If you missed yesterday’s Steelers/Dolphins game, you missed Bud Dupree’s bone-crushing sack of Matt Moore, which went viral:
Bud Dupree knocked Matt Moore back to Miami. Holy cow pic.twitter.com/avtPvEgEKz
– NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 8, 2017
Okay, so, yes, that was an illegal hit and Dupree was flagged for roughing the passer, but, thankfully, Moore came back in after missing only one play. John Calipari saw the play in person at Heinz Field, and said it was one of many on a “ridiculous” day for the former UK linebacker.
“Bud Dupree — whew! Let me say this: They had to drag him off of the field like four different times. He was fighting everybody: officials, the other guys, the linemen. He was ridiculous.”
Seeing the Steelers win to advance to the divisional round was a special moment for Cal, who told reporters today that he couldn’t even get a ticket to a game as a kid.
“Look, when I grew up, I could not get into Steelers games. I couldn’t get into a Steeler game. I took my dad to a game and we walked out on the field with Marvin (Lewis) and Mike (Tomlin), and my dad as we’re walking off says, ‘We couldn’t get a ticket to these games. We’re at midfield right now.’ So I had an opportunity to go to the game and see my Steelers. And boy did they play good.”
If you’re one of those people worried that ‘Calipari’s watching football and not caring about our boys!’, well, don’t. Cal said he was invited to the Steelers’ game in Kansas City this upcoming Sunday, but declined.
“It’s just too much. This was an easy thing for me.”