Sunday, October 6, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Green Bay Packers
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Observed in the locker room following the Green Bay Packers' 22-9 victory over the Detroit Lions:
Crowd around Crosby: Last year when there was a crowd around kicker Mason Crosby’s locker, it usually meant he was being grilled about another shaky performance. On Sunday, it was all smiles after Crosby tied a team record with five field goals against the Lions. Crosby, who made a league-low 63.6 percent of his field goal attempts last season, is 9-for-9 this season. “It feels great,” Crosby said. “It’s just the beginning.”
Lacy’s lament: Across the locker room, rookie running back Eddie Lacy lamented coming up 1 yard short of a 100-yard day. He would have been the third different Packers running back to rush for 100 yards in as many games following James Starks' 132-yard performance in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins and Johnathan Franklin's 103-yard game in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals. “I knew I was close,” Lacy said. “I was trying to get it.” Lacy finished with 99 yards on 23 carries.
On crutches: Robert Francois was in no mood to talk as he hobbled through the locker room on crutches and with a boot on his right foot. The backup linebacker, who filled in after Brad Jones left with a hamstring injury, tore his Achilles tendon and is done for the season.
Quotable: On the way to his postgame news conference, coach Mike McCarthy passed a group of reporters heading into the locker room to speak with the players. Said McCarthy, who isn’t known for being overly interesting at the podium: “You’re going to miss all the good stuff.”