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Big Rick in FL said:
| In comment 14294353 The_Boss said:
Was a rotational guy mostly in Philly. He might not have the wear and tear as most edge rushers. The previous regime liked him back in the day. He might be a cheaper option to help us out rushing the passer?
No. He's not a good pass rusher. He's a good run stopper. Doesn't fit in a 3-4 and that's part of the reason the Bucs cut him. He's only had over 4 sacks once in his career and that was in 2014. I wouldn't touch him unless he'd sign for the vet minimum.
The Eagles played a 3-4 under Chip Kelly. Looking at Vinnie Curry's stats is interesting
2013: 14 GP, 23 tackles, 4 sacks, 7 QB hits
2014: 16 GP, 19 tackles, 9 sacks, 11 QB hits
2015: 16 GP, 12 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 15 QB hits
Curry is certainly a rotational player, but he has proven to be productive in a 3-4 scheme.
It is also worth mentioning that our new OLB coach Mike Dawson was the Eagles assistant Dline coach in 2014 and 2015, so he will have a very good idea of what Vinny Curry brings to the table and how well (or not) he fits into what Bettcher wants to do.