Posts tagged Mason Crosby

Clay Matthews: Defensive Player Of The Week

For the second week in a row, a member of the Green Bay Packers has nabbed an NFC player of the week honor. This time, linebacker Clay Matthews won the defensive award. Kicker Mason Crosby won the special teams award following week one. Matthews had three sacks and five tackles against the Buffalo Bills in […]

Crosby Named Special Teams Player Of The Week

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 […]

Packers Not Exactly Dominant In Season-Opening Win

Kevin Kolb

Maybe it’s time to table the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl talk for a bit. The defense, led by linebacker Clay Matthews, was the biggest reason the Packers were able to escape Philadelphia with a 27-20 win over the Eagles. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense wasn’t close to firing on all cylinders, but […]

Observations From Packers 59-24 Victory Over Colts

Peyton Manning

The Green Bay Packers offense is potent, we knew that, but in their longest outing of the preseason against last year’s AFC champs, they put any doubts to rest. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who I have a hard time believing isn’t on his way to becoming the best player in the NFL, cut up the Colts […]

Training Camp Observations, August 3, Evening, Full Pads

The weather man was wrong. It’s sunny and 85 degrees about an hour before practice. Quick observations: – There is a lot of talk here in Green Bay on the Brett Favre retirement. My thoughts — he stays retired until September 9th when, while mowing the lawn, he decides to drive the lawnmower to the […]

Crosby Gets A Free Pass, Again

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 […]

Mason Crosby Will Actually Try To Do His Job This Year

You know it’s a slow day if we have to write about kickers. You remember those guys who don’t do anything but come out and piss the game away by missing a field goal while time runs off the clock, don’t you? Enter Mason Crosby. How many games did he cost the Green Bay Packers […]

Packers Involved In Sexual Assault Flap

From the You’re A Rich Athlete, Watch Your Ass Files comes this number: several members of the Green Bay Packers were interviewed as part of the investigation of two alleged sexual assaults at a Lake Delton condo. The incident apparently took place early Saturday morning, after The McGovern Charity Golf Tournament held in nearby Wisconsin […]

Packers Will Add Several Sixth Rounders, And Other Fun Stats

One thing you can bet on when you’re watching the Green Bay Packers’ draft unfold under the mastermind that is Ted Thompson, is that Thompson will come out with more picks than he went in with. In Thompson’s five drafts with the Packers, he’s traded back to pick up additional picks in each year except […]

Packers Reward Mediocrity With Crosby

Mason Crosby

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 […]

Viable Options For the Packers to Replace Mason Crosby

Mason Crosby

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 […]

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 […]

Cool It, Crosby, You’re Not Off The Hook Yet

Crosby was error-free Sunday, but there are at least two games left this season.

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 […]

Packers Wrap Up Playoff Berth With Dominating Effort

The Seahawks secondary had trouble keeping up with Greg Jennings

The Green Bay Packers destroyed the Seattle Seahawks 48-10 and in conjunction with a loss by the New York Giants, wrapped up their first playoff berth in the Aaron Rodgers era. The Packers’ defense was dominant again, rebounding from their terrible performance in Pittsburgh a week earlier. They intercepted Seahawks’ quarterback Matt Hasselbeck four times […]

It’s Not Just Mason Crosby – All NFL Kickers Suck

Its a good thing everyone else sucks, too.

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 […]

Should The Packers Bring In John Carney?

Its been a tough season for Packers kicker Mason Crosby.

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 […]

Wanted: Reliable Field Goal Kicker

Mason Crosby

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 […]

Packers’ Defense Fails to Show in Steelers Loss

Oh, am I supposed to be covering this guy?

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was suspect Sunday without its injured star safety Troy Polamalu, and the Green Bay Packers took full advantage. The problem was the other side of the ball, where the Packers’ supposedly stout defense was decimated by Ben Roethlisberger and the flailing Steelers’ offense. Roethlisberger was 29-of-46 for a franchise record 503 […]

Mason Crosby Sucks, But Packers Won’t Make Change

Crosby has a cry after missing on Sunday.

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 […]

Packers Killing Them Softly

Ryan Grant did his damage early

The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 to keep the team in playoff position. It was a satisfying win for the team, but one that should or could have been a blowout. The Packers lead 13-0 in the first half, but as they’ve done all season, let their opponent back into the game […]