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On the surface Cheap Julian Edelman Jersey , Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt looked a little bit of a reach.While Watt was steady and occasionally spectacular as a rookie in 2017 for a team that led the NFL in sacks, Dupree has spent much of his first three years in the NFL searching for consistency to justify the first-round pick the Steelers used on him in 2015.So much for that narrative. Combining for four sacks in five quarters has a way of doing that.Dupree and Watt looked every bit as aggressive as coach Mike Tomlin envisioned during a season-opening tie in Cleveland. Working almost exclusively from the left side, Watt chased down Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor three times. Dupree, now attacking from the blind side against right-handed quarterbacks such as Taylor, dropped him once."We did a lot of stuff to maximize our potential and opportunities outside and we still had more opportunities to make more sacks we didn't capitalize on," Dupree said. "It should have been more than that."Dupree estimated he and Watt could have had three or four more if not for Taylor's mobility.Regardless, it marked an auspicious start from a position the Steelers (0-0-1) placed a significant emphasis on heading into 2018 after opting to exercise the fifth-year option on Dupree's contract.Freed from the pressure of having to play for a new contract this fall, Dupree — who had 15陆 sacks during his first three seasons but had issues being a factor in the pass rush on a weekly basis — could instead focus on taking over at a spot that's been largely unsettled since James Harrison's prime earlier this decade.Harrison finally moved on after being cut last December and now it's Dupree's turn to use his combination of power and speed against opposing left tackles.The player who struggled at times against the run had his job responsibilities whittled down in some ways.Now Dupree's primary goal is to simply get after the quarterback while Watt can use his eyes — and his preternatural football IQ — to quickly dissect what's going on."I'm way more comfortable (on the left)," Watt said. "I feel like I can bend more. I'm a stronger player. I can see the quarterback. I can see his eyes. I know what he's thinking better. I'm a very instinctual player. It allows me to see and read the play better."It certainly looked that way as Watt chased Taylor through the muck, hardly looking like someone who missed most of training camp due to hamstring issues.He played 85 of Pittsburgh's 89 defensive snaps and even managed to block Zane Gonzalez's potential game-winning 43-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in overtime."The switch revealed itself and its skillset," coach Mike Tomlin said. "We'll continue to work. We are going to ask those guys to be versatile and to move around. You nail those guys down as young people, so they can get muscle memory associated with skill development at their positions but as they get older we'll continually move them around. It provides flexibility for us."Maybe, but Pittsburgh might not want to drift too far away from what worked against the Browns, though Kansas City (1-0) and second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes will provide a far different test on Sunday when the Chiefs visit Heinz Field.Where Taylor looks to make plays with his legs, the big-armed Mahomes would prefer to fling it."We just got to let him know we're there early," Watt said. "Make him stay in his pocket and make him use his arm strength."And make Mahomes use it before he's ready.The Chiefs lit up San Diego for 38 points last week, though Kansas City has long struggled to contain Pittsburgh's pass rush. Steelers linebackers took down former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith three times in a victory in Kansas City last October, and Harrison produced problems for Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher for years, including drawing a holding penalty that ended up negating a tying 2-point conversion in the divisional round of the 2016 playoffs.Now it's Dupree's turn."He's a (former) No. 1 pick," Dupree said. "That's what you want. I'm going to go against some of the top-notch guys in the league. ... that's what you want, is the best on the best."A group Dupree is trying to crack even if it's the precocious Watt that seems to be on the fast track to getting there. Not that Watt wants to draw any sort of comparison between himself and Dupree, or anyone else for that matter."We've both got a lot of great moves, it's just a matter of getting comfortable," Watt said. "I don't think somebody's got better moves than the other."The same goes when the discussion turns to Watt and older brother J.J., a four-time All-Pro three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year.Mention to the youngest of the three Watt brothers in the NFL that his three sacks in Cleveland equals the best single-game performance by his more accomplished big brother and T.J. Watt just shrugs. He's not caught up in numbers. He just wants to do what the Steelers are paying him to do: be as disruptive as he can for as long as he can."I feel like I'm a splash player," he said. "I can go out there and make the play on any given call."No matter where he lines up.NOTES: QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow), OG David DeCastro (hand), CB Joe Haden (hamstring), DE Cam Heyward (knee) and DT Tyson Alualu (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. Roethlisberger and DeCastro are hopeful they can play on Sunday. ... TE Vance McDonald (foot) practiced and is expected to make his season debut against the Chiefs.Pats Pulpit Review: “Five Rings” by Jerry Thornton To steal a phrase from