Packers stick with Crosby despite misses
Jay Sorgi and the Associated Press
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers are sticking with struggling kicker Mason Crosby.
Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters after the Packers' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday that the team won't "blink" in its commitment to Crosby.
Crosby has missed seven of the 18 field goals he's attempted so far this season. His 61 percent accuracy rate is second-to-last in the NFL.
"He has arrived at the tipping point where he's got to produce. Somehow, some way, he's got to get this fixed," said Newsradio 620 WTMJ Packers color commentator and TODAY'S TMJ4/NBC26 reporter Larry McCarren on "Wisconsin's Morning News."
"It is a performance based industry. You have to produce."
He missed a 50-yarder and a 38-yarder against the Lions. He did connect on a 39-yarder with seconds left to give the Packers a four-point cushion.
Crosby says he believes he has to correct his mechanics. He says he doesn't think he's dealing with any type of a mental block.
"We all know he's got the ability. We all know he's got the leg," McCarren further explained. "At the end of the day, only he can do it."