Green Bay Packers beat writer Paul Imig will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Packers' success in the 2013 season. Check back each day to see the latest player on the list.
Note: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players or a series about past success, but rather which of them means the most to how Green Bay will fare this year. Criteria such as depth at that player's position, general expectations and overall importance of that player having a good season are all highly considered.
NO. 9 -- MASON CROSBY, KICKER
28 (will turn 29 in September) Seventh NFL season
WHY HE'S NO. 9
How can a kicker with the worst percentage of made field goals in 2012 be No. 9 on this list? Because Mason Crosby is pivotal to whether the Green Bay Packers have a successful 2013 season.
The most important aspect to all of this is that the Packers still believe in Crosby. Green Bay's front office and coaching staff want Crosby to be its kicker. If that wasn't t...