Former Nebraska football star thinks team should take revenge on Gronkowski

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Richie Incognito
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Richie Incognito /

Former Nebraska football offensive lineman Richie Incognito had some rather choice words for Rob Gronkowski as the Bills prepare to play the Pats again.

When Richie Incognito played for the Nebraska football team, he got himself into trouble with his words and his actions from time to time. It looks like the offensive lineman hasn’t changed his ways since getting to the NFL.

Incognito’s latest comments about Rob Gronkowski are likely going to land him in a spot of trouble. The lineman told the media this weekend that he believes his Bills should be looking for revenge against Gronk.

At issue is the last time the Bills and the Patriots played, when Gronkowski did carry out a rather cheap shot against Bills defender Tre’Davious White. Incognito told the Buffalo News that Sunday was as good a time as any to get Gronk back.

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“Obviously, there are going to be opportunities for guys to take shots this next game.” He said.

Incognito went on to say that Gronkowski took his shot. The longtime NFL player appears to think turnabout is fair play.

While all of that might be dismissed as a man who has opened his mouth far too often, just doing it again, it’s what he said next that is likely to get his whole team a little extra attention.

“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.” Incognito told the paper.

It’s a safe bet that the refs will in fact, not be lenient on Sunday afternoon. All this kind of talk does is give the Patriots and their fans ammo to complain about how the game is called.

If even one penalty isn’t called against the Bills’ defense, it’s going to be dissected. The Patriots, and Rob Gronkowski aren’t exactly beloved in some corners of the NFL.

What Incognito said will allow them to complain a bit louder and might even win over some fans that would normally be against the Pats. That’s kind of the story of Richie Incognito.

When he was a member of the Nebraska football team, he played the villain more than once. In the end, most Husker fans got tired of his act. It’s a safe bet Bills’ fans might feel the same soon enough.