Don’t give up on Crosby Yet : Packers Insider

Don’t give up on Crosby Yet

December 23, 2009 by  
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Dec 23, 2009, by Mike Vandermause, Press-Gazette

~ He couldn’t buy a successful field goal, with cash or credit. His ranking plummeted to the depths among NFL kickers. His accuracy hit an all-time low. 

The year was 2001, and the kicker was Ryan Longwell, the Green Bay Packers’ all-time career leader in field-goal accuracy and scoring.

Kicker Mason Crosby's problems are similar to Phil Mickelson's tee-shots trying to close out majors on Sundays. You never know which way they are going to go.

Kicker Mason Crosby's problems are similar to Phil Mickelson's tee-shots trying to close out majors on Sundays. You never know which way they are going to go.

How soon we forget that Longwell, who turned out to be the greatest field-goal kicker in Packers history, endured a terrible season in which he made just 64.5 percent of his field-goal attempts. 

The growing mob that is ready to run current Packers kicker Mason Crosby out of town on a rail needs to remember that and cut him some slack. 

Crosby has missed a field goal in each of the Packers’ last four games, including a first-half 34-yarder at Pittsburgh Sunday that arguably was the difference in the Steelers’ 37-36 victory. 

Crosby has converted just 72.7 percent of his field goals (24 of 33) and ranks a lowly 31st among NFL kickers this season. That’s not good enough, and Crosby will be the first to admit it. 

But now isn’t the time for the Packers to hang their struggling kicker out to dry. To his credit, coach Mike McCarthy stood firmly behind Crosby on Monday and said he has “zero interest” in bringing another kicker to town. 

It’s not likely that anyone available this late in the season would perform any better than Crosby.                  Full article here

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