/Stephon Gilmore takes issue with Browns dirty move

Stephon Gilmore takes issue with Browns dirty move

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore took issue with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown during Sunday’s 17-10 loss.

The two were engaged in a disagreement in the third quarter before officials stepped in to separate the players, and no penalty flags were thrown.

Gilmore, who shadowed Brown for most of the contest, explained after the game what caused the confrontation.

“He did a little dirty move, grabbed my helmet, threw me down,” Gilmore said, via Zack Cox of NESN. “That was super dirty. But other than that, just competing on the field.”

Brown finished the game with 49 yards receiving and a touchdown on four catches, but the touchdown grab in the second quarter came with cornerback Jason McCourty in coverage.

Gilmore did his part to help contain the Steelers‘ top receiving threat, and the Patriots‘ defense limited quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to 235 yards passing while notching two interceptions off the Steelers‘ signal-caller.

It wasn’t enough for the Patriots to secure a win, of course. But despite the short confrontation between Gilmore and Brown, the Patriots‘ top cover cornerback expressed no hard feelings. Instead, Gilmore showed respect in his matchup against one of the NFL’s top offensive weapons.

“It was fun,” Gilmore said. “He’s one of the best receivers today. One thing that he’s good at — it’s not his routes — but his (timing) … when he makes his move. He’s very good at it.”

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