who don’t do that’ which includes him & his HoF QB. The eagles offense stinks right now & they were still in that game until the end. Patriots better not lose another game because if the AFC doesn’t run through foxborough, they’re not going to the SB & the Lamar Jackson’s are

  19. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 18, 2019 at 8:02 am
    Patriots and their fans sure were crying after the Ravens destroyed them.

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    Please show me all these crying comments. It’s donuts like you who perpetuate false rumors and spew garbage. Any true fan would say the Ravens played a great game and beat us, and that there’s lot to work on and we move on to the next game. Not much to it.

  20. I’d rather have the GOAT in his twilight years than a bust like Josh Allen. He’ll hold the Bills back for the next 3.5 yrs amd waste a very good D.

  21. The do your job cafe is back open they served Philly cheese steaks last night,on the menu next Sunday is Texas toast.ignore the noise 9-1

  22. “tedmurph says:
    November 18, 2019 at 12:15 pm
    I’d rather have the GOAT in his twilight years than a bust like Josh Allen. He’ll hold the Bills back for the next 3.5 yrs amd waste a very good D.”

    Not watching the games, eh?

    Allen is getting better every week. He has just over a season’s worth of games under his belt, and had his best day as a pro yesterday (3 passing TD’s, 1 rushing TD and no turnovers). He’s also 7-3 this season.

    I love that his development continues to make the “Allen’s a bust” narrative more irrelevant, though many still cling to it.

    Once Brady is gone, Allen & Darnold will be battling it out for the top of the east. People forget that the QB position takes more than a season or 2 to get the hang of. Both guys are gonna be just fine.

  23. Should have been a shutout? Did you miss the 95 yard drive in the 1st half, or the plays that went the Patriots way?
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    His point was that the 95 yard drive was helped with that 50 yard PI call that was questionable at best, or did you miss that?

    Also, to the Bills fan here complaining about Gilmore – please let us Pats fans know which player you guys are going to toss to the trash heap so we can pick them up and make them the #1 rated player at their position…haha!

  24. “His point was that the 95 yard drive was helped with that 50 yard PI call that was questionable at best, or did you miss that?
    Also, to the Bills fan here complaining about Gilmore – please let us Pats fans know which player you guys are going to toss to the trash heap so we can pick them up and make them the #1 rated player at their position…haha!”

    You should watch the game again. The 50 yard PI was on the 1st FG drive – not the 95 yard drive. He was actually trying to claim that the Philly TD should have been an INT, which anyone who watched the replay can see easily that it was not an INT.

    I’m glad Gilmore worked out for you guys, after you spent years gloating about “stealing” other players like Chandler & Gillislee, who did basically nothing for the Pats.

  25. Buffalo where unrequited hope springs eternal. Since the ’90’s. Oh well, criticizing champions to take out loser frustrations is always an option.

  26. People forget the Pats went to the Super Bowl in 95, before Brady and Belichick, but after Kraft bought the team. 3 head coaches: Parcells, PCaroll and BB. 2 QBs, Bledsoe and Brady. 2 PKs, Vinitieri and Gostkowski. Great local ownership. People that think the Pats will go south anytime soon just don’t get it

  27. They also went in ‘85. But, unless Stidham picks up where Brady left off, they absolutely will fall off. The game is much different now than it was 24 years ago. But, why do I need to tell the most knowledgeable fan base that, right? Not like the Patriots only beat Buffalo on a ST TD, after Allen gifted them 3 extra possessions. Why do you think they head hunted? They knew Allen would bring them back and win that game.

  28. You think hope springs eternal for Bills fans, and also think this train keeps a rollin’ when Jonathan Kraft, McDaniels & Stidham all take the reigns?

    Yikes.

  29. Nothing says McDaniels and Stidham are the heirs apparent. As long as the Pats have a great family ownership, the rest of the AFCE will be left in the dust.

  30. Is Kim Pagano still running the draft in Buffalo? Bills have great fans, been to a couple gms. Great fun at the tailgate. nobody does it better. Bad news is, Bills fans have fun and get lit up because they’re walking into their dump of a stadium to watch another loss.

  31. Lane J. And the Eagles started this trash talk business. It’s usually not the patriot Way, but apparently we are loosening up and having some “fun”. Fear-based? That would be Carson Wentz as the patriot pass rushers engulfed him.
    Bradys hissy fits on the field come only on occasion. The other day when the Eagles tried to screw his head into the ground, he said nothing. When another one of them hit him low, he said nothing. Ertz, seemed to be consistently lobbying the refs, as if just part of the pass pattern. The Eagles fans are right. Winning a Super Bowl is better than winning a regular season game. Since 2000 and the patriots have one more of both thaN anybody. Trust me . It’s been a lot of fun for the players and the fans. One of the things I like best about the team is their mental toughness. Bill admits that he is a tough guy to play for. By default, Lane admits that he’s not a very tough player.

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