Bills Today: Incognito acknowledges talented Jets defense

Posted Sep 10, 2017

Richie Incognito knows despite the Bills success in leading the league in rushing the last two years, that running the ball has proven challenging against the Jets talented defensive front.

Here’s the Bills news of note for Sept. 10th. 

1 - Incognito acknowledges talented Jets defense
Three-time Pro Bowl selection, Richie Incognito, joined the Bills in 2015. In his two seasons with Buffalo he has been elected to the Pro Bowl both times. Over those years, the 6-3, 319-pound guard has got his reps against the New York Jets defense.

“Super talented front, they have a bunch of first-round picks up front. They have some linebackers that really can fly around and hit people. It’s going to be a challenge for us front to get a block… it’ll be a good test for us,” Incognito said.

Incognito is a physical, durable, and smart player. He’s the first Bills offensive lineman to earn consecutive Pro Bowl berths since Jason Peters did so in 2007 and 2008. It doesn’t hurt when he has a guy like LeSean McCoy running behind him.

“Yeah LeSean looks great: he’s dynamic, he’s making cuts, he’s a game-changer, he’s a homerun hitter,” Incognito said.

The dominant ground game has been the Bills identity since Incognito and McCoy joined the team in 2015, they’ll look to continue that trend against the Jets. 

2 - 2017 fresh start for Taylor and Bills
The end of last season was a domino effect for the Bills. It was one thing after another: Tyrod Taylor losing his starting spot, Rex Ryan being fired, and ultimately missing the playoffs for a 17th straight season. The Bills signal-caller is prepared to put the past behind him.

“I learned from last year, put it behind me, move forward. It’s a new team, new coaches, my mindset is just to get better each and every day on the practice field and carry everything over the things we work on to the football field on Sundays and go out there and help this team win games,” Taylor said.

Though it didn’t end the way he wanted, Taylor’s second season as a Bill had some bright spots. He was named to the Pro Bowl again as Cam Newton’s replacement. He has had at least 3,000 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, and no more than six interceptions in each of his seasons in Buffalo. In 2016 he also set the franchise record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season with 580 surpassing his own club mark. Those are enough accolades to earn his teammates respect for the upcoming season.

“I had a smile on my face, it’s something that I’m proud of. I thank my teammates for electing me as the team captain, it means a lot to me for sure. The things that I do on a daily basing, putting time in just to help this team win games, but it’s definitely going to take a collective effort as far as the captain and the group. It’s not one guy over another, but definitely something that I’m proud of,” Taylor said.

With last season a blur, the Bills leader is ready for the division rival New York Jets.

3 - Christie to celebrate comeback game Sunday
Former Bills kicker, Steve Christie, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Comeback Game this Sunday at New Era Field with many of his former teammates as the organization recognizes the team for what is still the greatest comeback in league annals. On The John Murphy Show, he shared some of his memories.

Christie hit a 32-yard field goal in overtime to cap off the victory in the 1992 AFC Wild Card game. The Bills came back from a 32-point deficit against the Houston Oilers. The Bills iconic kicker is the all-time leading scorer in team history.

A few years ago Christie was diagnosed with cancer. He shared some good news regarding his health.

“Cancer wise it’s been gone… I still work out in the gym and try to stay healthy. It’s all you can do is carry on with your life,” said Christie.

The Bills legend will “Lead The Charge” before the game against the Jets.


Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott surprised some Bills fans in the New Era Field Camper Lot on Saturday morning.