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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: NFL eliminates 75 man cut down Reply with quote

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NFL owners on Tuesday voted to eliminate the first cut-down period forcing teams to trim their roster to 75 before the final preseason game.

Now, there will be one cut down following the preseason, from a 90-man roster to a 53-man.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000810525/article/nfl-owners-eliminate-first-roster-cutdown-period
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good.

no downside to that IMO
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MathMan wrote:
good.

no downside to that IMO


While not a downside per se, there'll likely be a bit more activity following the final cut-down. Previously, a guy could be cut in the initial cut-down, then find another home in the intervening time. Who knows, maybe now those initial cut guys will have more of a chance to put something on tape. Again, not a downside, just might be a bit different cadence on picking up guys waived from other teams' camps.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MathMan wrote:
good.

no downside to that IMO


What's the upside?

I'd rather have an opportunity to trim the fat and be able to focus more on guys that actually have a chance.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bananabucket wrote:
MathMan wrote:
good.

no downside to that IMO


What's the upside?

I'd rather have an opportunity to trim the fat and be able to focus more on guys that actually have a chance.
you can still play whoever you want to play. you aren't required to play all 90 guys
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cuts was what made hard knocks so fun to watch..
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a fan i like the cut just because it gives us something to follow and predict a few times. Dropping 37 guys at 1 time is going to be interesting. I like the idea of someone missing the 75 but having a chance to catch on elsewhere before the 53 instead of waiting til the end. Gives the teams more info on who is available earlier
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
As a fan i like the cut just because it gives us something to follow and predict a few times. Dropping 37 guys at 1 time is going to be interesting. I like the idea of someone missing the 75 but having a chance to catch on elsewhere before the 53 instead of waiting til the end. Gives the teams more info on who is available earlier


It's going to be a poopshow the day after cuts.

I'm sure teams will still trim down rosters as the deadline approaches, after it stops making sense to give bottom-of-roster guys practice reps.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bananabucket wrote:
MathMan wrote:
good.

no downside to that IMO


What's the upside?

I'd rather have an opportunity to trim the fat and be able to focus more on guys that actually have a chance.


Nobody is stopping them from cutting people.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It gives teams more flexibility if they need more time to decide bubble matchups.

It helps teams unilaterally.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think it would be better morale wise for the players and ultimately help the team. Fringe guys won't be constantly looking over their shoulder as much, you just gotta create a good resume within that set time frame.

Also this should alleviate injuries since the 4th pre-season game is mostly meaningless. Give these guys an audition for other teams and one last chance for you while sparing your guys.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy to see this.

I hate going into the 4th preseason game knowing some starters will have to play because of the first round of cuts.

Whatever keeps fringe players on the field and nailed-down starters on the bench during pre-season is fine with me.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calibucsfan wrote:
The cuts was what made hard knocks so fun to watch..


I don't even know where to start how wrong this is..
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm torn on this.

On the plus side, it will give teams more flexibility to see those "bubble" guys play that 4th preseason game/an extra week or so of practice. Plus, the "no brainer" cuts will still happen periodically before the final due date. Teams will still cut guys for performance, contracts, etc. before the final date regardless.

On the down side, it may negatively impact these bubble guys landing on rosters.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bananabucket wrote:
MathMan wrote:
good.

no downside to that IMO


What's the upside?

I'd rather have an opportunity to trim the fat and be able to focus more on guys that actually have a chance.


Not having to play starters in the last meaningless game.

Besides, for those worried that veterans won't get a chance to latch on elsewhere, I can see coaches/front offices with some degree of class let veterans go before the cut down day to still give them the chance to make a different team's roster. For years, the Bengals would cut those type of veterans earlier than rookies that were clearly inferior. That can still happen. teams release players the day after games all the time, not just on cut-down days.
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