One of things we wondered after last week’s game with the Cowboys was hey, do the Green Bay Packers need a new long snapper?
The week before, veteran long snapper Brett Goode was lost for the season and the Packers brought in rookie Taybor Pepper to replace him. Then kicker Mason Crosby went out and missed two extra points against the Cowboys.
Laces out, Dan!
As such, the question.
The answer — at least for now — is apparently no. The Packers are clearly prepared to roll with Pepper. And Crosby doesn’t seem to know what to expect.
“I can’t snap it, I can’t hold it, so I always look at myself first and evaluate what I can do better,” Crosby said. “We just had a couple of rhythm issues in the game with the timing and some of the laces and stuff.
“Unfortunately, it popped up there and I wasn’t able to knock them through there. For me, my responsibility is to make the kick. I never try to put it on anyone else.”
Pepper actually admitted those two snaps weren’t good enough. Crosby did make his other two extra points and a field goal in the game. Those came after missing his first two extra points, so things SEEM to be progressing in the right direction.
We’ll see in Minnesota.
I don’t think it is correct to say Goode is lost for the season. Depending on the length of the injury settlement between the team and Goode (2 weeks?), then the required NFL waiting period (6 weeks?) the team may resign Goode. I think the odds say you could still see Goode back later in the season.
Can Tabor hold up without being replaced by someone new or improve enough to make Goode a non factor later in the season. One or two more missed kicks due to a bad snap will probably result in a new long snapper even if Goode is not yet available.
Bullshit. The first snap and hold were fine. The second not so much. Regardless what was the excuse on the 1st PAT?