Bill Belichick defends Jonathan Jones hit on Josh Allen: 'Jon did what we’ve coached him to do'

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick sees no issue with the hit that knocked out Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen on Sunday. Belichick defended Pats cornerback Jonathan Jones on Monday, saying Jones was coached to tackle that way, according to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston.

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Belichick added that the Patriots would have to alter their coaching techniques if the league believes that hit was a foul.

The hit occurred on the second play of the fourth quarter in the Patriots’ 16-10 win over the Bills. Allen scrambled to try and pick up a first down on third-and-8. As Allen was running, Jones came in and engaged in a helmet-to-helmet hit on Allen. The 23-year-old Allen was knocked out cold and left the game. Allen is currently in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Following the contest, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Jones should have been ejected for that hit. McDermott added, “There’s no room in football for that.” Bills safety Micah Hyde made similar comments, saying a Bills player would have been ejected for doing the same thing to Tom Brady.

Brady also addressed the hit Monday, saying all quarterbacks need to weigh the risks and rewards of running with the ball. Brady added that Belichick once told Brady to either throw the ball away or slide in those scenarios so he doesn’t have to take big hits.

The league reviewed tape of the hit and determined Jones did not engage in the type of play that should have led to an ejection. Jones was still penalized for the play, so Belichick may want to go over some extra tackling pointers in practice this week.

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New England Patriots defenders Jonathan Jones (31) and Duron Harmon (21) tackle Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Allen left the field after the play. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley passes against the New England Patriots in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman runs after catching a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen dives over the line of scrimmage to score a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox (88) catches a pass in front of New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde intercepts a pass in the end zone, thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen fumbles as he is tackled by New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen tries to break free from the grasp of of New England Patriots defensive tackle Lawrence Guy in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
New England Patriots' Matthew Slater celebrates his touchdown after recovering a blocked punt in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden celebrates his touchdown run against the Buffalo Bills with James White, rear, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets fired up up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Buffalo Bills Quarterback Josh Allen (17) on the field after getting hit in the head during the second half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills on September 29 ,2019, at New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (15) holds onto the ball for a reception during the fourth quarter. The Buffalo Bills host The New England Patriots at New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY on Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham (4) kicks a field goal in the third quarter. He missed an extra point early in the game. The Buffalo Bills host The New England Patriots at New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY on Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) is knocked out of bounds just short of the goal line during the third quarter. The Buffalo Bills host The New England Patriots at New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY on Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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