This is a fantastic move by the Cardinals. Many of us were hoping for Darius Philon.
The defense is taking very good shape!
Stats last two seasons: 64 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss and 22 QB hits.
Philon is a young defensive linemen, something the Arizona Cardinals need to help out Corey Peters.
Philon’s strength along the line lies in his ability as not only a run stopper, but as someone who can play on passing downs and rush the passer.
The rub on Philon is that he isn’t a flashy player, but he is capable of flashy plays. From former contributor and now Czar of Niners Nation Kyle Posey:
Philon will flash every now and then but he’s doing the dirty work inside that is freeing up linebackers when he can’t finish himself.
This is the play from Darius Philon that I was referencing on the podcast, hard to play that any better pic.twitter.com/adYMShcVL4— Garrett Sisti (@GarrettSisti) September 19, 2017
While it is a two-year deal, it is the type of strong deal that allows teams to build around young players, like Philon, who could find himself as a core member of the Arizona Cardinals defense.
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Cardinals beat out the Patriots and Chargers to sign DL Darius Philon.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) March 21, 2019