So, it currently seems like the second storming of the Bastille is going on right now, in response to waiver wire pickups and moves...wait, really? Waiver wire moves? These happen every year, on every team. I'm honestly a little dumbstruck by how seriously people are taking some of these moves. It's not like we just shipped out Nick Mangold and D'brickashaw Ferguson to get Wayne Hunter and Rob Turner back from the Rams. Yet that's the kind of vibe that's around here right now from a few 6th and 7th round picks being cut. In reality, this is just typical roster micromanagement that's really going to have a minimal impact as things stand right now.
So, we waived Terrance Ganaway. I admittedly, was a little upset by that, since I really liked Ganaway. You know what, though? It's not a big deal. I'm 90% sure another running back will be added to the roster in the coming days (there's no way we're going into the season with just 3), so we had to make space somehow. And it seems like the most logical thing to unload the guy lowest on the depth chart with the least experience. I've seen some people say that he should've been kept as the fullback over Conner, but that's not very logical, since it'd be foolish to rely on someone who's never played fullback before. In the end, the world keeps turning, and someone else will take Ganaway's place.
Then there's the waiving of Marcus Dixon. Honestly, he wouldn't have seen the field very much anyway unless someone got hurt, and Kenrick Ellis has really stepped up recently, so i'm not convinced that this move is gonna sink our defensive line depth. There are still plenty of quality players on our d-line, and the FO is in penny-pinching mode right now, so i'll let them go ahead with this.
Antonio Allen. I liked him too, but let's be real here, guys. This guy is essentially a converted linebacker that was still learning about how to play as a true NFL safety. I don't really think he would've had any sort of an impact this year. The FO wants to put him back on the practice squad, which is a good place for him right now, since that way he can keep learning and developing. We can only hope he clears waivers. And why is it such a terrible thing to move a guy who's not going to have any impact this year in favor of a guy who can help the team out (Clyde Gates as a returner), bringing Allen back next year after he's learned how to play safety? I think that's a good idea.
Jordan White was another casualty. This I don't really understand the anger over. We had to let go of a receiver either way, and I seriously doubt he was really going to have any kind of an impact this year. I agree with keeping Chaz Schilens in favor of him, since even though Schilens is hurt often, when he's healthy he can help us out, which is probably more than I can say for Jordan White right now. Plus he's back on the practice squad now.
So yeah, that's basically all I have to say about this. There's no reason to get angry over what's happened. It's just some roster micromanagement. If you still wanna get angry about it, go ahead. But I think you'd just be wasting your energy.