Cha cha cha changes!!!
Ok, yeah like you, I was looking for some changes after yesterday's cut deadline, but damn! Guys flew faster off the squad than a server flings hot rolls at Lambert's! I hoped for Clemens release. It's simply because I knew better was out there, but then I started to see guys go that I had grown attached to like T-Bob Hebert, Joe Long, Bryan Mattison and Sammy Brown. I couldn't believe that they let Brown go! I understand that they have some veterans at the LB position that fill it nicely, but anyone in the organization that thought he would pass waivers was naive.
Then Ovie Mughelli's release really kinda had me in a state of flux. He's a pro bowler blocking for a pro bowler. Yet he is early thirties and teams are moving through players like Walmart finding the best deal. It is clear that the front office has seen someone that they feel can do it cheaper, better and with less tread. Looks like that will be Terrance Ganaway, running back claimed off waivers from the Jets. They must have had this guy on the board from the draft, missed out on him and was fortunate to nab him at this time.
Wrong, if he had he would still be here.
There is something very exciting that I am learning about the new regime and that is 'good enough' is never good enough. They are always on the prowl to find the best fit for the team and make the necessary hard calls that they are expected to make. All that may have been felt for any of the players that have been released is simply sentimental. Stan Kronke is doing his best to show the people of St. Louis he is not playing around.
So what Kellen Clemens knew the playbook back and forth, he didn't play like it. Quinn Ojinnaka played better than anyone in camp for the position, but that didn't mean that Les Snead told Scouting to stop looking for upgrades. Jason Smith was just OK, which is not the value you expect out of a first round pick, but they made that determination and did something about it. They cleared cap space and brought on someone that may have benefited from a clean slate. Wayne Hunter made the cut, so what does that say?
The moves seen this past weekend might range from head scratchers to chair cheering moves, either way, I believe the reasoning is solid. We as fans should be inspired. We will see some better ball being played this year! Believe that!