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Mason Crosby K Colorado

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by OregonPackFan, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. OregonPackFan

    OregonPackFan Cheesehead

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    This guy is a keeper, if he doesn't beat out Rayner this off-season it would be worth keeping two kickers on the roster because when Crosby adjusts to the NFL ball he's going to become one of the best kickers in the league.

     
  2. tabojc03

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    Yeah, I know, I was driving home from softball practice (if you call it practice) and my buddy and I almost flipped when we heard the pick over the radio. I like Rayner, but I love this pick....
     
  3. cyoung

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    I believe it was a huge steal because he was rated so highly...although I always liked medlock a little better I'm happy to have Crosby.
     
  4. mi_keys

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    Lol, he's so good it's a weakness.
     
  5. OregonPackFan

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    lol yea, in fact, he was about 90% inside 50-yards.
     
  6. Greg C.

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    I don't think there will be any high expectations from fans, like there would be if he was a higher round pick, and that's a good thing. It's also good that the Packers already have an okay kicker in Rayner. Crosby can just concentrate on trying to beat out Rayner. May the best man win.
     
  7. tabojc03

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but IMO Rayner is an above average kicker whom in the 4th quarter, as a fan get nervous for the pressure kicks. I see Crosby as more of a headliner (as much as a kicker can be) where you might see him in several pro bowls since the long FG is the only way a kicker can get noticed in the NFL. This is no knock on Rayner, who is a decent kicker, just Crosby is someone who can be special at the position. (granted I can't believe I'm getting excited over a kicker!)
     
  8. billv

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    He will be a great weapon.
     
  9. OregonPackFan

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    he's going to be the steal of the draft when he pounds in a last-ditch-effort FG from 60 yards in a snow blizzard at Lambeau Field against the Lions in the last game of the regular season and secures our playoff birth!
     
  10. cyoung

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    Strong Leg
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    Crosby
    Rayner

    Accurate Leg
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    Crosby

    Crosby and Rayner both have strong legs but Crosby has a little better accuracy.
     
  11. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    I hope he wears 13.
     
  12. cyoung

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    wasn't that Chris Jacke number?
     
  13. scharles

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    You're a quick one.
     
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    The kid looks pretty good. Great leg.

    Maybe he'll be another Longwell :razz:
     
  15. mi_keys

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    If Crosby beats out Rayner for the starting job do you think we consider trading Rayner to someone who is in trouble at the kicking position (maybe Dallas, are they still having problems?) for a draft pick.
     
  16. tromadz

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    oh you're a bastard, arent ya!
     
  17. musccy

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    I do feel bad for Rayner...he stepped up admirably considering how much concern and criticism there was at the position last August.

    What a steal though!
     
  18. MassPackersFan

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    If you go to yahoo sports there is a video of him kicking 68 yarders (iirc) with a field goal tee.
     
  19. Tiger

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    Dallas took Medlock in the 4th
     
  20. vikesrule

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    Ha! Ya Trom, that term has been applied to me from time to time.

    Seriously, I think that he is a very good pick for the Packers. Definetly could be a threat.
    Just think how the outcome of many games is determined is determined by the Kicker.
     
  21. Tiger

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    i actually predicted this pick along with a small school OT and i was right :D

    * cough cough dont mentoin my "Lock" that TT wouldnt draft a safety
     
  22. yooperfan

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    SI. com has Crosby rated as one of the top 10 steals of the draft.

    Defense will win us games this year, I'm expecting alot of 3-0, 6-3 wins with Crosby banging em in from 60 plus yards.

    Who needs an offense when you have a great defense and a kicker like Crosby.
     
  23. OregonPackFan

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    would be nice, the lombardi spirit is back :D
     
  24. Packnic

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    you cant lose, if they dont score.


    and if all you gotta do is get to the 50 yard line to get 3 points. we may seriously be bringing back the old school style.

    do one thing and do it great. be great on defense, be great with the ZBS, be great on special teams. and the transition from the favre years will be much less brutal.
     
  25. MontanaBob

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    I think it's a great pick...just remember that he kicked at Colorado. Most of his kicks came at high elevations and that adds distance in that thin air. Let's see what he can do at about sea level.

    Even here in Missoula (elev. 3500') the kickers are getting about 8-12 yards further distance on kick-offs.

    I do think he's a steal though.
     

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