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With Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson getting an increase in wide receiver action after offensive injuries kept their counterparts on the sidelines, we may be seeing more of a focus on some special team replacements.
Having versatile players is an asset to any coach, but having any player spread too thin in practice between different areas isn't good for anyone who is trying to perfect a position.
Shawn Slocum, special teams coordinator for the Pack, has shown talent for working with young and developing special teams players. In 2010, Slocum guided punter Tim Masthay to one of the best seasons ever by a Green Bay punter, finishing with a 37.6-yard net average.
Desmond Bishop, Tom Crabtree and Brandon Underwood were among the others guided by Slocum to success in their first seasons with the Packers.
Expect some new meat for him to work with, not necessarily because special teams is lacking but because Slocum doing great with almost everyone since he took the position in 2006.