The Green Bay Packers got off to a decent start on special teams this past season, but the unit took a nose dive in the second half and finished dead last according to the annual NFL special-teams rankings released on Friday by the Dallas Morning News.
The Packers suffered five of their seven blocked kicks in games 10-16. Punter Tim Masthay had his worst season in Green Bay and the kickoff return unit struggled.
Green Bay’s Micah Hyde did return two punts for touchdowns and kicker Mason Crosby had another outstanding season.
The Dallas Morning News special teams rankings don’t include playoff games, but that didn’t stop the Packers from continuing their struggles in the playoffs. [Read more…]