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While the team did win 31-12 over the Miami Dolphins to keep their playoff hopes alive,

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When your team wins by 19 points over an opponent with a better record Youth Kenny Clark Jersey , the topic of firing a coach is not usually part of the usual Monday morning quarterbacking.In the case of the Green Bay Packers, today is one of the exceptions. there was one phase of the team that was all out of sorts once again and this time it was not the offense.Special teams mistakes kept the game much closer than it should have been and given the track record of the unit in 2018, it’s time for special teams coordinator Ron Zook to go.Zook arrived in 2014, replacing the much maligned Shawn Slocum. The unit finished 22nd that year in defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) according to Football Outsiders but it was a mishap by the kickoff team on an onside kick that cost the Packers a Super Bowl trip. Brandon Bostick made a gaffe that should never have been made and that’s on the coach as well as the player.From 2015 through last season, the Packers finished 17th, 21st and 14th respectively. The rise last season was in part thanks to Trevor Davis’ emergence as a returner including his 65-yard return that set up the game-winning touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.Then 2018 started, with Davis on injured reserve, and the wheels came off. It’s not exactly a hidden secret that the Packers’ special teams has been atrocious all season. The statistics are clear on that Green Bay is currently ranked 25th in special teams DVOA (entering Sunday’s game against the Dolphins). They have been in the bottom quarter of the league all season.Recent memory will point people towards Ty Montgomery’s fumble that cost the Packers a possible win over the then-undefeated Rams and yesterday’s blocked punt against the Dolphins, but the unit has been sloppy all season. It seems like every game there is a penalty on special teams that backs the offense up even more http://www.thepackersfootballauthentic.com/mason-crosby-jersey-authentic , which isn’t good for an offense that has had problems itself. People think special teams are inconsequential for the most part unless you have an electrifying returner, but they can act like an albatross if their performance is poor. The Packers have lost over 120 yards on 12 special teams penalties, according to NFLPenalties.com (five of which occurred against the Lions). The team as a whole has committed 64 penalties which cost them 585 yards. Special teams makes up 18.75% and 20.5% of those numbers respectively. This of course is just the statistical part of the equation. Once you start to look at the videotape, things become even more clear.They have no effective returner until Davis is back and even he had issues last season taking the ball out of the end zone much like what happened with Montgomery (except Davis’ choice wasn’t mutinous like Montgomery’). Then when they get a decent return, they still turn the ball over as was evident by Tramon Williams’ fumble early in yesterday’s game.When the team drafted JK Scott, he was supposed to be a weapon, which is really the only reason you’d draft a punter in the fifth round. He has had his moments, but he’s also been wildly inconsistent as is proven by his 26th ranking in the league in total yards and 17th in average and 16th in net. Sure, he’s a rookie but for someone with a leg like that there has to be some accountability with the coaches as well. The bottom line is that the evidence is pretty damning for Zook. Under his guidance, the Packers have only been in the top half of the league once and the performance this year has been downright awful. One could even make the case that Zook should have been fired after the debacle in Detroit. Special teams is where young players drafted in later rounds can make their impact and earn more opportunities. They have to show they are fundamentally sound as well as athletic enough to make it in the NFL. Terrell Davis earned his spot with the Denver Broncos by making some big special team tackles as a rookie and now he’s a Super Bowl MVP enshrined in Canton.For as much preaching as head coach Mike McCarthy does about fundamentals Youth Kevin King Jersey , they’re lacking on special teams. Montgomery’s open rebellion plus the penalty issues show a unit that is undisciplined and incoherent.For those levels of malfeasance, the coach must pay the priceGreen Bay has been Zookered and they need to course correct now before the special teams cost them a game that could torpedo a chance to make the playoffs.NFC North Roundup: Preseason provides first glimpse of new skill position players A 31-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans ushered in a new season for the Green Bay Packers on Thursday evening in week one of preseason action around the NFC North. As the Packers’ new cast of offensive playmakers put together an impressive yet inconsistent first performance on the field, the same could be said elsewhere around the division.Kirk Cousins’ debut in a purple-and-gold uniform was one highlight in week one, while the Detroit Lions received an optimistic lift from a couple of their running backs. Meanwhile, Chicago is still waiting for a wide receiver to emerge from its group of previous draft selections.Here is the weekly buzz.Detroit Lions (0-1)Lost at Oakland, 16-10; Next vs. New York Giants3 Detroit Lions who looked impressive in the preseason loss to the Oakland RaidersRunning back has been an ultra-consistent topic of discussion all offseason and two backs stood out immediately in week one.Preseason opener great learning experience for Lions’ rookie OL Ragnow, CrosbyFor two inconsistent rookie offensive linemen, live preseason action was an important first step in the maturation process. One fared a bit better than the other.O’HARA: What we learned from Lions-RaidersUndrafted rookies battling for a roster spot. A new head coach’s first game in command. A boost from one member of the defensive line. Mike O’Hara details all of those storylines here.Chicago Bears (0-2)Lost at Cincinnati, 30-27; Next at DenverStock up, stock down: Bears-BengalsA second-year tight end showed long-awaited improvement against Cincinnati Youth Jaire Alexander Jersey , while a rookie receiver turned in a rocky, learning curve performance.Chicago Bears Rumors: Is Roquan Smith situation turning personal?The elephant in the room is addressed here, as increased frustration mounts toward the still-unsigned first round pick. Patrick Sheldon provides his take on what may be holding up negotiations.5 observations from re-watching the Bears-Bengals exhibition gameA former first-rounder failed to impress on offense, while another previous top pick might have some new pass-rushing tricks up his sleeve to contain Aaron Rodgers during the regular season.Minnesota Vikings (1-0)Won at Denver, 42-28; Next vs. JacksonvilleKirk Cousins goes 4-for-4 with TD in preseason debut with VikingsThe Vikings’ $84 million man had a short but productive evening before giving way to former Bronco Trevor Siemian.5 Takeaways from the Vikings Win Over DenverCousins was not the only standout from the first week of preseason action. With the loss of Jerick McKinnon in free agency, a three-headed monster is battling for the RB3 job in Minnesota.The Vikings’ kicker “competition” is probably already overAfter four converted extra points and two made field goals, including a 57-yarder, it appears Daniel Carlson has the Vikes’ kicking job all but sewn up.

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