One of the dangers of trading players away or letting them sign elsewhere in free agency is that they're able to give your competitors an inside edge. That's what's happening this week as the Indianapolis Colts travel to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday.
The Colts are expected to benefit from the presence of former Patriot Stephon Gilmore, who played with New England from 2017-2021. Now with Indianapolis, Gilmore is apparently giving his new team intel on how to beat his old team.
The former Defensive Player of the Year is giving new Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger tips on what type of defense Bill Belichick will throw at him. For a young QB with just one career start under his belt who's never faced the Patriots before, that's invaluable information.
Ehlinger will likely need all the help he can get against New England, as Belichick is known for being brutally tough on young opponents. Indianapolis is currently a 4.5-point road underdog for this game on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, but time will tell if Gilmore's pointers make a difference in this AFC showdown.
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