Unsung Hero: Tom Crabtree : Packers Insider

Unsung Hero: Tom Crabtree

September 21, 2010 by  
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Sept 21, 2010 ~ by Lori Nickel

~Green Bay — Every Tuesday, win or lose, we’ll feature a Green Bay Packer who played well in the last game – and almost certainly didn’t get a whole lot of recognition for it.

Week 2: Packers beat Bills, TE Tom Crabtree

Everyone – even receivers Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones and Jordy Nelson – saw how tough it will be to get their numbers when tight end Jermichael Finley has a monster game with four big receptions for 103 yards.

“He plays on five of the six special teams units,” said Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum

It is obvious that receptions will be hard to come by this year and perhaps impossible for a first year tight end like Crabtree.

So the place to make a contribution is special teams. Crabtree, who was kept with three other tight ends on the roster, has excelled there.

“He plays on five of the six special teams units,” said Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum. “He had two kickoff tackles and he was highly combative. He was down fast on the punts. He did an excellent job in the return game as well. He had a nice tackle on running back C.J. Spiller.

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