Patriots

Is Twitter helping Gilmore scout Bills, WR Diggs?

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If New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore locks up Stefon Diggs this season, he might want to send Bleacher Report a holiday card.

Bleacher Report's "B/R Gridiron" Twitter account tried to hype up the Bills' new quarterback-wide receiver duo Wednesday by sharing a video from Buffalo's training camp (courtesy of WIVB's Josh Reed) of Josh Allen hitting Diggs on a post-corner route.

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Some saw the video as evidence of Diggs' fancy footwork. Gilmore saw it as an opportunity to do some advance scouting.

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As some salty Bills fans pointed out, Buffalo wideout John Brown roasted Gilmore on a very similar route last season.

But that's all the more reason for the three-time Pro Bowler to work on not getting beat on that route again -- a task he's already started this offseason, according to this film breakdown session with NFL Network's Brian Baldinger he did earlier this year.

Diggs running a post-corner route isn't exactly a state secret, and teams often don't practice their most coveted plays during sessions open to the media.

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But as Gilmore's Patriots head coach would tell him, every chance to gain an edge is worth taking -- especially against an AFC East opponent.