Mason Crosby may not have made any drastic mechanical or mental changes to his approach to kicking field goals after a season in which he ranked last among NFL kickers with a 63.6 percent conversion rate but there is one change that he made in the offseason that stands out to him.
“I do feel like this training camp and this offseason I did a good job of not holding onto much” Crosby said. “Situations happened there are missed kicks and we moved on.
“(I) just really dove into my relationships with my family and friends and making sure the relationships I have are intact. Those things are extremely important and I think those things help you get through a lot of stuff.”
By “not holding on to much” including a potentially disastrous Family Night Scrimmage performance on Aug. 3 Crosby also learned the benefit of not getting caught up in his job when he had the chance to be home where he focused his attention on his family – wife Molly three-year-old son Nolan and four-month-old daugh...