Coach Bill Belichick noted one play in particular that wasn’t flagged as “dangerous”, when speaking with media members on Monday.
Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott was tripped by a Dolphins defender when running out of the offensive backfield. It was one of many missed calls by the officiating crew in the game, but this one was particularly dangerous because it could have ended in Elliott being injured.
So it’s no surprise that Belichick was upset with the no-call. This looks like the play in question:
Asked this morning about yesterday's officiating, Bill Belichick specifically mentioned a trip on Ezekiel Elliott that was not flagged. Called it a "dangerous play."
This must have been what he was talking about: pic.twitter.com/SdmwIQGbYp
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) October 30, 2023
That hit by Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott will likely draw a fine later in the week, but it would also be good to see plays like that caught on the field in real time.