By: Evan Singleton
On day 5 of the New England Patriots training camp, Julian Edelman and (newly acquired) Stephon Gilmore go into a bit of a scuffle during their drills. Both players were immediately ejected from practice, as head coach Bill Belichick has strict rules in place when anyone fights.
I love it. I love it. I love it. This shows that these two are straight competitors. That is what it comes down to.
It also comes down to Gilmore feeling comfortable with the team. He just went at one of the leaders of the best team in football. Edelman will cool down and recognize that. In fact, everyone will recognize that. Stephon Gilmore means business.
I was told that Edelman was “excited as he left and most likely gained respect for Stephon Gilmore afterwards.”
So it is safe to assume there is no real bad blood between the two.
Another source had told me that though Gilmore ripped Edelman’s helmet off, it was Edelman who really instigated the entire thing. Which should not be shocking to any of us. Therefor, it was not the new guy being a punk. The source began, "Gilmore simply responded."
Again I love this scrap because it shows how competitive this team is. It would be easy to be the best team in the league and become complacent. Not the New England Patriots.