Sam Shields: The Missing Link for Green Bay’s Special Teams?

June 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A franchise quarterback who can lead an offense full of playmakers? Yes.
A dominant defense? Yes.
A special teams unit who can put points on the board? Not sure.
Even though the Packers have many good areas that wins games, an effective special teams unit is what's holding the team back.
Kicker Mason Crosby missed a field goal in three of the team's five losses in 2009, and unfortunately that was clear as day to those who were watching.
A downfall that may not have been so clear was the Packers' return game.
The Pack's 22.1 yards per kick return was 19th in the league, and their 6.9 yards per punt return wasn't much better.
As if the return yards weren't bad enough, a Packer return man never even got a lucky break and took one back for a touchdown.
So now that it's clear that 2009 was a dismal outing for the Packers' special teams, 2010 may be more productive thanks to rookie Sam Shields.
Shields, an undrafted wide receiver/cornerback out o...

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