Football: Wannstedt faces off with former players

By Greg Trietley

Buffalo Bills assistant head coach Dave Wannstedt (Pitt offensive tackle, 1971-1973, and head… Buffalo Bills assistant head coach Dave Wannstedt (Pitt offensive tackle, 1971-1973, and head coach, 2005-2010) spent part of his week creating a game plan to stop former recruits Dion Lewis and LeSean McCoy.

McCoy (Pitt running back, 2007-2008) finished with 80 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Eagles Sunday, but Buffalo beat Philadelphia 31-24. McCoy has carried the ball just 20 times over the past two weeks.

“You’ve got to mix and match,” Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid said after the loss. “But obviously him touching the ball, it’s normally a positive thing — whether he’s catching it or running it.”

McCoy’s teammate Lewis (Pitt running back, 2009-2010) had 8 yards on two carries.

Tom Brady torched Darrelle Revis (Pitt cornerback, 2004-2006) and New York’s secondary for 321 yards Sunday afternoon when New England beat the Jets 30-21. Revis had four tackles in the loss.

Minnesota limited Larry Fitzgerald (Pitt wide receiver, 2002-2003) in the Vikings’ 34-10 romp over the Cardinals. Fitzgerald finished with four receptions for 66 yards as quarterback Kevin Kolb targeted him just eight times.

Fitzgerald’s teammate LaRod Stephens-Howling (Pitt running back, 2005-2008) had one carry for 5 yards.

Jonathan Baldwin (Pitt wide receiver, 2008-2010) missed his fifth consecutive game with a thumb injury. CBS reports that he could make his professional debut Oct. 23 against the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City’s next game.

San Francisco didn’t need the services of Andy Lee (Pitt punter, 2000-2003) often in its 48-3 win over Tampa Bay. He punted once for 38 yards, pinning the Buccaneers at their own 5-yard line in the second quarter.

Clint Session (Pitt linebacker, 2004-2006) had four tackles for the Jacksonville Jaguars in their 30-20 loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Aaron Berry (Pitt defensive back, 2006-2009) had four tackles in Detroit’s 24-13 win over the Chicago Bears Monday night. Berry missed the Lions’ win over Dallas last week because of a groin injury, but he returned to help the surprise contender from the Motor City improve to 5-0.