Steelers stock rising/falling following narrow victory over Colts
Bud Dupree – stock: up
Dupree has had a career season thus far in 2019. He has all the motivation of a new contract firing him up each week, and that helps the Steelers now, which is all that matters.
Dupree is credited with two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on the day. He chased down Brissett for one sack while the other was him bending the edge to swat at the arm of Hoyer before he could release it.
Bud Dupree’s great season is a much-needed part of the defense playing as well as it has. When the front seven can pressure the way the Steelers can, secondaries have a much easier job to do.
Dupree has been a disappointing player to most fans due to his low sack numbers and production since being the team’s first-round pick in 2015, but the contract motivation comes at a great time for both him and the team.
Dupree likely will price himself out of Pittsburgh if his current play continues. He now has six sacks and two forced fumbles on the season through 8 games.
He now sits just behind T.J. Watt for the team lead of 7.5 sacks. The two continue to compliment each other well as bookend rushers for this Steelers defense.