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Indianapolis Colts Roster Cuts: Who Stays and Who Goes in Indy

Posted By Alek Frost On September 7, 2010 @ 11:46 am In Colts News | No Comments

Tom Brandstater was cut this week instead of Curtis Painter, who “won” the backup quarterback spot for the Indianapolis Colts.

Before I get to the rest of the interesting cuts made by Bill Polian, Jim Caldwell and crew, I want to wax a little poetic on what should be on the minds of the front office when finalizing an NFL roster.

It’s obvious that Colts’ General Manager Bill Polian will forget more football than I will ever pretend to know but the way I see it, the best players get on the field and in the case of Brandstater and Painter, that just isn’t the case.

The Colts made up their mind many months ago as to who their backup quarterback would be, it was always Painter. No matter how lousy he played (which he did), even if Brandstater solidly outperformed Painter (which he did), the Colts knew from the get-go that Painter would be Peyton Manning’s backup.

Where is the spirit of competition? Isn’t it supposed to be the best man wins? Is this what the Colts did and I’m just not seeing the validity of their argument? I suppose that is up for you decide.

Here are 10 cuts made by Indianapolis and my take on each.

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