Green Bay Packers: 5 biggest questions facing special teams

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Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
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1. Does Mason Crosby still have it?

For his career, Crosby makes 80.3 percent of his kicks. This puts him sixth, although he’s truly third behind only Ryan Longwell and Jan Stenerud. He either leads or is top five from every field goal range in Packer history. However, he is getting older, and there is no way to know when his leg strength will go.

Due to an inept offense, he only attempted 19 field goals last season, while missing four. This gave him his fourth-worst percentage of his career. With Aaron Rodgers back under center, he will have several more opportunities at field goals. The Vogel decision should also show Crosby that he needs to up his consistency to remain the team’s kicker.

In his last two seasons, he has made only two field goals from 50+ yards, while only making nine total from 40-49 yards. Crosby has had several big moments in recent years, most notably the 51-yard game-winner over the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 playoffs. Kickers need to be able to come up in the clutch when the offense gets them close. Crosby needs to be able to be that, so we have to hope last season was an aberration.