Bills' Dawkins blasts Jets after tunnel skirmish: 'Disrespectful players'
Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins criticized the Jets and their players after he was involved in a postgame altercation in the tunnel at Highmark Stadium following Buffalo's 32-6 win over New York on Sunday.
"I'm a humble guy," Dawkins said, according to ESPN. "I'm not a fan, man. I'm not a fan of the Jets. Very disrespectful players. It's what it is, and when we can run and pass and beat a team like that, cool. Thumbs up."
He added: "Guys playing with a lot of emotion and a lot of physicality, but just a lot of B.S., man. A lot of B.S. like those guys, it's what it is."
Dawkins was flagged for unnecessary roughness after a scuffle with Jets defensive lineman Micheal Clemons in the fourth quarter. The Bills' lineman then did a dramatic flop after making contact with the Jets' defender. The two later had a skirmish in the tunnel after the matchup and had to be separated.
Dawkins has started 100 games for the Bills since joining the team as a second-round pick in 2017. Meanwhile, Clemons - a former Round 4 selection - is in his second NFL season.
"I don't even know what happened, but Clemons was real mad about something," Jets cornerback D.J. Reed said, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post. "I'm sure that the player did something to him that provoked him."
Reed continued: "It was like some beef or whatever on the field. They have the same tunnel, which I find interesting. Even at halftime, I was like, 'This could end bad if someone's got some serious smoke with somebody, they could really fight and it's going to be hard to break it up.'"
The Bills improved to 6-5 with the victory over their division rivals, who are now 4-6. It was another disappointing offensive performance for the Jets, who have lost three straight and are unsure about their quarterback situation after benching Zach Wilson late versus Buffalo. New York could get Aaron Rodgers back from his Achilles injury if the team is in playoff contention in December.
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