- Jul 8, 2000
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Forecast: You may not realize just how bad the Saints special teams have been | wwltv.com- The 2016 Saints rank 31st in kick return average. The Saints have returned one kickoff past the 30-yard line for the ENTIRE 2016 season. ONE.
- The Saints of course rank 32nd in blocked field goals. Remember the fun times last year when all we worried about on field goals was if whoever the Saints kicker was would miss the kick? Good times. I long for the days of just watching the Saints miss a 40yard field goal and not have to worry about the equivalent of a plane crash every week when the Saints are trying to acquire three points.
- The Saints rank 28th in field goals made percentage, which is pretty terrible considering they will play in a dome stadium 10 times this year.
- The Saints also rank 24th in kickoff coverage this year and have never been better than 23rd since 2007. Let that sink in. The Saints in the last decade haven't been able to even get in the top half of NFL coverage units on kickoffs even one time. Even the Saints defense, which has been an ongoing disaster, managed to have the gloriously random 2013 season when they finished fourth. The Saints special teams are so bad they can't even stumble into mediocrity for a minute by accident.