Andrew Van Ginkel or AVG as I assume he likes to be called because I know I would demand people call me that, actually had what was his best game of the season against the Ravens last Thursday. He had five run stops while also having five quarterback pressures. Maybe AVG can see into the future and knew I was going to write this article so he was fully motivated to show me and the rest of the Miami faithful that he is the player we hoped he would be. That be cool.
Or, perhaps AVG is was looking at last week’s game as the time he decided enough was enough and it’s time for a change in real Owen Hart fashion. Either way.
What can’t be disputed is that AVG has underwhelmed this year after looking like a budding stud last year. Too many times this year, I didn’t even realize AVG was even playing. He sort of became invisible out there. I’m guessing some of that has to do with teams not getting surprised like they did last year. The word is out that AVG is a player that you need to account for due to him making high-impact plays last year. AVG has to overcome that if he doesn’t want to just be a guy that shows up every few games.
The defense as a whole is firing on all cylinders. Several guys are raising their game. AVG can be a guy that benefits from this new swag that the defense is playing with. If guys like Holland, Phillips, Ogbah, Wilkins, and Howard are going to get the majority of the attention, AVG is the perfect candidate to get favorable matchups. I think he can thrive in that spot. I’m going to and will him to thrive in that spot.