If the Patriots' cuts of the roster are not Kafkaesque enough, literary fans, Bill Belichick has gone one better.
It may be The Trial for fans, but only days after releasing Brian Hoyer as the backup QB for the team-and throwing young Ryan Mallett into the maze of pro football trick plays, the Patriots are looking at Kafka.
You may have thought he was a German writer from the earliest days of Expressionism, who wrote such fan favorites like Metamorphosis about a man who wakes up and discovers he has become a giant cockroach. (This is Bobby Valentine's favorite Kafka story.)
The Patriots are willing to go back to the surreal days of literary twists and turns. You may feel like you are in The Penal Colony.
You have to remember this is Amerika where any looney idea gets its day.
Boston sports has been on the cusp of Expressionism all year, and every story seems to have Kafka behind it.
And speaking of looney, Bobby Valentine thinks Kafka is a starting pitcher who'd fit right in.
John Henry, Red Sox owner, may want to consider Kafka as a player evaluator.
Bill Belichick of the Patriots sees Kafka as a perfect media liaison.
And, Danny Ainge feels like Kafka was Ray Allen's agent.
In fact, Mike Kafka is a former Eagles QB that has discussed coming to the Patriots in a backup role.