With all of the particulars in order all that separated Aaron Curry from a Silver and Black jersey was a clean bill of health and a roster spot. You can officially call Curry a Raider now that he’s passed his physical and the Raiders waived Bruce Davis III to make room for Curry.
Before discussing Curry let’s first talk about Davis III. A sad reminder of the business of football, Davis III was raised in the Raider family. His father was a Raider and it gave him pride to wear the Silver and Black. After blocking a punt in Oakland’s dramatic win over Houston, Davis III sung the praises of the recently departed Al Davis.
But such is the nature of the beast. In order to make an omelet, you’ve got to break a few eggs.
Raider Nation is thankful for the services of Davis III but also excited about Curry’s arrival.
Curry comes with a big question mark hanging over his head. His athletic ability is off the charts. However Curry hasn’t come anywhere close to living up to his draft status.
Still he is well worth the gamble. Hue Jackson is already looking at a definite roll for Curry, finding one element of his game to concentrate on in order to get the most production possible.
Oakland’s linebackers have been among the worst performing units on the team. Rolando McClain has yet to fully arrive as the run stuffing beast in the middle as expected. Plus McClain is now dealing with an ankle injury. Kamerion Wimbley is a pass rusher only while Quentin Groves is simply starting by default.
Curry will have every chance to make an impact. Oakland has long been a home for cast-off so Curry’s story is nothing new. However should he fail to produce his NFL career could take a dramatic turn for the worst.