A week ago many of us were trying to predict the big surprise cut of 2010. All sorts of predictions were made, including Chris Kelsay and Marshawn Lynch, who of course are both still on the roster. Now that cut-down weekend has come and gone, it's time to look back and decide who in fact was the big surprise and what it tells us about Chan Gailey and the new coaching staff.
My answer would be Levi Brown. Probably a majority of Bills fans believed he was a lock for the 53-man roster. The rest, including myself, saw him getting cut and then landing immediately on the PS. Everyone was concerned about whether he could clear waivers, on the assumption that Nix and Gailey were determined to hold on to him for developmental purposes. After all, he was "their guy," the only QB they had actually chosen. It seemed obvious that they had a lot invested in him.
Now Levi is Bills history --and pretty shocked about it himself to judge from his recent Tweet. The PS is full and he is not on it. What can we learn from this? That Gailey is completely nonsentmental and very much able to put aside his own ego. He makes his decisions based on a fairly cold-blooded calculation of what will enable his team to succeed. Levi didn't show him enough and Brian Brohm did. Out with Levi and there is Brohm as the #3 QB. As Gailey says, it's a tough game for tough people, and we are discovered that he can be plenty tough when he has to be.
Any other thoughts on surprise cuts and what they mean?