1) Introduction: The 2010 season would be Mason Crosby’s fourth as a Packer. Coming off of a disappointing 2009, where Crosby regressed a bit rather than improved, he had some work to do to justify the incentive clause he earned, doubling his salary.
For anyone who doesn’t know, I haven’t been the biggest fan of Mason Crosby. If I’m an NFL coach, my placekicker needs to at least hit 80% of his attempts, which Crosby has never done. I’ve ranted about what I perceive as the unwarranted confidence the Packers show in Crosby ( Mason Crosby: Mediocrity Rewarded). I’ve lampooned Crosby (Mason Crosby Finds the Answer to His Problems). But despite all of this, I promise to try to stay objective in this evaluation.
Mason Walker Crosby
Height: 6-1 Weight: 212 lbs.
3) Expectations coming into the season for that player: Be a more consistent kicker. The Packers brought no other kickers into camp, allowing Crosby to totally focus on correcting his right hashmark and confidence issues from 2009. Mike McCarthy expressed full confidence that Crosby would be “just fine” and expected as much.