One thing that irritates me about Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson is their blind faith in certain players who just aren’t very good.
See Jarrett Bush as example one.
Example two is kicker Mason Crosby.
Despite coming off the worst season in his mediocre professional career, Crosby is getting a free pass, again. McCarthy said in Wednesday’s press conference the Packers won’t bring in any training camp competition for Crosby.
This will be the second consecutive year Crosby won’t have to earn his roster spot.
“We’re going to go with one kicker in training camp. We have the competition at punter. I really like what I’ve seen from both our punters. But we’re committed to Mason. He’s done a good job in the offseason. He’s outstanding in the strength and conditioning aspect of it. Very technical, he’s a professional from that standpoint, and we look for him to have a very productive year.”
I look for Crosby to continue to cost the Packers games, but that’s not even the point.
Is Crosby’s ego so fragile he can’t handle a little training camp competition? Someone to push him to perform?
Most teams would at least bring in a scrub or has been to send a message, but not the Packers.
The Packers will continue to turn a blind eye towards mediocrity.