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Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:33 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2011 6:14 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Not too long ago, Aaron Curry was the fourth-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and a sure-fire, can't-miss linebacking prospect out of Wake Forest. Now, he's been traded from the Seahawks to the Raiders for a pair of undisclosed (read: late) draft picks.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Raiders sent the Seahawks an undisclosed 2012 draft pick and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick in exchange for Curry.

Curry recorded 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, nine pass deflections and 130 total tackles in his time with Seattle, though he lost his starting job in 2011.

Earlier in the day, our Seahawks Rapid Reporter John Boyle noted that Curry cleaned out his locker and said goodbye to his teammates, though it took some time for word of the trade to leak out to the public.

A fresh start with the Raiders certainly stands to benefit Curry (more than staying in Seattle anyway), and there's no question that he's got enough upside to warrant the first post-Al Davis trade for Oakland, especially at the low price of two later draft picks.

The early part of the 2009 NFL Draft is now shaping up as one of the worst in recent history though: Jason Smith (Rams, moved to right tackle), Tyson Jackson (Chiefs), Curry, Andre Smith (Bengals), Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders), Aaron Maybin (Bills), and Larry English were among the top-20 picks in that draft class.

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Comments

Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:38 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

You are a dope



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:31 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

MikeD5405 wrote:

I honestly haven't been following how Aaron Curry has been doing in Seattle, but I do remember the draft when he came out and they called him a 'can't miss' linebacker.  My Lions were actually talking about taking him so I read alot about him.  Crazy that he has been a bust in Seattle.

One thing I have to say is -- Detroit has picked up two players from Seattle for next to nothing -- OL Rob Sims and DE Lawrence Jackson.  Both have played stellar for the Lions.  Sims has started every game at G for Detroit since we picked him up and Jackson is a huge part of the DE rotation the Lions play and has played great. 
To my earlier post contrasting Marty Mayhew's 2009 picks of Stafford and Pettigrew at #1 and #20, let me also applaud the generosity of the Denver Broncos, who contributed the promising talents of CB Alphonso Smith (and his 5 picks in 2010) to the cause of the Detroit Lions. He, of course, was the #37 pick in that draft; he was traded for #255, Dan Gronkowski, since picked up on waivers by the Patriots (joining his brother), then cut and later re-signed. We are grateful for everything that the pathetic front offices of the NFC and AFC West divisions choose to send our way.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:14 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

The early part of the 2009 NFL Draft is now shaping up as one of the worst in recent history though: (, moved to right tackle),  (), Curry,  (), (Raiders),  (), and  were among the top-20 picks in that draft class.
Some can separate the wheat from the chaff and some (NFL personnel guys) can't. I'm SO glad that we Lions fans had moved on from Matt Millen to Martin Mayhew before that very same 2009 draft. QB Matt Stafford (#1) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (#20) were not among that group's busts, I must say.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:40 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

This strategy worked out well for McDaniels with Denver....  lets just dump all these guys and bring in Blarvarious jackson. 



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:38 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

"The early part of the 2009 NFL Draft is now shaping up as one of the worst in recent history"


Lazy, underachieving millennials.



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:32 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

The Chiefs were laughed at for not taking him at #3 that year. They took Tyson Jackson,yeah that one,instead! Next week he'll get to meet Thomas Jones.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 6:57 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

I honestly haven't been following how Aaron Curry has been doing in Seattle, but I do remember the draft when he came out and they called him a 'can't miss' linebacker.  My Lions were actually talking about taking him so I read alot about him.  Crazy that he has been a bust in Seattle.

One thing I have to say is -- Detroit has picked up two players from Seattle for next to nothing -- OL Rob Sims and DE Lawrence Jackson.  Both have played stellar for the Lions.  Sims has started every game at G for Detroit since we picked him up and Jackson is a huge part of the DE rotation the Lions play and has played great.

So who knows -- maybe a change of scenery will help Curry become the player everyone thought he would be out of college.  I think that is a great trade by Oakland, especially if they only gave up late draft picks to get him. 



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 6:27 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Is not the purpose of trading away a player is that the player is a bust for their team. Emphasis on to the past team a player played for, And as for the team who is getting the player they are optimistic that it pans out. That he can be better from former team. I think that is why teams trade players. Sometimes it works sometimes it does not work. Like for instance Leaf or Gholston, who went from team to team. And still they were no good for those teams. But sometimes it works for the player like for instance Mike Vrabel who had a better career with the Patriots.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 5:29 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Sometimes all it takes is a change of teams to finally get it.  There are a number of players that move to a new system and finally put it together.  He has enough raw talent (seems really raw still)  that if he can get a grap on what he is doing wrong he can be a big time player for th raiders for a number of years.  He cant be any worse than most 5 or 6 round picks out there. The guy has more talent than those lower round players, just not the football mind.  Speed cannot be learned, the football mind can be learned to a point.



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 2:56 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Clearly it is easy for the Seahawks to let go of him for just those 2 late draft picks. So i am questioning that the Seattle projects that he is no good for the team and wolud rather trade him for less. Hope he becomes a good acquisition for the Raiders. Because if not the Raiders come up in the losing end of that trade even if it is just 2 draft picks. And also teams get free agents and trade for a few players that can help them from a few weakness. A team that is considered rebuilding make their team strong first by drafting the players to build on. Getting players solely or mostly on or through trades for me it is the reason why some teams are always on the down side


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