Why wouldn’t he. Justin Vogel might have been the first good punter Ted Thompson ever found.
It was a confounding situation. Year after year, the Packers’ punters sucked. The most successful guy of the Ted era was Jon Ryan and Ted cut him, so he could go have all of his success with the Seattle Seahawks.
And then, finally, there was Justin Vogel. Undrafted free agent out of Miami. Thrown out there as a rookie — 44.4 average, 41.6 net. Franchise record for net punting. Pro Bowl alternate.
But by god, Gutes McGoots is gonna shake things up round here!
That drunken sailor goes and drafts a — get this — a fucking punter in the fifth round of the NFL Draft! And with that move, Gutes McGoots officially stuck the blade into Ted’s corpse and said, “Fuck you, Uncle Ted! This is my team now,” with a scowl on his face.
What is the point here? Other than laughter?
The point is the Packers didn’t need a goddam punter. As a parting gift, Uncle Ted decided to leave the Packers with a competent punter.
Justin Vogel is a quality NFL punter.
He was obviously pissed off when Gutes McGoots drafted J.K. Scott in the fifth round. THE FIFTH FUCKING ROUND!
So much for competition at every position, as the front office has preached throughout this offseason. Vogel requested his release and he got it on Friday.
Good for him.
Most football players don’t like to be forcefully bent over and then given the high, hard one.
We hope Vogel gets another job. He deserves one.
The ramifications for the Packers are this. What if Scott is B.J. Sander? Will they beg Vogel to come back?