The Bills and the Patriots got in a little tussle before their last meeting. Not a real fight, mind you – "A real fight would be outside in the parking lot," Rex Ryan says, "then you’ve really got something to write about" – but it was a sizable dust-up that resulted in three Bills players getting fined.
The incident began when Bills defensive backs took exception to Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell and quarterback Jacoby Brissett jogging through their warmups. Asked Wednesday what would happen if Patriots players did that again Sunday at New Era Field, Bills defensive backs didn't back down.
"It's going to be the same reaction they got last time," said cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who was fined more than $9,000 earlier this month. "There ain't no other way around that situation. Respect each other's sideline and move on."
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So he'd be OK getting fined again?
"Yes," Robey-Coleman said.
"We're not going to let nobody push us around," cornerback Stephon Gilmore added later. "You know what I'm saying? We're going to play smart. We know them guys like to try to get under your skin and make you react a certain way. We're going to try to take it in between the lines and play good football."
What if it was Tom Brady?
"I don't expect him to do that," Robey-Coleman said. "Tom is a pro, and he goes about his business well. So I'm pretty sure he's not going to give us that ammunition."
"I haven't thought about pregame warmups," Brady said dryly on conference call Wednesday. "There are plenty of other things for me to think about."