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Raiders trade for OLB Curry

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 1:45 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders traded for Seattle Seahakws outside linebacker Aaron Curry on Wednesday afternoon, less than a week before the trade deadline.
The Raiders gave up a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft and a conditional pick in the 2013 draft in exchange for Curry, who was selected with the No. 4 pick of the 2009 NFL draft, the same one in which the Raiders used the No. 7 pick on wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Curry cleaned out his locker Wednesday afternoon. He has not arrived in Alameda yet.

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  • SharkCatcher

    it’s a depth move..The Goethel and Brown and blackstock isnt the answer . ps. Q GROVES has played great so far and has been our best linebacker!

  • Thec07

    ravenaider Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    Message To The NATION…

    Let’s remain cautiously optimistic about the upcoming game.The Browns are an NFL team and they come to play.Hope that coach has the troops fired up for this game.
    ++++++++

    Message to the NATION…browns are gonna get fugged up on sunday no if ands or buts about it….

  • mizza

    Jeez, i meant groves hasN’T been so bad that we need to replace him.

  • Dakota

    196.aig-raiders Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    Morrison on 95.7 explaining what’s it liek to play mlb for our defensive scheme. Said that our DT’s plays too much penetration and it puts too much pressure on MLB to produce.
    +++++++++++++++++++

    The brighter of us knew that all along Captain Kirk. Will remain a problem until Seymour is moved to LDE and we get a NT.

  • DeuceDeuce

    SharkCatcher Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    it’s a depth move..The Goethel and Brown and blackstock isnt the answer . ps. Q GROVES has played great so far and has been our best linebacker!

    —-

    1. He hasnt been GREAT

    2. Being our best LB so far isnt very flattering at all.

  • mcfadden20.

    Aig-Raiders Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    Morrison on 95.7 explaining what’s it liek to play mlb for our defensive scheme. Said that our DT’s plays too much penetration and it puts too much pressure on MLB to produce.

    __________________
    Did he explain his lack of strength or getting of the blocks or his tackling

  • Thec07

    Last week te’s and rb’s caught 17 balls for 319 yards.

    ++++++++++

    we had a lot of blow covergaeswitht e RB…foster had over 100 yards receiving….No one was pickinh him up out of the backfield….

  • silverback

    I see the Curry move as a function of the Brown and Goethel injuries.

  • SharkCatcher

    mcfadden20. Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    Joker94583 Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Curry is a slug people. He’s the Jamarcus Russell of LB’S
    ———————–
    Funny how we are going to here a similiar statement for the next 20 years. When anything sucks..dhb is the Jamarcus Russel of receivers, Rolondo Mc clain is the Jamarcus Russel of linebackers.WE HAVE TO GET BRIGHTER People!

  • ravenaider

    Of course I hope you are correct,just dont wanna SLEEP on these next 3 opponents!

  • mcfadden20.

    Fvck Kirk now

  • SharkCatcher

    Steve Cockran is the Jamarcus Russel of beat writers.

  • DeuceDeuce

    So we gave up 17 catched for 319 yards from RBs & TEs..

    And Groves has been great?

    That shows how pathetic out LB play has been

  • Tjbwall

    Seattle has a habit of drafting 1st rounders and not knowing how to develop them

    - Lawrence Jackson/Kelly Jennings/Marcus Tubbs/Koren Robinson/Okung(injury prone)

    - Hope change of scenery and Beikert can help Curry adjust

    - If we can make Groves look like a servicable LB we can sure make Curry

  • SharkCatcher

    My current girl is the Jamarcus Russel of girlfriends.

  • crazy_eyepatch

    Anyone knows how the Curry trade will affect the salary cap, or if it does?

  • Midwest Fan

    Curry will be Thomas Howard part II, maybe with a little more upside. I always liked Howard and according to some Bengal players Howard’s become a lockeroom leader.

    Curry is in the last year of his deal due to him renegotiating his rookie deal with Sea. I wonder what the condintional pick is based on…

  • SharkCatcher

    SharkCatcher Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    My current girl is the Jamarcus Russel of girlfriends.

