Morning sports update: Jets receiver says Stephon Gilmore ‘gets away with a lot’

"Holds a lot, you know."

Stephon Gilmore breaks up a pass intended for Robby Anderson at Gillette Stadium in December 2018. photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Eduardo Rodriguez recorded his 18th win of the season for the Red Sox on Thursday in a 5-4 victory over the Giants.

Also, the Bruins beat the Flyers 3-1 in a preseason game. Peter Cehlarik, Connor Clifton, and Danton Heinen scored goals for Boston.

The Revolution prepare for a “must win” game on Saturday at Gillette Stadium against Real Salt Lake. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

And the 2-0 Patriots welcome the 0-2 Jets to Gillette Stadium on Sunday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

Robby Anderson’s criticism of Stephon Gilmore: Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is indisputably one of the best at his position in the NFL. He was a first-team All-Pro last season, and he consistently matches up against the opposition’s most dangerous wide receiver.


On Sunday, Gilmore will likely draw a matchup with Jets receiver Robby Anderson. Prior to the game, Anderson paid Gilmore a compliment but immediately followed up with some criticisms.

“He’s one of the best,” Anderson began. His next comments about Gilmore were less friendly.

“Holds a lot, you know,” Anderson told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “Gets away with it a lot, you know. So, I got to come with my ‘A’ game, know what I’m saying?”

This account differed from what Jets head coach Adam Gase had to say about Gilmore.

“I mean he’s probably the best corner in the league,” Gase explained.


Trivia: Who was the last Jets quarterback to win a regular season game against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: He was with the Jets for only one season.

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“Babe met the ball with his war club fairly,” wrote the Globe, “and sent it sailing over the scoreboard to the right of the clock and through a window of a building across Lansdowne Street.”

Ruth would go on to hit two more home runs that season, giving him the record. Yet he left Boston after the season, famously ending up in New York.

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Trivia answer: Brett Favre