another one of the better sequels in recent memory (unless you weren’t born yet when this movie came out, in which case, your hazing will be going on a beer run for the rest of us upperclassmen):This is meant as the highest of compliments: “Five Rings” Cheap Ja'Whaun Bentley Jersey , the sequel to Thornton’s 2016 retrospective “From Darkness to Dynasty”, is the perfect page-turner to read at the pool or the beach, assuming you don’t mind occasionally snort-laughing and spitting your beer out in front of everyone. It’s effortlessly pick-up-able, no matter whether you read a few chapters at night a couple days this week or crush the whole thing on a plane ride or a weekend at the lake.Also, the best part?Unlike other beach reads, this one’s a true story. Not “based on a true story”. Not based on a book that’s based on a true story. Not like Rudy where it’s loosely based on a little dude that technically existed but then we find out almost nothing in the movie that all of us watched in the last week of elementary school when the teachers know that nobody’s getting shit done was true.This one? It’s true. All of it.As with all great stories, let’s start in the middle.(Nice humblebrag on the cover, by the way. “By the author of ‘From Darkness to Dynasty’, because in addition to being a writer, blogger, radio personality, and standup comedian, Jerry’s an AUTHOR now as well, you see!)Hey, it’s not bragging if it’s true.And speaking of which, after Jerry’s excellent recounting of the Patriots’ formative decades as the NFL’s case study in “You’re not even a has-been, you’re a never-was” in From Darkness to Dynasty, “Five Rings” picks up right where FDTD left off - in 2001, when everything came together beyond our wildest dreams and just a few years down the road “It’s not bragging if it’s true” might be the most modest (and polite) thing that’s ever come out of any Patriots fan’s mouth.Right from the get-go - a recollection of Thornton’s experience at the White House after the Patriots won the 28-3 Bowl - Jerry’s style immediately hits you in the mouth like Rodney Harrison as a 1:1:1 mix of ESPN’s 30 for 30, VH1’s Behind the Music, and...the original Hangover movie mixed with Deadpool and Ferris Bueller’s IDGAF fourth-wall-breaking, I guess? Diving right into the 2001 season, the section appropriately titled “O” (like 1 ring...get it? get it?) kicks off with the ‘01 Patriots team, 9/11, and Drew Bledsoe getting rocked within an inch of his life, and that’s basically the part where if the previous decades of Patriots fandom were waiting in line for the best roller coaster in Six Flags for three hours in the blazing sun, 2001 was getting all the way to the top of the first peak, throwing your hands up, and screaming your guts out in that delirious SWEET MOTHER OF PEARL THIS FREAKING RULESSSSS voice the entire rest of the ride.Remarkably, since all of us have watched the highlights from the ‘01, ‘03 Kyle Van Noy Jersey , and ‘04 Super Bowl victories a million times, where Five Rings really shines for the diehard fan is the “man, SO close” runs of the teams that didn’t bring it home. The ‘06 team that could’ve hung god knows how many points on Sexy Rexy and the Chicago Bears if they hadn’t blown an 18-point lead to prime Peyton Manning in Indy. ‘07 requires no explanation. And since we’ve just witnessed the Legion of Boom basically self-destruct in Seattle this past season, it’s almost a piece of forgotten history at this point that Bill Belichick’s Patriots, by all logic, should have been toast when the legendary defenses of the early/mid ‘00s either all retired like Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi, or got traded like Mike Vrabel and Richard Seymour. That should have been it for the Patriots dynasty. Good job, good effort, time to let someone else be the best for a while.Instead, Jerry’s recounting of the draft choices, the scheme changes, the free agent swings and misses, and Belichick zigging when everyone expected him to zag somehow hit the shortcut in Koopa Troopa Beach in Mario Kart 64, skipped all that “rebuilding” stuff, and proceeded to hang 40 points on everyone they played every week. Defense? Eh, we’ll figure that part out sooner or later. And instead of gracefully fading into mediocrity like pretty much every NFL dynasty to date has done when their OG stars hang up their spikes, New England just kept thrashing the rest of the league like a baby pitbull with a boat-rope chew toy. NO MERCY.I’m avoiding putting any snippets from the book itself in here on purpose, because A) read the damn book, and B) in the same way that you can hear a killer song from years past and go “Oh MAN!” while you’re instantly transported back to a precise moment in time, half the fun of reading Five Rings is subconsciously pairing up the Patriots’ mind-boggling twenty-year run of stuffing the rest of the league in a locker with whatever else was going on in your life at the time. The Super Bowl parties you remember. The parties you don’t remember. The family, the friends, the games you shivered through or sweat through or road-tripped to. The part where we learned losing championships to the Giants twice in five seasons really can make us feel dead inside. And the part in 2014 where Brady and - wait for it - another team that was equal parts homegrown talent, free agents from the Island of Misfit Toys, and one *extremely high-priced former enemy turned brother, stared down what was, at the time, the largest comeback in Super Bowl history (they were down 10 points!) and Bill was on the sidelines keeping it like this:You know what happened next.Job well done, Jerry, and we all hope your title is out of date really, really soon.PATS PULPIT OFFICIAL REVIEW SCORE:

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