TWO BITS: Rosario’s potential, Dunlap’s return

By Adam Silverstein
September 21, 2012

1 » Attending the Brayden Carr Foundation Clinic at Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ this week, Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan and St. Anthony’s High School coach Bob Hurley spoke with’s Adam Zagoria about redshirt senior guard Mike Rosario and how he can reach his potential in his final collegiate season. “All we want is to see this kid who we love – he’s been in our gym since he was a little kid – that he plays to his potential this year and helps Florida to be a team that last year was a field goal away from playing in the [Final Four],” Hurley said. Donovan added that Rosario “can be a big part of our team” if he can take care of certain things on his end and continue to be a crafty player. “The bad habits that he established after leaving us, he’s had a year with Coach Donovan to get those habits out of his system,” Hurley said. Donovan noted that Rosario needs to focus on accountability in order to be successful. “It’s not necessarily him as a player – what he can and can’t do – it’s him just taking care of things he needs to take care of. And he’s a great kid. I’ve really enjoyed being around him,” he said.

2 » Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap returned to practice this week after missing the first two games with a knee injury he suffered during the preseason. Dunlap’s return is important for Cincinnati, which has struggled with its pass rush early in the season. Now in his third NFL season, Dunlap has already amassed 14 sacks through 24 career games. Eight-and-a-half of those sacks came in the final six games of his rookie season with his 2011 campaign not necessarily being as productive. The coaching staff was quite pleased with Dunlap during the offseason and believes he can have a major breakout year if he can stay healthy.

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  1. Jake S. says:

    Bigger upside an potential this year will be Casey Prather. Really looking forward to what he brings next season.

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