Free agent pickin’s are indeed gettin’ slim and available WRs are no exception. There is at least one remaining name who merits consideration however. He’s a big, fast, red zone threat that’s known to make a circus catch now and then. He was also recently let go by one of the NFL’s more dysfunctional owner-pretending-to-be-a-GM/coach organizations.
Got to be talking about T.O., right?
Nope. I’m talking about ex-Raider UFA Ronald Curry. That other Curry.
Yes, Curry has had some injury issues along the way. Yes, his production has been a bit off lately. On this latter point though, I have to attribute much of that to the fact he was relegated to second fiddle behind Javon Walker and even more to the fact that the Raiders are rarely in the redzone — i.e., where Curry creates the most havoc. His speed would also allow us to stretch the field better than our current cadre of receivers do. The fact that he, much like Randy Moss did, has languished within the Raiders organization should not be viewed as any kind of knock on this talent either.
The price? Negligible. No draft picks need to be expended on him and dollar-wise, probably somewhere this side of 1.5 mill per year.
One of the things that hurt us last year was our inability to score once we were inside the 20. Wouldn’t it be nice to have another TD weapon to add to our arsenal? I think so. Those Tarheel basketball hops come in handy down there.
What do you think Addicts, — how good would Ron Curry look in Red and Gold?