We reach the final, arguably least intriguing portion of our quarter season projections for the Atlanta Falcons. Only the true special teams enthusiasts will probably enjoy this one.
The good news here, though, is that Atlanta’s special teams unit has looked much better than it did in preseason. Matt Bryant is still awesome, Matt Bosher looks about as good as last year, and Andre Roberts is already delivering better results on the kick return side of the ledger than Eric Weems.
It’s worth noting that Matt Bryant is on track to go a perfect 36/36 on field goals a year after going 34/37. He’s going to retire as the team’s leading field goal maestro by such a wide margin it’s fair to wonder if anyone else will seriously challenge him. I love that guy.
Rather than dive in deep after we look at the projections, let’s just wrap this thing up by saying the Falcons are fine at special teams, especially with Kemal Ishmael, C.J. Goodwin, and now Jordan Tripp doing fine work there. Just pray for continued good health.
KR/PR Andre Roberts: 32 kick returns, 724 yards, 22.6 yards per return; 28 punt returns, 280 yards, 10 yards per return
K Matt Bryant: 36/36 field goal attempts, 44/44 extra point attempts
(34/37 field goal attempts, 56/57 extra point attempts)
P Matt Bosher: 48 punts, 2,216 yards, 46.2 yards per punt
(44 punts, 2,060 yards, 46.8 yards per punt)