And people wonder why Bill Belichick is widely regarded as the biggest asshole in the NFL:
The Patriots [team stats] offered a harsh reminder last night that the NFL is still a business. Often, a cold business.
The night before Super Bowl XLVI, the team released receiver Tiquan Underwood and promoted defensive end Alex Silvestro from the practice squad. Underwood would not have figured prominently into the game plan, and the team likely plans to use undrafted rookie Silvestro as part of a defensive line rotation.
In addition, this makes it all but certain that receiver Chad Ochocinco will be active for tonight’s game.
Wait till the guy spends a week with the team in Indy, shaves a patriots symbol into his hair, and has his whole family at the game with SB tickets and then cut him. Total classlessness.
Also, I find it mind-boggling that people are trying to turn Welker into a goat for not catching a pass that was high and to the wrong shoulder when he was wide open. It was a shitty throw. Besides that, it wasn’t Welker who, on the first play of the game, made the play that led directly to 9 Giant points.