With Mason Crosby shanking the hell out of most everything he puts his boot too, the Green Bay Packers clearly need a new field goal kicker.
Crosby has connected on only 61 percent of his field goal attempts this season (11 of 18) after missing two of three on Sunday, indoors no less.
So what are the Packers going to do to remedy this situation?
“I’ll address the field goal situation,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “Mason’s got to put the ball through the uprights. That’s something that we’ve got to do a better job of. I thought Mason had a very good week of work; didn’t hit it today the way he needs to hit it, but we’ll continue with Mason. We will not blink as far as our commitment to him.”
Although it’s safe to say we’d all love someone other than Crosby kicking field goals, the Packers don’t exactly have a wealth of options.
Ryan Longwell and his 38-year-old leg is sitting around after being cut by the Vikings in the offseason. Billy Cundiff is out there too. The Redskins cut him earlier this season after he did his best Mason Crosby impersenation.
Are those guys viable options?
Probably not. So the Packers will live and die on the leg of Mason Crosby.