While I’m thrilled to see that A.A. favorites Dantrell “Macho Man” Savage and Maurice Price made the Chiefs‘ final squad, I’m heartbroken to see Bobby Sippio get released. It hurts, but with our youth obsession he was an old man at 28 (a year younger than yours truly…I guess I’m ancient). Additionally, Dwayne Bowe and Will Franklin were locks, while Devard Darling and Jeff Webb are favorites of the coaches. I don’t think Mo Price was better, but he was more consistent. I’m fine with the decision. At the same time, I’m hopeful that Sipp will land elsewhere and continue his career.
What I’m not heartbroken about is that I don’t have to spend $70 on a Sippio jersey and, more importantly, Historic Route 71 has finally been closed. The albatross known as Will Svitek is officially off the roster. I wish the Chiefs would just man up and hand Napoleon Harris his pink slip, too, but it looks like they don’t want to publicly admit they made a mistake, and an expensive one at that. Kendrell Bell the sequel?
From Bob Gretz:
OFFENSIVE LINE: C Rob Smith, G Travis Leffew, G Edwin Harrison, T Anthony Alabi, T Will Svitek and G Tre Stallings
FULLBACK: Chris Manderino
TIGHT END: Michael Allan and Michael Merritt
WIDE RECEIVER: Kevin McMahan, Sergiori Joachim, Jabari Arthur and Bobby Sippio
DEFENSIVE LINE: DE Jason Parker, DE Johnny Dingle and DT Derek Lokey
LINEBACKERS: E.J. Kuale, Steve Octavien and LeRue Rumph
DEFENSIVE BACKS: CB Rashad Barksdale and S Khayyam Burns
SPECIAL TEAMS: PK Connor Barth
What does everybody else think about the cuts?