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Curry to start at weak side

Aaron Curry is going straight into the lineup at weak side linebacker in place of Quentin Groves.

“I don’t get into what happened wherever he was,” coach Hue Jackson said. “I just know what I know, and what I see. I brought him here of reason and he’s going to play.”

The No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 draft, Curry was the Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top linebacker at Wake Forest but struggled for both Jim Mora and Pete Carroll in Seattle, losing his job this season to fourth-round draft pick K.J. Wright.

“It’s been very eventful, very exciting,” Curry said after his first practice. “Just to know that coach has faith that I can come in and play right away is a great confidence-booster for me. Just to know that he believes in me. My job is to get out there and do my job, be held accountable, to play hard, play fast and just fit in with Raider football.

Curry believes the Oakland scheme will free him to run and hit, as opposed to the more read-and-react system he played in at Seattle. He feels fortunate to be out from the pressure of being a high draft pick that didn’t perform to expectations.

“It’s like a breath of fresh air,” Curry said. “One of the first things coach said was I didn’t have to worry about any of the opinions that were formed on me before the day we met. I had a clean slate, and that he doesn’t care what happened back in the past and it’s all about moving on to the future. When he told me that, I took a deep breath _ that was my biggest concern was if the opinions would pass on from club to club or person to person.”

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  • DMAC

    Raiders coach Hue Jackson expects MLB Rolando McClain (ankle) to play in Week 6 against the Browns.
    There was early-week speculation in Oakland that McClain’s injury might be serious, particularly after they brought in two free agent linebackers for workouts and traded for Aaron Curry. Turns out, McClain is fine. Through five games, last year’s No. 8 overall pick in the draft ranks a disappointing 33rd in the league in tackles. He was more of an IDP bust last season.
    Source: Vittorio Tafur on Twitter

  • DMAC

    Repost

    According to NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora, the Raiders have already begun casting about for a new general manager, inquiring with several NFL front offices.
    The front office is being restructured following the death of Al Davis. One name high on Oakland’s list is Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta. That would seem to be a long shot considering DeCosta has turned down offers in the recent past. He’s the successor to Ozzie Newsome in Baltimore.
    Related: Ravens
    Source: NFL.com

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    Thoughts?

  • http://www.aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    DMAC what is an IDP bust?

  • DMAC

    Whats a Drexl? Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    DMAC what is an IDP bust?
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    Good question.
    I’ll take a guess
    IDP = I don’t play

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    RAIDERZ 31 – brownires 19

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    300.860Todd Christensen Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Bait and switch, England, Dakota’s express!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sob.

  • Method To My Madness

    DMAC yeah the Taco truck off High Street is it! 3.50 for a burrito!

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    Johnnies Pastrami on Sepulveda in Culver City around the corner from Tito’s Tacos. Oh I miss those two places. lol

  • QUAGRAIDER

    CURRY should be the middle-backer! move MCCLAIN over!! and GROVES, up to this point is our BEST line-backer!!! how the hell he get put down!!!!

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    300.860Todd Christensen Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Bait and switch, England, Dakota’s express!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sob
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    The way it is, sorry bro!

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    302.DMAC Says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    Repost

    According to NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora, the Raiders have already begun casting about for a new general manager, inquiring with several NFL front offices.
    The front office is being restructured following the death of Al Davis. One name high on Oakland’s list is Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta. That would seem to be a long shot considering DeCosta has turned down offers in the recent past. He’s the successor to Ozzie Newsome in Baltimore.
    Related: Ravens
    Source: NFL.com

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    Thoughts?

    Yes.

    Ron Wolf would be nice.

    Jimmie Johnson

    Michael Lombardi part 2

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