Stephon Gilmore feels he let Patriots down after rough day covering DeVante Parker
Stephon Gilmore struggled in coverage on Sunday in a Week 17 loss to the Miami Dolphins and is shouldering a lot of blame.
DeVante Parker had eight catches for 137 yards in the Dolphins’ surprising 27-24 upset of the New England Patriots. According to NexGen Stats, Parker was covered by Gilmore most of the game. He caught seven of nine targets for 119 yards against Gilmore. Based on yardage stats, this was Gilmore’s worst game since signing with the Patriots prior to the 2017 season.
DeVante Parker got the best of Stephon Gilmore, who lined up across from Parker on 40 of 45 routes (89%).
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) December 29, 2019
Gilmore told reporters after the game he felt he let his teammates down.
Stephon Gilmore said he feels like he let the 52 other players down today. DeVante Parker had a monster day and Gilmore had him in coverage the majority of the game.
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) December 29, 2019
Gilmore’s bad game didn’t help, but that’s not the only reason they lost. The offense barely did anything in the first half, and Tom Brady threw an uncharacteristic pick-six. Many factors contributed to the Pats losing and dropping into the No. 3 seed in the AFC.