1. Address the special teams in all facets
What more could go wrong for the Green Bay Packers special teams in the 13-10 loss to the 49ers? Of course, these units had their share of problems throughout the year and those issues came to the forefront vs. San Francisco.
Veteran Mason Crosby had a 39-yard field goal attempt blocked on the final play of the first half. Green Bay was protecting a 10-3 lead with less than five minutes to play. Corey Bojorquez was deep in his own territory. His punt was blocked by Jordan Willis and the ball was returned six yards for a score by Niners’ rookie safety Talanoa Hufanga.
During the regular season, Crosby missed a pair of PATs and was just 25-of-34 on field goal attempts. Four of his nine misses came from 30-39. Elsewhere, rookie wide receiver Amari Rogers was the primary threat on punts and kickoffs but his longest return of any kind was just 27 yards. Only two teams in the league averaged fewer yards (17.7) per kickoff.
Meanwhile, Green Bay allowed the most yards per punt in the league (12.8) and were 26th in the NFL vs. kickoffs. All of these areas warrant serious attention this offseason.