The biggest immediate question for teams advancing and getting knocked out in the playoffs

The biggest immediate question for teams advancing and getting knocked out in the playoffs

Have the leaders fixed their special teams units?

No playoff team entered the playoffs with more questions about the kicking game than Kansas City. Harrison Butker has made 90.1% of his career field goal attempts before this season. He’s only 75% connected this season (18 of 24), with three extra points missing also part of the problem. The issue has become so contentious in Kansas City that former punter/holder Dustin Colquitt, who spent 15 seasons with the Chiefs (2005-2019), took to social media and local radio to criticize the current punter/holder Tommy Townsend for his holding technique. The return game was also sketchy at times, as rookie Skyy Moore lost the punt return position after missing three punts, and Kadarius Toney also fumbled on a punt return. The Chiefs have long had one of the best special teams coaches in the league in Dave Toub. If he hasn’t ironed out those issues yet, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a kicking game blunder ruin Kansas City’s Super Bowl dreams.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *