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Offline Pack93z  
#1 Posted : Friday, August 29, 2008 4:42:50 PM(UTC)
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From a gent that had to run through that process, interesting insight.

I wonder if certain Packer fans would take pleasure in cutting say a Ahmad Carroll? :lol:

http://sportsillustrated...er/08/26/cuts/index.html


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What it feels like to be released
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Posted: Wednesday August 27, 2008 10:21AM; Updated: Wednesday August 27, 2008 2:27PM

There are very few phone calls during our existence that are truly life-altering. For no fewer than 1,000 players on the cut line, one of those calls could be coming on Saturday, when NFL teams have to cut their rosters to 53 players. Take it from a guy who's been there, it is utterly amazing how disappointing a two-minute conversation can be.

Once you get the call and realize your fate is sealed, the rest of the process is just a formality. There is typically a check-out procedure, during which you hand in your equipment and playbook and sign-off on your health status with the trainers. The only thing left after that is the conversation.

There is a certain indignity to sitting in a room with a dozen other guys, waiting to speak with the head coach. It feels as if you are on death row, just biding your time before meeting the executioner.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#2 Posted : Friday, August 29, 2008 5:14:36 PM(UTC)
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When I got cut, it sucked. I knew it was going to happen, but that didn't make it feel any better.
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Offline Packers_Finland  
#3 Posted : Friday, August 29, 2008 5:20:25 PM(UTC)
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I hope Ahmad Carroll meets the executioner. Other than that, this was a good read.
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#4 Posted : Friday, August 29, 2008 5:44:36 PM(UTC)
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I hated it when i got cut too.












But a little Neosporin and a band-aid and i was ALLLL better! :thumbright:
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Offline PackOne  
#5 Posted : Friday, August 29, 2008 6:12:03 PM(UTC)
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When I got cut, it sucked. I knew it was going to happen, but that didn't make it feel any better.


You got cut from an NFL team?
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Offline Pack93z  
#6 Posted : Friday, August 29, 2008 6:13:39 PM(UTC)
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When I got cut, it sucked. I knew it was going to happen, but that didn't make it feel any better.


You got cut from an NFL team?


It was an intense competition for Waterboy.. :lol:
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#7 Posted : Friday, August 29, 2008 7:19:42 PM(UTC)
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Heck......i was ALWAYS the last kid picked.....no matter WHAT the sport.
So i have really don't know what it's like.....cause i hardly ever got to play.
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Offline 4PackGirl  
#8 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 10:22:11 AM(UTC)
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Heck......i was ALWAYS the last kid picked.....no matter WHAT the sport.
So i have really don't know what it's like.....cause i hardly ever got to play.


really? never woulda guessed that, cheesey! i was ALWAYS the first girl picked...no matter what sport. ;)

i got cut from the girls basketball team but with good reason - i had a nagging injury from years before that made it hard for me to breathe when running alot - kinda run a lil bit in b ball!!! lol.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:40:48 AM(UTC)
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I hated it when i got cut too.

So they cut the cheese?
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#10 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:54:18 AM(UTC)
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I hated it when i got cut too.

So they cut the cheese?


THANK YOU! I didn't want to have to be the one to say it lol
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Offline IronMan  
#11 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:56:02 AM(UTC)
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I hated it when i got cut too.

So they cut the cheese?


THANK YOU! I didn't want to have to be the one to say it lol

No problem. I'll take one for the team.
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#12 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:16:13 PM(UTC)
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I hated it when i got cut too.

So they cut the cheese?

And they call ME "Cheesey???"
I think i have spawned some "Cheesey wannabee's". :thumbright: LOLOLOL!!!
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Offline TengoJuego  
#13 Posted : Sunday, August 31, 2008 12:06:20 AM(UTC)
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I've never been cut in my life from a sport. I cant imagine the feeling of failure. As weird as that sounds.
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#14 Posted : Sunday, August 31, 2008 12:10:32 AM(UTC)
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Technically i never got cut either.........cause i never tried out for a team. I knew i wasn't good enough to even try.
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#15 Posted : Sunday, August 31, 2008 11:22:35 AM(UTC)
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Technically i never got cut either.........cause i never tried out for a team. I knew i wasn't good enough to even try.

That why they invented bowling and tried to call it a sport Cheesey. :icon_smile:
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