Yesterday's football news was flooded with teams finalizing there rosters for the regular season which starts next Monday September 13th.
Even though most cuts were insignificant there were some surprises. In my last post I wrote about Matt Leinart being shopped for a trade. Well Cardinals fans were surprised to see that the organization actually cut Leinart. This leaves the horrendous Derek Anderson as the starting quarterback who, lets face, is probably WORSE than Leinart. Anderson had a terrible 44% pass accuracy last season to go with 3 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Yikes? I don't know what the Cards are going to do this season but one thing is for sure, there is no way that this team is making the playoffs.
More surprising cuts were the Dolphins cutting former 2nd round and 3rd round picks Pat White and Patrick Turner , respectively. Since Bill Parcels took over as GM for the fins the team has definitely improved its drafting. But not all picks can be winners. Parcels believed that Pat White could strengthen the Wildcat formation. Much to his, and the entire fins fanbase, chagrin White was an utter failure that got creamed by opposing defenses and made awful passes. Being a Dolphins fan myself I winced at the decision to draft Pat White in the 2nd round 2 years ago. I could not understand why we drafted a QB after drafting Chad Henne the year before. To draft a guy for one formation that would be seen maybe 11-14 times per game was ridiculous. The "WildPat" just wasn't going to happen.
Another key cut was the decision of the Vikings to drop recently signed Javon Walker. Walker used to play with Farve in Green Bay and they had solid chemistry. With the recent loss of Sidney Rice for half of the season you would think that the Vikings would take a better chance on Walker instead of dumping him after a few weeks of training camp.
Either way the news of team cuts got me hyped for opening day for the NFL as the Vikings face the Saints. I cannot wait for this season to start.