- Jul 23, 2012
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According to Tom Pelissero the team has signed the former Bears' punter.
Numbers are not there but he knows how to punt. I imagine if he comes out very ineffective the Packers will not hesitate to make another change. But face it, he comes at doable price and he has plenty of experience in cold, windy Soldier Field.Honestly he's been a solid and consistent punter for years...don't dislike it.
*Edit: clearly I am misremembering him. Seems he struggled last year and ranked 31st in net average and 32nd in average hangtime....not necessarily what you'd want...
True, but O'Donnell must have done something right to stick around for 8 years in a league in which there are only 32 jobs with a lot of applicants. JK Scott proved this isn't the case and lost his job barely into his career.JK Scott proves this isn't the case.....
They will carry 2 punters into camp on the 90 man roster. O'Donnell could be no more than a place holder. They could draft one, sign one in UDFA, or sign one that gets cut later, or all of the above.
I'm guessing Bisaccia had some input into this signing, so maybe we should trust the highest paid ST Coordinator that he knows something about Punters? I'll put slightly more weight into Bisaccia's opinion than some forum skeptics.FTR he wasn't let go, his contract ended. I am very hesitant on him as well personally.
Thats just Packers fans. They use some weird copium techniques to rationalize some of the putrid decisions this team makes.I don't know how so many can disregard the really bad stats he has. And the Bears let him go. A lot of you are already making excuses for him. A head scratcher for me.
I think Gute had so much work to do with the salary cap and deciding who goes and who stays that he just wanted this one out of the way. We probably can live with adequate and satisfactory level punting but we cannot afford ST units that cannot block for the kicker or the punter or cover downfield. Now that burden will start with the new ST coach.Nevermind I disagree now seeing the deal is 2 years for $4M with like $1.6M guaranteed....yeah he is being given the job.
Well, O'Donnell did hold for the Bears over the years for numerous kickers including Robbie Gould. He also was used 15 times to kickoff and had 10 touchbacks. Now that may be something to consider if we think Crosby is starting to fade on kickoffs.I'll take a middle of the road punter on punting but he better dang well mesh good as the holder with our LS and Crosby - otherwise jettison his butt quick.