Carlos Dunlap Now Second Among Rookie Sack Artists

Just a quick note tonight as we savor a rare Cincinnati Bengals win: with his two-sack performance today, Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap is now just one sack behind Ndamukong Suh for the lead among NFL rookies, eight for Suh versus seven for Dunlap.

Just to review, Suh was the second overall draft pick. Second. Overall. Dunlap was pick No. 54.

Now, let's not take anything away from Suh: eight sacks and counting from the DT slot is worth a salute, and I will gladly give it to him. How about the DE slot? Who's the leading fellow there?

Oh. Yeah. Dunlap. The next DE on the list would be Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants. The, um, 15th overall pick. With 4.5 sacks.

And both Pierre-Paul and Suh have played 14 games this season. Dunlap? 10.

Nothing against Marvin Lewis, but: you blew this one. I don't care how this kid looked in practice, he needed to be on the field. It probably would not have been the difference this year but it may have made it way less painful. In the meantime, for the rest of us looking for a pass rush, at least we have hope. Who Dey!

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