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Curry waived by Raiders

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 11:40 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders confirmed that they waived veteran outside linebacker Aaron Curry, soon after Curry sent out several Tweets saying that he was gone.
Curry Tweeted three times within a 6-minute span that he was gone. The Raiders ultimately confirmed the news.
He missed some of the offseason workouts, all of training camp and the first eight games this season as a result of sore knees. He recovered well enough to play in Oakland’s past two games.
In those games, he played 15 defensive snaps against the Baltimore Ravens but only three against the New Orleans Saints.
The Raiders traded for Curry last season. The move cost the Raiders a seventh-round draft pick in 2012 and a fifth-rounder next season.
Curry’s departure frees up a spot on the 53-man roster. Former agent Joel Corry said Curry will count $1.5 million in so-called dead money on next year’s salary cap.
Curry was the fourth pick of the 2009 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He failed to materialize into the game-changing linebacker that many envisioned.

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  • SilverNBlackPA

    Raider O Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am
    You People are mad!
    Comparing DA to Tomlin and JJ? Really?

    +++++++

    My point in bringing up Jimmy Johnson is that they went 1-15 in his first season. 7-9 in the second. 9-7 or 10-6 (can’t remember which) in the third and hit paydirt in the 4th and 5th.

    The attitude of many, many on here is that they would’ve fired JJ after that first season because the team was so bad.

  • The Big Banana

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 9:56 am
    Raiders 33 – Bengals 27

    Print it.

    —-

    Lol. Gotta love this optimism after 3 straight abysmal performances.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I can compare too.
    Norv was 5-11, and what did he do in his 2nd season? 4-12!!
    I’m glad the Dischargers hired him.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    So Al offered MCDs Cheeseburger and KFC colesaw. Jerry Jones brought out the champagne, the cheerleaders, and killed a cow just to give ol Sean some fresh Ribeye… man, Texas.

  • Priesttj12

    How in hell did the Niners get Harbaugh if stability mattered. 8 straight years out of the playoffs and in the throws of a 6-10 season?

    What mattered to Harbaugh is $$$ and some control…….that is all that mattered to Jeff Fisher as well. Some of you are smoking your dirty drawers. Get a clue………The Rams have been aweful for years at least 10 and you call that stability? lol

  • Dakota

    RaiderO,

    How can you sit there and praise Pryor when he is the main reason your undefeated Ohio State team isn’t poised to play ND for the National Championship? (yes, we both know ND would kick the crap out of them, but still, you would have gone to the big dance!)

    A real Ohio State fan would demand that Pryor be cut from the Raiders’ roster and be sent to KC!

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Raider O Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:05 am
    I can compare too.
    Norv was 5-11, and what did he do in his 2nd season? 4-12!!
    I’m glad the Dischargers hired him.

    +++++

    If JJ had gone 4-12 in his second season he probably would’ve been gone too.

    If Allen goes 4-12 in 2013, I’ll be right on the “fire DA” bandwagon.

  • John David Booty

    I am all for patience, but it has to be the right guy. For everyone here saying that DA should get one more year, could you please explain what it is that DA has exhibited that makes you feel that he is deserving of another season? And I mean what has DA shown you. If you think he deserves another chance because of “circumstances”, and not necessarily due to anything that he has shown in terms of coaching acumen, thats all fine. Me personally, I feel you have to show and prove. And I have seen nothing, absolutely nothing from DA that makes me want to give him another season. So I am genuinely asking, what is it that others are seeing that I am not seeing that warrants giving DA another season.

  • Priesttj12

    Harbaugh got a huge contract $25 mill that is what stability is.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Man, Reggie Should have gone out and hired an experienced HC like Cowher or Marty. this way he would have had some stability while learning on the job. Now Reggie is learning while DA is learning while the DC is learning…crazy strategy.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Gruden goes 8-8 his first season.

    Raiders are 7-8 heading into the season finale in Kansas City. Al was going to fire him if they lost. They won and he stayed and we know what happened the next 2 seasons.

    What if he’d fired him over that one game?

    Head coaches should get a minimum of 2 years and in some cases 3.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Now granted, DA looks to go much worse than 8-8 his first season. But the point is that Gruden showed no improvement his second season. But that third? Hit the big time. Al stuck with him and it paid off.

    Stick with DA for at least another year is the main point here.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Head coaches should get a minimum of 2 years and in some cases 3.
    ++++++++++

    Except Art Shell & the Bed & Breakfast show, they should have gotten 4 or 5….games.

