Belichick: No issue with Amendola's hit
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t see what was wrong with Danny Amendola’s block that was flagged for unnecessary roughness in New England’s 27-20 victory over Kansas City.
Amendola was back as the return man Saturday when Kansas City’s Jamell Fleming circled under a kick in an attempt to down it inside the 5 yard-line. Amendola lowered his head and took the Chiefs’ coverage man out with a hit to the shoulder and head.
Belichick said in a conference call Sunday that “it was a legal play. We’re allowed to block him.”
Kansas City’s Dezman Moses took exception to the hit and grabbed Amendola by the facemask. Belichick didn’t like that, either.
After starting at their own 2 after the penalty, the Patriots drove 98 yards for a touchdown that made it 14-3.