Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that K Mason Crosby needs to do better after missing five kicks against the Lions. However, McCarthy added that believes in Crosby as their kicker.
“He’s got to make those kicks,” McCarthy said, per Rob Demovsky. “He’s a proven highly successful kicker, and I believe in him but he’s got to make those kicks. It’s a different game at halftime (if he makes those three first-half) kicks.”
Crosby has been a solid kicker for several years now and Green Bay has stuck by him during a prior rough patch, so it’s not all that surprising to hear that they still have faith in him, despite the terrible outing against the Lions.
Crosby, 34, is a former sixth-round pick of the Packers back in 2007. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $16.1 million contract and set to make base salaries of $3.15 million and $3.2 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Crosby has appeared in five games and converted 11 of 16 field goal attempts (68.8 percent) to go along with 8 of 10 extra point tries.