Ronald Curry Just a Small (and Old) Addition To a Weak Receiving Core

Mack RosenbergContributor IJuly 23, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 14:  Ronald Curry #89 of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 14, 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Raiders defeated the Chiefs 23-8. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

I wouldn't even call it a core to be honest with you.

The recent acquisition of veteran wideout Ronald Curry is nothing more than a desperate plea by the Rams to take anyone who is out there.

Right now, the team is at a tough point in it's history. St. Louis is trying to usher in a new era right now, and clearly there are some bumps in the road. I think we need to take a look at where the team is right now and make a judgment call for this season: Is 2009 really going to be a year the St. Louis Rams make a run at contention?

The answer to that question will determine the outlook Steve Spagnuolo will have heading into the season. Sure, he'll give the media all that 'were here to win' stuff, but you know that's just fluff for the writers. He knows deep down inside that this team is not made to win right now.

Getting back to Curry. I wanted to give my thoughts on the trade. I really think this was a trade that may have kept this offense from looking worse than Detroit's was last year, which just so happens to be the team Curry came from. As you know, his best years are behind him— that is if he had any good years.

He played in Oakland for most of his career. Behind Jerry Rice and Tim Brown on the roster, he never really flourished there.

He does not have the track record to be a No.1 guy. It's alright though; I think our group of receivers will end up being forced to work collaboratively with each other because not one of them is a great pass catcher.