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Bills' Richie Incognito: 'It's our defense's chance to take their shots on [Rob Gronkowski]'

Ryan Hannable
December 23, 2017 - 10:43 am

So much for everyone saying the right things ahead of Sunday's Patriots-Bills game.

The last time the two teams met, Rob Gronkowski hit Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White late when he was on the ground following an interception and he was suspended for a game. Immediately afterwards, the Bills players said they would remember what happened the next time the two teams met, which will be Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

This week, everyone has said they have put what happened behind them, and White even took back his comments of calling Gronkowski a dirty player.

Well, apparently everyone doesn't include Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito.

"Obviously, there are going to be opportunities for guys to take shots this next game," Incognito said Wednesday, via The Buffalo News. "Gronkowski took his shot. Now it's our defense's chance to take their shots on him. When you do dumb stuff like he did, you open the door. The referees are a little more lenient because they know you got it coming. You've just got to be prepared to take it."

When made aware of Incognito's comments when speaking Friday, Gronkowski said he's just focused on the game.

"I'm just focusing on the game Sunday," Gronkowski said. "I'm just preparing the same and we'll see how it goes. To tell you the truth I'm just expecting a very good, hard-nosed football team on the defensive side of the ball for the Bills to be coming full speed like they always do every time we play them."

The Patriots can lock up the AFC's No. 1 seed with wins this week against the Bills and next week against the Jets.

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