Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
"Both Denver and San Francisco now rank in the top five for both offense and defense, with roughly average special teams."
"Average" special teams?
Prater is the best kickoff guy in the league and is one of only four kickers who are perfect on field goals and extra points this season.
Colquitt is the #5 ranked punter in the league in net distance.
their rankings, as far as I know, are purely based on stats - what has actually happened, adjusted for quality of opponent.
When you factor in that we have had a few ST fumbles, hardly any KO returns (and a few KO returns for < 10 yards), and almost nil as far as punt returns, the fact that we show up as mediocre is pretty great.
Outside of Holiday, the only punt returner we have showing up in the stats is Leonhard, averaging 28th best 6.8 yards/return. Omar Bolden is our best KO return man, ranked 34th in the league (19.3).