Last year at this time, many of us were wringing our hands in despair (it’s a vast exaggeration meant to induce humorous responses, que chuckling) over the Punting situation. Sippos, Fox, who are these guys? Why did we let Sam Martin go? Why didn’t we sign an experienced guy? Why didn’t we spend a draft pick when we had a 5th round running back that didn’t even make the team? Oh the calamity! At least the Aussie has an interesting backstory.
What a difference a year makes.
Our returning second team All Pro, Pro Bowl Punter Jack Fox has made all the problems, all the fears, disappear, disappear. Of all the UDFA’S signed to futures contracts, Fox was the unexpected lottery ticket every fan dreams of.
Our Paragon of Punting even reached out to run a camp for local kids interested in his craft. He’s a swell guy, on and off the field, and gives us all an added dose of hope in this unsettled year, that perhaps the other positions we’re leery of, won’t be so bad after all. Of all the boneheaded moves of the previous administration, Fox is one they nailed.
Therefore, in recognition of what a slow day for news is this time of year, and the outstanding job done by Fox, I nominate July 9th as Lions Punter Appreciation Day. A day to recognize Fox and our other favorite Lions Punters of the past, such as the hallowed Jim Arnold.
Thank you Jack Fox for not stinking up the field . May your average be long, and your number dropped inside the 20 be high. May the Coffin Corner be kind to you and thank you for being you. So wherever you are, hoist a glass and have one for Captain Jack
On a serious note do you all think we can have the same luck at kicker or are we in for another Nate Freese type situation? …. I mean the guy chose 3 for his jersey number and made just 3 FG’s in his entire NFL career. We were smart enough to waste a draft pick on that POS.