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So Crosby Isn't As Bad As We Think

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by BorderRivals.com, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. BorderRivals.com

    BorderRivals.com Cheesehead

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    Some nerds at MIT prove that we have a really good kicker: http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/53734/an-adjusted-view-of-mason-crosbys-career

    I agree with Seifert's final assessment - namely that the stats don't justify his mid-season slump last season. But it's definitely a very interesting approach (and I find surprising that it hasn't been developed before now).

    I still would like to bring in another kicker to at least provide competition. If Crosby eventually wins it, great. But, I think he could use a kick in the butt with some heated competition. Every kick will truly matter then - just like in games.
     
  2. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    I fully expect another camp leg for both kickers. SOP usually, news when not.
     
  3. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    I'm not even going to read the nerds twisting of data.
    I've watched Crosby since his first game beating Philly in 2007.
    That was the only time he made a do-or-die long FG.

    Here's the thing: he gets paid to kick like a top-10 kicker. Not a bottom-feeder.
    There were 3 rookies taken on day 3 of the draft last year who were great, and much cheaper.
    We need to go that route this year.
    Save some $, and get a better kicker.
     
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  4. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    He admitted to The Big Unit" Bill Michaels last year he was sick and I think Dec 4th is when he started to feel better
     
  5. El Guapo

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    Funny how popular the Mason Crosby threads were a few months ago.....now crickets.

    I still contend that Crosby was mostly miserable from 50+ and while he didn't have a great year, he wasn't far off the mark except on the long ones. I expect more than just a camp kicker this summer. We all expect more than that. There should be legitimate competition fighting for that position. Even so, I think that Crosby will win the battle with whomever tries to take his roster spot.
     
  6. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    LOL...sick? For 6 weeks? WTF did he get HIV or something?

    It was a terrible slump that is all. Hell, he looked like he just saw a ghost when MM called his number, even on shorter kicks he looked timid.
     
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  7. El Guapo

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    He always has that look on his face, similar to Eli Manning's perpetual I-Just-Pooped-My-Pants face.
     
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    :roflmao: on that one.
     
  10. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    I am not sold on him. He has a big leg but is inconsistent.
     

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