Kevin Curtis

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  1. FootballDad

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    The only time that the Eagles bring in Vick is when they really want to bog down the offense. Works every time.
     
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    He has only had 12 rushing attempts this season so they really aren't using him at all.  It was basically just a ploy to get him back into the league.  If I am correct his contract is only for one season.  He will probably be out of Philadelphia soon  and starting for some team.  I can see some idiot wanting him as his starting quarterback.
     
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    Curtis practiced with the team this week and may play next week.
     
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    Reid is a disgusting low rent second level bully. Bullied by the caste system into believing in the magic negro theory he then seeks to bully his fellow whites. He is as disgusting socially as he is physically disgusting with his Joey Bag of Donuts coaching shtick.
     
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    From reading that article Wile it looks like Maclin is the starter but because of injury Curtis might start this weekend. It's upsetting because Maclin has only average speed (4.5 40) and hasn't been consistent this year.
     
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    I can understand Maclin being the starter, since Curtis has been out virtually all season, and would have to work himself back into playing shape, regardless. As for Maclin's speed, at Mizzou he was very fast. Not necessarily a good 40 guy, but excellent top-end speed. My problem with Maclin is that he just doesn't catch the ball as reliably as a high draft pick should (typical black hand-eye coordination). He's a typical really fast, Ted Ginn-type afflete that drops too many balls. It was no different at Mizzou. Curtis just has to get back up to speed and make the most of the opportunity. He's already got a good reputation, even among most DWF's I've talked to.
     
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    Curtis is probably almost done at this point in his career. He has lost a step or two due to constant injuries and probably won't have a thousand yard season again. Curtis landed on the worst team at the worst time when he played for the Rams. They had two good receivers in Holt and Bruce. He could have started for a number of teams earlier in his career and put up better numbers.
     
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    I thinkCurtis ended up in the best situation possible when the Rams drafted him in the third round. Mike Martz was the head coach, one of the very few who let White receivers play at all. If the Rams hadn't drafted him in the third round who knows how far he would have dropped before another team took him (similar to the way the Rams under Martz also took Eric Crouch in the third round a couple years earlier with the idea of using him as a receiver; otherwise Crouch would have likely been a 5th or 6th round pick).

    Curtis had 800 yards receiving in his third season (his first season was a wash because of a broken leg), then the big year for Philly two years later. I'm not saying his career has gone well by any stretch, only that considering how White receivers are treated by the NFL there were few teams if any besides the Rams at that time that would have even used him as a third receiver much less a starter.
     
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    Martz was a white friendly coach for sure. Curtis had some good seasons for the Rams even though the most games he started was 9 in one season. Curtis is in rare company when we talk about white receivers. Every scouting report and every analyst said that he is an athletic freak and has great top end speed so I think someone would have eventually taken him by the fourth round the latest and played him if not the Rams. He was expected to go around the third or fourth round in the draft. He's the only white receiver currently in the NFL that is considered a legit deep threat though we all know better here. There are other white speedsters like Lance Long and Edelman in the league and countless others who should be in the league but are either out of football or in the CFL.
     
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    Right, but when you write, "Curtis landed on the worst team at the worst time when he played for the Rams," that'squite astatement. Doyou believe that in 2003 every other team in the league would have played Curtis more than the Rams did? I don't think any would have.
     
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    What I meant by that is he landed on a team with two of the top receivers in the league already on it. If he landed on another team he may have been a starter early in his career. Even Andy Reid allowed Curtis to be a starter for the Eagles and if not for his injuries he probably still would. He had a very good 2007 season.
     
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    I know what you were saying, but it's a revisionist viewpoint imo. Curtis got the shot with the Eagles that he did because he was so good with the Rams, who drafted him high and gave him playing time right away when he was healthy, two very rare occurrences for White receivers. If the NFL were fair to White receivers, I would agree with you, but at that time the Rams were the only team, withthe possible exception of the Colts,that would have been even semi-fair to Curtis.
     
