Vinny Curry Is Bright Spot On Philadelphia Eagles’ Defensive Line

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Can you believe this guy was inactive the first few weeks of the season? Vinny Curry had another sack on Sunday afternoon and was disruptive all day in the Philadelphia Eagles victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Curry now has four sacks, the most on the team, in limited snaps and number of games played no less. There is one thing Curry can do above all else: Get to the Quarterback. This is a valued commodity. The reason Curry struggled to adjust to the 3-4 and get playing time to start the season was his inability to play the two gap and stay run disciplined in Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis‘ 3-4 scheme.

He has improved leaps and bounds in this area. In a season where the Eagles have struggled to generate any sort of a pass rush, Curry has been a god send. He seems to have a knack for timing the snap perfectly and then being shot out of a cannon in getting into the back field.

Most people thought Curry was destined to be shipped off to a 4-3 team, especially when he was inactive to start the season. Curry has burst onto the scene and is proving his worth in this defense.

Simply put, Curry is the Eagles’ best pure pass rusher, and I am not sure it’s close. Trent Cole has been pretty much a zero all season and looks all but gone after this season. Brandon Graham‘s production has also been limited, registering only one sack all season, and he looks like a square peg in a round hole; Graham simply needs to play for a 4-3 team.

For the team, Curry’s ascension has been a welcomed sight. The life time Eagles’ fan is continuing to improve and learn as he starts to thrive in this scheme. This kid looks like a keeper.


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