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Aaron Curry!

April 25, 2009

WE LOVE THIS! Welcome to Seattle Aaron Curry. And your Madden ratings look pretty good? Although I think the “zone coverage” rating can come up a bit.

Look at the video and let your eyes be the judge:

He’s a high-character kid as well, bringing along with him a leukemia survivor to the NFL draft events in NYC. To see his tears of joy when he hugged his Mom, wow, that’s a fantastic moment. There has been a ton of good press that Curry is one special guy.

On the field, with Julian Peterson out of the picture, you just couldn’t find a better fit for the Hawks. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay gave the choice a solid “A”, for all the right reasons. And already says this is the best pick of the first round, giving the Curry selection their highest grade so far. Even though GM Tim Ruskell has now said they gave serious consideration to Mark Sanchez at #4, in the end they made the right choice for a pick who will play from day one. And to think of Leroy Hill, Lofa Tatupu, and now this guy joins the mix? Welcome Aaron Curry!

Finally, the spring game was today. With so many front-line guys or projected starters out, including the likely top two QB prospects for next year, well, even the idea of a scrimmage didn’t really move the needle did it? The offense got ONE TD on the day, a 38-yd catch by TE Andrei Lintz. But Lintz’s 38 yards on that one catch actually led the team in receiving yards for the entire day. All in all, not the most exciting spring game ever. As Grippi said in his morning post, now that it’s all over, time to heal, get stronger, and develop some leadership over the next three months before things get real in August.

Grippi did point out a good read by John Blanchette in the SR. Blanchette rips senator Ed Murray for his petty jab at the WSU loudmouths. Check it out here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and GO COUGS!

Hawks Punt Peterson, Nab Redding

March 14, 2009

After a down season where he had a mere five sacks, and then refusing to take a pay-cut, Julian Peterson is gone. He’ll be hauling the hot tub full of ladies back to DETROIT, the winless wonders of the midwest. Even though it’s FREEZING out there in the winter, well, something tells me you won’t have too much trouble keeping warm….Good luck JP.

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Cory Redding comes to Seattle. Redding was a tough player at Texas, and then played well early in Detroit, enough to get a 7-year, $49 million dollar deal from the Lions. But injuries slowed him down last year, making him suddenly available. Here’s a good scouting report on him from Detroit. He did have eight sacks a couple of seasons ago, which is pretty impressive from the defensive tackle spot.

Overall I’d say it’s a good match. Peterson gets to go back to his roots, after all he did play at Michigan State and has family back east. Meanwhile Redding walks into a situation where he will be part of the tackle rotation immediately, with Brandon Mebane and newly-signed Colin Cole. Major upgrades inside for the Hawks.

You also have to wonder what this means for draft day and the #4 pick. Many people are now saying that Aaron Curry, the linebacker from Wake Forest, might be the top player in the draft. There was an article on Friday about Curry and whether or not Seattle would be interested. Suddenly the Hawks have a need, don’t they? He sure looks big-time.

He can even have #59! We’ll see though. A lot of the mock drafts don’t see him making it to the #4 spot. Fingers crossed!