    ——-
    Cause she SUCKS

  • Thec07

    myers…

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # aig-raiders Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Morrison on 95.7 explaining what’s it liek to play mlb for our defensive scheme. Said that our DT’s plays too much penetration and it puts too much pressure on MLB to produce.
    ==============

    sounds like a bunch of excuses to me trying to explain his own failure.

    Its not the scheme its the players

  • mcfadden20.

    SharkCatcher Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    mcfadden20. Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    Joker94583 Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Curry is a slug people. He’s the Jamarcus Russell of LB’S
    ———————–
    Funny how we are going to here a similiar statement for the next 20 years. When anything sucks..dhb is the Jamarcus Russel of receivers, Rolondo Mc clain is the Jamarcus Russel of linebackers.WE HAVE TO GET BRIGHTER People!

    __________________________

    So true, there’s only one Jaloser Nozzel , he’s unique there would never be anyone like him

  • LA to TheBay

    SharkCatcher Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    it’s a depth move..The Goethel and Brown and blackstock isnt the answer . ps. Q GROVES has played great so far and has been our best linebacker!

    ————-

    Probably accurate. Groves is solid.

  • Midwest Fan

    crazy_eyepatch Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    Anyone knows how the Curry trade will affect the salary cap, or if it does?

    we still had around 3.7m in cap room. Think Curry’s contract is in the 800k range. Not sure though.

  • mcfadden20.

    SharkCatcher Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    Steve Cockran is the Jamarcus Russel of beat writers.

    ________________________

    Cuz he sleeps through the morning and only post when we have already got the real news

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    SI_PeterKing I love this Aaron Curry trade. It’s like Al made it, like he’s still alive. Good for Oakland.
    1 hour ago
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    Wouldn’t surprise me if Al had this deal in the works, before his passing…

  • Tjbwall

    Midwest Fan Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    Curry will be Thomas Howard part II, maybe with a little more upside. I always liked Howard and according to some Bengal players Howard’s become a lockeroom leader.

    Curry is in the last year of his deal due to him renegotiating his rookie deal with Sea. I wonder what the condintional pick is based on…
    =============================================

    Idk why, but i actually liked T. Howard

  • Thec07

    I read a quote somewhere we had 6.1 in cap

  • mizza

    And our inability to defend tight ends and running backs isn’t isolated to last week. The jets completed 17 catches for 250 yards to their rb’s and te’s when they played us. These are really bad numbers. I think having a quicker coverage linebacker can really improve our defense.

  • daraider09

    I liked Thomas Howard too. I think we could use his sideline to sideline speed right now and his ability to cover TEs.

  • SharkCatcher

    Tjbwall Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    Midwest Fan Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    Curry will be Thomas Howard part II, maybe with a little more upside. I always liked Howard and according to some Bengal players Howard’s become a lockeroom leader.

    Curry is in the last year of his deal due to him renegotiating his rookie deal with Sea. I wonder what the condintional pick is based on…
    =============================================

    Idk why, but i actually liked T. Howard
    ——-
    Nice guy, his speed and all those ints his rookie year. ps I had his Jersey.

  • Tjbwall

    I hope you all agree with me when I say that Wimbley has NO instincts as a Linebacker. Although he is a very good Nickel De & can rotate if one of our other Lb are winded.

    No matter how much we payed Wimbley I hope we have realised that he is not the solution at Lb

  • Kirk

    If Curry can help with the BLOWN ASSIGNMENTS on defense, I’m all for it.

    I have never seen a team allow so many uncovered receivers.

  • Thec07

    Kirk Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    If Curry can help with the BLOWN ASSIGNMENTS on defense, I’m all for it.

    I have never seen a team allow so many uncovered receivers.
    ++++++++

    Leaving foster, and tomilinson uncovered keept them in the games…

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    The Seahawks have a really nice fan blog, always plenty of info, this is some of the lastest stuff on Aaron Curry, prior to the trade:

    Aparently, they have changed some stuff on Defense from last year and it has not benefited Curry’s game.

