Originally posted on 12th Man Rising  |  Last updated 10/15/11
As I’m sure you now know, Aaron Curry is no longer a Seahawk. There’s been plenty written on the subject already. Seattle Times readers have voted him the biggest Seahawks draft “Bust” of the Ruskell Era. (On a side note, he’s not even close to the biggest bust of all time, to me that is still Dan McGwire) The trade even made Joseph proclaim that he’s the “happiest man on Earth.”Back in 2009, I was one of the MANY people who applauded this pick. While I did think it was high for a linebacker, I recognized what a freakish athlete Curry was. It was a departure from Tim Ruskell’s player arch-type that he always picked; the smaller, slower players who were “football smart.” Those picks were essential to fixing the mess that Holmgren had assembled, but the stockpiling of too many of that type of player was killing this team. Curry looked like he would make this team be physical again.I was wrong. It wasn’t the first time I’d been wrong about a draft prospect, and it wasn’t the last time
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