How Do They Cut?

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  1. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

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    Have you noticed that the team had off days on both days of cuts this year? They are cutting these guys with phone calls. Ouch.
     
  2. real

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    Are you saying that as a fact ???
     
  3. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

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    Yes, that's a fact.
     
  4. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    That seems somewhat strange as I know for fact that last year, "the Turk" personally met with each cut player.
     
  5. Texans Horror

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    During my time on the boards, one of the things I've learned is that Runner's one of the few people here more likely to give you a fact than an opinion disguised as a fact.
     
  6. Peldon

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    Maybe they will pull a Radio Shack

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  7. Runner

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    Yes - it was in person last year. It was also in person when they were waiving individuals earlier this year. It wasn't last Monday, and it isn't today unless some players just show up to work out on their own today. The team has the day off.
     
  8. the wonger need food

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    I thought I read somewhere that Kubiak was in his office for 2 hours talking to players that were cut. Can't find the article though.
     


  9. Doom Capers

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    Everyone is cut by Kub and Smith, in Kub's office.
     
  10. CloakNNNdagger

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    I would have to say then that I see this as a questionable cold and unfortunate approach to an already potentially very traumatic situation.
     
  11. real

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    Are you saying that to be fact ?
     
  12. Runner

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    I was at my mailbox Wednesday night checking my mail. One of the players drove by on his way to the team hotel for the night. He turned around to talk to me for a while. He told me the team had Friday off. I said that surprised me because it was cut day and asked how they did the cuts. He said probably over the phone like they did Monday.

    From this conversation (which I didn't record for evidence) I came to the conclusion they were making phone calls to cut players.

    That certainly doesn't preclude them from going to the stadium to talk to Kubiak afterwards if they so choose.

    We also talked about how many players they would keep at various positions. It's kind of funny - the players are less certain about these types of numbers than many message board posters.
     
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  13. real

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    Ironic aint it.....What player was it ? If you can share that info....
     
  14. Runner

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    Sorry, I won't say. I don't want things I say to be wrongly assumed they came from one of them.

    Last season six players lived in my neighborhood that I knew of, but I only really talked to 4 of them and their families. A couple are gone already though. The neighborhood needs to reload - pick up some players from waivers or something.

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    It is ironic - beyond the numbers at each position, they also aren't as sure about who will/won't make the team as some of us.
     
  15. Runner

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    Thanks man - somebody give this guy some rep!
     
  16. chuckm

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    Look, if you don't care enough to take a tape recorder with you to the mailbox, then stop teasing us .... :shades:
     
  17. real

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    Understandable....

    I can believe that...Although they probably know who will make the team...they probably just don't know who won't make the team...if that makes any sense....
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

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    This may be what you are referring to.

    INDIRECT LINK FROM HOUSTONTEXANS.COM
     
  19. the wonger need food

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    Just a guess here, but they probably call them to come up to the stadium and pick up their stuff, drop off their playbook, talk to the coach, etc. I was watching a special on the Jaguars training camp a few years back and that was how they did one of their cuts.
     
  20. Texans Horror

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    Shut the door. This is the toughest job a manager has to do. But the organization has decided to make a change...

    Sorry if I pulverized that quote.
     

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