    They feel Curry is very good playing near the line of scrimmage, getting off blocks and lining up over the TE.

    Here it is:

    “This scheme change has meant that Curry has been asked to run and drop back into pass coverage more and set the edge in run support on the strongside less.

    Curry’s strength is on the latter – he’s a beast at breaking off blocks and matching up against tight ends but has trouble with his feel and instincts in zone pass coverage.

    K.J. Wright’s main strengths are just that — he was heralded for his instincts and length in zone coverage coming out and that’s most likely why we’re seeing him get more snaps in the Seahawks changing defense.

    - Per the Seahawks’ press conference on Wednesday, Pete Carroll noted about Aaron Curry,

    “He’s really stout at the line of scrimmage, he’s really good on the tight end. He’s a brute of a guy when we play him on blockers, at getting off of blockers.

    And that’s the stuff that he’s been the best at. He’s big and fast and he hits you. He’s got all that. He’s got a lot of talents.

    We’ve moved him a round a little bit. If you’ve noticed, we’re not on the line of scrimmage as much as we’ve been in the past (with the Sam linebacker), and that doesn’t give him the opportunity to do some of those special things.

    But he understands the scheme and knows what’s going on and he’s going to battle his way back.”

    Curry struggled to adapt to the NFL game after being considered by many to be the ‘safest’ pick in the Draft that year out of Wake Forest.

    There aren’t many people out there that didn’t applaud the pick at the time but as it goes, hindsight is 20-20.

    His critics would point out that he lacks instincts in the zone and is a step slow in coverage ability but he’s proven to be strong against the run and on holding the edge against tight ends.

    The Seahawks have moved away from the ‘under’ front they used a lot last year, with Curry up on the line of scrimmage and acting as a force on the strongside edge.

    This season, the Hawks are featuring more looks with the linebackers back off the line and playing in space, and it appears that Curry really didn’t have a place on this team.”

  • SharkCatcher

    Tjbwall Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    I hope you all agree with me when I say that Wimbley has NO instincts as a Linebacker. Although he is a very good Nickel De & can rotate if one of our other Lb are winded.

    No matter how much we payed Wimbley I hope we have realised that he is not the solution at Lb

    —————–
    I honestly alot has to do with depth. The d is on the field too much.

  • Tjbwall

    Daraider09,

    Oh yea hey look at Thomas Howard now..on the #1 ranked Bengals defense haha

    He was also a very nice special teams player too

  • Tjbwall

    SharkCatcher,

    True that never helps, but i recall the Jets game where Wimbley had coverage on a Te and when the ball was thrown Wimbley was spinning in circles…nearly costing us that game.

    After that play the coaches made sure NEVER to have Kam in coverage EVER again haha

  • justinh

    Now, two players to be released. Who?

  • uglyorc

    On the cut bubble :

    27 Matt Giordano
    36 Ron Parker(PS)
    41 Manase Tonga(PS)
    28 Joe Porter

    Possibly to IR:

    82 Richard Gordon
    77 Matt Shaughnessy(Please God no)

    Gotta pick 2.
    ——————————–
    I cant see Shaughnessy being IRed unless his injury necessitates it. We’ll want him in the playoffs. Unless Reece is expected to practice later this week, Tonga has at least another week on the roster.

    We are getting healthy again at DB. We can afford to cut two. I’d add Boyd to the bubble list but the likely cuts are Parker and Giordano. Also a slim chance of cutting Ausberry or Hagan IMO.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    Man, classic Mark Davis trade. Everybody knows he covets former 1st rounders with size/speed combo.

