Packers release punter Sander

Packers release punter Sander

There are 15 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 21, 2006, titled Packers release punter Sander. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The Green Bay Packers released punter B.J. Sander on Monday, bringing to an end a career that came to symbolize the disappointment associated with former coach Mike Sherman's brief stint as the team's general ...

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Proball5

Fort Pierce, FL

#1 Aug 21, 2006
Good Bye....it's about time.
Henry

Stevens Point, WI

#2 Aug 21, 2006
*agreed*

I mean, really, I don't dislike B.J. Sander himself, I just don't like what he represents - an incredibly stupid draft pick. Had he been left undrafted, or at least taken in the sixth or seventh round, and expectations not been so high of him, maybe I'd be a little less thrilled that he's finally gone.
eric

United States

#3 Aug 21, 2006
Its been a while since we had a punter and a kicker with a strong leg for awhile now.Ryan will get his consistancy with some more punts,and hes got a tremendous leg,so were very very well off,now if Raymer who has a much better leg than chokewell had,can be consistaNT then we really have it covered
Norton

Beaver Dam, WI

#4 Aug 21, 2006
Yes, B.J. needed out of G.B. He could still be a great pick-up and do well...There will be more kickers in camp before the season begins...
eric

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#5 Aug 21, 2006
we certainly have the cap room , bring in more punters and kickers so we can truly see whats the best available.
Jerry

Eagle River, WI

#6 Aug 21, 2006
......and the changes keep happening. What a year this is going to be.
jimmy smith

Goshen, CT

#7 Aug 24, 2006
Good bye, good riddence, and while this does nothing but cement what a terrible GM Mike Sherman turned out to be, lets share of this blame with the President of the Packers who made a huge blunder in giving the dual role to Sherman in the first place. Nobody seems to acknowledge that miscue.
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#8 Aug 24, 2006
Keep in mind also, that Ron Wolf was the man who recommended to Harlan that Sherman take over both jobs.
jimmy smith wrote:
Good bye, good riddence, and while this does nothing but cement what a terrible GM Mike Sherman turned out to be, lets share of this blame with the President of the Packers who made a huge blunder in giving the dual role to Sherman in the first place. Nobody seems to acknowledge that miscue.
eric

United States

#9 Aug 24, 2006
If Holmgren couldnt handle both jobs,why even think Sherman could.
Bill

Random Lake, WI

#10 Aug 25, 2006
jerry wrote:
Keep in mind also, that Ron Wolf was the man who recommended to Harlan that Sherman take over both jobs.<quoted text>
That's an interesting fact that no noe seems to remember. I'm not really sure what any of those men were thinking when they gave Sherman double duty but let's be happy that it's over with.
Terry

Canada

#11 Aug 27, 2006
I think Jon Ryan will get the job done for the Packers, he has a very strong leg and had a great year in the CFL last year.
Tyson Vancouver

Burnaby, Canada

#12 Aug 28, 2006
Jon Ryan consistently gave his team instant field advantage with his booming punts. He's still young and needs a little seasoning but there is no denying his potential.
Sean Criddle

Canada

#13 Sep 8, 2006
You will find that Jon Ryan will end up being one of the best punters in the league. Maybe not this year, but he will be. The Packers better not talk so tough like they might sign another punter because this guy is going to destroy most punters in the league this year.Soon he will be courted by other teams when his option is up.
eric

United States

#14 Sep 9, 2006
How ia he at killing the ball in side the 10? I know hell kick it 42-45 yeards consistanly,but ,can he place the ball.

Sanders would kick 5 punts of 28-34 yards, than hed boom one 50yards into the endzone for a touch back
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#15 Sep 9, 2006
Sean, I don't know where you get your information, but there has been "no tough talk" as you put it, about signing another punter. If fact the coach stated after the Tennessee game that he had won the job. As for his "option being up", this is the NFL, not Canada. We don't have options, we have contracts and most teams extend them before they expire if the player is making a significant contribution to the team.
Sean Criddle wrote:
You will find that Jon Ryan will end up being one of the best punters in the league. Maybe not this year, but he will be. The Packers better not talk so tough like they might sign another punter because this guy is going to destroy most punters in the league this year.Soon he will be courted by other teams when his option is up.

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