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Jake Schum Exited with Class, Even Though He Had No Reason To

I was reminded earlier today that a lot of people call former Green Bay Packers punter Jake Schum, Jacob. We did it, apparently because that’s how most other outlets were referring to him.

However, he refers to himself as Jake, not Jacob, so we’re going with that from now on.

Jake Schum got released by the Packers today.

The timing is most certainly odd, but it’s not as if Schum had a fantastic year in 2016. He was 27th in average and 24th in net.

Remember when Tim Masthay set a Packers’ record in net average in 2015 thanks almost entirely to Jeff Janis being a special teams demon?


Yeah, Janis was useless on special teams in 2016, so no such luck for Schum. The team also cut their second-best special teams player, Chris Banjo, when he was slow to come back from an injury.

At this point, I think it’s clear the Packers’ brass has no goddam clue what they’re doing on special teams.

At any rate, this is about Jake Schum.

If I were Jake Schum, I would probably be a little ticked about getting cut on the first day of June. I mean, you just re-signed me to a new contract not that long ago, maybe at least give me a chance to compete in training camp?

Is that really asking too much?

Oh, but you need my roster spot for an 18th wide receiver who has no chance of making the team. I totally understand…

Look, I’m not butthurt that the Packers cut Schum. He’s a punter.

I’m just saying that if I were him, I would be angry.

Jake Schum is not angry, however. He exited stage left in the classiest way you could have.

That certainly says something about character.

We wish you well, Jake Schum.

We hope you find your Jeff Janis (2015 version).

Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!



  1. Bobby D June 1, 2017

    Hey for what’s it’s worth Justin Vogel went to Berkeley HS with my kids, nice kid, works hard and how can he possibly worse than Jacob??

  2. Carl M DeLuca June 1, 2017

    Of course he acted with class because that’s what people who aren’t involved in this website do.

  3. Howard June 1, 2017

    I’m all for the team trying to find upgrades at any position. Schum was hurt. The Packers know what they have with Schum. It would not surprise me to see Schum return when healthy if Vogel or someone else is not an upgrade.

    There is no need for Schum to burn bridges that could provide a path for continued pay days. I would also not be suprised to see Goode back before the regular season starts.

  4. Ferris June 2, 2017

    CFL is calling, nice guy but not an NFL Punter. WI is almost Canada anyway so head a little bit north and you’ll find a job. David Beverly may be available.