  • qodrn

    The Raider Scoreboard
    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    First: Ghostraider (exact score)
    Second: Sullivan44
    Third: Pretty Rick
    Fourth: Sullivan44
    Fifth: Fingers

    [BREAKING NEWS]Oakland 42 Browns 10
    860Todd Christensen Raiders 31 Cleveland 13
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS–45 SKIDMARKS—16
    alex7 Raiders 27 Browns 20 Defensive/ST touchdown for Oakland
    fingers Raiders..30 Browns 20
    ghostraiders Raiders 31. Cleveland 13.
    Hagar the Horrible Raiders 34 – Browns 10
    No Mas Diamante RAIDERS 27 BROWNS 16
    qodrn Raiders 28 Browns 10
    r8eray 38-17 Raiders
    raiderkoolaid Raiders 30 Cleveland 17
    raidermarty RAIDERS 41 browns 14 CODE BLACK!!
    Raiders_83 Raiders 45 Browns 9
    rob_raider raiders 38 browns 6
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 35 Browns 13
    StayinBlack Raiders 37 Browns 13
    Sullivan44 Raiders 38, Brownies 21
    Tjbwall Raiders 34 Browns 17

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Very, very interesting trade. Not so much because Curry is coming, which is great!, more so because of what it means. Someone with clout in the Org. saw what we saw: we have DEs playing LB positions. It was Al’s dream to succesfully convert one of these combine freaks into an OLB, much to the chagrin of the team.

    Hmmmm. What to do with Wimbley now? Cut Trevor Scott and move Wimbley to his natural DE position? We need help at DE, Shaughnessy will be out a while.

  • John Tweedy

    Qodrn Says:
    October 12th, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    The Raider Scoreboard
    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    First: Ghostraider (exact score)
    Second: Sullivan44
    Third: Pretty Rick
    Fourth: Sullivan44
    Fifth: Fingers

    [BREAKING NEWS]Oakland 42 Browns 10
    860Todd Christensen Raiders 31 Cleveland 13
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS–45 SKIDMARKS—16
    alex7 Raiders 27 Browns 20 Defensive/ST touchdown for Oakland
    fingers Raiders..30 Browns 20
    ghostraiders Raiders 31. Cleveland 13.
    Hagar the Horrible Raiders 34 – Browns 10
    No Mas Diamante RAIDERS 27 BROWNS 16
    qodrn Raiders 28 Browns 10
    r8eray 38-17 Raiders
    raiderkoolaid Raiders 30 Cleveland 17
    raidermarty RAIDERS 41 browns 14 CODE BLACK!!
    Raiders_83 Raiders 45 Browns 9
    rob_raider raiders 38 browns 6
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 35 Browns 13
    StayinBlack Raiders 37 Browns 13
    Sullivan44 Raiders 38, Brownies 21
    Tjbwall Raiders 34 Browns 17

    _______________________

    Raiders 38

    BrownStains 10

  • MiamiRaider78

    Curry, McClain, Burfict in 2012

    Vontaze is an animal and I would love to see him in a Raider uniform. If Curry can come around and become an effective OLB, McClain improves and the Burfict. Wow, son…Start getting the rings ready ;)

  • ArtilleryShell

    We need run stopping LB’s, and someone to shed blocks and make tackles. Curry needs to learn the middle, prefereably alongside McClain. While DL is the strength of hte front seven, look at the age, Seymour, Henderson, and Kelly is not that young. A multiple front approach, mixing 3-4 looks with 4-3, with Wimbley rushing is good. He is not a OLB, but he doesn’t stack and shed OT’s either. He is an edge rusher, period, and should be brought in on passing downs.

  • ArtilleryShell

    Great job by the Raiders to not overpay for a guy.

  • http://ggeden.wordpress.com/ GG

    I called it the minute I heard Curry was on the block. Obvious Davis move that Jackson hinted at in a previous post about how Davis and him had already planned stuff prior to the trade deadline and for this season in terms of player acquisitions.

    Good pick up. This is the kind of athleticism we need at LB. We just need McClain to become a thumper, or find a thumper to put at MLB and move McClain to Sam backer.

  • mikedlopes

    Al Davis’ Raiders: 57
    Hershey Stains: 17

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