Bills safety Jordan Poyer has got a beef with upstate New York columnist Jerry Sullivan that he just can’t let go of.
After the Bills defeated the Patriots on Sunday, 33-21, to regain pole position in the AFC East, Poyer could be heard by reporters asking, “Where’s that Jerry Sullivan at? What the f—k’s he got to say?” en route to the locker room.
Sullivan, a columnist at The Niagara Gazette and a reporter for WIVB in Buffalo, reacted to Poyer’s postgame questions on Twitter.
“Bruce Smith did the same thing once. I’ve been called out by Hall of Famers. Glad to see he cares that much. He’s lucky he has Allen on his side,” Sullivan continued.
Josh Allen threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns against New England, making some miraculous throws along the way.
Poyer and teammate Micah Hyde had a tense exchange with Sullivan earlier this month when the journalist asked if the Bills were embarrassed to lose to the Patriots in a game when New England quarterback Mac Jones only threw the ball three times.
“I mean, what kind of question is that?” Poyer asked.
Hyde followed with, “What are we doing bro?”
Hyde vowed to remember the line of questioning. Poyer, clearly, did not forget it.
The notion of bulletin-board material in sports is pretty amusing. One would think the motivation of staving off New England for the division would be enough, but the Bills secondary clearly had an extra chip on their shoulder at the notion of a seasoned media member questioning their effort.
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