***** So, is he denying here that he's a liar? ;-)
> BB today on patriots.com
> Q: Who tells a player he has been cut?
> BB: Usually what happens, it's not always the same
> because the circumstances
> aren't always the same, but normally what happens is
> the player is brought to
> someplace where we can sit down and talk to him.
> He's talked to by people in
> the organization. Scott [Pioli] and I talk to them.
> Then other people, the
> position coach, depending on the relationship, but
> different coaches will talk to
> them based on how much of a relationship they have
> had with them. If it was a
> big special teams player or if it was a position
> coach, depending on where the
> guy had come from. We explain to them what is going
> on, and it varies from
> player to player. Some players you release and you
> kind of tell them, 'We
> probably wouldn't bring you back. We just feel like
> you need to move on or we need
> to move on.' Other players you might have interest
> in bringing back, depending
> on the situation. You let them know that. Other
> players you tell them, if they
> want to know what the situation is or what they need
> to work on, sometimes
> they ask about that. Some guys are emotional. Some
> guys see the writing on the
> wall, maybe, and halfway expect it, or might even be
> relieved by it to a
> degree. All those things vary. That would be a
> normal situation, but not everything
> is normal, so they don't all happen that way.
> Sometimes the timing is
> different for one reason or another. I think the
> main thing is to try to be honest and
> up front with a player and tell him not what he
> wants to hear, me going in
> there saying, 'Well, I really wanted to keep you,
> but Pioli wanted to get rid of
> you so that's why we're cutting you.' One of those
> shots. We're not big on
> that. We just try to be honest and up front with the
> guy and let him know what
> really the situation is here, for better or worse,
> even though that might not
> be what they want to hear.
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