Pete Carroll downplays Aaron Curry contract revision

AP

On Monday, we reported that the Seahawks and linebacker Aaron Curry agreed to reduce Curry’s rookie deal from six years to four, with Curry giving up $5 million in guaranteed money he was due to receive in 2012.

On Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll — who wasn’t otherwise arranging for fake cops to show up and pretend to arrest a player who has had trouble with some real cops — dismissed the previously unreported development as stale.

That’s really old news for us,” Carroll said, per Christian Caple of seattlepi.com.  “As far as I understand, that happened a long time ago.”  He later added that it was done “months” ago.

“That’s not news that’s pertinent to what’s going on now to us,” Carroll said.  “He’s doing great.  He’s had a great camp.  Like I said, he’s been just at the top of his game in terms of preparation and dealing with everybody and handling stuff.  His mentality’s great.  A little banged up right now, but he’ll play this week.  It’s really no issue at all at this point.”

Fine, but the contract wasn’t done months ago.  Per the source who advised us of the new contract, it was signed on August 13.

Technically, that was “months ago.”  Roughly 0.3 months ago.

29 responses to “Pete Carroll downplays Aaron Curry contract revision

  1. And we are supposed to believe your unnamed source rather than the coach? The player is under contract, and if the player agreed to a revision months ago, what difference does it make when he signs it. He didn’t have to sign it to continue playing.

  2. Thats probably the way pete acted about that usc crap oh that was months ago stop bringing up the past, roger almighty should fine or suspend carroll for ducking his punishment like a coward

  3. Curry had a good rookie season? This comes as a huge surprise to Seattle fans.

    The most often time he’s referred to is when the referee’s voice comes over the PA system and says “Offsides, #59, defense, five-yard penalty, repeat second down.”

  4. Wow, I know I hadn’t heard about Curry but I didn’t realize he was busting like this. Curry was suppose to be a lock for a good pro.

  5. “Curry had a very good rookie season, the restructure makes me think he doesn’t like playing in Seattle very much.”

    This type of restructure is usually initiated by the FO. It’s good for the player if he improves his play, and good for the team if he doesn’t. It seems like the team is betting against him improving.

  6. Kaz says:Aug 24, 2011 2:21 PM

    Wow, I know I hadn’t heard about Curry but I didn’t realize he was busting like this. Curry was suppose to be a lock for a good pro.
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    I heard numerous pundits declare him to be the surest thing in the 2009 draft class.

    I suppose if he had been taken in the fourth round instead of the fourth overall pick, his play wouldn’t be getting so much criticism. He’s a big, strong guy, but he has been woefully ineffective as a pass-rusher, and woefully ineffective in coverage.

    He’d make for a decent ILB in a 3-4 setup, but Seattle runs a 4-3, and you don’t want to be paying LBs $10 million a year to help stuff the run on first and second down.

  7. depotnator says:
    Aug 24, 2011 1:53 PM
    And we are supposed to believe your unnamed source rather than the coach? The player is under contract, and if the player agreed to a revision months ago, what difference does it make when he signs it. He didn’t have to sign it to continue playing.
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    Yes. I’d believe these guys (and their source) more than stinky pete.
    What knowledge do you have if the player agreed to the revised contract months ago?
    Pete may say all these things but Curry has mostly been a bust. Why otherwise would you reduce the contract?

  8. On behalf of all delusional, desperate Raiders fans (like myself): we’ll trade you DT Desmond Bryant for Curry, straight up. Now that Travis Goethel is on his way to becoming the Chaz Schillens of our defense, the D needs to address it’s woeful production from the WLB spot. I don’t want to see Kirk Morrison or Lofa in the Silver and Black this season.

    Aaron Curry just needs stop playing so out of control. Less Lawrence Taylor, more Carl Banks. He’s not a pass rusher, but if he just played within the system, he could do well. And snag a few INTs along the way.

  9. WOW We got Mikey F using his unnamed source telling us what happened in the Seahawks FO, the contract was agreed to ‘BEFORE” the lockout, and Coach trollhammer20 letting us know what type of D we play. Not sure but our starters right noe look like this LDE Clemmons LDT Branch RDT Mebane RDE Bryant Then we have OLB Hill MLB Hawthorne OLN Curry. Thanks troll but when you are going to talk know something

    As far as Curry goes he has been a bust so far. He has one more year to prove himself or he is gone. He has had dumb penalties, doesn’t wrap up, and is lost in coverage. He had 3.5 sacks his 1st year and 2 last year. He has 7 total pass defenses 1 his 1st year, and he has 4 forced fumble. His tackles are OK nothing to brag about. His problem is he can’t be where he needs to be instinctively, he has to think about it. Hopefully after a 2nd year in the same D he will do better.

    One of the biggest problems is he takes dumb penalties at the wrong time. His rookie year he had an unsportsmanlike penalty just about every game. He was a bit better last year. Last week in the Minnesota game he ripped off a OL’s helmet and then threw it. He was standing right in front of the Umpire. It did not look like he was going to get a penalty until he threw the helmet. It is dumb penalties like that, that really make you wonder if he gets it. Hopefully he will, but it looks like he will be part of the biggest draft bust class in the history of the draft.

  10. This poor excuse of a football player will be unemployed this time next year. And unemployed for a long long time. Hold that thought…….he’ll end up in Chicago with the asst. GM that drafted him. Urlacher will have a ball with this guy! LOL

  11. Seattle thought they were drafting the next Patrick Willis. But Curry sucks and Patrick Willis is the best DEFENSIVE player in the NFL. So Seattle will do what they do best and woo Willis away from SF at the end of his career like they do with most of the 49er’s free agents.

  12. Good move as far as I’m concerned. Either his play improves and he earns his millions or he gets sent packing earlier than expected. You either perform or you leave Seattle I like that better than allowing leeches to suck the life out of the team. Besides there are a lot of up and coming players in Seahawk camp this year that are chomping at the bit for their chance to prove they belong. I say let him compete or pack his bags.

  13. How can it have been done “months ago.” Lockout. Or, was this tampering? Either way, not the best comment from Pete.

  14. I for one would love to see AC have a great season. A standup guy and very intense player. Hopefully the system will put him in the best position to succeed.

  15. Considering the fact that Curry and his wife have Tweeted numerous times they’re not happy in Seattle, the contract restructure is no surprise at all.

  16. “Fine, but the contract wasn’t done months ago.”

    You seem surprised that Pete Carroll is a lair. Why?

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