The Green Bay Packers have been trying to give their long snapper job to someone other than Brett Goode for the past two years.
They have again failed to do so.
This year, the guy was supposed to be Derek Hart, but the Packers released him on Monday.
Hart’s biggest failure was during Family Night, when kicker Mason Crosby missed more field goals than he made. That seemingly prompted the Packers to bring back Goode — their long snapper for the past nine seasons — two weeks ago.
Hart and Goode were supposedly in an open competition, but the writing was on the wall when the Packers re-signed Goode.
Goode has been solid since returning and Hart snapped on a missed Crosby field goal on Saturday night in Denver.
Clearly, the Packers had seen enough and concluded that Hart was the issue with Crosby’s struggles. The kicker is also breaking in a new holder in rookie punter Justin Vogel. However, Vogel has been the only punter in camp.
Long live the mullet!