NFL Officials Explain Why No Ejection On Allen Hit
Many Buffalo Bills players were upset that New England Patriots Jonathan Jones was not ejected after his helmet to helmet hit on QB Josh Allen during the game on Sunday.
NFL VP of Officiating Al Riveron said that the league has different levels of contact and that the hit Jones put on Allen didn't rise to the level of an ejection.
Players can be ejected for Use of Helmet fouls — and all ejections will be reviewed by senior officials in Art McNally GameDay Central in New York. The standards for ejection are, if:
The player lowers his helmet to establish a linear body posture prior to initiating and making contact with the helmet;
The player delivering the blow had an unobstructed path to his opponent;
The contact was clearly avoidable
In my opinion, Jones qualified for two of those three! He had an unobstructed path to Allen and he could have avoided the contact since Allen was already in the process of being tackled.
Would of the ejection made a difference in the game...We will never know.