Controversial Josh Allen hit has Bills’ Sean McDermott fuming at officiating
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills got back to their winning ways on Thanksgiving Day, as they took down the New Orleans Saints in a convincing 31-6 road win. While that victory gave Bills Mafia a giant sigh of relief, given how wobbly Buffalo had looked in the few games prior to Week 12, head coach Sean McDermott was not entirely happy about it, particularly because he felt the officials failed to call a penalty on Saints defensive tackle Christian Ringo for hitting Allen in the leg.
“I know we had the one penalty on the quarterback,” McDermott said, referencing a roughing penalty on Oliver against Saints QB Trevor Siemian that was a no-doubter. “I thought they should be called for one, quite honestly, on Josh. I’m really frustrated that that doesn’t get called. That’s clear – clear as day to see that. I just want to protect my quarterback.”
Allen is easily the most important piece of the Bills. Although Allen has been so prone to turnovers of late, Buffalo is unlikely to go deep in the playoffs — assuming they’d lock up a postseason spot — if the former Wyoming Cowboys star gets injured and misses the rest of the season. McDermott still trusts his offensive line (Bills are third in QB sack rate on offense) to protect Allen, but he also needs the refs to do their job.