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The Packers have two big questions going into the 2013 season regarding special teams. One, who will be the kicker? Two, who will be the primary return man?
In punter Tim Masthay, the Packers have one of the best punters in the NFL. Likewise for long snapper Brett Goode.
The return and coverage units have been better than average the past couple of years as well.
At kicker, Mason Crosby will be competing against Giorgio Tavecchio (a left footer), who last tried out with the San Fransisco 49ers last summer versus David Akers. Both Crosby and Tavecchio have strong legs, so it will come down to who is most consistent.
Jeremy Ross took over late last season as the primary return guy for the Packers in place of Randall Cobb, and he was lights out for the most part. Ross had a 25.8 return average on punts and a 28.7 return average on kickoff returns.
Ross also had a very costly fumble on a punt return in the playoffs versus the 49ers, but did a good job overall. I see the Packers keeping Ross or someone else as the primary return man as opposed to risking Cobb back there, especially after the breakout year at wide receiver last season for the former Kentucky star.