Bengals receiver John Ross had a lost season as a rookie. He made up for lost ground on Sunday, during a preseason game in Buffalo.
Ross caught a 57-yard touchdown pass on Cincinnati’s first play from scrimmage, a scripted, premeditated effort to throw the ball deep to the man who set the all-time speed record at the Scouting Combine 18 months ago.
Expect more of the same, as long as Ross is healthy. Which he wasn’t in 2017.
“Every chance John gets out to play, it’s another step forward for John in his abilities and his
career and so forth,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told reporters. “It was a good way to start it tonight and hopefully he can continue to build upon those opportunities.”
Ross blew by the coverage (and blew through a hold from cornerback Vontae Davis) to get behind the defense. Ross had to wait briefly for the ball, and then he danced around and behind and around and behind and around defenders to secure the final few yards of field position for the score.
“It was really exciting, just to finally get an opportunity to make a play, especially on a deep ball,” Ross told reporters after…