  • Priesttj12

    758.John David Booty Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:07 am
    I am all for patience, but it has to be the right guy. For everyone here saying that DA should get one more year, could you please explain what it is that DA has exhibited that makes you feel that he is deserving of another season? And I mean what has DA shown you. If you think he deserves another chance because of “circumstances”, and not necessarily due to anything that he has shown in terms of coaching acumen, thats all fine. Me personally, I feel you have to show and prove. And I have seen nothing, absolutely nothing from DA that makes me want to give him another season. So I am genuinely asking, what is it that others are seeing that I am not seeing that warrants giving DA another season.
    **********************************************
    Most of these folks wouldn’t know if yo told them. The bottom line is DA had failed miserably, if he doesn’t show something before the year is out I could see him getting canned if he doesn’t can half his staff. But yeah the only reason I would consider him staying is if he gets a better staff if he refuses I’d fire him on the spot………….period

  • John David Booty

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Gruden goes 8-8 his first season.

    Raiders are 7-8 heading into the season finale in Kansas City. Al was going to fire him if they lost. They won and he stayed and we know what happened the next 2 seasons.

    What if he’d fired him over that one game?

    Head coaches should get a minimum of 2 years and in some cases 3.
    ——————————————
    I agree, head coaches should be given 2 to 3 years IF and ONLY IF they show something in that first year that proves that they are worth a damn.

  • hwnrdr

    Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Head coaches should get a minimum of 2 years and in some cases 3.
    ++++++++++

    Except Art Shell & the Bed & Breakfast show, they should have gotten 4 or 5….games.

    LOL, what you talking about? 2 games!

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Head coaches should get a minimum of 2 years and in some cases 3.
    ++++++++++

    Except Art Shell & the Bed & Breakfast show, they should have gotten 4 or 5….games.

    ++++++++

    That was bad on a level few had seen before. There are exceptions to everything.

    Tarver should go if the defense doesn’t improve. It’s looking to be the defensive version of the B&B.

    DA looks to have made a big mistake in hiring his assistants. What I want him to do if there’s no upswing the second half of the year here is admit it and learn from it and hire better ones.

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

    Good freaking grief!! You kats are all hung up on this “stability” nirvana.

    You are missing the point of contention by a mile.

    AD, gawd bless him, was a meddler, right or wrong, but that is how he rolled. Any self respecting coach that understood AD was going to micro-manage the roster/game plan did not want anything to do with that bargain.

    Sure a few coaches gave it a go, but history proves sooner or later they would attempt to break out of the yoke and do things “their” way, and subsequently get fired.

    AD brooked no decent.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    hwnrdr Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:12 am
    Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Head coaches should get a minimum of 2 years and in some cases 3.
    ++++++++++

    Except Art Shell & the Bed & Breakfast show, they should have gotten 4 or 5….games.

    LOL, what you talking about? 2 games!

    +++++++

    I knew we were in big big trouble after that first Monday night game.

  • Priesttj12

    You can get fire Knapp at noon and by 12:15 have another coach to coach that same system successfully. Because It’s not the system as much as it is gameplanning and playcalling. Knowing how to use the talent at your disposal and when along with that.

  • The Big Banana

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Raider O Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am
    You People are mad!
    Comparing DA to Tomlin and JJ? Really?

    +++++++

    My point in bringing up Jimmy Johnson is that they went 1-15 in his first season. 7-9 in the second. 9-7 or 10-6 (can’t remember which) in the third and hit paydirt in the 4th and 5th.

    The attitude of many, many on here is that they would’ve fired JJ after that first season because the team was so bad.

    ——

    So can DA sucker the Vikings into giving us 5 players and 6 draft picks for DMAC?

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:15 am

    You can get fire Knapp at noon and by 12:15 have another coach to coach that same system successfully….
    ++++++++++++

    Agreed. Give Al Saunders the playbook, he’ll get this thing rolling by 12:30.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    JDB,

    Bill Belichick’s first season in New England was 5-11.

    Jimmy Johnson’s first season in Dallas was 1-15.

    Bill Parcells first season in New York was 3-12-1

    What did they show in ANY of those seasons to justify a 2nd? And these are legendary guys. No one’s expecting DA to be a Hall of Famer. He just deserves a fair chance. 10 games is NOT a fair chance.

  • John David Booty

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:15 am
    You can get fire Knapp at noon and by 12:15 have another coach to coach that same system successfully. Because It’s not the system as much as it is gameplanning and playcalling. Knowing how to use the talent at your disposal and when along with that.
    ———————————–
    Co-sign.

    All coaches are not created equal. Sure, every coach has a system theyd like to implement. It doesnt mean you should suck if you dont have the players for your system. You work with what you have. Its called COACHING. With what theyve shown so far, Im not even convinced that this staff would be able to get things right even IF they had all the players that “fit the system”.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Macho Camacho got shot in the face? shame… by the way who you like: Manny or my man Marquez?
    ———————————————–
    Manny by decision once again, Marquez is a bad match up for Manny, but he is almost 40 now.
    ————————————————
    It´s the last chance for Márquez to prove the judges were wrong the first 3 fights.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:07 am
    Harbaugh got a huge contract $25 mill that is what stability is.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Exactly!
    You want good coaches? Pay them!

