Tim Masthay made headlines in the news this week for breaking the Packers’ team record for net punting average, a 52-year franchise record that he shattered with his boot last week. Masthay finished the regular season with a net of 40.2 per punt, which ranks 14th in the NFL and first all-time in Green Bay history. Pretty impressive stuff for the punter from Murray, Kentucky, who is used to kicking into the strong winds at Lambeau regularly.
He has received high praise from his teammates and coaches for being a great team player. “Very, very unselfish. We’ve asked him to do some things rather than worry about gross punt. Let’s get net.” Said special teams coordinator Ron Zook, “When you’ve got guys that can cover like that, that takes a little pressure off Tim as well. We’ve protected and we’ve covered. I’m happy for Tim. He’s about the team.”
Randall Cobb is ready to turn over a new page as the Packers enter the playoffs having lost their last two games of the regular season. He was a statistical non-factor in the last three games of the season, combining for only 92 receiving yards. With Jordy Nelson being ruled out with a torn ACL before the season, Cobb was expected to be the man in Green Bay and had a little bit of a disappointing season much like the Packers. However, Cobb and his teammates still believe they have what it takes to be champions of the NFL.
Today, the Pack takes on the Redskins at Washington for a spot in the NFC divisional round against either the Cardinals or Panthers. If you don’t root for the Packers today, you’re doing it wrong.
Go Cats, Go!