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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Mon May 13, 2013 2:42 pm
  • NinerBuff wrote:Hey Hawk Fans,

    I remember during the '09 draft, I was pissed that you guys selected Curry as he was the most 'pro-ready' player. Why did he bust? Wrong system? Couldn't get off blocks?

    Just interested.

    BTW, the Giants and Cowboys are my least favorite teams and I have a sick feeling that he'll end up being good for the Giants.

    He was no longer able to overwhelm subpar competition with raw athletic ability, and his propensity for over pursuit and taking bad angles bit him in the ass, bigtime. He was pretty good early on and showed he may well be a game changer, but was asked by the coaching staff to dial back the intensity (refs were threatening to flag him with taunting), and never really seemed to get it back again.

    His problems are coachable, but he, himself, may not be.
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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Mon May 13, 2013 2:45 pm
  • NinerBuff. Curry's problem to me was that he wasn't an instinctive player. He could be fooled pretty easily and he couldn't get home. He was more athletic than functional. With the Raiders, it appears his knees/health got the best of him. He seemed pretty unfocused here. I also think the high draft pick made him feel he had to prove something every play. Was always going for the kill shot.

    If he is healthy and with reduced expectations he could see a role in the NFL. With his speed and power, you would think he would be a terror off the edge as a pass rusher but his timing just never seemed right. I was a Crabtree fan, because Housh was getting long in the teeth and our WRs were soo pedestrian back then. Oh well.
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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Mon May 13, 2013 3:00 pm
  • Thanks SmokinHawk & drdiags

    So, it seems that his problem was he couldn't handle the mental rigors of the game. But in NY, hill have significantly less expectations and will be surrounded with exceptional pass rushers. I was actually interested in signing him this offseason as a cheap OLB reserve. I hope he doesn't have a turnaround. As a said earlier, I really hate the Giants.
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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Mon May 13, 2013 4:45 pm
  • I really don't see him having a turn-around. Maybe he'll be useful to the New York football Giants given they have plenty of talent around him that all he'll have to do is rush the passer, but he's not going to be a game changer. Any numbers he puts up will be entirely due to the fact he'll be the last person worried about among their other pass rushers.
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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Mon May 13, 2013 5:31 pm
  • The problem with Curry can be summed up with his mantra that he chanted before every game (as seen on Seahawks All Access), "See ball, hit ball." He never could grasp maintaining his gap. He is also not fast enough to cover TE's or RB's out of the backfield. He was never used to rush the passer in college and never seemed to have the instincts or explosiveness needed to do it in the NFL.
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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Mon May 13, 2013 6:41 pm
  • LOL, I feel bad for them.
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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Tue May 14, 2013 4:41 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:LOL, I feel bad for them.

    If you're having Curry problems, I feel bad for you son. I've got 99 problems but a linebacker ain't one.
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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Wed May 15, 2013 12:31 pm
  • mikeak wrote:
    pehawk wrote:
    Snohomie wrote:Aaron Curry is a fascinating study of how long a supremely athletic individual can last in the NFL without any kind of positive body-of-work. Awesome athlete, awful football player.

    He's not around anymore, but we had a member named "Rotak", one of those self-appointed draft experts, who proclaimed Aaron Curry to be the next, BETTER Lawrence Taylor.

    Wow, what an idiot that guy was.

    Must be this guy from the comments to the article

    "Curry was great as a Seahawk. The only reason I think he was traded was an attitude issue. If he learns his lesson, Giants got a steal of a deal. Seattle/Oakland paid him $34m, and now Giants got him for less than $1m a year.

    As a Seattle fan I was shocked with he was traded – he was a great player."

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Re: NY Giants sign Aaron Curry...
Sat May 18, 2013 10:36 pm
  • Yeah, Curry just has/had no football sense. I can't remember how many times, watching, I yelled "no, go THAT way!!!".

    The other thing to watch for in his lowlights is him arriving at the pile about two seconds after the play is over. Every. Single. Time.

    Sorry, nothing against the dude -- but he just doesn't seem to be able to predict where the play is going.
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