So, consider this my “Mason Manifesto.” I am going to present to you the real facts and debunk each of the myths mentioned above.
The 2010 season would be Mason Crosby’s fourth as a Packer. Coming off of a disappointing 2009, where Crosby regressed a bit rather than improved, he had some work to do to justify the incentive clause he earned, doubling his salary.
Signed to a reserve/future contract in January of 2010, Tim Mathsay came to the Packers as a former All-State High School soccer player, who both punted and kicked off for the Kentucky Wildcats. One thing he had never done, however, was punt in an NFL game.
After several years and much hard work, the Green Bay Packers and Mason Crosby today found the answer to his kicking problems – no defense. Yes, it seems that with no rush, Crosby is just fine, thank you.
I don’t have to tell you how bad the Green Bay Packers’ punting game was in 2009. Still, Jeremy Kapinos did a better job than Derrick Frost, whom the Packers infamously kept in favor of Jon Ryan in 2008. Unfortunately, Kapinos was last or close to last in the NFL in almost every punting category in 2009.