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    MEX_GHOST Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Macho Camacho got shot in the face? shame… by the way who you like: Manny or my man Marquez?
    ———————————————–
    Manny by decision once again, Marquez is a bad match up for Manny, but he is almost 40 now.
    ————————————————
    It´s the last chance for Márquez to prove the judges were wrong the first 3 fights.
    ++++++++++++

    I dont think the judges will give another one to Manny, its Marquez fight to loose, Manny will look for the KO.

  • Priesttj12

    Those coaches didn’t take a 8-8 team and make it wreak like this staff has. The Cowboys were no where near a playoff team when JJ took over and plus they were stuck in the past with a bunch of OLD players…….Don’t even mention the Jets. The Pat’s were swirling as well. You have to judge the coach based on what he inherited to just mention their records without looking a the team they went to is irresponsible.

    Mr Davis to a 1 win team and won 10 games the next year. Look at what Harbaugh has done because he had something to work with. So did DA this team has regressed by all accts. You cannot deny that…….if we had gone 2-14 last year NO ONE would be complaining……so stop the HC first year crap.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    The dischargers have stability, and how is that working for them and their fans?

  • MEX_GHOST

    773.SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:17 am
    JDB,

    Bill Belichick’s first season in New England was 5-11.

    Jimmy Johnson’s first season in Dallas was 1-15.

    Bill Parcells first season in New York was 3-12-1

    What did they show in ANY of those seasons to justify a 2nd? And these are legendary guys. No one’s expecting DA to be a Hall of Famer. He just deserves a fair chance. 10 games is NOT a fair chance.
    ——————————————–
    Doesn´t matters what Mark Davis is telling to the media, we all know Reggie and Dennis Allen hace a pass for this season. 100% sure!!

  • Dakota

    I don’t know, maybe now that the Al factor is gone, coaches will be more inclined to come here even if Reggie fires his staff after less than 1 calendar year? I doubt it.

    No one was jumping at the chance last year and the Al factor was gone then too….so what changed in the last year that make you believe Reggie would have better candidates than he did 10 months ago?

    That team was coming off an 8-8 season, Al was gone, Palmer was here….and he still got snubbed by coaches and had to go with a list that included Marty Mornhingwig, Buddy Ryan’s punching bag, Dom Capers….and Winston Moss.

    I just do not see the point of firing one young coach in order to hire one of the proven loser HCs who are desperate enough to take the job.

    Roll with DA for one more season and see what happens.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    If the new owner and GM had Stability at their #1 priority, they would have kept Hue abd his staff, abd allowed him to hire a new DC.

    That’s stability!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    was quack really saying that we need to keep losing coaches so that we can attract other coaches? wth? the man is delusional…

  • MEX_GHOST

    777.Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am
    MEX_GHOST Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Macho Camacho got shot in the face? shame… by the way who you like: Manny or my man Marquez?
    ———————————————–
    Manny by decision once again, Marquez is a bad match up for Manny, but he is almost 40 now.
    ————————————————
    It´s the last chance for Márquez to prove the judges were wrong the first 3 fights.
    ++++++++++++

    I dont think the judges will give another one to Manny, its Marquez fight to loose, Manny will look for the KO.
    ———————————-
    Márquez must to look the KO too, he shouldn´t let the judges make their work.

  • The Big Banana

    #778 – Took the words right out of my mouth. Less typing for me. Thanks.

  • John David Booty

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:17 am
    JDB,

    Bill Belichick’s first season in New England was 5-11.

    Jimmy Johnson’s first season in Dallas was 1-15.

    Bill Parcells first season in New York was 3-12-1

    What did they show in ANY of those seasons to justify a 2nd? And these are legendary guys. No one’s expecting DA to be a Hall of Famer. He just deserves a fair chance. 10 games is NOT a fair chance.
    ————————————————-
    I have posted my thoughts on this a few days ago, cause I am a fan of Belichick as a coach. Yes, they went 5-11 his first season, but go back and look at those games. They were competitive every week, could have won a lot of the games they lost, and at least were showing signs of being an actual football team. Then, Super Bowl one season later. Has DA shown you anything this year to think he’ll have this team anywhere close to SB next year? Belichicks team showed they could at least compete every week. DA’s team is worse in every way from the previous season, and seems to regress weekly. Like Ive said before, Im all for patience, but it has to be the right guy. So my question to you is, what has DA shown you to make you feel that he has the ability to turn things around?

