Author: JayStrieby

As mentioned by new special teams coach Maurice Drayton, no one on the special teams is safe from being replaced. And for good reason as the Packers were bottom five in every punting metric. Bring in new people was always on the cards for Drayton as I mention in an article a few weeks ago. Joe Fortunato will either push Bradley to improve or end up replacing the current long snapper. Joe Fortunato The long snapper was signed on Wednesday, March 24th, to create a competition for Hunter Bradley. Both Bradley and his Punter JK Scott were wildly inconsistent during…

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Early in the morning of March 11th, news broke that the Kansas City Chiefs released both of their starting tackles. The Chiefs General Manager, Brett Veach, likely came to this decision based on the salary cap and the tackles current health situations. The 2013 number 1 overall pick, Eric Fisher (LT), was set to take up $11 million in cap space and had just torn his Achilles against the Bills in the AFC championship game. Former All-Pro tackle, Mitchell Schwartz (RT), was going to take up $7 million and had back surgery after the Super Bowl. He sustained that back…

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Saftey Adrain Amos and Linebacker Preston Smith both worked out a way with the Packers for them to lower their cap hit on Friday. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1370480556346114048 https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1370529991864225797 Adiran Amos Amos was set to have a cap hit of $10.3 million but after converting his roster bonus ($1.5M) and a chunk of his base salary ($4.3M) to a signing bonus, close to $3 million is freeded up from the 2021 cap space. The remaining money will count to the 2022 season. The saftey has been a corrner stone of the Packers defence having started all sixteen regular season games of the previous…

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Thomas Morstead punting

As of March 4th, The Saints have released their long-time punter, Thomas Morstead. At the age of 34, 35 next week, Morstead is still one of the most consistent punters in the league. https://twitter.com/Saints/status/1367563754657955840 What about Scott? During his introductory press conference, new special teams coordinator Maurice Drayton addressed the current inconsistencies of the punting unit which sat near the bottom of the league. A reporter specifically named Punter JK Scott and Long Snapper Hunter Bradley in being inconsistent.  Drayton didn’t disagree saying “they have a prescription that we need them to work on.” This tells me that Drayton isn’t…

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