Stephon Gilmore, DeAndre Hopkins pick up battle on Twitter

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The Texans beat the Patriots 28-22 on Sunday. The matchup between Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore and Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins picked up again Tuesday.

Hopkins tweeted a picture of himself catching a pass over Gilmore, writing, “When you see 10, double him.”

Gilmore took offense at the insinuation the Patriots doubled Hopkins most of the game, explaining why he caught only five passes for 64 yards.

“Bro was doubled on only 2 snaps all game and wants to be loud lol,” Gilmore replied.

Zack Cox of NESN reports that the Patriots did indeed double Hopkins only twice in the 47 snaps Hopkins was on the field. The two double teams of Hopkins resulted in touchdowns to Duke Johnson in the first quarter and Kenny Stills in the third.

Both Hopkins and Gilmore earned All-Pro honors last season.

61 responses to “Stephon Gilmore, DeAndre Hopkins pick up battle on Twitter

  1. I miss 20 years ago when players played and didn’t post idiotic things on the internet.

    Note: Though I post idiotic things on the internet, I am not a player.

  2. Iron Sharpens Iron

    Both unreal. Gilmore locked him up, but Hopkins made the catches that were daggers late in the game.

  3. Gilmore is butthurt cuz he lost . Hopkins is a killer. He needs to get atleast ten targets a game. I saw Gilmore get his,ankles broken all day. Not impressed with the so called shutdown corner. Overrated

  4. 2 out of 47 snaps? Lol from his tweet you would have thought it was at least 10 snaps. Coverage must have been so good that he thought he was getting doubled all game. Says a lot about Gilmore. I didn’t believe the hype. Just changed my mind.

  5. oh wow…Belichick coached players are usually more disciplined than this…I don’t even remember the last time a Patriot player’s tweet made headlines on pro football talk…

  6. Well, let’s see. The Patriots got beat like a rented mule. The score was what it was only because of a garbage time score against an intentionally soft defense that was burning the clock. New England hand its pants pulled down in this contest.

    Advantage: Hopkins.

  7. Both are elite players with world-class talent. Gilmore got the better of Hopkins, but the Texans got the better of the Pats. Who gets the last laugh is yet to be seen!

  8. Gilmore is impressive. It was not just the two double teams of Hopkins that were exploited but also blitzes. Watson gets credit for picking up those reads. He seemed more comfortable staying in the pocket, even under pressure, than I have seen in the past.

    As a Patriots fan, this thread is reassuring. It really means a couple of defensive calls on the Patriots part exposed them, not weakness in execution. That’s easier to fix.

    On offense, Josh needs to put Bolden in as a fullback who can block, run and catch, which will give Brady the help he needs and make it harder for teams to double Edelman and put a corner on White.

  9. Hopkins is by far the best WR, Gilmore the best CB. Hopkins won some, Gilmore won some.

    Bottom line is that the Texans beat the Pats. I look forward to watching that for years to come, and i have no dog in the fight.

  10. So, the real answer is “when you see 10, don’t double him”. Kudos to Watson for exploiting the double, not Hopkins.
    Hopkins is the best receiver in the league, and Gilmore is the best corner, and they both want to make sure you know it on twitter.

  11. Dude got burned repeatedly for 5 years as a Bill….goes to Pats and then he decides to start playing…

  12. havok82 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:37 pm
    And the Stills TD should have come back because Van Noy got tackled trying to get to Watson….

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    Last week against Indy Sheard was held on Hopkins wide open TD.

    Home cooking for the Texans last 2 weeks

  13. 90ragtop says:
    December 4, 2019 at 12:24 am
    Well, let’s see. The Patriots got beat like a rented mule. The score was what it was only because of a garbage time score against an intentionally soft defense that was burning the clock. New England hand its pants pulled down in this contest.

    Advantage: Hopkins.

    Lame

    The score is what is was

    They pulled to within 4 with a minute left
    They were inches from recovering the onside kick.

    If the recovered it and scored would you have said the won in “garbage time”?

    Because we have NEVER seen teams win a game in the last minute!

