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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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Since: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:47 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

I don't think it is a bad move, but using more often than not draft picks for getting players will sooner or later back fire, i am in the middleground as i have to follow the Raiders back in the days. I think Al Davis was a great man he made the Raiders great. But not keen on the later half of the decisions he made. Good pick up but other areas should had been prioritize. But should be now emphasized on drafts, especially next draft,for what is left of it, to build a super bowl caliber team in the near future.

Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:35 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

It's a short career, and Aaron Curry gets a chance to live up to his talent. The consensus here in Seattle is that Curry just lacks the instincts of a great football player.

Just call it a win for everyone. Curry became a liability in Seattle. He gets a second chance in Oakland where there might be a more compatible system. Oakland gains with a player they might be able to develop or at least utilize in a more functional way than Seattle could.

Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:16 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

That is an awesome move.  Oakland has new blood brewing and now we get an extra pint!!  He will do great here.  The Raiders are an up and coming team ad he will flourish in the excitement of it all!!  Welcome Curry!!!

Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:57 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

I agree and disagree with you on this one. He has all the talent, like you said, but lacks either intelligence or instinct so far at the NFL level. I do believe though that a new venue and a role that fits his strengths can do wonders for Curry. It is going to be interesting to see if he can get a fresh start and make something of his God-given gifts. I hope the best for him, and pray the Seahawks did not sell him to cheap. He still has potential.

Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:43 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Raiders made a great move.  Panthers should have made this move instead after losing two starting LB's.  Curry will do great for the Raiders! 

Since: Jan 19, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:39 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

HEY IDIOTS, Aaron Curry has had over 60 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles in his two first seasons with the Seahawks. If the Raiders use him as a WLB, or OLB by putting Kamerion Wimbley on the end to the rush the passer more than Aaron Curry will be a great fit for us here in Oakland. This trade has a very high upside with a very low risk taken. Do your homework before you spit out nonsense.

Since: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:25 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

it looks like somethings never change for the Raiders.

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:24 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

The Raiders are currently ranked 21 st in rushing giving up 122.8 yards per game and ranked 28th in the pass giving up 299.6 per game. So even though they only gave up two lower draft picks to get a former first round pick in Aaron Curry it does not seem to be a good trade for the Raiders who need help shoring up their run defense.  Curry isn't the guy the Raiders need to step in and make a difference right away.  I don't see how curry would fit into the 3-5-3 defense the Raiders use and with the Raiders giving up 299.6 yards in passing per game they could have used a DB to replace Asomugha instead of Curry.  Its a good thing the Raiders offense ranked 9th overall this year helping out the lagging defense.

Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:01 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Good riddance. Don't know what this guy's problems are, but other than his rookie year, he has looked totally uninterested in playing football. Thought it was a nice pick at the time, but guess that is why I am on the couch Sundays and Mondays.
Playing in Seattle with that weak offense surrounding you will do that to a player.  Give this guy the rest of this year and next and watch him flourish in Oakland.  The guy can flat out be explosive.  He needs discipline for sure, and he wasn't exactly going to get it with an "offensive" minded coach straight out of the college ranks.  Curry wasn't exactly playing on a defensive juggernaut in the country at Wake Forest and still found a way to stand out every single week.  With the Raiders there is one thing he won't have to worry about and that is defensive intensity.  I am not saying he is going to be Defensive Player of the Year this year or next, but he should be in consideration for most improved, either literally or figuratively. 

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:57 pm

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

I agree, just listen to a few interviews w/ Curry, it's painful..

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