Check this out. Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay talks about how he lived in a utility closet when he was at Kentucky in order to save money.
Masthay rented the closet for $100/month. He used the money he saved on rent to buy his now wife Amanda an engagement ring.
They were married right after college.
True story. I once knew someone who lived in a closet.
He was a meth head.
His meth head friend rented this shitbox no bedroom apartment in the crappy part of Tempe, Arizona. The part where drug addicts live, obviously.
Despite this apartment being tiny and disgusting, it had a small walk-in closet.
Perfect place to throw a mattress down, it turned out. So one dude slept on the couch and the other slept on a mattress in the closet with his girlfriend.
That bitch stole one of my Crystal Method CDs.
But yeah, that all happened.
Anyway, Masthay better still be thrifty. We fully expect rookie Peter Mortell to take his job this year.
Yes, because Masthay does absolutely nothing right. Especially when he makes punts that eliminate the returns of opponents and confuse them. Seriously, what did he ever do wrong?
You must be watching a different game than every other Packer fan. I think he is the worst punter in the league. He had limited returns last year because of the speed of Jeff Janis. His hang time sucks, he never pins anyone back, he never flips field position with a booming punt. This is a performance league, I’m sure he’s a great guy but talent is all that matters. Wave bye bye to him, the rookie should win the job if he punts anything like he did in college.
Can’t agree more. He was one of the reasons why we lost to the Cardinals in the playoffs.
He was not one of the reasons we lost to the Packers. Look back at all of his punts. Besides the first one-which, I will agree, wasn’t a great one. Though it was probably difficult with the pressure of punting from his own 17-none of them resulted in the Cardinals getting past the 34. The final one was even at the 20. That’s not poor punting. The reason we lost was because the offense was getting taken out so quickly by the Cardinals defense in 3 and outs that the defense had no time to rest and recover, that they couldn’t stop them. Masthay had nothing to do with the loss to them. As for the Thompson statement. Look at all the players the Packers have. Thompson has signed all of them, and they are solid. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, the entire line offensive, Lacy, Richard Rodgers, Mike Daniels, Clay Matthews, Jake Ryan, Julius Peppers, Nick Perry, Datone Jones, Morgan Burnett, Haha Clinton-Dix, Sam Shields, Damarious Randall, Quinton Rollins, Charles Woodson, Nick Collins, Mason Crosby, Tramon Williams, and a little guy named Aaron Rodgers. Thompson signs far more great players than he does bad players, and Masthay is one of the great ones.
How could he last season when the offense was constantly pinned in their own territory. You can’t flip the field well if you are all the way back on one end. That would give opponents great opportunities to return, and with the opponents the Packers were facing, that would only result in more problems. Masthay fixed this by making high punts with great hang time. This took out their return games and allowed the defense to do their jobs. It wasn’t all about Janis. Janis only accounted for 11 of the tackles on special teams. That’s not even 1/7 of the returns. And who knows how many were on kick return? Not to mention, how do you think Jankis got there, by beating the ball every time? I like Janis, but he’s not that good.
A punt isn’t all about pinning an opponent deep or using booming punts. It’s about using skills to do more, and Masthay used his skills to do his job. He took out the opposing return game.
Booming punts also require time from the protection unit, which was constantly changing up due to the injuries. As for the Cardinals game, there was one punt that was poor by him-the very first one-and a big reason that is was was because it was from the Packers’ 17. After that, they all ended up no farther than the Cardinals 34, which isn’t poor spotting and not a reason that they lost. They lost because the offense couldn’t stay on the field and the defense thus was getting scored on quickly. Not because of Masthay. He is still a franchise punter.
Again, you must have been watching a different team all year. No team brings in a punter to compete when they have a “franchise” as you call it punter. I don’t remember ANY punts with great hang times. Every time he dropped back to punt I expected him to shank it. And he did a lot of the time. Plus a punt is all about pinning someone deep, skills to do more???!!! What does that mean? If a punter pins a team at the 2 every time he kicks it do you think a coach will tell him to stop? I don’t understand anything you are saying.
You don’t know the NFL if you don’t know why they brought in another punter. All teams bring in competition to compete with their players every season so they get better. Otherwise, they don’t train. A franchise player doesn’t mean they are elite. It just means they are solid and can be relied upon time and time again-like Masthay and Mason Crosby, who had competition one offseason ago.
You must have been watching some other team. All of Masthay’s punts were high and beautiful. Again, that’s how the coverage player-including Janis-got down there time and time again so quickly. If you boom the punt, it gives the opponent a great opportunity to catch it with a lot of open space. Combine that with all of the punts that started out in deep Packers’ territory-which was extremely common last season-and the opposing team can make easy timed blocks with the the open space, leading to big returns. This removes the pinning at the 2 all together. That’s why they didn’t boom kicks. Masthay knew what he was doing, and he did it well.
Frank, Masthay sucks. He was one of the reasons we lost to the Cardinals in playoffs last year. I bet that punter we brought Peter Mortell would be better than him. I bet he would punt further than Tim Masthay. Masthay is another bad player TT signed.
Tim Masthay is a terrible punter and I hope Peter Mortell gets a shot and start over him. Once Peter Mortell becomes good, release Masthay I am glad he is a free agent after this season. Someone should tell TT the overrated GM not to resign him.
Do you agree MMTTDCSUCK?