Although we didn’t have Tracy White to lead us deep into the playoffs, we did have a special teams unit in 2008 (it’s true, I’m not lying). Here are the grades for those boys.
This report card is short and dirty, because the more I think about our special teams I get angry and hit things, and my lawyer says “Mike Stock Rage” isn’t going to do anything for me in a court of law.
I already covered our returners like Will Blackmon.
So, this one is all about the guys who get paid to kick a ball.
* Long of 53
I was going to go into this Crosby wrapup ready to destroy him. It seems like he had a really bad year. He always seemed to miss the most important kicks of the games. However, when I looked at the numbers, they are almost identical to last year’s totals. The only major difference was total points because he had more attempts last year compared to this year. So after all of that I have decided to give Mason a solid B.
- Almost made a 69 fair catch kick. It fell just short.
GRADE: Solid B
I have to bring Bush up again because he really sucks. He led the special teams unit in missed tackles. He had more missed tackles than Mason Crosby. I mean COME ON!
- Jarrett has blackmail photos of Ted Thompson in drag.
Frost is the guy who gave all fans the idea that maybe us regular Joe Shmoes could be NFL players. I mean if Derrick Frost is playing for an NFL team, certainly Alex and I could get picked up by the Lions or something, right? Frost was consistently horrible with short punts and minimum hang time. If you hiccuped during a Frost punt, you missed it.
*22 Punts inside the 20
The guy we cut for Derrick Frost. He was Canadian, and while I hate Canadians more than anybody, I don’t find that a good enough reason to cut a man. Stock disliked Ryan from the get-go, complaining about “release times” and “2 step” forms. The bottom line was Ryan would catch the ball, then kick it really far. TA-DA! Now he does it for the Seattle Seahawks, which is where his grade comes from.
- Jon is Canadian!
*4 game in Green Bay
This is the guy who replaced the guy who replaced the other guy. (God our specials teams was a mess). After the Frost experiment ended, we went back to the big leg type. Kapinos is a fine punter who I hope we keep forever. In 4 games, he punted it 7 times within the twenty. That seems fine. There weren’t many times after a Kapinos punt, the tromadz gameday lounge was spammed with vulgarities(by me).
- Jeremy’s nickname is “Iron Leg”
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