I’m not going to talk specifically about the decision to cut him, I just want to mention it’s left me feeling vaguely that I’d had an amputation of sorts. I mean, in his prime he was basically a football god who made all kinds of plays all over the place. I don’t think he was feared on a physical level, but to opposing DCs, he was a monkey wrench who could drop into the works of a play or a game, and they never knew how he’d get them the next time.
But I come not to praise Berry, but to er, bury him. At least in the sense of funeral ceremony of saying good-bye and moving on. Anyway, let’s get on with the show.
Just to clarify, these polls are not about determining “The” reason a player got cut, because with this group, Cap/money was definitely the primary reason, so the poll is about what other issues were involved in making the decision.
I also want to note that this series is not intended to stifle the usual “This is THE reason” debates, but to augment that by providing a format to talk about cuts in a different way. Nobody’s trying to stop the usual discussions/debates about cuts, this is something different and in addition to that. I hope that clarifies the difference between the old way of talking about cuts and this attempt to provide for a different way to go about discussing about them.
With that in mind, I ask y’all to leave behind any expectation regarding the “Real Reason” debate, because this is meant for discussing cuts in a different fashion. In return, I’ll leave the threads seeking “The Reason” alone, and stop advocating for multiple reasons in those threads. People who follow the single-cause logic are welcome to participate in these threads, just not in the way they’ve always approached it. This is intended to be different than that.
Anyway, remember how this works; just like some medical forms, this is where you can check off anything you think might have been a reason for making the cut – after the Salary Cap. Then we’ll see what happens.
Feel free to discuss various combinations and why that combo has merits in the comments.