What's up with Stanford Routt?
usually can get the skinny just by reading back in their rotoworld blurbs...
2/20/12: Chiefs agreed to terms with CB Stanford Routt on a three-year, $20 million contract. Routt, who turns 29 before the season, is a press-man corner and fits Romeo Crennel's scheme. While he allowed too many touchdown passes (8) and committed too many penalties (17) last year, Routt posted career highs in interceptions (4) and pass breakups (15). Pro Football Focus graded Routt as the NFL's 19th-best corner in terms of coverage.
10/31/12: After signing a three-year deal in the offseason, Routt hasn't played very well, allowing a 64.1 percent completion rate for 491 yards and three touchdowns in his coverage, according to Pro Football Focus.
11/5/12: Chiefs waived CB Stanford Routt. Making $6 million in the first year of a three-year deal, Routt has graded out as the 16th worst cornerback. Quarterbacks had an astronomical 111.9 rating throwing at Routt.
11/21/12: Routt clashed with coaches and missed curfew before being cut by the Chiefs.
Routt was getting torched on the field and not acting professionally off it. He reportedly wanted to use the technique he learned in Oakland instead of adapting to the Chiefs' scheme and Schefter says the coaches there "did not like him." It helps explain why they paid him $6 million to go away two weeks ago.
12/4/12: Texans signed CB Stanford Routt to a one-year contract.
-only appeared in one game for Houston.
Seems like he was a decent press corner in Oakland. He got a way overpaid contract from Al Davis. Seems like he went sour after the big paycheck. Worth a look. Payton has kept worse cases straight.
After the draft when it dawns on some of these guys that they won't have a job unless they accept what is offered, then they'll start seeking instead of waiting for a call.