Green Bay Packers: 5 players who’ve disappointed in 2019

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4. Packers’ kickoff coverage

Green Bay’s 2018 special teams was an absolute disaster. And that’s an understatement. They struggled in every aspect from their field goal unit, to kick-offs to punts. They’ve cleaned up a lot of that with a brand new special teams coordinator this year, but they’ve still struggled on kickoff returns in recent weeks.

In each of the past three weeks, Green Bay has given up a huge return that set up the opposing team in plus territory. Because of that, Green Bay ranks second-to-last by giving up an average of 35 yards per kickoff return with a long of 67. That’s not good.

Furthermore, they’ve put Mason Crosby in harms ways several times. I mean, the dude has two tackles through five games and was hurt on one of them against the Cowboys. Thankfully, he returned to the game. Tony Brown’s absence has been one notable factor in the horrible kickoff coverage, but the unit as a whole must step it up moving forward.