Bill Belichick on Josh Allen: “It’s just remarkable how good he has become”

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick has nothing but respect for Josh Allen, the Bills quarterback Belichick’s defense will face on Monday Night Football.

“His improvement has just been tremendous from where it was three years ago,” Belichick said, via Boston.com. “Completion percentage, passer rating, decision making, production, it’s just gone…it’s risen at a really remarkable rate.”

Allen struggled in his first two NFL seasons but became an MVP candidate in his third year, and Belichick believes Allen is still playing at a high level in Year 4.

“It’s just remarkable how good he has become,” Belichick said. “Last year, this year’s built on that. What it was when he came into the league. But he’s just made tremendous improvement. Has a lot of command of the offense. They audible a lot. They change things. They obviously have a lot of confidence in him. He handles it well at the line. Rarely run a bad play or where they run into a bad look or a blitz or something like that. He doesn’t get fooled much by anything. It’s really impressive to watch how he’s developed there.”

Allen’s stats improved significantly in 2020 from where he was in the first two seasons of his career. This year Allen’s numbers aren’t quite as good (his completion percentage, yards per pass, yards per game and touchdown rate are all down, while his interception rate is up), but Belichick still views him as one of the toughest quarterbacks to coach against.

51 responses to “Bill Belichick on Josh Allen: “It’s just remarkable how good he has become”

  1. I bet Josh thought that he was in the clear after that Whoopin they laid on the Pats last year. Nopeeeeee

  2. Bill Belichick on Josh Allen: “It’s just remarkable how good he has become”
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    While this sounds nice, you have to read between the lines with Bill.
    This is like your kid receiving the “Most Improved Student” award in 4th grade. . . it just means that she was a real dumb dumb in the third grade.

  3. Well, he’s right. But he says this or something equally effusive about every opponent.

    Literally the one exception I can remember is last year before the 2nd Bills/Pats game. He didn’t overtly criticize Allen, but his comments were much more reserved than usual – you could tell he wasn’t impressed at that time.

    Who knows if he is now. I don’t care what he thinks of Allen as long as the Bills win.

  4. I’ll be impressed if the Patriots beat this team. notice how I say the Patriots and not Mac Jones

  5. And he was there for my Giants to grab without having to give up anything, but no, Gettleman said he didn’t like any of the QB’s in that draft. So a year later he blessed us with Daniel Jones /s.

  6. This guy is the biggest phony on the planet Earth. Every single adversary, every single week is the best blah, blah, blah all three phases blah blah……why does anyone ever want to interview him? He doesn’t say anything

  7. Bill’s pouring warm butter all over the lobster, making it that much more delicious when eaten.

  8. IT’s the standard Belichick move. Praise the opponents. Give them nothing to use to get fired up. Then destroy them on the field.

    Allen will see a lot of blitzes on Monday night.

  9. I am a long time Pats fan. I would swap Mac Jones for Josh Allen in a heart beat. Two Joshs- Allen and McDaniels could dominate for the next 10 years.

  10. Both coaches blowing smoke. Bill praising Allen and McDermott keep referring to NE as “first place team”. Should be a great game.

  11. This guy is the biggest phony on the planet Earth. Every single adversary, every single week is the best blah, blah, blah all three phases blah blah……why does anyone ever want to interview him? He doesn’t say anything

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    Do coaches of other teams rip their upcoming opponents to the press? BB talks about his opponents the same way every coach does, or should.

    You want him to say something that is going to fire up the other team?

  12. Belichick always has this part right.
    Never talk crap about an opponent, not because of bulletin board material, but because there’s no shame in losing to someone you are praising. But if you talk a bunch of crap and you lose you look like a total clown. Something A lot of these young athletes need to realize.
    You talk smack and get beat down you are getting ridiculed along with it

  13. All talk right now. Monday is a big game for the AFCE and I am looking forward to seeing Mac and Josh, but more how Josh is going to deal with the NE D based on how they are playing right now

  14. buzzly says:
    December 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm
    I am a long time Pats fan. I would swap Mac Jones for Josh Allen in a heart beat. Two Joshs- Allen and McDaniels could dominate for the next 10 years.

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    Not in the Patriots system. Cam Newton who is similar to Josh Allen, lost his job to a rookie Mac Jones. Drew Bledsoe another big QB with a big arm was benched for Brady.

  15. Bill always finds a way to praise the upcoming opponent. He wants to make certain they can’t use the “Disrespect Card” to motivate them. It’s as simple as that.

  16. Bill never says anything bad about players.

    Even when the Pats cut a player, nothing bad, usually says it was in the best interest of the team.

    That may not be what he is thinking, but he stays classy and doesn’t say anything bad.

  17. Cam Newton failed in New England because he’s not very good. He’s not accurate.

    The Pats offense is based on a running game that depends on the occasional accurate throw to keep drives alive. Cam just could not do that.

    Jones is the perfect QB for the Pats offense. He doesn’t try to force anything, and he doesn’t try to put the team on his back, and he’s very accurate. He lets everyone do their own job……which is the Pats way.

  18. All the comments are true about how BB discusses opponents, but Josh Allen IS very good and deserving of that praise. Look how much his play elevated Diggs compared to how Diggs performed with the Vikings. Amazing. Will be a tough test for the Patriots D. Hopefully they can get some pressure on him and keep him in the pocket like Jax did.

  19. buzzly says:
    December 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm
    I am a long time Pats fan. I would swap Mac Jones for Josh Allen in a heart beat. Two Joshs- Allen and McDaniels could dominate for the next 10 years.

    23 48 Rate This

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    1. No you are not.
    2. Only a dumb person would pay hero ball 1 dimensional Allen who had 2 terrible seaons in fhe league, who trails Mac Jones in numerous categories, over Mac moving forward.

