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You're on Notice, You Ginger Sonofabitch!

Look, first of all, we”ve got nothing against gingers. In fact, we”re big fans. So long as they look something like this.

Jaime Edmondson

Not this.

Andy Dalton

Or this.

Tim Masthay

That last ginger is Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay. And he”s just fine so long as he”s doing the one job that he gets paid to do — kicking the damn football adequately.

But Masthay didn”t do much of that during the 2014 season. While he wasn”t completely awful, he did post the worst net average of his career (37.0). He also set a career low in punts inside the 20 (14) and a career high in blocks (2). That last stat wasn”t entirely his fault, but Masthay seemed to casino online regress as the season went on.

And so, the Packers did what they did with kicker Mason Crosby after his worst season as a pro. They put this ginger sonofabitch on notice by bringing in some competition.

That competition comes in the form of former Alabama punter Cody Mandell, who was signed on Monday.

Masthay hasn”t had any competition for his job since 2010 and it”s obviously made him soft. Like Andy Dalton soft.

Mandell averaged 42.6 yards per punt during his four years with the Tide. He was briefly in camp with Dallas last season before being released. Mandell probably won”t end up beating out Masthay for a job, but his signing sends a clear message.

You better start working again, gingy!

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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8 Comments

  1. Chad Lundberg January 27, 2015

    If there’s one thing I hate about this, it’s that it took MM as long as it did for him to release that just spewing confidence won’t do the trick alone. Sometimes, you’ve got to be the bad guy, hence, bring in the competitors.

    Punting will be better next year, regardless of what happens to Slocum, book it.

    1. Chad Lundberg January 27, 2015

      *realize

  2. the real russ letlow January 27, 2015

    this guy might pose more of a real competition for the punting job than Giorgio did for K. We need a guy who can BOOM one once in awhile instead of trying to directional kick all of the time. Sometimes you just can’t convert on third down inside of your 25, and you need a punter who can clobber one.

    1. icebowl January 28, 2015

      That’s what she said…….

  3. The Money Mike January 27, 2015

    Can I have her name please…no reason really

  4. Shawn Neuser January 27, 2015

    If I never see another 35 yard punt from Tim Masthay, I’ll be pretty happy about it.
    My favorite is when we kick from the opponent’s side of the field and they still get to return it. That is AWESOME.

  5. Vijay January 28, 2015

    How’s Jon Ryan looking to you now Teddy, hum? That former punter stallion of yours even threw one on our sorry ass excuse for a special teams squad!