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Mason Crosby

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    went 3-8 in the Packers scrimmage last night and was booed, he was 2-6 kicking directly against the other kicker in camp. Missed from 33, 37, 43, 38 and 53.

    coming off a season where he connected on merely 63% of his attempts I´d say the writing is on the wall.
     
  2. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    That sucks. Bakhtiari started at RT tho
     
  3. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Hard to see Crosby making it through camp. Sucks. Not sure what is in his head.
     
  4. gobuffs58

    gobuffs58 Well-Known Member

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    his leg is still very strong...but cant hit the broadside of a barn...all in his head
     
  5. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    with kickers it usually is all in their head.
     
  6. CUAviator

    CUAviator Well-Known Member

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    ...or the laces
     
  7. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    When I saw the tread title I thought he may have academically ineligible. What a relief
     
  8. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    How does Mason go from being a great kicker to the bottom?
     
  9. nepbug

    nepbug Active Member

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    Hope he finds a place somewhere, but i learned my lesson last year, I'm picking a different kicker for fantasy football.
     
  10. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    poodetay
     
  11. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    he seemed to struggle suddenly. He kicked a career high 85.7 % in 2011 (up from high 70s) to 63.6% in 2012. So I dug into his numbers a bit:

    In 2012, he was 75% at home, but only 52.9% on the road. when winning he was 76.5%, 63.6% when trailing and 20% when the score is tied.




    Now to be fair, most of his misses were from 50+. He was 19/24 inside 50 and only 2/9 outside. In 2011 he only took 3 kicks greater than 50 yards 4 in 2010, 6 tries in 2009 and 6 in 2008, and 5 in 2007.

    To me it looks like 2 things.

    1. The pressure was getting to him based on his road split and splits based on score
    2. the distance got into his head. We have seen the same thing from Prater (can't miss except between 40 and 49) this increased the pressure and gets to his head even more.
     
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  12. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He never was a great kicker at the NFL level.
     
  13. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    His struggles really show how mental the game is. He was an absolute clutch kicker in college under all circumstances and distances.
     
  14. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Not feeling too sorry for him. He made his money. Still, one of my favorite all time Buffs.
     
  15. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    A true difference maker at a position marginalized or neglected ever since his playing days. Kicking, of all positions, should be one where we can attract top talent year in and year out.
     
  16. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    Yes, he signed a 5 year, $14.75 million deal back in 2011. His bonus each year is $600,000, so cutting him would create $1.8MM in dead money, but his salary cap number is ~ $3.2MM. So you could waive him and have ~$1.4MM to ink his replacement. I hope he turns it around and stays with the Packers. He was a great player for CU.
     
  17. BuffTuba

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    Two young ones running around in recent years could have something to do with it. I hope he turns it around as well!
     
  18. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    .... and kicking in college should - technically - be harder due to the wider hashmarks
     
  19. DBT

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    Maybe, but then how about your snapper and holder? You'd think in the pros, the snap and hold would be close to perfect every time. In college, not as much. Who knows?
     
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    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Dude was a freak in college. I've never seen a more clutch kicker in my life. No idea what happened in the pros. Very sad to see.


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  21. AlferdJasper

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    Just restructured his contract.
    Details:
    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/8/29/4672004/mason-crosby-contract-kicker-packers

     
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  23. BuffUp

    BuffUp Don't want to offend Club Member

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    hey being from Georgetown myself - $800,000 is a lot of money. All kidding aside, bummer for Mason...kid was amazing in college and just been hohum in the nfl, but like poster above said, kids have a way of screwing with your head.
     
  24. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    Crosby has a good agent, whoever it is. He worked with the Packers to save cap room, and actually made $200,000 extra for his client in guaranteed money and gives Crosby the chance to play his way back to form. Much better than the alternative.
     

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