Tim Masthay 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

Green Bay Packers Report Cards, Player Grades

1) Introduction: Tim Masthay has been the brightest spot in Packers’ punting history since the loss of Jon Ryan. Although, it’s not that hard to improve on what Green Bay used to have in Jeremy Kapinos, Masthay’s predecessor.

2) Profile: Tim Masthay

  • Age: 27
  • Born: 4/16/1987 in Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 200
  • College: Kentucky
  • Rookie Year: 2010
  • NFL Experience: 5 years

Career stats and more

 

3) Expectations coming into the season: Masthay was expected to be the same solid force he had been for the first four years in green and gold.

4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: The first half of the season could be considered Masthay’s highlight reel, while the second half could be considered his lowlight reel. Really, the last eight games were much worse than the first ten games were good.

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Thanks to Aaron Rodgers and company, Masthay didn’t have to do as much as usual. In fact, he had two games where he didn’t have to punt a single time.

6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Masthay averaged about 34.5 net yards per punt in the playoffs, which was less than spectacular.

7) Intangibles: Will we ever see Masthay’s athleticism utilized again in some fake punts? Or was there simply no reasonable opportunity this year?

Season Report Card (Player Grades):

(C) Level of expectations met during the season

(C-) Contributions to team’s overall success.

(D) Contributions to team during the playoffs

Overall Grade:  C-

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Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski

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  • Jerry

    I think his lack of work during some of those home game blow out’s created a layer of rust on his game. I’ll say he had a case of Maytag Repairman Syndrome! Looks like TT signed another punter so there will be some competition for Masthay’s job. Could never understand why TT cut Jon Ryan.

    • Savage57

      This is so bad, but I’m going to tie on the scarf, drink the sake and head for the aircraft carrier…

      “Because he didn’t have the balls to play the position like Ted wanted.”

      • Jerry

        Banzai!

  • Razer

    Masthay was closer to ‘F’ than ‘C’. Shanking punts down the stretch and giving up valuable field position in the big games is totally unacceptable. While he wears a poor grade, his special teams coach and teammates were all part of the poor play. Just give Special Teams a ‘F’ and be done with the mess.

  • Jerry

    Just saw something on FaceBook, Brad Jones has been given the BOOT! Is he headed to the Land Of Lake’s?

    • barutanseijin

      Nah. Zimmer’s a defense guy. I think he’ll know enough to stay away.

  • Thegreatreynoldo

    I’d agree with the grades, except that some of Masthay’s bad punts came during important situations. Not clutch at all. D+ overall.