Mason Crosby has rough Saturday with new holder, snapper

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Kicker Mason Crosby is back with the Packers for an 11th season, but the team’s decision to make changes at long snapper and punter means that he’s spending the summer making adjustments to the established way of doing things.

On Saturday night, those adjustments left something to be desired. Crosby hit 5-of-11 field goal attempts during the team’s practice and missed his final four kicks with Derek Hart snapping and punter Justin Vogel holding. Vogel said the reasons for the misses varied from kick to kick and there’s work to be done to make everything run more smoothly.

“It’s really a game of inches when you come down to it,” Vogel said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “If I miss a spot by an inch or two and Mason thinks the ball is leaning more of an inside kick, it really could affect the kick. I mean, he on the fly was asking for some stuff, certain things because he’s experienced and [knew] what he thought needed to be done and so we made some adjustments on the fly and obviously it didn’t go the way he wanted it to.”

The good news for the Packers is that Crosby’s generally been making his kicks this summer and that there’s still a lot of time left before the regular season to work out kinks with a kicker that’s proven quite capable of doing the job over the last decade.

23 responses to “Mason Crosby has rough Saturday with new holder, snapper

  1. Crosby was one of the few kickers who lost it and managed to regain it when he went 21 for 33 in 2012. I was a bit surprised he’s the 25th most accurate kicker in the NFL right now. Definitely thought he’d be higher than that.

  2. A problem for sure, but not as big a problem as their new oline will be…Packers will struggle to be a 500 team this year. You read it first here…

  3. He was 22 of 23 before last night and made four in a row to start the night. I’m guessing the holder just started putting the ball an inch or two off where he had it previously. No doubt the film will show what needs to be done to resolve. Nothing to see here.

  4. Liberalsruineverything says:
    August 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Now the cheesers get to pucker up on every FG and extra point. After watching Blair Walsh the Viking fans will be enjoying it.

    I guess you need something…

  5. “A problem for sure, but not as big a problem as their new oline will be…Packers will struggle to be a 500 team this year. You read it first here…”

    lol. you also read me laughing here first. i’ll be back week 11 to mock you when we have at least 9 wins.

  6. Thought the play calls in the post season were to blame? Or was it Julio Jones?
    Now this adds to the blanket of excuses later on. Nice job of getting ahead of the blame game though, cheesebay.

  7. siuleno says:
    August 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    “A problem for sure, but not as big a problem as their new oline will be…Packers will struggle to be a 500 team this year. You read it first here…”

    lol. you also read me laughing here first. i’ll be back week 11 to mock you when we have at least 9 wins.
    —————————-
    It doesn’t matter.
    The Barney’s fan base has no shame and they’re rarely embarrassed, even when they should be.
    Their shame left with their integrity a long time ago.
    I guess that’s what happens when you lower yourself to cheer for a child abuser.

  8. 9 out of 13 comments from MN trolls. What a pathetic bunch. Seasons coming fellas and it’ll soon be time to go back in your holes.

  9. allight59 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    A problem for sure, but not as big a problem as their new oline will be…Packers will struggle to be a 500 team this year. You read it first here…
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    What new O-line are you talking about? Last I saw, the Packers only lost one starter in the off-season. Fortunately, they signed a player as a free agent to replace him. I’m hardly belittling what T.J. Lang brought, but OG is one of the easier positions to replace, especially when you have a solid center and tackle for bookends, which they will have.

    Seriously, you guys need to worry about your own line. I hear that $59 million man of yours is still not practicing, and back problems have a tendency to linger. If a line is likely to struggle this year, it’ll be the one West of the Mississippi.

  10. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm
    If these misses keep happening into the season who will Packer fans turn on? Crosby? The new holder and new snapper? TT for not paying the old crew? All of the above?
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    Oops, I forgot Dom Capets as an option. When the Packers lose don’t the fans blame Dom Capers for everything?

  11. stellarperformance says:
    August 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm
    I guess the auto-notifications the trolls use for a Packer story are working. The Packers should be the last thing on their minds at this time of year, but jealousy that deep doesn’t have an easy fix. They could save themselves so much time and trouble if they would simply accept the Packers are better than the Vikings. They conveniently overlook that fact.
    ——————–
    Cheesers seriously need to get some new material. They used to be somewhat entertaining and clever. Now it’s literally the same comments on every story. Cmon people

  12. Until they shore up their problems at corner, Crosby’s support staff with be the least of the Packers’ concerns.

  13. Crosby is one of the least accurate kickers in the League. Big leg, but not very good from 40 yards out.

    It KILLS me that this scrub is the Packers all-time leading scorer.

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