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    Another thing about Curtis on the Rams was that Bruce was nearing the end of his career as a good receiver and Curtis should have groomed as his replacement, not broomed from the team. Sure Holt and Bruce were good in their prime but not when Curtis was there. Looking at the Rams crash from grace it serves them right for not priming Curtis as a replacement for their aging recievers.
     
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    Just read a blurb on Rotoworld, where it was reported that Kevin Curtis is stating he doesn't object to accepting a "lesser role" with the Eagles next season. What a shocker that is. It's been said a million times, but just imagine any black player doing that.

    It gets harder and harder to support these white players.
     
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    Typical submissive behavior by whites. It's no wonder so many white athletes get screwed.
     
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    How many white receivers have written books demanding that they "Get the Damn Ball"? Uh, none. But a black athlete can, and most commentary is positive.
     
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    That's true FootballDad. Keyshawn was a little b--ch who was jealous of Chrebet. Curtis needs to say give me the damn ball!!!
     
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    He needs to get healthy first before he has any leverage.
     
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    We all agree with this, it's just the submissive tack that all white players seem to immediately "grovel" for.
     
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    Curtis is done for the Eagles. Of course, with another missed opportunity for Philadelphia, the powers that be will use Kevin and other White players on the team as scape goats. The call will be for just a few more athletic, impact players (fill in negro here) needed to complement the great McDrab and ConVick (same old story and another season down the drain with Reed and McDrab.)
     
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    Free agent WR Kevin Curtis underwent surgery on Sept. 23 to remove a cancerous testicle.

    Curtis just came public with the information on Wednesday. The good news is that doctors caught the cancer early and there is no sign that it spread. Remarkably, he said he hopes to return to football this season and his agent will send a letter to all 32 teams to inform them of this. Curtis opened last season as a starting wide receiver in Philadelphia but ended up playing in just three games.
    Source: Desert News Edited by: backrow
     
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    Ugh. Hopefully he makes a Lance Armstrong style comeback. Best wishes to Kevin Curtis.
     
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    Former Bingham, USU star Kevin Curtis fighting testicular cancer
    By Doug Robinson

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    Published: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 11:29 p.m. MDT
    The text messages arrive on Kevin Curtis' cell phone regularly. Where are you? Are you playing football? A half-dozen NFL teams have wondered the same thing and have tried to sign the seven-year veteran wide receiver.

    Curtis, a Utah native who starred for the Philadelphia Eagles before injuries sidelined him most of the last two seasons, has put off signing a free-agent deal this year. At first it was because of a lingering knee injury that didn't fully heal until recently, but then it became something else that he kept secret.

    Curtis has testicular cancer.

    He underwent surgery Sept. 23 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute to remove a cancerous testicle. He waited until meeting with doctors late Wednesday afternoon to learn more about the treatment and prognosis before going public with his condition.

    "Everything looks good," he said. "They caught it early, and there is no sign that it has spread. I'm pretty fortunate, really."

    Doctors told Curtis he could either undergo radiation treatments now or report for tests every three months to ensure the cancer hasn't returned. He chose the latter, at least partly because he still hopes to return to football this season. Doctors don't consider it risky to put off the treatments.

    Curtis' agent will send a letter soon to all 32 NFL teams to inform them of his client's illness and availability. Curtis has already resumed light training. He can return to intense training in a couple of weeks.

    An abnormality was first discovered when Curtis was being courted by a number of teams as a free agent in 2007. A Minnesota Vikings doctor spotted it during a routine physical.

    "The doctor brought it to my attention," says Curtis. "I hadn't noticed it. I waited a year till I went to a urologist. He wasn't too concerned. Every six months I underwent an exam and ultrasound. They were saying it's nothing until this summer. The ultrasound revealed there was a big difference. It had grown."

    Several weeks ago doctors recommended surgery. Curtis, wanting to play football immediately, sought other opinions, but other doctors agreed that surgery was the next step.

    "I wanted to wait until the season was over," says Curtis. "They said it was risky to wait."

    Heading into the surgery, doctors couldn't be certain the testicle was cancerous because they are unable to do a biopsy in this area of the body. But he learned last week that he has seminoma, which is considered one of the most treatable and curable cancers.

    "This whole time I wasn't positive it was cancer," he said last week. "There was a slight chance it wasn't. I didn't really believe it. I thought, I feel fine. Then when they told me what it was, it hit me â€" wow, cancer."

    Curtis is serious about returning to the football this season. His father, Stuart, called Kevin at midnight two days before the surgery to see how he was doing. He was at the Cottonwood High School track running pass routes and repeat sprints alone with only a full moon for light.

    "I asked him what he was doing," says Stuart. "He said, 'I'm just trying to do everything I can to get in shape while I can still work out.' That tells you about his determination to come back."

    Says Kevin, "I've just tried to do everything I could think of. I'm putting everything into getting back to football."

    Curtis, a graduate of Bingham High, Snow College and Utah State, has been contacted by seven NFL teams since becoming a free agent last spring. The Redskins, Lions and Dolphins called him almost immediately. The Giants, Jets, Saints and Vikings made inquiries during fall camp.

    Curtis put them off while he rehabbed a knee injury.

    "I didn't want to report to a team until I was 100 percent ready," he said. From his offseason home in Park City, he trained and rehabbed his injured knee. Just when he felt like he was ready to play again, he learned about the cancer.

    "I don't know if anyone is interested now," he says. "Teams with issues called and said let us know when you're ready. I was the best option during camp. My agent will send a letter to the teams telling them what's going on and to keep us in mind for an emergency guy. He'll tell them our plan and when I'll be ready. A lot is going to depend on needs."

    This is the latest of many setbacks for Curtis since his superb 2007 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. After signing a six-year, $32 million free-agent contract with $9.5 million of it guaranteed, he rewarded the Eagles' investment by catching 77 passes for 1,110 yards and 6 touchdowns. That included a superb game against the Lions in which he caught 11 passes for 221 yards and 3 touchdowns.

    But in the two seasons since then, Curtis missed 20 of 32 games, first with a sports hernia and then with a knee injury. The Eagles, having drafted DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, decided to waive Curtis earlier this year to go with the younger players and save the $1.1 million roster bonus Curtis was due to receive as well as his $4.5 million salary.

    "Kevin is one of the classiest players I have ever been around," Eagles coach Andy Reid said at the time. "He's the type of player and person we like to build our team with. We just feel good about the young core of receivers we have on our team at this point."

    The 32-year-old Curtis, who has 252 career catches and 20 touchdowns while playing for the Rams and Eagles, says this about his football future: "I don't know for sure what's going to happen. I'm prepared never to play again if it doesn't work out, but I want to give it a shot. Even if I don't play this year, I think I would prepare all year and try next year."
     
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    So that's why Curtis is out of the league for now. Even for the NFL- it seemed rather extreme that all 32 clubs were ready to write Curtis off at 32 y.o.

    Now if we could only get
    WR: Matt Jones WR-1, David Kircus WR-2, Mike Hass WR-2 Eric Peterman WR-2/3, Chris McGaha WR-2/3, Bryan Anderson WR-2/3, Weston Dressler WR-2/3
    RB: Jake Sharp RB-1/2, Tyler Roehl RB-1/2, Eric Kettani RB-2, Nate Kmic RB-2/3, Chad Kackert RB-3, Tre Smith RB-3, Blake Smolen RB-3, Stan Zwinggi RB-3 in the NFL for next season. Those are my top 15 white offensive skill players without a job right now. I hear Kmic is already coaching though and Tre Smith has probably moved on by now.

    Just missed my screwed list: Luke Lippincott, David McCarty and Trevyn Smith who could all be RB-3 or RB-4 on some teams or AT LEAST practice squad guys in the NFL based on their college production, measureables and film.
     

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