special teams

Packers Special Teams Ranked 20th in the NFL

Mason Crosby

The Dallas Morning News’ special teams rankings are out and not surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers are in the bottom half of them again.

Packers No Longer Among League’s Worst on Special Teams

Mason Crosby blows it

The Green Bay Packers are no longer at the bottom of the special teams barrel. That unit is ranked 12th in Rick Gosselin’s annual special team rankings, despite employing Mason Crosby.

Packers Had Only 10 On the Field For Punt Block

Dezman Moses recovers a punt block for a touchdown

The Jacksonville Jaguars are really bad. One play against the Green Bay Packers sums up this comedy of errors they call football.

Slocum: There’s Nothing To See Here, Please Move Along

Shawn Slocum

Green Bay Packers special teams coach Shawn Slocum is a master at making excuses. He has to be — his units consistently suck. So what did he have to say about Johnny Knox’s negated punt return touchdown yesterday? Take a look.

Packers At Bottom Of Special Teams Rankings Again

Shawn Slocum

The Green Bay Packers are near the bottom of the Dallas Morning News’ annual special teams rankings for the third year in a row. They finished 29th, up two spots from last season. The 2008 team finished 26th and special teams coach Mike Stock was forced into retirement after that performance. The rankings are compiled […]

The End Of Jarrett Bush?

We’ve been waiting for it for three years, but the end of cornerback Jarrett Bush as a member of the Green Bay Packers appears to be getting closer. As we’ve documented many times, Bush is a liability on defense. What’s kept him on the team thus far is his play on special teams. A few […]

Packer Punting Prospects Show Promise

Jeremy Kapinos

Let’s face it. There’s only one way to go when it comes to the Green Bay Packers’ punting game — and that’s up. The Packers dumped Jeremy Kapinos, the worst punter in the league, after he finished the 2009-10 season 18th in gross average (43.1), tied for 32nd in net average (34.1 ) and last […]

Packers Get A Punter

Chris Bryan

The Green Bay Packers may finally have a punter who can actually fulfill his job responsibilities. The Packers announced the signing of Australian Rules Football punter Chris Bryan on Tuesday. Bryan received a non-guaranteed three-year deal. According to ESPN Milwaukee’s Jason Wilde, Bryan played four seasons of Australian football with Carlton Football Club (2005-06) and […]

Kapinos Won’t Be Back With Packers

Jeremy Kapinos

The struggles of Green Bay Packers punter Jeremy Kapinos and the special teams as a whole have been well documented. Today, Kapinos found out he won’t return to the Packers in 2010 and to put it mildly, he’s pissed. The Packers tendered all of their restricted and exclusive rights free agents today, but Kapinos and […]

Packers’ Special Teams Get Worse

Shawn Slocum

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who watched the Green Bay Packers play in 2009 – the team’s special teams were atrocious. That has been confirmed once again in the Dallas Morning News’ annual special teams rankings, where the Packers finished 31st. The rankings are compiled by ranking each team in 22 special […]

The Rest of the Green Bay Packers News

Brad Childress

No, I’m not going to start doing a Green Bay Packers-related link dump every day, or even every week. I get much more satisfaction from writing stuff and then letting you guys shit all over it. Besides, Railbird Central already does that, and does it better than I would ever care to do it, with […]

Packers Should Pursue Buffalo’s Ex-Special Teams Coach

Bobby April

The Green Bay Packers would be foolish not to pursue ex-Buffalo Bills’ special teams coach Bobby April in the offseason. April, 56, exercised a clause in his contract Tuesday making him a free agent after the Bills organization told him Monday he and the other assistant coaches had the right to pursue other coaching jobs […]

Green Bay Packers’ New Year’s Resolutions

Hey, what can I say? Well work on it.

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 […]

Packers Special Teams a Major Weakness… Again

No need to tackle that guy. Photo: Benny Sieu

No one thought the Green Bay Packers special teams would be among the league’s best this season, but after forcefully retiring special teams coach Mike Stock in January, there was supposed to be some improvement. Under new coach Shawn Slocum the Packers special teams remains a major weakness, and one has to question whether it’s […]

Stock “Retires,” Sanders Next?

Mike Stock

Late Friday evening, Green Bay Packers’ special teams coach Mike Stock retired. Or, “retired.” This doesn’t come as a surprise. The Packers special teams were putrid this past season in nearly every aspect. Fans had been calling for Stock’s job, along with that of defensive coordinator Bob Sanders, for some time. What does come as […]

Frosty The Punter

A little more on disposed punter Derrick Frost… I found that this gave me a chuckle or two. I missed this earlier, but our new punter is none other than… Jeremy Kapinos!! Feigning excitement, of course. I have no idea who the kid is, but he’s a 6′ 1″, 230 pound product of Punter U […]

Derrick Frost Gone, Finally

On Monday, the Green Bay Packers closed the book on what was probably their biggest mistake of the season. That’s when they released punter Derrick Frost. Good riddance, I say. The move was long overdue. Frost finished his career as a Packer ranked 26th in the league in both gross (42.1 yards) and net (36.1 yards) punting average. […]