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Monday, December 1, 2008

Ciskie Article on Frost's Meltdown

Ironically, this latest meltdown came a few days after a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article talked about the Packers' decision to sign punter Derrick Frost and cut incumbent Jon Ryan after training camp. Ryan went and saw an outside consultant, former special teams Coach Gary Zauner, after he was cut, and he's been solid in Seattle.

The use of outside coaches is something frowned upon by Packers Special Teams Coach Mike Stock.

"If you want to get into the discussion of, does this guy know more about punting than the other guy? Do you want to read my bio? I'm not promoting myself, but I know what I know and I know what I've done and I know the people I've worked with. "It's a matter of, this is the guy who is coaching that position. And this is his philosophy and this is the team's philosophy, and that's the philosophy we'll follow."

(Insert a roll of the eyes here.)

Frost averaged 33.5 yards on four punts against the Saints. In New Orleans. Perhaps Stock should invite the help of outside coaches, because he's clearly doing something wrong. Either that, or there was a huge windstorm in the Superdome that somehow went unnoticed by anyone but the Packers' punter.