Jonathan Jones reached out to Josh Allen, says “it was just football”

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Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones was penalized for his hit that knocked out Josh Allen on Sunday. Jones, though, was not ejected, and he said he hasn’t heard from the NFL about a fine.

The Bills were upset about the hit, which has Allen questionable for this week’s game. The Patriots have disagreed that the hit was dirty.

Jones, though, did reach out to Allen on social media.

Jones would not say what they discussed, calling it a private conversation.

“It was just football,” Jones said, via Henry McKenna of USA Today. “Got a chance to talk to him. Now I’m good.”

31 responses to “Jonathan Jones reached out to Josh Allen, says “it was just football”

  1. This is one of those situations where everything – it was an accident, it was dangerous, it was not deserved by Allen, he needs to slide in those situations, the league needs to more strongly discourage those kinds of hits, and those kinds of hits will sometimes happen no matter what – is true.

  2. “said he hasn’t heard from the NFL about a fine”

    And he won’t. That hit was as clean an attempt as you can coach. Many Bills fans can’t come to terms with it even though the other camera angle clearly shows it.

  3. The Bills have obviously seen the tape, they know by now it was not a dirty hit.

    Of course, given the fact that Troy Vincent still works for the NFL, the Pats will probably still be docked multiple draft picks and at least $1 million. And I do not believe it is even Vincent’s job to levy fines on penalties.

  4. I maintain that if Brady took that hit from a Bills defender said defender would have been ejected.

  5. 99% of non Patriots fans saw that hit and knew it was a blatant helmet to helmet shot.

    The other 1% and Patriots fans just want to believe that the Patriots never do anything dirty.

  6. This was Josh Allen initiating the contact and helmet to helmet. If anything it was Josh being dirty.

  7. It was a crucial play on 3rd down and Allen was doing everything he could go get to the sticks, and Jones was doing everything he could do to make sure Allen wouldn’t get to the sticks. They both got low and Jones caught him with his helmet. Helmet to helmet is a flag-able offense and the play drew a flag. It was a bang-bang play. It deserved a foul by rule, but to say it was dirty or the Defender was head-hunting is way too speculative. Just one of those things.

    -Bills fan

  8. This hit has been dissected by every network and one thing is clear… The hit was not dirty. Jones led with his shoulder and it was Allen, now a RB, who lowered his head. Only Bills’ fans and jealous bandwagon fans who maintain otherwise despite the slow motion video evidence. That hit, while vicious, prevented a first down.

  9. Well that’s fantastic. Nice of you.. was still a dirty hit where a suspension and fine was/is warranted. Flip flop the teams and a suspension happens for sure.

  10. kevpft says:
    October 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm
    This is one of those situations where everything – it was an accident, it was dangerous, it was not deserved by Allen, he needs to slide in those situations, the league needs to more strongly discourage those kinds of hits, and those kinds of hits will sometimes happen no matter what – is true.
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    I really don’t want to disagree it this because in general you are correct. That said, the NFL put in a rule to safeguard against these type of hits by allowing QBs to give themselves up. How many measures does the NFL need to take before the quality of the product starts to suffer?

  11. Ponto60 says:
    October 4, 2019 at 3:52 pm
    Burfict is kicked out for the season and his hit was no where near as bad.
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    BWA HA HA

    And here I thought Patriots fans were leading the league in homerism.

  12. Finally a Pats article came out today so we get to see all eloquent posts by the anti-Pats contingent. Do not disappoint fishes.

  13. The same people that claim this was a dirty hit also claim that Josh Allen is a “generational QB”

  14. packmad1 says:
    October 4, 2019 at 3:58 pm
    99% of non Patriots fans saw that hit and knew it was a blatant helmet to helmet shot.

    The other 1% and Patriots fans just want to believe that the Patriots never do anything dirty.
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    99% of Patriots fans also realize that if that hit was from a non-Patriot player 100% of fans would be calling it a legal hit.

    The other 1% would spend countless amount of time and energy trying to convince those same 100% of the fans they knew a flag was coming but it still didn’t merit ejection.

  15. footballismybusiness says:
    October 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm
    I maintain that if Brady took that hit from a Bills defender said defender would have been ejected.
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    Of course you do. Anybody who whines over ref favoritism would.

  16. >> Ponto60 says:
    >> October 4, 2019 at 3:52 pm
    >> Burfict is kicked out for the season and his hit was no where near as bad.

    Perhaps you should try watching the hits? That way you could build credibility instead of losing it.

  17. 36 54 Rate This
    Ponto60 says:
    October 4, 2019 at 3:52 pm
    Burfict is kicked out for the season and his hit was no where near as bad.
    *****
    If you have kids, please don’t ever volunteer to help with their sports teams.

  18. for all you people who keep stating there would be a fine and suspention if it was brady.brady would never expose himself head first.that why hes in his 20 th season!!!

  19. It was a textbook hit! Everyone should lay pops like that! Huge game allen lunging for first down and bam!!! Stopped in his tracks!! Great FOOTBALL play!

  20. packmad1 says:
    October 4, 2019 at 3:58 pm
    99% of non Patriots fans saw that hit and knew it was a blatant helmet to helmet shot.

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    Well, of course! The crown of Allen’s helmet collided against the earhole of Jones’ helmet. It was blatantly obvious on the reverse angle replay. What did the other 1 % see?

  21. Love all the “if it was Brady…” comments. These of course highlight that the only way that play is remotely ejection-worthy would be if it happened to the greatest QB that ever played. Even then, debatable.

  22. NFLGuru says:
    October 4, 2019 at 3:59 pm
    This was Josh Allen initiating the contact and helmet to helmet. If anything it was Josh being dirty.

    wny2019 says:
    October 4, 2019 at 5:58 pm
    It was a textbook hit! Everyone should lay pops like that! Huge game allen lunging for first down and bam!!! Stopped in his tracks!! Great FOOTBALL play!

    ibillwt says:
    October 4, 2019 at 8:48 pm
    allen was at fault if there was any; mostly it was just football.

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    You all must have missed the part where Allen was already wrapped up by a defender, which was why he was on his way down head first, and why the hit was dirty. But don’t let the facts get in the way of your delusion.

  23. Trust No One says:
    October 4, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    You all must have missed the part where Allen was already wrapped up by a defender, which was why he was on his way down head first, and why the hit was dirty. But don’t let the facts get in the way of your delusion.
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    Wrapped up? He will still fighting for the first down and might have had it if not for the excellent defensive play by Jones. Which after further review the league did not even fine him for, which means the league determined it should not have even been a penalty, let alone the absurd suggestion by Bills coaches and fans that he be ejected.

    But by all means tell Allen to keep running, I’m sure that will turn out well for him.

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