Sep 26, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz (3) looks on prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
THE BAD: THE SAINTS SPECIAL TEAMS — AGAIN (SIGH…)
I guess it wouldn’t truly be a Saints game this season without an appearance by the New Orleans special teams in our BAD segment. The one positive was that the unit did nothing to prevent a New Orleans victory.
The Saints return game continues to be one that should have the “Looney Toons” theme playing in the background. Whether it’s Marcus Murphy, or TommyLee Lewis; nobody on this roster is even close to a competent return man.
The Saints kick coverage units are almost as erratic. The Rams averaged well over 30 yards per return, including a 61 yd kickoff run-back.
The “strong” leg of Wil Lutz resulted in a flurry of squib kicks or short pop ups giving the Rams opportunity to set up talented returners like Tavon Austin or Bennie Cunningham.
Saints fans should be very afraid that this is a unit that could single-handedly end the Saints season.
Shake off those horrific thoughts for a second however, as we have a look at the FANTASTIC…..