If the Steelers had an issue with their offense after a 17-0 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week — and they absolutely should have — they made notes of all of it in the week leading into the Steelers’ preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. The Steelers crushed the Saints 27-14 Friday, getting three touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger (2) and Landry Jones (1).
New England Patriots rookie cornerback Cyrus Jones has been returning punts since his first day of spring practice. He put together his best return of the preseason Friday, seemingly evading the entire Carolina Panthers coverage team during an electrifying 60-yard runback. “I think it’s the same thing with any returner,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick told reporters after the game. “If you can just get him started, then those guys have to make some yards on their own with their run skills. And Cyrus certainly shown us an ability to do that.” Jones’ return gave New England the ball at Carolina’s 30-yard line. Five plays later, quarterback Jacoby Brissett found wide receiver DeAndre Carter for a
The Buffalo Bills have had several newcomers step up throughout training camp and the first two preseason games, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. One of those players is fifth-year cornerback Corey White, whom the Bills brought in via free agency earlier this spring. White, a former 2012 fifth-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints, has spent time with the Saints, Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals previously in his career, but none of his years in the NFL have been more productive than when he was in New Orleans under the tutelage of current Bills assistant head coach/defense Rob Ryan. During his two seasons under Ryan’s watch as defensive coordinator from 2013-2014, White