Recently, former Buffalo Bills general manager Bill Polian spoke to the Buffalo News on how he'd be willing to consult for the Bills. Polian stated that he wanted to see Buffalo's playoff drought end when asked what he'd do, Polian mentioned fixing the team's offensive line. The Hall of Famer called Buffalo's offensive line "aging and unathletic." Richie Incognito heard about Polian's comments and talked to Ty Dunne of the Buffalo News following the team's 16-6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
It's clear that Polian's comments about the offensive line rubbed Incognito the wrong way. Incognito is the oldest starter on the offensive line so Polian was most likely talking about the starting left guard when he called the line "aging."
However, an argument could be made that Incognito has been Buffalo's best offensive linemen this season. The left guard has shown tremendous athleticism all season, especially as a pulling guard. Pro Football Focus had Incognito as their No. 2 overall guard this season and their second best guard in regards to run blocking. Incognito was also recently named a Pro Bowl alternate for his outstanding play this season.
Polian's comments seemed to inspire Incognito and the rest of Buffalo's linemen on Sunday against the Cowboys.
The "aging and unathletic" offensive line created large running lanes for Karlos Williams, Mike Gillislee and Tyrod Taylor on Sunday. The team finished the team with 236 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries (5.9 YPC).