The timing of Joseph Addai's release from the New England Patriots Wednesday was a surprise, even if New England has become a noted nightmare for ex-Colts.
"It didn't work out," Belichick said.
The actual story is a little more interesting. Mary Paoletti of Comcast SportsNet New England reported that Addai was struggling during his conditioning test Wednesday ... and just "quit."
The message-sending move is similar to an approach that Bill Walsh used to love in San Francisco. He once cut a rookie free agent for sticking his head out the window and yelling at a passing co-ed. Walsh also would often cut a struggling player right on the field early in training camp so everyone knew the expectations.