Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White says teams in the AFC East better watch out now that the Bills have broken the playoff drought.
“(Breaking the drought) was the biggest accomplishment we made,” White told the NFL Network on Saturday night. “It was a big deal for our team and a big stepping stone for us going forward, trying to build and setting that standard with coach (Sean) McDermott.
“We’ve got a great nucleus of guys. Going forward, we’re going to be giving guys hell in the AFC East in years to come.”
White talked about the final Sunday of the regular season when the Bills beat the Dolphins and then needed a miraculous comeback by the Bengals to beat the Ravens to make it into the playoffs.
“Shout out to Andy Dalton,” White said, smiling. “I’m a big Andy Dalton fan now.”
“It was the best day I’ve ever been a part of and then when we landed in Buffalo, that was an even better thing, just to know the pride of the fans we have and how they support the team,” he said. “It was a big thing for the city. The whole city was upside down all night.”
With the Patriots in the Super Bowl, White couldn’t escape at least one more question about Rob Gronkowski’s cheap shot when the two teams played.
“I’m 5-11, he’s 6-7. He had a good 70 pounds on me,” White said.
Were you holding him?
“You gotta kind of hold him a little bit, but he pushes off a lot now. He’s got to create that separation. He does a great job and has a big catch radius. If you play off him, it’s over. You have to get up there and try to slow him down just a little try to limit the big plays of him getting over the top. You have to keep him in front of you and tackle, but you’re going to need four or five of your teammates to help you tackle him because he’s a big, strong guy.”