Although the Green Bay Packers have given every indication they plan to re-sign kicker Mason Crosby, who will be a free agent when the lockout ends, things don’t always go according to plan. It’s conceivable, although probably not likely, another team will do something to pry Crosby away from the Packers. In that scenario, the team may be forced to turn to a familiar face — former kicker Ryan Longwell.
While several NFL teams have been slapping the franchise tag on their players, the Green Bay Packers won’t be using theirs.
There was speculation the Packers might use the tag on defensive end Cullen Jenkins or kicker Mason Crosby, both pending free agents, but Ted Thompson obviously thought the cost was too great.
Last year, everyone (me included) wanted to tar and feather Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby. What a difference a year makes. It’s early in the season, but Crosby has been nothing short of… dare I say it… outstanding through the preseason and week one. Today, Crosby was recognized for his performance in week one [...]
One thing that irritates me about Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson is their blind faith in certain players who just aren’t very good. See Jarrett Bush as example one. Example two is kicker Mason Crosby. Despite coming off the worst season in his mediocre professional career, Crosby is getting [...]
Earlier this month, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby was given a 100 percent raise, something we learned from our friend Jersey Al. Somehow Crosby triggered incentives in his contract that doubled his salary from $500,000 to $1 million, despite being one of the worst regular kickers in the NFL in 2009. Crosby made a [...]
Green Bay Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby had a terrible year in 2009 and the team was reluctant to make a change down the stretch, with good reason. There wasn’t a kicker on the market who was any better. Crosby made a career-worst 75 percent of his field goals. That ranks him 25th in the league [...]
2009 is done and gone (thank god for that), and it’s the time of year when many people set themselves up for failure by making New Year’s resolutions. I imagine many on the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff do the same, so we here at Total Packers have compiled some suggestions of what we think [...]
Slumping Green Bay Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby did what he was supposed to do Sunday in the team’s 48-10 blowout of the Seattle Seahawks – make field goals and extra points. But you’d think he pitched in as quarterback or hit a 70-yard, game-winning kick the way everyone – including Green Bay Press-Gazette columnists Pete [...]
We certainly take our share of shots at Green Bay Pacekers’ kicker Mason Crosby around here, but the New York Times did an interesting analysis that shows the NFL’s kickers as a whole pretty much suck. Last season, kickers made 84.5 percent of their field goals – an all-time high. So far this season, that [...]
The New Orleans Saints cut kicker John Carney loose Tuesday, begging the question of whether the Green Bay Packers should bring him in as competition for the struggling Mason Crosby. Carney, who ranks third in NFL history with 2,044 points scored, returned to the Saints this past summer after the team learned Garrett Hartley would [...]
The Green Bay Packers, an NFL football organization with 12 world championships, are seeking a reliable field goal kicker. Applicants should possess a pleasant demeanor, a strong leg and enjoy cold weather. Job duties include kicking field goals and extra points, and may include kickoffs. The successful candidate will demonstrate that they can make a [...]
Green Bay Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby is in the midst of a terrible season and a downward spiral that began last season, but the team is standing behind him. Why? They don’t really have a choice. Crosby is 24-of-32 on field goals this season. He’s hit 75 percent of his kicks, which ranks him 26th [...]