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Packers Losing Field Position During Kickoffs

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Whether it's kickoff return or kickoff coverage, the Packers are digging themselves a field position hole. Special teams coordinator Shaun Slocum weighs in on his units entering a key game against Detroit.

The Green Bay Packers' last-ranked kickoff-return unit is the circle-it-in-red problem highlighting a larger issue. The kickoff-coverage and kickoff-return units are giving away field position like Ben Stein used to give away money. The Packers' average starting point following a kickoff return is the 19.1-yard line. That ranks 31st in the league, ahead of only Detroit — Sunday's opponent... Recommended Stories

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