Goodbye My Man, Ronald Curry

tim spoonauerContributor IFebruary 19, 2009

Ronald Curry, it has a been a long time. I wish it didn't have to end like this. But the end has come for one of my favorite Raiders in the past decade.

I remember when you came out as a 7th round pick, and we kept moving you around until you found a home at wideout. In 2004, I thought that was your breakout year, that catch in the snow versus the Broncos has been my favorite catch since I was born. 

The next year I thought was guaranteed to be your 1,000-yard season, but, of course,  Raider luck set in, and you got hurt.

Still, I was still hopeful that the next couple of years would lead to that 1,000 yard season. But my hopes were never answered, and that was fine, because you were still playing like the star of our offense.

But then, in the 2007 season, it seemed like you didn't want to be a Raider anymore. You started to drop easy catches. Even worse, in 2008, you started making excuses not typical of Ronald Curry. I know you know the league standards are, if you get two hands on that ball, it should be caught.

But the point of this article is not to hate on Ronald for last year, but to wish him luck in the future. So Ronald Curry, from the bottom of my Raider Nation heart, I hope you get that 1,000 yard season that has eluded you thus far.