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Cheesehead TV Special Teams Player of the Week, Game 1

Considering the dominant special teams performance against Philadelphia this past Sunday, there were lots of worthy candidates...

  • Mason Crosby–His franchise record 56-yard field goal probably hasn't gotten the attention it deserved immediately following the game. Although his award for NFC Special Teams Player of the Week helps. Considering the other very good kickers in Packers history like Jan Stenerud, Chester Marcol, Chris Jacke and Ryan Longwell, that's quite an accomplishment. And it probably overshadowed his 49-yard field goal that also was dead, solid, perfect. He also added three extra points.
  • Jordy Nelson–Averaged 31.2 yards on 5 kick returns consistently giving the offense with good starting field position. One long return of 51 yards got the Packers into opposing territory. And not to be overlooked was information from Lori Nickel's article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Nelson's catch and quick handoff to the referee that helped set up Crosby's record field goal.
  • Jarrett Bush–Helped keep Pro Bowl return man DeSean Jackson in check by quickly getting down field and forcing two fair catches on only 14 combined yards on two other returns.
  • Desmond Bishop–Won the "Big Hit" award from the coaching staff for his play on kickoff coverage.
  • Tom Crabtree–Led the team in special teams tackles with two and played on nearly every unit.

On last night's Packer Transplants episode, Mason Crosby got 62% of the fan vote. Jordy Nelson got 35% and Jarrett Bush received 3%.

I have to agree. Crosby did have one kickoff land out of bounds, but his franchise record field goal alone is worthy of the award. Crosby it is.

Week 1–Mason Crosby

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jeremy's picture

I really think Masthay looks like a much better holder. He snatches the ball out of the air quickly and has it in position in a nice movement. Flynn looked uncomfortable sometimes. Plus, Crobsy doesn't have to wait around for Flynn to be done with team periods to practice. Crosby, Goode, Masthay and Slocum can plan practice anyway that works for them.

WoodyG's picture

Any comments from those of you who wanted Crosby sent packing in & after 2009? ..... Only one game but his confidence level is high ....... I'm thinking it'll last the entire season.

deelux's picture

Bishop with a "Big Hit" award? No surprise there. Blowin' guys up on ST is why everyone had such love for him in previous preseasons.

And Crosby' 56 yarder was really something else. Check your Tivo's--it was absolutely dead center, and was long enough to have been 60 or more. He friggin'crushed it!

Doug In Sandpoint's picture

Woody, like you said, I love Crosby with confidence. He is a real talent when his head is right. I think his biggest problem last year was between the ears (and maybe with the shuffling of holders). Let's hope he can keep the confidence up all year because without it he struggles.

WoodyG's picture

Agree .... All kickers seem to be head-cases at some point in their careers ......

WoodyG's picture

Hate to crash this blog ..... But after pondering GB's RB situation for the last 24 hours, TT needs to be bold ...... The Pack is too close to have to look back at 2010 & say what coulda, shoulda, woulda been if only R. Grant were replaced with a higher profile proven RB .....

Read this: Like M. Silver or not, he makes sense:;_ylt=AmKjWDAHh8Byj.IOPlKxgMpDubYF?slug=...

I'm convinced ....... I'd like to see M. Lynch inactive for this Sunday's home opener.

WoodyG's picture

I've always liked BJ ..... I just can't see him carrying the load for the next 15 games .......

WoodyG's picture

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked Wednesday what he would say to the Packers if they asked for his opinion about a possible deal for disgruntled Bills running back Marshawn Lynch, Rodgers' former Cal teammate.

"Bring him on," Rodgers said, without hesitation.

We'll see if AR has more pull than BF .....

SpiderPack's picture

That's encouraging news. Rodgers certainly has more respect with the staff, so more pull would seemingly naturally follow. Rodgers should know the extent of any presumed character defects Lynch has better than anyone else can from afar, even if that was 5-6yrs ago. But ya know, sometimes I wonder if TT's goal isn't really to win the SB when its within reach, but rather to keep building and maintaining a competitive team at a low cost. That might be the answer which makes sense of all our frustrations with the man. Not that I'm happy about it, I mean the foreseeable future looks bright for the Pack, but it's possible that our window on our SB chances closes up a bit next yr with a few other injuries/contract disputes. TT should definitely go into "carpe diem" mode right now, that is if he can break his hands bound of overzealous frugality.

Ron LC's picture

Let's see, Dimitri Whoeveer vs. Marshwan (sp?) Lynch. If there is any question at all I question your RB evaluation skills. Yes, TT I mean you. The only possible way the RB depth chart looks is Brandon #1, Kuhn #2 and Hall #3. A slow rookie who drops the ball isn't even going to be activated.

There will be no drop off with Jarius stepping in for Harrell. His injury should have been built into the roster from day one. They were lucky no one picked him up.

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