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SportsPackers had plane ready Sunday in case JK Scott's wife went into labor

16:56  06 november  2018
16:56  06 november  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Packers' Cobb: Losing 'just feels different' this season

Packers' Cobb: Losing 'just feels different' this season The Green Bay Packers are 3-4-1 midway through the 2018 season, and those underwhelming results are beginning to wear on the team. "We've lost games before here, but this just feels different," wide receiver Randall Cobb said, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "And it doesn't feel good. It's not fun. But we've got to figure something out." Aaron Rodgers and Co. have fought their way out of similar holes in the past - most notably in 2016 when the team won six straight games to end the regular season before making it to the NFC Championship game. But this year's Packers squad - currently trailing the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North - is in need of a boost.

A growing family has led to Scott and his wife forming an instant bond with Crosby and his wife , Molly, who have five children of their own. The kicks and punts will start to matter when the Packers take the field Thursday against the Titans, but Scott feels he’ s ready .

Scott ’ s insistence on having fun, which for him minimizes undue stress, helps as well. With the preseason opener just weeks away and his official NFL debut not long Rookie cornerbacks could be in line for more work Sunday in Washington. news. JK Scott ’ s big leg having an impact for Packers .

Packers had plane ready Sunday in case JK Scott's wife went into labor© NurPhoto / Getty

The Green Bay Packers put a contingency plan in place to ensure rookie punter JK Scott wouldn't miss the birth of his first child.

Scott's wife, Sydney, started experiencing contractions ahead of Sunday night's game against the New England Patriots, so the Packers had a plane waiting at a nearby airport in case he had to fly back home, according to Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com. General manager Brian Gutekunst also used the team's open roster spot to sign punter Drew Kaser as a backup for the game.

Scott never got the call, though.

"The baby could come at any time," he said afterward. "We're inducing this week, if anything else, but I was talking to them. It was awesome. Brian Gutekunst, he pulled me aside and was talking to me, and really caring about me with this baby and my wife. It was cool they would do that for me. Everything was ready for me if the baby came."

The rookie ended up punting five times for a net average of 42 yards against New England.

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