Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap has a specific goal in mind for the 2012 season: Double-digit sacks.
“I haven’t broken the 10 [sacks] barrier,” Dunlap told the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The NFL had 16 players record 10 or more sacks last season, so Dunlap’s goal is slightly less farfetched than, say, Chris Johnson saying he’ll run for 2,500 yards. But 10 sacks would represent a career high for Dunlap, who has 14 sacks in two NFL seasons, and it would represent the most sacks for a player on the Bengals since 2006.
Dunlap said the hamstring injury that hampered him late in the season has healed, and now, “I’m just anxious to get out there and put pads on.”