Several Buffalo Bills players went after New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett and wideout Malcolm Mitchell as they ran onto the field for pregame warmups prior to the Bills and Patriots’ Week 4 matchup at Gillette Stadium. A scuffle ensued because Bills players were upset Brissett ran down their sideline.
Bills safety Robert Blanton, who started the scuffle when he went after Brissett, later said he was fined $21,000 by the NFL for his involvement. The league also tapped cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman for $10,000, while fellow corner Aaron Williams admitted to being fined, but would not reveal the amount, only that, “It’s up there.”
Well, ahead of the Week 8 rematch between the top two teams in the AFC East, the Bills secondary apparently has no remorse for their actions at the beginning of the month.
Bills CB Nickell Robey-Coleman says Bills DBs will retaliate again if a Patriots player runs through their pregame drills Sunday.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 26, 2016
This statement came just minutes before Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he didn’t want his players to act in that manner on Sunday:
Rex Ryan: "If people want to show how tough they are, put the boxing gloves on and get in the ring. … I don't want Gronk, by the way."
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 26, 2016
This matchup should be very interesting.