When Darrelle Revis, one of the premiere cornerbacks in NFL history, offers his opinion on the current state of the position he dominated, it comes from an authoritative source.
At the time, Gilmore, the South Carolina alumnus and current New England Patriot, was in the middle of a career performance. In a win over the Giants, Gilmore had an interception, five passes defended and three tackles.
It was the most passes defended he has ever had in a game.
Another member of the Gamecocks’ famed 2009 signing class, Alshon Jeffery, also had one of his best career performances (at least in one statistical category) this week. The receiver had 10 catches, tied for the third-most he has ever had in a single game, for 76 yards and a touchdown.
It was a solid week for Gamecocks in the league, though a few sat out with injuries and Deebo Samuel suffered one.
Here’s a rundown of how the Gamecocks did this week:
Zack Bailey (2015-18), Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL: Bailey was placed on injured reserve because of a foot/ankle injury he suffered in the team’s last practice before its trip to play Carolina in London. On Friday it was reported by Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times that Bailey broke his foot.
Damiere Byrd (2011-14), Arizona Cardinals WR: After being held out for two weeks due to a hamstring injury, Byrd had two catches for 60 yards. He has 14 catches, the most he has ever had in a season, for 156 yards this season.
A.J. Cann (2011-14), Jacksonville Jaguars G: Cann started at right guard for the sixth straight game but played just 64 percent of the team’s offensive snaps (up 18 percent from last week), splitting time with Will Richardson Jr. Jacksonville ran for just 75 yards on 24 carries. Cann also played nine percent of Jacksonville’s special teams plays.
Jadeveon Clowney (2011-13), Seattle Seahawks DE: Clowney had three tackles. He has five starts this season and has one sack, one interception, three passes defended, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, 12 tackles and three quarterback hits.
Jared Cook (2006-08), New Orleans Saints TE: Cook started for the fourth straight week and had three catches (three targets) for 37 yards and a touchdown. He has 15 catches for 168 yards this season.
Dennis Daley (2017-18), Carolina Panthers G: Daley started at left tackle for the second straight week and played all of Carolina’s offensive snaps. The Panthers rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.
Mike Davis (2012-15), Chicago Bears RB: Chicago had a bye week.
Patrick DiMarco (2007-10), Buffalo Bills FB: Buffalo had a bye week. DiMarco has three catches for 11 yards and one rush for one yard this season.
Rashad Fenton (2015-18), Kansas City Chiefs CB: The rookie played six defensive snaps and 13 on special teams, where he recorded a tackle on a punt return.
Stephon Gilmore (2009-11), New England Patriots CB: Gilmore played all of New England’s defensive snaps and had an interception, five passes defended and three tackles. It’s the most passes defended he has ever had in a game. He has two interceptions (one he returned 54 yards for a touchdown), eight passes defended and 22 tackles this season.
Hayden Hurst (2015-17), Baltimore Ravens TE: Hurst played 40 percent of Baltimore’s offensive snaps and had one catch (one target) for four yards. He has 13 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown this season.
Melvin Ingram (2009-11), Los Angeles Chargers OLB: Ingram sat out with an injured hamstring for the second straight week and will not play this coming Sunday. He has a sack, 15 tackles and three quarterback hits this season.
Alshon Jeffery (2009-11), Philadelphia Eagles WR: Jeffery had 10 catches, tied for the third-most he has ever had in a single game during his career, for 76 yards and a touchdown. He has 24 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns and one rushing touchdown this season.
Johnathan Joseph (2005), Houston Texans CB: Joseph missed the last game with both a wrist and hip injury. It is uncertain if he will return for Week 7 against the Colts. He has started all five games this season and has 32 tackles and seven passes defended.
Chris Lammons (2014-17), Miami Dolphins DB: Lammons, after missing practice time because of a toe injury, had a tackle. He played 14 defensive snaps and 24 special teams snaps. He has five tackles and two passes defended this season.
Skai Moore (2013-17), Indianapolis Colts LB: Moore had three tackles during the preseason for the Colts and was kept on the team’s practice squad.
Keisean Nixon (2017-18), Oakland Raiders DB: Oakland had a bye week.
Deebo Samuel (2015-18), San Francisco 49ers WR: Samuel had three catches for 18 yards and one carry for one yard but was removed from the game due to a quadriceps injury. It is unclear if he will play Week 7 against the Redskins. Samuel has 15 catches for 168 yards and a touchdown this season. He also has three rushes for eight yards.
#49ers HC Kyle Shanahan with the following injury updates:— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) October 14, 2019
CB K’Waun Williams (Hand)
WR Deebo Samuel (groin)
DT DJ Jones (hamstring strain)
CB Richard Sherman (stinger)
Shanahan said Jones and Samuel will be questionable this week. Sherman and Williams should be good to go.
Brandon Shell (2012-15), New York Jets OT: After he was a healthy scratch for the Jets after starting the team’s first three games of the season, Shell started at right tackle and played just 37 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. He moved to left tackle when Kelvin Beachum went down with an injury.
Taylor Stallworth (2014-17), New Orleans Saints DT: Stallworth was waived by the Saints during week five but re-signed to the team’s practice squad a few days later.
Darian Stewart (2006-09), Tampa Bay Buccaneers S: Stewart dressed — he played five defensive snaps and 10 special teams snaps — but did not record any stats. He has five tackles this season.