Special teams are hard. If everyone could do it, they would call it ordinary teams, right, folks? But some truly poor performances in the field of special teams deserve some attention, especially when the guy booting the football to and fro is letting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Mason Crosby, who has been a reliable kicker for the Packers for more than a decade, had the worst day of his career on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, missing an extra point and a whopping four field goals. It was demoralizing, and watching him completely melt down was heartbreaking.
Per ESPN Stats & Info, those who watched this game watched as Crosby made an unfortunate bit of history.
Of course, there were jokes. That’s how we deal with the trauma of especially painful things in this world. One day, Crosby might look back on this and laugh, but for now, it’s not a good idea for him to search his name on Twitter.
There were a lot of sad Aaron Rodgers images, too.
This isn’t entirely accurate, but it does sum it up nicely.
Crosby did make a field goal at the end of the game to make it a 31-23 loss. His 13 missed points, of course, would have given the Packers the win without his field goal in garbage time. That’s not how things work, of course, but what Crosby did on Sunday is also not how football works, either.