Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears watches as his team works out at a summer training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University on Aug. 6 in Bourbonnais.
The Chester Taylor cut-not-cut-wait-is-he-oh-wait-he-is gaffe has been blamed on miscommunication. Taylor said that he took what head coach Lovie Smith said during a meeting the wrong way.
To help prevent this kind of problem from happening again, Grizzly Detail has put together a handy-dandy script for Lovie Smith to use when cutting players. That way, there can be no doubt when it's time for a Bear to clean out his locker:
Hello, (insert player's name here.) First, I'd like to thank you for your (length of time whether it's two weeks to 10 years) with the Chicago Bears. You know that I really appreciated your (hard work/hustle/athleticism/jokes) around Halas Hall. You have Chicago Bear in your heart.
Unfortunately, we're not going to have room for you on the team this year. Blame (salary cap/roster limitations/the fact that there are people who are better at their job than you.) It's a tough league, man. If any other teams call us on you, we'll be sure to tell them that you (work hard/have a good future/keep us rolling in the aisles during film study/kinda suck.)
It's been a pleasure working with you. We're going to need your playbook.