Mason Crosby has been the whipping boy by Packers fans the last few years. People have been eager to paint him as the goat for missing the 52-yarder at the Metrodome in 2008 or the 52-and 51-yard field goals at Indianapolis in 2012. But despite getting the Monday Morning Quarterback treatment every time he misses […]
Kudos to Crosby: Packers Kicker Answers the Critics and Naysayers
It’s all I ever wanted from him, and after seven years, I finally got it. Mason Crosby finished a season in the upper half of the kicker rankings and reliably made big kicks when they were most needed. 2013 was Crosby’s finest season as a Packer and his best field goal percentage ever, going all […]
Interview With New Packers Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio
Here’s an interview with Packers kicker Giorgio Tavecchio I’m pretty sure you haven’t read – unless you’re a Packers fan in Italy. Journalist Giovanni Marino, a fan of American football from the Italian newspaper site La Repubblica, had a conversation with Giorgio recently, to talk about his early experiences as a Green Bay Packer. As […]
Mason Crosby Earning Paycheck, Proving Doubters Wrong
When Green Bay Packers placekicker Mason Crosby signed a new 5-year contract with the team back at the end of July, it came with some trepidation on the part of fans. Many people questioned the value of his brand new raise, while some criticized the re-signing all together. Throughout the first five games of the season, however, Crosby has performed to near perfection.
Green Bay Packers’ Mason Crosby: Mediocrity Rewarded
Towards the end of the season, Crosby collected “votes of confidence” from Packers coaches like Ted Thompson collects wide receivers (more than should be necessary). Despite his less than eventful 2009, Crosby somehow triggered incentives in his contract that has doubled his salary for 2010, from $500K to 1M. As Don King loves to say, God Bless America!