dogma+, on 03 May 2012 - 10:46 AM, said:
The scenario you're describing is only if they changed numbers AFTER training camp. Which is why the FO told Kelsay and Mario to figure out the number thing now.
As far as leaders being cut, I can think of a few from the top of my head just from last season. Peyton Manning, Lofa Tatupa, Channing Crowder, and our very own Nick Barnett. Locker room leaders are cut all the time.
You're leaving something out of your analysis on this issue: Mario doesn't want
the number. He has had plenty of time to ask Kelsay about it and Kelsay says he spoke with Mario and Mario never said a word. Williams has gone way out of his way to say he doesn't want special treatment, he just wants to be one of the guys and lead by example of his work ethic. He is humble. 90 was not his college number. For all we know, he never liked 90. He is starting his career over in a new city and new team and he is the antithesis of a me-first player who wants to promote his power or standing, except on the field. Kelsay is a 10 year veteran.