Tre’Davious White: Winning would be ‘best revenge’ for Rob Gronkowski cheap shot
Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White insists he’s “moved on” from the cheap shot dished out by Rob Gronkowski during a Dec. 3 game, saying “winning would be the best revenge” as opposed to retaliating in some way.
The New England Patriots tight end was suspended for one game by the NFL for his dirty hit on White during the 23-3 victory.
What the hell are you doing, Gronk? pic.twitter.com/mZTgJA62eU
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 3, 2017
White was subsequently placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol as a result of the cheap shot.
Gronkowski apologized after the game, saying he was frustrated, citing “the game of football, emotions — it’s just what happened.”
White previously hinted that he had revenge on his mind, calling Gronkowski a “dirty player” and saying, ““Once we get back to that week where we play (the Patriots), we’ll see what happens.” But White seems to have changed his perception of Gronkowski, not to mention what said revenge should entail.
“As I’ve had time to think about it, I knew he wasn’t that type of player,” White said Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via ESPN. “We just honed in and moved on from it. But I get the film Sunday, and the best way that I can handle that situation and just try to go in there and just get a big old ‘W’ in their stadium and try to help our playoff chances.
“So yeah, I’m not a guy who’s going to try to do a cheap shot after the whistle. Nothing. I’m gonna play the game the way it’s supposed to be played. Respect the game. Just like I said, going in there and winning would be the best revenge.”
Given what one NFL official said about game officials being well-aware of how the Bills could be looking for revenge, White’s approach arguably is the wisest path to take.