Chiefs earn mixed reviews for special teams play in 2019
By Scott Loring
Our final positional recap for the Super Bowl Champions is the special teams unit. The group has been one of the most complete units in the NFL for a few years now. How did they do in 2019?
Entering the 2019 season, the Kansas City Chiefs were supremely confident in their special teams play, with renowned coach Dave Toub leading a group with the experience and the pedigree to give the team great opportunities for success in the big-play phase of the game. Kicker Harrison Butker and punter Dustin Colquitt are the headline pieces, but long snapper James Winchester has also been a staple to this unit for several years.
If there was any concern at all entering the year, it was actually the potential for Toub to become a head coach somewhere else. The 57-year-old has served as the special teams coach for Andy Reid since 2013, and in 2018 he added the title of Assistant Head Coach to his resume.
The Chiefs returned the electrifying Tyreek Hill and were also excited to insert rookie Mecole Hardman into the mix. The stakes were high with the team in the hunt for the Super Bowl, and the roster had zero holes when they headed to Jacksonville to kick off the regular season.