Am I crazy...or paranoid...because here's how I honestly think the events leading up to Belichick cutting Tiquan Underwood last night went down.
1. Belichick worries about the damage Eli can do to his somewhat weak and depleted secondary if he is given a few seconds in the pocket, plus he's not sure of his D-lines ability to get quick pressure on him.
2. Given that his teams roster is obviously known by the Giants and there is plenty of game film available for the Giants to study and use in order to prepare a game plan for their O-line so they can best protect Eli, Belichick feels he's at a disadvantage.
3. Belichick has an idea.
4. He decides to take a strong defensive player from the practice squad and secretly prepare him to play in the Super Bowl.
5. The day before the game he cuts another player and adds the guy from the practice squad to the team making it impossible for the Giants to be able to prepare because they have no knowledge of his tendencies, and since he's a practice squad player there is also no game film for them to study.
If something like this really is how it all went down, and Underwood was blindsided when he was told he was being cut, this is going to be remembered for a long time as an example of everything that is wrong with football, as well as one of the worst examples of sportsmanship ever. Not to mention the epic level of bad karma it will create for Belichick.