Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum has been fired due to the Packers’ costly special teams miscues in the NFC Championship.
The Green Bay Packers appeared to be headed to the Super Bowl as they held a 16-0 lead over the Seattle Seahawks at halftime and a 19-7 lead with just two minutes left in the fourth quarter.
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A touchdown and an onside kick recovery saw the momentum swing in the Seahawks’ favour however, with the Packers tight end Brandon Bostick dropping the ball after attempting a catch; despite the fact he was assigned to block.
The Seahawks scored their first touchdown of the game after a fake field goal attempt, which saw the pressure piled on to special teams coach Shawn Slocum.
The pressure proved to be too much, and he was let go after six seasons. The Packers ranked last in special teams this season, and had underwhelmed during Slocum’s tenure.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter announced the Packers’ decision on Twitter.
Packers have released special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum, Head Coach Mike McCarthy announced Friday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 30, 2015