  • MEX_GHOST

    ——————————————–
    Doesn´t matters what Mark Davis is telling to the media, we all know Reggie and Dennis Allen hace a pass for this season. 100% sure!!
    —————————–
    *have not hace

  • DJ Johnny

    782.Raider O Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:29 am
    If the new owner and GM had Stability at their #1 priority, they would have kept Hue abd his staff, abd allowed him to hire a new DC.

    That’s stability!

    Very good point and thank you for making it.

  • Dakota

    Al fired HC after about 1.2 years on average for the past decade…..how well did that turn out again?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Btw, I already said DA should stay, but his staff has to go.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    fvck that da needs to take hus horse carriage back home that pvsy…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:31 am
    782.Raider O Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:29 am
    If the new owner and GM had Stability at their #1 priority, they would have kept Hue abd his staff, abd allowed him to hire a new DC.

    That’s stability!

    Very good point and thank you for making it.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    And*
    Thank you.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Lets keep things in perspective. Even if big mack and davis decide that D.A is not the answer, it isnt as though the raiders are the only team that has pulled the one and done with a head coach.

    Jim mora jr. bobby petrino, eric mangini, pete carrol, rich kotite and so on.

    Some times you simply picked the wrong guy. he looked the part and sold himself in the interview but he is not good at the job.

    Big mack will not sit by and let his hard earned promotion be ruined by a coach that is in over his head. besides big mack also allowed him to put together his own staff, so i sure davis jr has questioned big mack on this issue seeing how poorly knapp and tarver have performed.

    Big mack will need to make a move and im sure he is already working the phones, in the event that allen continues to flounder down the stretch

  • Priesttj12

    There are 100unsuccessful 1st year coaches for every successful coach who had bad 1st years. Why don’t you bring them up. You jump to a few coaches who started off slow and biult right. But who to say DA is one of those few……….some of you use some of the most specious logic for examples I’ve ever seen. As if DA is gauranteed to be great, well he isn’t and all we have to go on is what HE HAS DONE to date.

  • SilverLining20

    Everybody is talking about what DA and Reggie inherited with an 8-8 team.

    I haven’t done it myself but I remember thinking last year that our team was not that great despite us being “in the hunt” late.

    Off the top of my head, the best win would be the Texans who were without Andre Johnson and Mario Williams left at the beginning of the game. Nail biters with a bunch of OK teams. Bears at home without Cutler.

    I think the worst team we’ve lost to this year might be the Chargers. And to top it off we can STILL lose ANOTHER game this season to match this great 8-8 record despite Reggie doing the smart thing and cutting ugly contracts in the offseason.

  • MEX_GHOST

    790.Raider O Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:32 am
    Btw, I already said DA should stay, but his staff has to go.
    ——————————————
    Knapp and ST coach must go, but Tarver could work with Dennis to fix de Def. and hire a very capable OC, that allow Dennis not to invest too much time with the Off.

  • oakfoshow

    789.Dakota Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:32 am
    Al fired HC after about 1.2 years on average for the past decade…..how well did that turn out again?

    =========================================== Doesnt really matter what Al did in the past.Al is gone now,but that in no way means DA should stay.He hired the staff,mistake.He changed the offensive system,mistake.We cant compete with anybody right now and that also falls on him.Although Reggie bottom lip as the general manager allowed these thngs to happen.Its his job to oversee these decisions and make sure that a ROOKIE HC is not regressing this team.There is no doubt in my mind a experienced HC like a Gruden or Cowher could turn this thing around.Salary cap my as$!Reggie should have been busy makeing better roster moves.Reggie is a joke.

  • John David Booty

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:35 am
    There are 100unsuccessful 1st year coaches for every successful coach who had bad 1st years. Why don’t you bring them up. You jump to a few coaches who started off slow and biult right. But who to say DA is one of those few……….some of you use some of the most specious logic for examples I’ve ever seen. As if DA is gauranteed to be great, well he isn’t and all we have to go on is what HE HAS DONE to date.
    ——————————————
    This is pretty much the same way I see it. Im not saying Im God when it comes to evaluating coaches, but I just dont see any reason whatsoever why DA deserves another chance. Best scenario, Im wrong and he ends up being a genius coach who gets us to multiple SB’s, starting next season. But realistically, no, I dont see that happening at all.

  • Dakota

    Again…..what has changed over the past 10 months that makes you think some good coach is going to jump at the opportunity to coach the Oakland Raiders?

    If DA is fired, we will end up with someone like Buddy Ryan’s punching bag and then all of you will be asking for him to be fired next fall.

    smh

    Give DA a fair shake for 2 years….convince him to fire Knapp and the ST coach and see what happens next year.

    A lot of people came forward for DA and said he has what it takes to win…..well, he should be given a fair shot, but he has to let Knapp go….and Reggie needs to bring some decent player in for him too.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    espn reported by accident that gruden was leaving the booth…..go get him mark