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Is Stephon Gilmore a potential BUST?


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#1 Buffalo 66

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:57 PM

The dude just looks clueless out there! I realize it is only 5 games in to his rookie season, but he is not looking like a top ten pick! Just sayin!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:58 PM

No I don't think so. He has shown enough.  The whole D is collapsing all around him and our offense can't stay on the field. Tough to get an honest evaluation on his progress

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

View PostdrinkTHEkoolaid, on 08 October 2012 - 09:58 PM, said:

No I don't think so. He has shown enough.  The whole D is collapsing all around him and our offense can't stay on the field. Tough to get an honest evaluation on his progress
Thanks for the input, I have not watched a lot of him this year! I loved the pick myself but he just seems confused and always looking to his teammates for help?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:21 PM

View PostBuffalo 66, on 08 October 2012 - 09:57 PM, said:

The dude just looks clueless out there! I realize it is only 5 games in to his rookie season, but he is not looking like a top ten pick! Just sayin!

Are you kidding me?  That's a big stretch my friend.  There's a lot of things to dislike about this team and this year, but he isn't one.

Edited by Triple Threat, 08 October 2012 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

View PostBuffalo 66, on 08 October 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

Thanks for the input, I have not watched a lot of him this year! I loved the pick myself but he just seems confused and always looking to his teammates for help?
He does always looked confused on the field.. corners take some time. most don't come in and be a shut down guys from day 1.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:26 PM

You've made me lose faith in humanity

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

View PostTriple Threat, on 08 October 2012 - 10:21 PM, said:

Are you kidding me?  That's a big stretch my friend.  There's a lot of things to dislike about this team and this year, but he isn't one.

My sentiments exactly.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:49 PM

Very few people looked good yesterday, but it's way too early to label Gilmore as a potential bust.

Gilmore played good against the Patriots.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

View PostBuffalo 66, on 08 October 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

Thanks for the input, I have not watched a lot of him this year! I loved the pick myself but he just seems confused and always looking to his teammates for help?

What should he look like, and maybe since you haven't watched him we can let you know if he meets your standards.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

A lot like I said about Aaron Williams but in a different token cause Gilmore is a natural corner.  The safeties are giving the corners no help and leaving williams and gilmore out to dry.  No pass rush, no lb's, lost safeties and young corners and you're gonna get what we've seen pretty bad play all around.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:08 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 08 October 2012 - 10:55 PM, said:

What should he look like, and maybe since you haven't watched him we can let you know if he meets your standards.
He should look like he know's what the hell is going on out there! If I showed up to work screwing up all day and looking to my co workers for explanations with a deer in the headlights look on my face I would be unemployed and replaced before days end!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:24 PM

View PostStealth, on 08 October 2012 - 10:56 PM, said:

A lot like I said about Aaron Williams but in a different token cause Gilmore is a natural corner.  The safeties are giving the corners no help and leaving williams and gilmore out to dry.  No pass rush, no lb's, lost safeties and young corners and you're gonna get what we've seen pretty bad play all around.

Good post.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:29 PM

View PostBuffalo 66, on 08 October 2012 - 11:08 PM, said:

He should look like he know's what the hell is going on out there! If I showed up to work screwing up all day and looking to my co workers for explanations with a deer in the headlights look on my face I would be unemployed and replaced before days end!

He's a friggin rookie playing on a horrible defense. It's like if you were working at 7/11 with a bunch of High School flunkies and it was your first week. Trust me, you wouldn't be fired.

Also, you just posted earlier you haven't seen much of his play, so how do you know whether or not he looks like he knows what he's doing??

Trust me, he's the least of our worries on D right now.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:31 PM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 08 October 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:

He's a friggin rookie playing on a horrible defense. It's like if you were working at 7/11 with a bunch of High School flunkies and it was your first week. Trust me, you wouldn't be fired.

Also, you just posted earlier you haven't seen much of his play, so how do you know whether or not he looks like he knows what he's doing??

Trust me, he's the least of our worries on D right now.
Just looking for input thanks man! Makes sense!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:35 PM

He's had a few mistakes here and there, but he's looked very good on a number of plays. I expect once he settles in and gets comfortable he'll be a cornerstone of this defense for years to come - or until he signs his second contract.  ;)

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

They all are, but It's too early to tell. He looked great in preseason so there's still hope.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

He's young as hell in a sloppy defense, he's often left out there on an island due to the scheme. He should have a lot more safety help but he's definitely not getting that right now.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

View PostBuffalo Barbarian, on 08 October 2012 - 11:37 PM, said:

They all are, but It's too early to tell. He looked great in preseason so there's still hope.
Preseason? Really?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

View PostBuffalo 66, on 08 October 2012 - 09:57 PM, said:

The dude just looks clueless out there! I realize it is only 5 games in to his rookie season, but he is not looking like a top ten pick! Just sayin!

He bites on fakes.  Makes rookie mistakes and also virtually locked down Lloyd v pats and Bowe v Cheifs.  He Will be good if not great.

Edited by over 20 years of fanhood, 08 October 2012 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:00 AM

He's got alot to work on, but parts of his game are excellent.  When the defensive scheme allows him to utilize his strengths, and play physical in press coverage or when he makes tackles in space, he reminds me of a young Ty Law.  Where he needs to improve is in learning how to control a receivers route both out of the cut on double moves and in forcing deep routes to the sideline on long passes to the boundary.  He also needs to stop getting caught looking into the backfield when he's playing in man coverage and Cover 1, although truly awful saftey play by George Wilson has made him look much worse on sideline go routes than he's actually been.