Stephon Gilmore says God didn’t want the Bills defense to work with him & Ron Darby

By: Nick Wojton

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Fans of the Buffalo Bills sure will love the special teams plays during Super Bowl LII.

On Sunday, the New England Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. During special teams plays, Bills fans won’t get a look at either team’s top cornerback. Two guys they’re familiar with.

The Pats’ top corner is Stephon Gilmore. The Eagles’ top corner is Ron Darby, both ex-Bills. The duo played together in 2015 and 2016 under Rex Ryan. All three did not end up seeing the 2017 season opener with the Bills.

Both players clearly fared well though. But if the two shutdown corners from the Super Bowl were both with the Bills, why didn’t things workout in Buffalo? Gilmore blamed a higher power, according to Daniel Gallen from

“I guess God didn’t want it to work out,” Gilmore said.

Gilmore also said the two former teammates haven’t really kept in contact much since their departures from Buffalo. Gilmore left via free agency while Darby was traded by the Bills to the Eagles in August for wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

“Maybe if I run across him watching film sometimes I see him, but other than that, just really trying to focus on myself,” Gilmore told Gallen at Super Bowl Opening Night at the Xcel Energy Center on Monday.


Stephon Gilmore (left) and Ron Darby with the Bills — photo


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