Several Bills defensive backs said they will retaliate if a Patriots player runs through their pregame drills again Sunday when the two AFC East opponents meet at New Era Field, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Bills safeties Robert Blanton and Aaron Williams and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman were each fined for a pregame scuffle Oct. 2 that erupted when Bills players felt “disrespected” by Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett jogging through their warm-up drills at Gillette Stadium. No Patriots players were fined.
“It’s gonna be the same reaction that they got last time,” Robey-Coleman said Wednesday. “There ain’t no other way around that situation, you know? Just respect each other’s sideline and move on.”
When Robey-Coleman, who was fined $9,115 for his role in the altercation, was asked whether he would be comfortable being fined again, he responded, “Yes.”
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore was not involved in the Week 4 fight but said players would retaliate again under the same circumstances Sunday.
“Of course,” Gilmore said. “We’re not gonna let nobody push us around. You know what I’m saying? We’re gonna play smart. We know them guys like to try to get under your skin and make you react a certain way. We’re gonna try to take it in between the lines and play good football.”
Robey-Coleman does not believe that quarterback Tom Brady, who was suspended for the team’s previous meeting, will run through Buffalo’s pregame drills as Brissett did.
“We know that ain’t gonna happen,” Robey-Coleman said Wednesday. “Not in the New Era [Field]. I ain’t even need to hype myself up like it’s gonna happen. I ain’t worried about that.
“I don’t expect [Brady] to do that. Tom is a pro, and he goes about his business well. I’m pretty sure that he’s not even gonna give us that ammunition.”