ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers can't make a catch as Stephon Gilmore #24 of the Buffalo Bills defends during the first half at New Era Field on December 11, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Former Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore provided the first bulletin board material for the season ahead.
Gilmore, who signed a five year contract worth $65 million with the rival New England Patriots during the offseason, took a cheap shot at his former club on Twitter Monday afternoon.
"My people finally get to see me on TV," he wrote.
My People finally going to get to see me play on tv. #Patsnation#aboutthattime— The Gilly Lock (@BumpNrunGilm0re) July 17, 2017
My People finally going to get to see me play on tv. #Patsnation#aboutthattime
This season the Patriots have five nationally televised games this season compared the Bills' one, which is a Thursday Night matchup against the New York Jets on Nov. 2.
It's no surprise the more successful teams in the league typical secure primetime games on Sunday and Monday Night Football.
The Patriots are among the teams that typically among the squads that are featured. The Bills, in recent years, have not been so lucky.
Since 2009 the Bills have had only two Monday Night Football games. New England has nine since 2010, including a Week 15 matchup this year against Miami.
Buffalo's last Sunday Night Football game was in 2007 when they faced off against the Patriots, a 56-10 route by New England.
Bills fans responded on social media following the Tweet from Gilmore:
pic.twitter.com/1ie21EwyFE— Del Reid (@DelReid) July 17, 2017
Hopefully Taylor & Sammy read that cheap shot from Gilly— Andrea25 (@aurbinato) July 17, 2017
Hopefully Taylor & Sammy read that cheap shot from Gilly
pic.twitter.com/8sDRBUFlrk— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) July 17, 2017
@ us next time though...#Buffalo— Ashley Petty (@AshleyPetty_) July 17, 2017
@ us next time though...#Buffalo