The New England Patriots defense needs all the good news it can get after last season’s debacle. Luckily for them, that’s exactly what they got from first-round pick Chandler Jones in Week 1 of the preseason.
Jones wreaked havoc snap after snap against the New Orleans Saints and left tackle Jermon Bushrod, an agile pass protector who didn’t have one of his most memorable days. New Orleans’ signal callers seemed to have endless pressure coming from their backside whenever they dropped back to pass and Jones was coming downhill, which occurred during was 14 of his 26 total snaps according to Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe. Of those 14 snaps, five were pressures, which works out to a pressure nearly every three snaps, and he drew one hold (two total) when rushing the passer.