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I wrote a few weeks ago shortly following the preseason game against the Lions, that the Steelers wouldn't miss a beat with Bud Dupree gone because of the trio of T.J. Watt, Alex Highsmith and Melvin Ingram at outside linebacker. And that was displayed on Sunday in Western New York, as the trio along with Cameron Heyward simply dominated the Bills' offensive line. According to NFL on CBS, Heyward had 12 quarterback pressures, while Watt and Ingram had eight apiece.
Watch the video below of Ingram just going to work on Buffalo's offensive line.
Defensive coordinator Keith Butler lined Ingram up on the inside and outside and had him do numerous creative stunts. Ingram also performed a lethal spin move on Bills' left tackle Dion Dawkins.
Ingram also showcases an impressive bull-rush on Dawkins here and nearly brings Josh Allen down for a sack.
While Ingram had a banner debut with the Steelers, Bud Dupree had just one total tackle in a loss to the Cardinals. The Titans signed Dupree to a five-year, $82.5 million contract this offseason, while Ingram signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers in late July. While it's only one game, I believe the Steelers have better value with Ingram than Dupree.