Originally written on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 1/31/13
Veteran kicker Mason Crosby missed a career-high 12 field goals this season I was among Mason Crosby’s biggest defenders during his first four solid but unspectacular seasons, but after watching him Tom Birney the ball all over the place in 2012, I’ve had enough. It’s time for a change. I thought Crosby finally jumped from average to elite in 2011. The former Colorado star hit 24 of 28 kicks – by far the highest percentage (85.7) of his career. And then this season happened. Crosby missed a whopping 12 field goals. To best put into words just how awful that is, the other three kickers in the NFC North (Robbie Gould, Jason Hanson and rookie Blair Walsh) missed a combined 11 field goals. I could also mention Crosby’s salary for 2013 ($3.15 million against the cap). Right now, he’s the 13th highest-paid player on the team. But this isn’t about money; it’s about production. After 6 seasons in the league, the 28-year-old’s career numbers just aren’t good enough. He’s hitting only 76.8% o...
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