Detroit Lions Youth Movement Will Tranform Them Into a Competitor

September 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every season, the same thing happens.  Serious football fans eagerly await the press release with the final list of cuts from the team roster.  We want to see which names will make our jaw drop.  It is almost as unavoidable as death and taxes.
There are lots of reasons that players get cut.  Sometimes, the cut is about money.  Other times, it is about attitude.  Usually, it just means the player is not good enough.  But the reasoning of the coaches that make the cuts are not known, so the fans can only guess about their motivations.
Lions fans have a lot of evidence attesting to the competence of General Manager Martin Mayhew.  Mayhew strongly insists that the final decisions on roster cuts are made by the coaches.  But we would have to be naive to think that Mayhew does not have significant influence on the decisions concerning which players will be kept on the final roster.
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