For New England to win, it’ll have to stop Allen and the Bills’ passing attack. Belichick is well aware that’s going to be a tough challenge.
The Patriots head coach was highly complimentary of Allen during a press conference on Thursday.
“Allen flushes out of the pocket and breaks a tackle,” Belichick said, via Pro Football Talk. “For Allen even to get it off here as he’s being tackled and knocked out of bounds is one thing, and it looks like it’s almost impossible for Diggs to catch this ball in bounds, but he does. . . . That’s the level of execution Buffalo works with, great quarterback, great receiver.”
Bill Belichick: Josh Allen is “a problem” attacking the defense. https://t.co/s7oR2k8c0t
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 13, 2022
Josh Allen doesn’t just present a challenge for the defense with his arm. It’s his legs that help him extend plays and put pressure on a defense.
“A lot of magic here with Allen, got to be ready for everything,” Belichick added. “Really running and attacking the defense, this guy, he’s a problem.”
The Patriots defense will have to keep a spy or two on Allen to contain him in the pocket on Saturday.
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