There are 32 teams in the NFL. And Johnny Townsend is now the 33rd ranked punter in the NFL. How is that possible Womens Gabe Jackson Jersey , you ask? Well, the Broncos changed punters this season. They cut former Raiders punter Marquette King and replaced him with former Raiders punter Colby Wadman.Wadman was the Raiders punter briefly this offseason after the team cut King. Then when the Raiders drafted Townsend, they cut Wadman. Now Townsend has a worse punting average than either one of them. And King isn’t even employed right now.Townsend is averaging 41.9 yards per punt, which is the worst average of any punter with at least 12 punts this season. He also has just 6 punts inside the 20 which is 29th in the league. Thursday night he had a 23-yard punt and a punt with a 34-yard net. There was an interesting moment in that game when 49ers 2015 5th round pick punter booted a 64-yard punt that pinned the Raiders at the 6-yard line. That punt was longer by itself than both of Townsend’s first two punts combined. It was also his 13th punt inside the 20 — more than twice as many as Townsend.These dud punts aren’t just a one-game thing. In the previous two games Townsend had punts of 25, 27, and 28 yards. But Gruden is sticking with his 5th round rookie. Why? Because he remembers when another of his 5th round rookies had some issues with his punting.“Yeah. Like I said, I think he’s overthinking some things a little bit. Directional punting, putting the ball between the numbers to the side line to the right, to the left http://www.oaklandraidersteamonline.com/leon-hall-jersey , getting it off quicker, whatever it may be,” said Gruden when asked if he is sticking with Townsend.“I make no excuses for Townsend, but I will say this, I have seen him bomb it. I have seen him be a difference maker and I am confident it’s in our near future. I went through this with [Shane] Lechler. Lechler used to tick me off. He used to punt the ball out of the Black Hole instead of trying to get it inside the 10. I’ve been through it with [Sebastian] Janikowski. Everybody hated Janikowski for the first three or four games. I’m going to be patient and everybody knows that’s not a strength of mine.”I don’t really know where these booming punts happened that Gruden speaks of with regard to Townsend. I saw no such punts in camp. There is no comparison whatsoever with Lechler. I saw him as a rookie in camp and his leg was spectacular. He would launch it and you’d think the crowd was watching a fireworks display. Even with Marquette King you saw some potential. He was wildly inconsistent, but when he got ahold of one, it was a sky shot. To put this in baseball terms, Townsend has a lot of pitches, while Lechler and King will hit you with a 100 mph fast ball and dare you to catch up to it. But thus far Authentic Jordy Nelson Jersey , Townsend’s curve balls have had no movement and he’s been walking in runs. For now Gruden is leaving Townsend in to see if he can fight his way through it. Even while most think he should have called to the pen long ago. I’m not making any suggestions here, but both King and Lechler just happen to be free agents at the moment. Just saying.Follow @LeviDamienWatch: Khalil Mack says Raiders ‘great organization’ but excited ‘to be wanted’ by Bears Khalil Mack met with Chicago media at the headquarters of the Chicago Bears Saturday morning after a whirlwind of activity. In what has to be the wildest 24 hour span of the off-season Mack went from being a contract holdout with the Oakland Raiders, to the highest paid defensive player in the history of the league, 6yrs/$141M $90M guaranteed and a $60M signing bonus, for the Bears.At his press conference Mack told reporters he was shocked by not being re-signed and traded at this stage of his career, but feels like he is ready to go week 1 against the Green Bay Packers.“I’m a competitor I love to compete,” Mack said.When asked besides the deal what prompted him to want to be a Bear, Mack replied “to be wanted. Uh yeah, that’s all it takes. That feeling that a place is excited to have you.” Mack insists that he isn’t about just the money.The money is but one aspect to Mack Authentic Marshawn Lynch Jersey , most important to him was meeting his new teammates and learning them and integrating himself into their world. “I’m here in Chicago and I’m ready to do it.”“I want to be a great teammate, I’m going to do my job, I expect everyone else to do theirs as well.” “I want to play like the best defensive player in the league, I want to be the best at what I do,” Mack said. “I want to be great, I want to be known as one of the best to play the game.”Mack feels the pressure of being the highest paid defensive player in the league but also thinks he is ready to shoulder that responsibility.