Vinny Curry on Jets: Seen this ship before with Eagles, wanted to be part of it

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Things did not end well for Doug Pederson in Philadelphia, but there were happier days during his tenure as the Eagles head coach.

Pederson took over after the Chip Kelly era came crashing to an end and led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title in his second season with the team. Defensive end Vinny Curry was in Philadelphia for those seasons and said on Tuesday that he signed with the Jets because he sensed something similar was going on with their head coach Robert Saleh.

“Just to see Saleh and Joe Douglas and everybody, just to see where they’re trying to take this ship, I just want to be aboard,” Curry said, via Al Iannazzone of Newsday. “I just wanted to get on this ship. I’ve seen this ship before when coach Pederson took over in Philadelphia. I’ve seen this ship before, and I just wanted to be a part of it.”

While the Jets have had plenty of ugly endings to coaching tenures over the years, they haven’t been able to match what the Eagles did in Super Bowl LII and doing so would make any future meltdowns a little bit easier to handle.

5 responses to “Vinny Curry on Jets: Seen this ship before with Eagles, wanted to be part of it

  1. Vinny’s shot, lucky anyone would give him a deal. Doubt that he is there in Sept. Even beside Cox he didn’t perform well.

  2. You realize playing half the snaps Curry had one of the highest pressure percents in the league. As a part time player (what he will be) making barely above the league veteran minimum it was a great signing.

  3. Pressure stats…too many analytical angles for football. What was the result of those pressures? Stats can make anybody look however you want them to look. Would you rather 16 sacks or 16 pressures?

  4. Honestly it depends. Throughout his career Ndamukong Suh piled up a lot of sacks but was deemed a bad teammate because he freelanced and played outside of the system. Bill Belichick values pressures over sacks. Pressures speeds up the QB, disrupting the cadence of a play, rushing the QB into mistakes or missing an open receiver.

    I don’t think Vinny Curry is Aaron Donald, all I am saying as a guy who will be a backup, playing 40-50% of snaps mostly 2nd and long or 3rd and medium or further barely above the veteran minimum showing a rookie (who the Jets will more than likely choose with one of their 5 picks in the first 3 rounds) how to be a professional is a good signing. Don’t see the downside.

    If I was a Philly fan I would be more concerned with their QB who has a difficult time completing 50% of his passes…

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