Blog Entry

What happened to cut day?

Posted on: August 30, 2008 8:02 pm
 

 Cut day isn't what it used to be.
 
The final cut in the NFL used to feature a lot of big names. Now there is a handful here and there, but most of those are older players on the bottom slope side of their careers.
 
Scanning the list of cuts Saturday night, as teams trimmed their rosters to the 53-man limit, there were plenty of nobodies and not a lot of names most would not recognize.

That's in large part because teams have a better grasp on their rosters now than they did in the past. The fat is trimmed before the start of training camp in most cases, many times for money reasons.

Most of the decisions made Saturday involved special-teams factors. Who can cover kicks best? Is it the sixth receiver or the extra defensive back? Loser goes home. Winner earns a spot.

 We saw a name or two get the ax, players like Cincinnati Bengals running back Rudi Johnson and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Joey Harrington, but Johnson was being fazed out and Harrington is nothing close to being the quarterback he was when the Lions made him the third pick of the draft in 2002.

So credit goes to the NFL teams for making cut day a non-event now, even if they've taken all the fun out of it.

 


Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2008 4:36 pm
 

What happened to cut day?

"no way, no way, it's too high!"

**this ball is gone**

"too high? What do you mean too high"

"The trajectory of the ball was too hard (you mean too hard)"

..."Who gives a s**t it's gone!"

Obviously, those of you who have seen this wonderful classic of comedy cinema know what I am getting at here.  Let's all face it, this whole piece was just a waste of time.  He got paid to tell us that there are no big names being cut anymore because teams are doing a better job of drafting, and figuring out their depth charts early.  Gosh Prisco, thanks buddy!  I could have figured that one out without you!




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2008 2:43 pm
 

What happened to cut day?

...um FAZE is the wrong word...that means not affected by.  Now PHASE means any stage that manifests itself visually to the eye.  If they were phasing him out then they were reducing his role in stages.   So my question is what school did you go to and what school did Prisco go to?



Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 12:01 pm
 

What happened to cut day?

Good Grief, let me put this to rest once and for all:


tr.v., phased, phas·ing, phas·es.
  1. To plan or carry out systematically by phases.
  2. To set or regulate so as to be synchronized.
phrasal verbs:
phase out
  1. To bring or come to an end, one stage at a time.
phased, not fazed



Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 11:52 am
 

What happened to cut day?

blue_eyed_man,

If you're gonna add  'in' or 'out', the proper verb is 'phase' and not 'faze'.

 




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2008 11:19 am
 

What happened to cut day?

BZZZT.  In the online world, the written word is the world's window to each of us.  Poor  grammar, usage, punctuation etc. makes one look stupid and lessens the impact and credibility of the message.   Don't have your message discounted due to your laziness or inattention.



Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 11:07 am
 

What happened to cut day?

Amen WhoDey-

What are the english dorks doing in a football post!




Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 10:09 am
 

What happened to cut day?

I hate English class...and Math for that matter, but thanks for the lessons everyone.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2008 10:02 am
 

What happened to cut day?

You're an idiot. YOU are wrong.

"...but Johnson was being fazed out" (phased...a distinct period or stage in a process of change)

faze |fāz|

verb [ trans. ] [usu. with negative ] (often be fazed) informal

disturb or disconcert (someone) : she was not fazed by his show of anger.

ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: variant of dialect feeze [drive or frighten off,] from Old English fēsian.

phase |fāz|

noun

1 a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something's development : the final phases of the war | [as adj. ] phase two of the development is in progress.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2008 10:00 am
 

What happened to cut day?

You are correct.

"...but Johnson was being fazed out" (phased...a distinct period or stage in a process of change)

faze |fāz|

verb [ trans. ] [usu. with negative ] (often be fazed) informal

disturb or disconcert (someone) : she was not fazed by his show of anger.

ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: variant of dialect feeze [drive or frighten off,] from Old English fēsian.

phase |fāz|

noun

1 a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something's development : the final phases of the war | [as adj. ] phase two of the development is in progress.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2008 9:59 am
 

What happened to cut day?

YOU are wrong.

"...but Johnson was being fazed out" (phased...a distinct period or stage in a process of change)

faze |fāz|

verb [ trans. ] [usu. with negative ] (often be fazed) informal

disturb or disconcert (someone) : she was not fazed by his show of anger.

ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: variant of dialect feeze [drive or frighten off,] from Old English fēsian.

phase |fāz|

noun

1 a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something's development : the final phases of the war | [as adj. ] phase two of the development is in progress.



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com