Really? Frost Still Around?


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.


11 Responses to “Really? Frost Still Around?”

  1. Ron La Canne Says:

    How can that be Steve? TT always takes responsibility for his moves. Oh wait a minute, he always expects MM to live with his moves. I guess we just have to have MM adjust Frost’s pad levels and hope for the best.

  2. Schaefer Says:

    I like the idea of Andy as the Packers punter…let’s start a campaign.
    Hayes, start working out that leg.

  3. ScottinDC Says:

    For what it’s worth Steve, I think your soccer experience would definately make you a huge improvement over Frost. However, I have more sympathy for your desire to go for it all the time. I think the Packers should just announce tomorrow that they cut Frost and have no intention of replacing him. In Tampa, it seemed like the Bucs always started on the Pac 30 anyways! What’s there to lose? If a particularly egregious situation emerges Crosby, or you Steve, could fill in. What does everybody think?

  4. Bill Walsh Says:

    I think Steve “Floppa” Hayes’s legs and acting ability will bring the Packers huge dividends. Plus, having studied Dick Cheney and the Saddam-Bin-Ladin connection in depth, Steve is clearly the one guy who could make sense out of the Packers’ front office’s byzantine machinations…

  5. PackSmack Says:

    Andy, you’re going the wrong direction. You should be old enough to have learned how to work smarter, not harder, and that subjecting yourself to a blocked-punt collision could potentially make it hard to get out of bed for a few days. So what you should do, rather than apply for the punter job, albeit you might be able to do a respectable job at it, is shoot for the job of the guy who runs out there and gets the kicking tee after a Packer kick-off. You see, you’re right there on the sidelines the whole game, for they need you bad a few times a game. You also get to schmooz with all the players, you get a great view of the game, can listen to play calls, drink all the gatorade you want, travel with the team, and you can also clandestinely lob eggs at Ted Thompson…and you will never get hammered by a charging defender attempting a punt block.

    Think about it. Of course, since my application is already in, you’ll have to beat me out for the job, and since I’m older than you and much more experienced in treachery, you will have your work cut out for you. But ya know, I could come up with a case of turf toe or something, so the stand-by position is not a bad place to be…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 😉

  6. awhayes Says:

    Hilarious PackSmack! Good thinking. I’d especially like the access to the free gatorade…when I was little, I spent a concerning and unreasonable amount of my time envying professional athletes for having constant and free access to gatorade during games.

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  8. Peggy Says:

    Maybe they should take another look at that local kid who was in camp this summer who punted for the Badgers…?

  9. awhayes Says:

    Good thought Peggy – there in fact are a couple of ex-Badgers who might be of use here: Ken DeBauche or Kevin Stemke. DeBauche was a bit quicker on getting the punt off and he apparently looked good in camp. Nice thinking on this one Peggy.

  10. Corey Says:

    hahaha my favorite line “Also, having played soccer, I may have more natural skills at faking even marginal roughing the punter scenarios.”

    Thats brilliant. Maybe we should hire more MLS players for that reason alone.

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