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Another week, another physical statement from Stephon Gilmore

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

FOXBOROUGH -- For the record, it was textbook. Head up, knees bent, shoulders lead the contact, drive your legs, and finish the tackle.

Stephon Gilmore again sent a loud, clear and emphatic message here on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium, well after this “battle” with the Jets had been decided.

On New York’s 47th and final offensive play, fittingly on this day a 4th-and-13, Gilmore flat-out flattened Robbie Anderson on a 4-yard gain, with such tenacity. The Jets’ No. 1 receiver got up, fired the ball to the sideline in disgust. His helmet soon followed. It was the latest post, no social medium needed, by Gilmore, notifying the rest of the NFL that his 2018 All-Pro selection has not sparked complacency or satisfaction.

He’s back again.