Green Bay Packers Mason Crosby has much-needed good kicking night


Aug 17, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby (2) kicks a 34 yard field goal against the St. Louis Rams in the first quarter at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports


The Green Bay Packers need Mason Crosby to get his head on straight, or get outta time. The enigmatic kicker has had a whirlwind preseason, but it looked like his struggles were behind him after he made all three of his kicks against the St. Louis Rams in the team’s last preseason contest.

But as Crosby has been over the past two years, he followed a good performance up with a bad one, as he had a horrible practice Wednesday, missing three straight field goals before finally knocking a fourth through the uprights.

Crosby’s 2-for-5 day dropped his practice/scrimmage mark to 43-of-56. At 76.8 percent, that’s still an improvement over his NFL-worst 63.6 percent from last season.

Needless to say, Crosby needed to have a good game tonight vs. the Seattle Seahakwks. Crosby did just that, drilling a 38-yard field goal right down the uprights in the first-quarter.

Still, the competition between Crosby and first-year kicker Giorgio Tavecchio will likely go on for at least another week.


Topics: Green Bay Packers, Mason Crosby

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