Defensive end Vinny Curry finally got to put on his Eagles uniform last night against the Kansas City Chiefs. After sitting out 2 games and much chatter by the press Vinny Curry was given a shot at it Thursday night. It was almost a case of Grand Opening and Grand Closing for the Eagles as they lost yet another game due to sloppy plays according to our friends over at The Morning Call.
He made an impact early in the game by forcing Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith into an incompletion.”I definitely want to be out there,” Curry said earlier in the week. “The only thing I can do is keep working and practicing hard.” The Press of Atlantic City editor went on to say:
“Everybody’s competing for positions on this team,” Kelly said earlier in the week. “When you’re cutting from 53 to 46 players (for games), (deciding) who is active and inactive is a difficult thing to do.
“It’s how we practiced during the week. It’s how do they fit into the game plan you’re putting together offensively, defensively and special teams-wise.”
Curry, a former standout at Neptune High School, had to wait around a lot last season. He was deactivated for the first 10 games before finally getting a shot. The 6-foot-3, 279-pounder registered nine tackles and no sacks in six games.
Vinny States “I was very surprised (to be deactivated for the first two games),” Curry said. “If somebody had told me that was going to happen I never would have believed it. I just try to stay patient and do whatever I can to help the team, even if I’m not playing.” However Curry was still one of two Eagles to make their season debuts on Thursday.
The Morning Call also described the following : Good Points About the Game
The Eagles did succeed in attempt to bolster their pass rush by activating second-year defensive end Vinny Curry for the first time this season.
Curry finished with a sack, another tackle for a loss and a hurry in his limited time rotating with the other ends.
A second-round draft choice a year ago, Curry looked to have a very good training camp and preseason this summer, only to be denied a spot in the defensive line rotation the first two weeks.
Also up for the first time was cornerback Shaun Prater, who dressed in place of rookie Jordan Poyer.
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