Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of Curry. Always have been, probably always will be. Still, with news that the Seahawks are lessening his workload this year, I am getting a little bit annoyed. I get that Rookies often get a bit of fatigue towards the end of the season — though, let’s be honest, we’ve only played 10 games which is less than a college season. Still, Aaron Curry is not supposed to be just any rookie — where is Max Unger’s fatigue? What about linebackers James Laurinitis or Rey Maulauga?
I’m not being totally fair, and I know that. Still, at this point Curry is the only top 10 rookie having his playing time reduced for something other than injury. We didn’t bring him in to play 42% of the time, and honestly, we didn’t bring him in to be a decent every down linebacker. Trent Dilfer said the other day that the solution for this crappy team is for the coaching staff to just absolutely beat the living hell out of these players week-in, week-out. Figure out who actually has the mettle to make it through an NFL season. If Curry is getting tired after 10 games, how is he going to thrive in the playoffs?
Anyway, this isn’t actually an attack on Curry. I think it ultimately goes down to the coaches, who, as you may have noticed, I’m not all that impressed with. We need coaches who get the most of their players, and I think that almost without exception we are not getting that. Rant rant rant, that’s all I do.