Inside The Bills

Gilmore looking to finish season strong

Posted by johnmurphyshow on December 19, 2012 – 7:45 pm

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore is 14-games into his rookie season.  And he’s holding up well.  He’s regularly assigned the opponent’s best wideout, and he’s on the field for almost all of Buffalo’s defensive plays.

It’s turned into a great debut season for the Bills 1st round draft pick.

In an appearance Wednesday night on The John Murphy Show, Gilmore talked about his rookie campaign in the league, and about the difference between the NFL season and what he was used to in college.

“It’s a long NFL season compared to what I’m used to, but I just keep pushing on,” Gilmore said.  “I don’t think I actually hit a wall, but my legs did feel a little heavy about three weeks ago.  I think I got over that hump, and now I’m OK.”

Gilmore has made his mark on defense for the Bills.  He’s been credited with 16 pass breakups, good for 7th in the NFL.

“It’s a good accomplishment,” he said.  “I wish I had more interceptions.  You can’t really go on stats, they’re good sometimes.  As long as you’re playing good football, consistent football, I think you’re having a good year.”

“They’re definitely going to throw my way, at least a couple of times a game. I just got to be in position to make a play.”

Gilmore told host John Murphy his game continues to evolve and improve, and he’s looking for more improvement in the final two games of the season.

“I definitely feel like I improved a lot from the first game until now, I feel like I’m still getting better as we talk,” he said.  “I just feel like I’m guarding the best receiver every game, that’s an accomplishment this year. And I’ve played physical with everyone I’ve gone up against.”

The John Murphy Show airs weeknights from 7pm-9pm on the flagship station of the Bills, WGR Sports Radio 550.

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