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Offline wpr  
#101 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 6:45:38 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: K_Buz Go to Quoted Post
There are some decent names on that list.


The list is FA who will be available after the 2012 season.
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#102 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 6:56:46 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post
Four reasons to keep Mason Crosby:

4. It'll give Joe Buck and Troy Aikman and Jimmy Johnson fits.
3. Unlike Ryan "The Dome" Longwell, he doesn't blame his holder.
2. Anyone remember the years when the Packers would have died to have a 70% field goal percentage? (Hint: The quinquennium including the Tom Birney period.0
1. Chester Marcol refuses to come out of retirement.


Of course the youngins in here don't remember #2. They think Packer football started with Brett Favre. It's kind of like asking a rich kid if he knows what a backache is.
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#103 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 7:09:54 AM(UTC)
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http://www.nfl.com/video...3/Crosby-43-yd-missed-FG

That is seriously just a horrible kick. It reminded me of the offensive lineman trying to kick field goals at family night.
Offline musccy  
#104 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 7:12:37 AM(UTC)
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I agree to an extent with porforis' "grass isn't greener" argument solely because I believe Crosby CAN be one of the best kickers in the league and it'd be a shame to have to lose that potential. However, it is obvious his confidence for the foreseeable future is gone with no evidence from the last 2 months that it's going to change during the 2012 season.

Also, steveishere- shawn suisham (spelling?) Missed one MUCH worse than crosby in the super bowl!
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#105 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 9:41:12 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: musccy Go to Quoted Post
I agree to an extent with porforis' "grass isn't greener" argument solely because I believe Crosby CAN be one of the best kickers in the league and it'd be a shame to have to lose that potential. However, it is obvious his confidence for the foreseeable future is gone with no evidence from the last 2 months that it's going to change during the 2012 season.

Also, steveishere- shawn suisham (spelling?) Missed one MUCH worse than crosby in the super bowl!


He is one of the better kickers. It is a mental thing. If he gets a fresh start with another team next year he will do fine. I don't know he will be fine if he stays in GB. I don't know that he will be of any benefit to GB in the playoffs this year.
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#106 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 10:09:27 AM(UTC)
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Why doesn't he spend some time with the "kicking Guru". I can't recall his name - maybe Sailor? I mean the guy earns a million plus, wouldn't it be worth thousands to protect that job? I like Crosby because he's not a complainer, keeps plugging and especially his let strength. But results are what count.
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#107 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 10:11:35 AM(UTC)
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Heretofore I haven't looked up the stats of kickers in 2012, but when I looked, it stunned me how bad he is compared to other kickers in the league.

In terms of fg %, of the 37 kickers who have attempted a kick this year, only 1 is worse than Crosby, and he no longer kicks for his team (Cundiff), and Crosby is only .3% better than he was.

No other kicker in the league is below 70% (Crosby is at 58.6%) and 29 of the 37 kickers are above 80%.

NFL kickers 2012

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#108 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 10:22:30 AM(UTC)
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I'd like to see the Packers bring in Neil Rackers. He's still a decent kicker. Crosby can do kickoffs or be put on the PUP list (because obviously he is unable to perform).

Maybe Mike McCarthy just needs to show Crosby videos of when he was a beast last year and that will inspire him like Finley. Is it his mechanics? Maybe he just needs more practice not hooking the ball.
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#109 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 10:24:41 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rabidgopher04 Go to Quoted Post
Maybe Mike McCarthy just needs to show Crosby videos of when he was a beast last year and that will inspire him like Finley.


Maybe he can start doing Finley's rooster dance everytime he makes a PAT, too.
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#110 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 10:28:45 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Porforis Go to Quoted Post
Maybe he can start doing Finley's rooster dance everytime he makes a PAT, too.


It might help him loosen up. Big Grin
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