I’m sorry, this is really stupid. Ted Thompson made a significant mistake by cutting Jon Ryan and signing Derrick Frost. Now, he’s wallowing in his own waste.
In Greg Bedard’s postgame chat Sunday he was asked to assess the possibility that Frost would be back punting for the Packers this week. “Zero,” he wrote. It was the logical answer. But Thompson appears determined to show that he was right to make the change and the Packers may pay for it again.
Frost had a 30.2 net punting average on Sunday. Like most thirtysomething males, when Andy or I want to emphasize just how much some aspect of a team sucks, we say that the other guy could even succeed in such-and-such a scenario. So, for instance, I said even Andy could have run through the holes the Cowboys made for Marion Barber against the Packers.
Usually it’s an exaggeration. But I truly believe that Andy might have been able to finish Sunday’s game with a 30.2 net punting average. I’m serious.
Maybe the Packers should sign him.
ANDY ADDS: While I freely admit I am somewhat of a wuss and would be a liability at most positions on the football field – I will say that if I were the punter/kicker, my deficiencies would be less obvious. Having played soccer through college with some degree of amPEDextrousness (new word meaning both-footed), if you will, I would go out on a limb, pun intended, and say that I could have bested Frost’s 30.2 net-average-no-hangtime-punts…LEFT-FOOTED! Also, having played soccer, I may have more natural skills at faking even marginal roughing the punter scenarios. That said, as much as I would give anything to punt for the Packers, if the team found out about my not-so-secret desire to go for it or at least fake punt/FG on most 4th downs, they may not want me.