Archive for October, 2011

Aaron Curry standing around the sidelines after being demoted. Photo By Brett Bivens

No More Curry For The Seahawks

Seahawks Trade Linebacker Aaron Curry

Aaron Curry standing around the sidelines after being demoted. Photo By Brett Bivens

If you are one of those people who thought the Seahawks should lose last years game at home against the Rams to get a better draft pick this is one example of why you are wrong.

It started April 25, 2009, when Linebacker Aaron Curry was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 4th overall pick in the draft.

Curry was considered the “can’t miss” prospect in the draft. He was the most “NFL ready” player and more than a few thought he was the “best player” in the draft, not just at his position but player period.

It’s not every day that the team with the 4th overall pick has a chance to draft the “best player” so it was very exciting when Seattle came on the clock and he was still available.

After being drafted by the Seahawks he was an instant hit with fans and media a like. He came in a soft spoken, mild mannered young man who seemed very grateful for his opportunity to be a Seattle Seahawk.

Fast forward to October 12, 2011, and you see a player who many, including myself, are very happy to see leave.

Maybe Curry can find that player he was supposed to be now that he is an Oakland Raider. Maybe he will regain his focus and his passion for the game in the Black Hole. It was clear that it wasn’t going to happen here.

Many people are calling him one of the biggest bust in franchise history but when I looked at some of the other draft busts the Seahawks have had I can’t put Curry in the same category as them for the simple fact that the Seahawks were able to get another team to trade for him.

The Seahawks appear to be getting two conditional draft picks; one late round pick this year and a mid-round pick next.