Someone outside Brad St. Louis's immediate family and Special Teams coach Darrin Simmons knows his name. If you are a long-snapper, that's a very, very bad thing.
For a veteran like St. Louis, this season has been an absolute nightmare. First the botched field goal vs. Denver in Week 1. Then, the moon shot of a snap after Jonathan Joseph's pick-six vs. Pittsburgh last week. This week in Cleveland? Just a couple more bad snaps, resulting in a blocked field goal on the opening drive and a blocked extra point after the Bengals stirring drive to tie the game at 20.
St. Louis is one of the highest paid long-snappers in the league, and he has (generally) served this team well through thick and thin. But enough is enough. The Bengals will not survive in Baltimore and throughout the rest of the season without a confident kicking game. Shayne Graham is gun shy, and new holder Kevin Huber doesn't know whether to catch the ball or duck for cover. I fully expected the Bengals to go for the touchdown in overtime, no matter how close they got to the goal-line. I had that little confidence in the kicking game.
Cut him, now. Someone else on this planet besides the 31 current NFL long snappers can't do any worse. Plus, if you want to bring St. Louis back someday...something tells me he will be available.