Replacing Stephen Gostkowski

Replacing Stephen Gostkowski?

Stephen Gostkowski has been one of the top kickers in the NFL over the past five seasons. However, the start to his 2016 campaign has been marred by a higher rate of missed kicks, largely due to inconsistent mechanics. With a missed extra point against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7, the Twitterverse has begun…

NFL Special Teams Investment

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, cornerbacks and the trends on offense in general. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate special teams investment. Special teams is often an afterthought for NFL analysts, who tend to focus on…

2015 NFL Playoffs: Ravens at Patriots Special Teams Preview

The Ravens at Patriots special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the return teams, plus the kickers and the punters for both teams. The Baltimore Ravens face the New England Patriots for the fourth time in the postseason. Special teams proved decisive in their 2012 battle, as Billy Cundiff’s missed field…