Carroll’s latest thoughts on Aaron Curry

Published on August 15, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

The Seattle Seahawks have tried linebacker Aaron Curry at defensive end and even as an inside pass-rusher while seeking to maximize his value.

They went into the 2010 season determined to expand his role beyond that of strongside linebacker. But with Chris Clemons and Raheem Brock providing purer pass-rush abilities, Curry never emerged in that area. Re-signing Brock and adding veteran defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson in free agency gave Seattle pass-rush options beyond Curry this season.

Coach Pete Carroll offered his latest thinking on Curry when speaking with reporters Saturday:

“We know how to utilize him now. I think we understand it. Last year, we tried to figure out how much we should pass-rush him and move him around in pass-rush situations. He’s really an outside linebacker and he does a really good job of doing that. He’s playing first-team in the nickel package right now, and that’s something as a linebacker that he didn’t do before. That’s a good upgrade for him. He’s comfortable with the passing game. He’s just having a fantastic camp. He really seems like a different kid out here.”

Sometimes highly drafted players feel pressure to meet expectations early in their careers. Defensive end Chris Long, chosen second in the 2008 draft, fell into this category through his first and into his second seasons. He blossomed in 2010 after moving to the left side. He seems to be having much more fun playing football now that he has settled into a role comfortable to him.

Curry, the fourth player chosen in the 2009 draft, could be following a similar path. One difference: Teams value pass-rushing defensive ends such as Long more than they value solid all-around strongside linebackers. Overall, it’s logical to think Curry would benefit from narrowing his focus. At the very least, Curry must be a good linebacker.

“He’s more confident, he’s looser, he’s more comfortable, just everything about him is on the upswing and he’s having a blast out here,” Carroll said of Curry. “I’m really happy to see that. Obviously, we knew he’s a terrific athlete, so he’s off to a great start for us.”

via Carroll’s latest thoughts on Aaron Curry – NFC West Blog – ESPN.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (2)

  1. Seaballs says:

    Right. He was hyped by the media to be Superlinebacker and he's been playing stressed-out trying to be just that . Relax kid . Tear heads off at your own pace. Curry will be a pro-bowl linebacker.

  2. jjjuju says:

    I agree with Seaballs as long as he can relax and not over stress himself andmake bad calls ad continue to get offside calls, He will have a good year (barring injuries).. Maybe the defense can stay off the field ad be good forthe fourth gtr.




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

11970517-standard

He’s 30, but Seahawks’ Mebane is back and better

The drill for Brandon Mebane interviews follows a script: Writer asks Seattle Seahawks PR guy to set it ...
600x405x140930-gilliam-600.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DwhV7Niefu

New RT Garry Gilliam improves rapidly

Don’t tell Garry Gilliam his first start wasn’t in a real game. Trying to block Justin Houston is as ...
_d4s7270

Seahawks Linebackers Impress in Kansas City

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a pregame message for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Despite having only five ...
1cst_-0788

Rookie Tyler Lockett Shines in Seahawks Debut

When the Seahawks, a team known for moving back in the draft to accumulate picks, traded away four ...
cst_ek2v0988

A Surprise Leader At Left Guard, And Other Observations

The Seahawks started practice Wednesday outside under blue skies, and finished it inside with hail rattling off the ...
_rm11666

Seahawks Training Camp Day 8: Three Takeaways From The “Mock Game”

At the eighth practice of Seahawks training camp presented by Bing, the team conducted a "Mock Game" in ...
_rm16972

Three Things We Learned From Defensive Coordinator Kris Richard

Following day four of Seahawks training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Kris Richard took time to ...
Seattle Seahawks

Ahtyba Rubin Steps Up, And Other Observations From Day 3 Of Seahawks Training Camp

Day 3 of Seahawks training camp meant the first day of practicing in pads, so it was a ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz