Tuesday, August 28, 2007

You leave town tonight, right now. And when you're gone, you stay gone, or you be gone

It's time to send some chumps packing. Today Lord Shanahan has to send 11 guys off to the CFL, the Arena League or back to their fast-food careers.

Eight guys were already told pack up their shit and get the hell out, including Demetrian Veal, Kenard Lang, David Terrell, David Kircus, Ced Cobbs, Teyo Johnson, Troy Fleming and Brandon Pace. That leaves three more guys to ax today. My guess is three of the NFL Europe guys: Akah, Alford, House, McAlmont, etc., guys that I haven't seen even take a single snap so far.

No real surprises with the group, not a Mo Clarett in the bunch. I do think cutting Veal and Lang is a mistake, given the D-line’s utter failure so far, but not really surprising. Plain and simple, they’re not fat enough.

The real scene comes on Sat., when the Donks have dump another 22 guys to get down to 53. Here are some name guys (to Bronco fans anyway) that I think are going to be shown the door:

TE Stephen Alexander – Graham and Scheffler are locks, Nate Jackson is a gamer and can play TE or WR. You’re not going to get any snaps here, you should be happy we’re cutting you loose.

P Paul Ernster – He’s outperformed Sauerdoughbrun, but he’ll get the boot anyway.

QB’s Darrell Hackney and Preston Parsons – Shanny has only kept 2 QB’s for the last 3 years or so. No deviation this year. Hackney is a PS guy maybe, Parsons will be a third string guy for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers some day.

RB Andre Hall – Sorry guy. You never had a chance really, and Selvin Young just made you expendable.

S Quentin Harris – Its either you or Cargile, and Cargile has played better

WR Quincy Morgan – Waste of a roster spot, you’re only here to return kicks and you suck at it. See ya.

TE/T Chad Mustard – You’ve had a nice run, but you might want to look into getting your teaching certificate renewed.

DE Kenny Peterson – If you didn’t have to sit out the first four games for being a knucklehead you might have had a shot.

Don't be completely surprised if Shanny re-negs on whatever verbal deal he may have with Rod and shows him the retirement door. He's nowhere near ready to play, I mean its not even close. If you caught the game on Sat., you saw him walking off the field at halftime and he looked like an old man with a broken hip, which is kind of what he is. It was sad to watch. I don't think he'll be ready to go before December. If you're going to keep him around, put him on IR now. I don't think there's any way he plays this season.

Obviously there are other guys that will get tossed to the curb, but I think these are the some of the bigger name guys that will get cut. We’ll see how it shakes out.

UPDATE: The last four (Four? my math is off somewhere) guys to get the gate today are Preston Parsons, Paul Ernster, Cameron Vaughn and Quentin Harris. The punter competition is over already? And Sauerdoughbrun won? I must have been watching different games than the ol' coach. All three of these cuts should have come on Sat. Dump the guys that you know have no shot. I guess they're fired up to get that limey Emmanuel Akah on the practice squad.

HT to my man Hallux Valgus


Hallux Valgus said...

I think Cargile will end up on the practice squad as well. I'll be sad to see Mustard go, because I'll never get to make my "Chad Mustard did it in the parlor with the candlestick" joke.

Hercules Rockefeller said...

Hey, you just did!

You think they'll only hang onto 4 safeties and use Foxworth as an emergency guy again? I hated it last year and I hate it now. MFer gets abused in the run game.

Hallux Valgus said...

Sadly, that's exactly why I think they'll do it. I call it the Keith Burns Rule- familiarity> success.

Post reports Ernster, Parsons, Vaughn, Harris join the unemployment line.

Commish CH said...

Which one of the cut guys will be encouraged to "stick around" and end up on the practice squad? Most of those guys are vets, so they have a chance to catch on someone's regular roster. Maybe Fleming?

Also, Im still high on Pace. I think he could end up back here at some point.

"I mean what are we talking about practice (squad)? We talking about practice (squad)."