Vinny Curry is a former second round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a beast around the ball in the preseason, and he was consistent with pressure on the quarterback. Sunday against Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers, the passer sat back in the pocket with a lawn chair, sipping a Long Island Iced Tea while he waited for his receivers to evade Philly’s pithy corners.
It would have been nice if Billy Davis could make Rivers sweat a little bit after the snap. It would have been a perfect time to suit up Curry in game two and send him in to get to the complacent quarterback who looked like he just finished up getting an aromatherapy massage.
Are we living in the twilight zone? Why wasn’t the second round draft pick from Marshall University active against the travel-weary Bolts? He was named the 2011 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and finished his four-year career at Marshall with 26 sacks, 49 tackles for a loss and 10 forced fumbles. In college, he was all around the ball, hawking like his life depended on it.
During the preseason his college skill showed in the NFL. Fans of the team fell in love with his tenacity after the ball was hiked. When the time arrived for the roster to be trimmed Curry’s name wasn’t even breathed to be cut, and most agreed that he would be a starter or at least get as much playing time as Earl Wolff and Bennie Logan has been getting.
So the question to ask Chip Kelly is where the heck is this guy at? Get him on the field! It feels like we are watching “Unsolved Mysteries”. This defense is in dire need of his skill set. After Sunday’s horrific performance we are no longer accepting that the game plan didn’t suit Curry’s abilities, as Kelly claims. It is time to get him out there.