The Kansas City Chiefs have a “stable” of punt and kick returners right now, special teams coach Dave Toub said at camp on Tuesday. I like talking with Toub because he seems pretty straight forward when evaluating his guys. He touched on a few players of note on special teams...
On Tyreek Hill: “He’s got great, great catching. For a rookie coming in, he’s really advanced as a catcher – a punt catcher. That’s number one, and then, he’s got a really great first step. He’s got top speed. We think he’s strong, and we think he’s tough.”
On De’Anthony Thomas: “You’re going to see him a lot, especially in the preseason. You know, we want to feature all of our guys as much as we can. Hopefully, we get a lot of punt returns in the games.”
On Knile Davis: “Knile is still our number one kick returner. He took the first one back in the playoff game. He’s an excellent player. He came back in the best shape of his life. The conditioning test, I think he was first out of all of those guys. He’s lean, he’s ready to go, he’s focused and he’s ready to compete.”
Demarcus Robinson and Frankie Hammond were out there returning punts too. Toub said not to look too much into the punt return order because they’re not tackling live at camp so they won’t know more until that first preseason game when they can be a full-go.
Between Knile DAT and Tyreek, the Chiefs are going to have a hell of a return game.