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Jeremy Ross is Not the Problem on Returns, Apparently

Jeremy Ross

The Green Bay Packers haven’t done crap in the return game this year, but that’s not the fault of Jeremy Ross, according to special teams coach Shawn Slocum.

Overall, the Packers have averaged just 12.8 yards per kick return, while Ross is averaging 13.5 on his four returns. Randall Cobb took the other one. That’s mostly the fault of the guys in front of the returner, Slocum says.

“We’ve had three plays,” Slocum said. “Two of them, the ball was kicked away from where we had the play called. One of them, we missed a block on. The production is unacceptable. We need to have a good week this week and we’ll need to have some productive returns.”

“The three (poor) kickoff returns that we’ve had, we’ve really had three different problems,” Slocum said. “One of them, we had a good kick and a good setup and we missed the block and that hurt us; that was the second one in the San Francisco game.”

On punt returns, Ross is averaging 10 yards on two returns.

This is all in stark contrast to the 28.7 he averaged on kicks and 25.8 he averaged on punts, last season. Obviously the guy has the ability, but when you remake your special teams every season and have Shawn Slocum as your coach, these are the results you get sometimes.

The good news is, it can’t get much worse and we can’t see the Packers risking Cobb behind a bunch of guys who can’t block.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. the real russ letlow September 17, 2013

    Slocum – don’t tell us about it, just fix the damn thing.

  2. Packer Bob September 17, 2013

    Slocum really should have said, “that asshole couldn’t return a bar of soap to Bed, Bath, and Beyond”.

  3. Cheese September 17, 2013

    He runs side to side as if it were tecmo super bowl and gets nowhere.

    1. Abe Frohman September 17, 2013

      that’s what it looks like when there’s a return right called and the kick goes to the left.

  4. Savage57 September 17, 2013

    Overheard at this week’s special teams practice.

    “Jeremy, if you catch the ball and you look down and there’s a bunch of letters on the ground, kneel down. If you look down and you see these little dash looking things and numbers, run – really fast, straight ahead.”

  5. iltarion September 17, 2013

    He was better this week than last week.

    We know he can do it because he’s done it before.

    So, lets just take a pill and stick with it.

  6. charlie martin September 17, 2013

    he sure as fuck isn’t the answer