There's a real possibility, though not at all expected, that Carlos Dunlap could miss Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Listed as questionable, Dunlap missed two practices this week after suffering a hamstring injury late against the Tennessee Titans last week. As the story of awesome goes, at least Dunlap suffered the injury during a quarterback sack. That's our boy. If When he lines up at his customary left defensive end position, Dunlap will see an old friend from his Florida Gator days. Actually, he'll see several.
Marcus Gilbert, who plays right tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a former college teammate and current friend of Dunlap's.
"He's a beast," Gilbert said of Dunlap. "He's going to be one of those players you talk about for a long time. He's up-and-coming."
The Steelers have several Florida alums on the offensive line, from Max Starts at left tackle and Maurkice Pouncey at center.
"We'll be going crazy during the game," Pouncey said. "But, after the game, we show Florida love."
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Pouncey and Dunlap argued over the offseason because Dunlap claimed that Pouncey gave him a cheap shot during the season.
"We argued about it the whole offseason," Pouncey said. "He said I hit him in the ribs when we played him and he even brought the film and said, 'Look, Pouncey, you cheap-shotted me. How do you do your boy like that?' I was like, man, Dunlap, leave it alone."
Yea. We can't see how Dunlap wouldn't want to be the one laughing during the offseason with his Florida boys after a win this Sunday.