Mike Nugent is a solid, not great kicker. Mason Crosby is not a great or solid kicker. Little known fact is that Mason Crosby has been one of the least accurate kickers in the NFL over the past few years. Lucky for Crosby and the Packers, he normally just has to kick extra points. If the game comes down to a long FG, the Bengals should feel more comfortable than the pack. Somehow though, I don’t see this game coming down to FGs.
Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy during warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Seattle won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
If the goal of coaching is to be undisciplined, unprepared and manage the game (specifically TOs and ends of halves) the way a teenage girl manages her text messages, then Marvin Lewis has the advantage. If however, that is not the goal, Mike Sherman has the advantage. I believe the goal is not the former, therefore I give Sherman the nod – the very big nod here.