    Pars fans are knowledgeable. You are not.

  20. didnthearwhat says:
    “He doesn’t say anything”

    That’s the whole point! Do you even watch football?

  21. Love how mad Belichick makes people just by saying something positive.
    This game will be good, the question is what Allen shows up.

  22. “Allen will see a lot of blitzes on Monday night.”

    I’m still shocked people are so unfamiliar with the NFL. Allen has been one of the best QBs in the league when blitzed. Blitzing Allen is a good way to lose and Belichick is way too smart for that.

  23. When BB talks about how good you are before the game… that means you will not have a good game.

    See Kyle Pitts.

  24. “Look who’s calling out a fan. That’s the epitome of tone deaf.”

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    He’s been saying that Allen is an overrated bust pretty consistently from the start. At the start of this season, he said that Jones was already the best QB in the division.

  25. Remember, “If Thurman Thomas runs for over 100 yards we’ll win”. – Belichick, 1991.
    Look to NE to take away the pass and let the (crappy) Bills run Offense run the ball. Not that they’ll do that well.
    Keep Allen from running himself, keep him in the pocket. Remember shutting out the Chiefs in the first half of the AFC game? Kept Mahomes in the pocket. Broken plays and QB scrambles for 20 yards kill the D.
    Expect Van Noy and Collins (could play) to be eying Allen closely each drop back. They likely won’t have Duggar as a light LB.

  26. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 2, 2021 at 12:55 pm
    buzzly says:
    December 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm
    I am a long time Pats fan. I would swap Mac Jones for Josh Allen in a heart beat. Two Joshs- Allen and McDaniels could dominate for the next 10 years.

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    Not in the Patriots system. Cam Newton who is similar to Josh Allen, lost his job to a rookie Mac Jones. Drew Bledsoe another big QB with a big arm was benched for Brady.
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    If your definition of benched is getting hurt and injured for a month while your backup plays well and then getting traded, then yes.

  27. I think the Pats are happy with Mac, and Bills fans are happy we have Josh….., and VERY HAPPY that Mac is in NE.

  28. True story: I grew up in Bills country, about 60 miles east of Buffalo. I was never really into football, but I started paying attention during the 4 Super Bowl runs, until eventually I was sick to death of the Bills. It was because of Marv Levy that I began following the Pats. He said something like, “The Patriots haven’t been winning many games, but nobody wants to play them because they’re so tough”. That was in the 1993 season, when they ended up winning 5 games, I think. Anyway, what Marv said intrigued me and I became a fan of the Patriots. I soon realized that every coach who knows what he’s doing praises the opponent before a game, and that Marv was just blowing smoke. Luckily, he wasn’t talking about the Lions, or some other team with many more losses than wins since I chose to follow the Pats in mid-season 1993. Including 1993, they’ve had two 5 & 11 seasons, one 6 & 10 season, one 7 & 9 season, and an 8 & 8 season, with the rest over .500, so Marv Levy’s “advice” really paid off for me. Also, as fans of lesser teams and / or rabid Patriot haters would have us believe, it’s not only BB that says stuff like this.

  29. If the Bills don’t have to beat the refs along with the Pats, they will win this game.

  30. The Bills lost 4 Super Bowls, so you went and found another team? LOL! The year Drew Bledsoe was picked #1 in the draft? Lol! So who’s your next team going to be if the Pats don’t win the SB?

  31. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    December 2, 2021 at 12:55 pm
    buzzly says:
    December 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm
    I am a long time Pats fan. I would swap Mac Jones for Josh Allen in a heart beat. Two Joshs- Allen and McDaniels could dominate for the next 10 years.

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    Not in the Patriots system. Cam Newton who is similar to Josh Allen, lost his job to a rookie Mac Jones. Drew Bledsoe another big QB with a big arm was benched for Brady.

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    Hate to break it to you, but New England and Buffalo run the same offensive system with their individual wrinkles. Josh Allen is just a better QB than Cam Newton…shocker right?

  32. At the same time, Allen deserves praise. I did not see this coming based on his college career.

  33. buzzly says:
    December 2, 2021 at 12:16 pm
    I am a long time Pats fan. I would swap Mac Jones for Josh Allen in a heart beat. Two Joshs- Allen and McDaniels could dominate for the next 10 years.

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    I look at where Mac is at not even through his first rookie season yet and no way would I make that swap.

  34. It’s true. Look at what Darnold, Rosen, and Mayfield are compared to Allen. He went to a losing team, worked hard, and has completely turned around his and his teams outlook. Let’s not forget the Bills were perennial losers. Now they are considered one of the top teams for a couple seasons now. I realize there’s a ton of Pats fans on here that say “look at Mac Jones!!!”. Do you really think Mac Jones can carry a team? That’s a defense first unit, with the greatest football coach in modern history. Makes it pretty straight forward. Mac is behind Allen, Mahomes, Herbert, Jackson, Burrow, and even Carr. Thats just in the AFC. He’s a good game manager. A game changer he is not.

  35. So, what’s new? Bill is buttering up the opponent. But in this case, he’s not kidding. Defensive coordinators are the first to notice when a young QB becomes dangerous, because that’s their biggest nightmare.

  36. There is more pressure on the Bills than on the Pats.
    This is the Bills’ superbowl of this season.

  37. “This is the Bills’ superbowl of this season.”
    ____________________

    The Pats games were that in the old days.

    Now, the Bills Super Bowl will be the Bills Super Bowl.

  38. Monday night can’t come soon enough, come to Buffalo Mac, play your first game in Buffalo. All the confidence you’ve built up will be torn down when you see what you have to face 2 times each year. Allen owns AFCE boys, have fun leading the division for a week, it’ll be the highlight of the Pats season.

    JA17 that’s our QB!!

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