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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.

 


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Jaguars32003
Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 9:27 am
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Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2008 9:04 am
 

What happened to cut day?

Correct above that fazed is proper rather than phased. Phased would be a gradual weaning of the cut players and fazed works as to drive away. So, Prisco is correct you nitpickers. Spell check would not have caught fazed or phased as an incorrect usage because they are spelled correctly. And, how do you know that Prisco typed his point and did not phone it in like they used to and, perhaps his editor altered the original message.

American Heritage Dictionary - faze Pronunciation Key tr.v. fazed, faz·ing, faz·es

To disrupt the composure of; disconcert. See Synonyms at embarrass.

[Middle English fesen, to drive away, frighten, from Old English fēsian.]

American Heritage Dictionary - Pronunciation Key n.

A distinct stage of development: "The American occupation of Japan fell into three successive phases" (Edwin O. Reischauer).

A temporary manner, attitude, or pattern of behavior: just a passing phase.

An aspect; a part: every phase of the operation.

Astronomy One of the cyclically recurring apparent forms of the moon or a planet.

Physics

A particular stage in a periodic process or phenomenon.

The fraction of a complete cycle elapsed as measured from a specified reference point and often expressed as an angle.

Any of the forms or states, solid, liquid, gas, or plasma, in which matter can exist, depending on temperature and pressure.

A discrete homogeneous part of a material system that is mechanically separable from the rest, as is ice from water.

Chemistry

Any of the forms or states, solid, liquid, gas, or plasma, in which matter can exist, depending on temperature and pressure.

A discrete homogeneous part of a material system that is mechanically separable from the rest, as is ice from water.

Biology A characteristic form, appearance, or stage of development that occurs in a cycle or that distinguishes some individuals of a group: the white color phase of a weasel; the swarming phase of locusts.

tr.v. phased, phas·ing, phas·es

To plan or carry out systematically by phases.

To set or regulate so as to be synchronized.




Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 8:08 am
 

What happened to cut day?

NOT...haha



Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 8:01 am
 

What happened to cut day?

Actually  "faze" is the proper word to use...

What school did YOU go to?  Jeez....




Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 7:57 am
 

What happened to cut day?

You f*gs need a life worrying about his wording, maybe get off your fat @sses and try to get something else to think about.



Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2008 7:38 am
 

What happened to cut day?

I'm with nfldraftman on this. In the age of spell-check, there is no excuse whatsoever for not spelling such a simple word correctly.



Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2008 1:12 am
 

What happened to cut day?

Because Prisco not using the word correctly would be like you taking your car to get an oil change and the mechanic changing the transmission fluid. He should know better, and we should expect better from people who use the english language for a living. It's unprofessional. It might be okay for Joe Blogger, but not for someone being paid to do the job.



Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2008 12:32 am
 

What happened to cut day?

Who cares? Did you understand the meaning of the text? Yes. So either reply to the story or go back to taking grammar tests to make yourself feel better



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2008 11:35 pm
 

What happened to cut day?

 

 

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

 

   The proper word is phased, not fazed. What school did you go to?



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