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Green Bay Packer special teams, doing no favors for the offense

Green Bay Packers Micah Hyde working out during Packers OTAs
Green Bay Packers Micah Hyde working out during Packers OTAs

(WNFL) - The Green Bay Packer special teams are doing no favors to an offense that needs every break it can get without Aaron Rodgers.  The Packers have the N-F-L's second-lowest kickoff return average -- which means that quarterback Scott Tolzien has the league's second-longest field to work with, in order to drive for a score.  The Packers ranked 31st in field position after kickoffs, with their average drives starting at the 19-point-six yard line.  Only Oakland has a smaller average, at the 19-point-four.  In Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, Micah Hyde averaged just 11-point-three yards per return -- and Tolzien's offense started those drives at the 18, 13, and 17 yard lines.  Special teams coach Shawn Slocum says it's unacceptable for a returner to get tackled inside the 20 -- where the Packers can start after touchbacks.  Slocum says the return teams must do a better job of blocking and executing.  The Packers are 5-and-5, still with a chance of making the playoffs if they can win the N-F-C North Division.  Green Bay hosts 2-and-8 Minnesota on Sunday