The Jim Kelly question responds to the hit defender,NFL iron on

  • ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott disputed Monday's comments by Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly that Bills players did not adequately come to the defense of cornerback Tre'Davious White after he took an illegal hit Sunday from New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

    The NFL suspended Gronkowski one game for the hit. He will appeal the penalty, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Kelly told Buffalo radio station 97 Rock on Monday that it "surprised him" that Bills players "did not retaliate" for the fourth-quarter hit, which landed White in the concussion protocol and resulted in Gronkowski's being flagged for unnecessary roughness. The NFL iron on transfer here is characterized by the appearance of it.

    "We had three guys standing there," Kelly said. "When you see a shot like that -- if I'm the coach, yeah, you want to play smart, you don't want to play dirty, you don't want to get that penalty and all that. But boy, when you see something like that, and it happens right in front of you -- me as a quarterback, I might have ran over and gave him a good shot.