Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes that the Seattle Seahawks will make a more concerted effort to get linebacker Aaron Curry moving forward in the team’s defensive scheme.
The Seahawks were pleased with the way Curry played the run over the tight end last season, and likely will attempt to use the Wake Forest product even more as a pass rusher.
Pompei: “Seahawks coaches want to tweak the way they use linebacker Aaron Curry. They want to have him drop less, especially in space. When Curry does drop in the future, it likely will mostly be on hooks to the flat. The fourth pick in the 2009 draft is a more effective defender on the line with his hands on the tight end. That way, he can use his strength and length to his advantage, and he doesn’t have to think as much. Curry is a strong point of attack player who also could be an effective pass rusher. It’s possible he will get more chances to chase the QB as well.”
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