Bud Dupree wants to be a double-digit sack guy for Steelers
As he gets set to enter his fourth season in the NFL, Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree wants to be more productive as a pass rusher.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Dupree believes he can get to double-digit sacks with Pittsburgh this year after feeling he left too many sacks on the field last season.
I just left double-digit sacks on the field, Dupree said. I still can get double-digit sacks even though I’m in coverage a lot. I just have to capitalize on my opportunities. I’ve just got to close the deal.
Ellis was named controlling owner delegee, making his role roughly equivalent to the one Packers president Mark Murphy holds in Green Bay—he doesn’t own the team, but he carries out the duties of an owner. And more recently, the league voted to approve the Denver arrangement for another four years (stretching past the expiration of the CBA) in 2017.
He’s a great leader, receiver Emmanuel Sanders told reporters on Wednesday. Every day — the majority of the days — he’ll come in and ask me and [Demaryius Thomas] to go and watch practices and we’ll sit in the back room and watch film and go over what he’s thinking and what we’re thinking. I’ve been a part of two Super Bowl teams, and that’s what it takes. That extra work that’s not mandatory, where guys are in there working out or working on their mental game. That right there, when it’s fourth quarter or when it’s fourth and five or third and eight. That’s the stuff that gets you over the hill.
Cole posted a career-worst 4.26 ERA last season, but beneath the surface, his season was much closer to the first four of his career. After allowing home runs on 6.8 percent of fly balls in his first four seasons, he allowed homers on 11.8 percent of fly balls in 2017. Combining that bad luck with his second career 200-inning season, Cole managed to end up with the second-highest WAR of his career (2.8). — Mills, ESPN Stats & Information
Price is one of seven pitchers to record five seasons or more of at least 200 strikeouts and double-digit victories in the past 10 seasons — others are Justin Verlander (7), Clayton Kershaw (7), Félix Hernández (6), Zack Greinke (6), Max Scherzer (6) and Chris Sale (5). — Brendan DeAngelis, ESPN Stats & Information