  14. Remember when the National media was boasting the Patriots as an all time defense? Then they play teams that can actually score points and get stomped. Half the league could put up similar numbers if they played the AFC and NFC East..

  15. To the haters that are spinning the score is not indicative of the game as a whole I offer as exhibit #1 the Patriots comeback against Atlanta in the super bowl. I guess you guys would count that as a blowout that proves the Patriots are done as a dominant team.

    Of course, that was three super bowls ago. How could the Patriots played in two more after that and winning one? How could they be tied for the best record in the NFL at 10-2?

    You are not stating facts, nor even how you see reality, you are stating what you wish to be true. Your wishful thinking has a very poor track record.

  16. There’s 32 GM’s out there that would prefer the defender that can hold a “the best WR in the game” to 5 for 64. Even more impressive as it was done in a dome with no weather conditions as a factor.
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    nattination says:
    December 4, 2019 at 12:02 am
    I’d take Hopkins over Gilmore 10/10 times as a GM.

  17. Brian Hahn says:
    December 4, 2019 at 1:56 am
    the pats dynasty is on the ropes, not much longer and it will be dead.
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    I remember that being thrown around back on a Monday night in 2014. Three SB victories later….

  18. Patriots are such sore losers. Did anyone see Belicheat pout all through the post game press conference? It’s unbelievable how sour these guys get when they don’t win.

  19. The only more stupid than twitter spats between players is those God awful, choreographed player dances in the endzone…. These guys are supposed to be professionals… ACT LIKE IT

  20. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    December 4, 2019 at 9:36 am
    Patriots are such sore losers. Did anyone see Belicheat pout all through the post game press conference? It’s unbelievable how sour these guys get when they don’t win.
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    Why do you focus so much on the Pats? It’s beyond embarrassing. Funny thing is BB’s demeanor is the same in victory and defeat. Hell when he wins you complain about how sour he is as well. Congrats on having a great team this year. Clearly the team achievements has given you the confidence of 10 men.

  21. Sure is a helluva lot of chirping coming from the Texans considering they’ve done nothing. I mean yeah, hey celebrate your first win against NE since what, ten years ago? Lol. That’s why NE has maintained success over the last 18 plus years. No one loss is so bad, and no win is so big in the REGULAR season. I guess that’s what is to be expected from a team who plays dress up before each game. What’s next for the Texans, regular season wins banners? Lol

  22. I remember last season at this time it was the Rams and Chiefs that everyone said could not be beat.

  23. As a Texans fan, I certainly didn’t see Hopkins dominate Gilmore, but he did have several clutch first downs. I’d rather he take the quiet path of his mentor Andre Johnson and just let his play speak for itself.

  24. patsarticlemustpost says:
    December 4, 2019 at 9:11 am
    Brian Hahn says:
    December 4, 2019 at 1:56 am
    the pats dynasty is on the ropes, not much longer and it will be dead.
    —————————–

    I remember that being thrown around back on a Monday night in 2014. Three SB victories later….

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    1000% correct. Nothing ever can equal the sadness that the tired throng of prognosticators feel when they have their yearly wish broken and we rejoice at yet another Super Bowl

    It has been more than glorious to experience. We’ve been blessed.

    One day soon, Brady and Belichick will retire and release their stranglehold on the league. Not one Patriot fan will feel sad as the broken clock of perrenial losers come to claim they were “right”. They know they never have been. We have had the greatest run the league has ever seen. Not to be duplicated.

  25. ikeclanton – Pats fans are blesses and definitely spoiled. I would be lying if I said I though the Pats would win 6 SBs since 2001. Hell, I could not believe they won a single SB yet alone 6.

  26. So far, the Pats have won 5 road games and lost 2. Their final road game is at the Bengals. They are undefeated against the NFC East and have 1 loss to the AFC North. They played two other 1st place teams from last year, the Rams and Texans.

    I am not use to see their offense struggling late in the year but they have three big holes (TE, FB and C) from what was a powerful running attack last year. The weakness in a running attack impacts the passing game.

    I’ll take 10-2.

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