The Kansas City Chiefs special teams hasn’t been as special as they usually are. Every week I’m thinking this will be the week that the Chiefs get a big punt return out of Tyreek Hill.
Week 5 was the last time Tyreek was able to return a punt for a touchdown. He’s so good that these eight weeks without a touchdown feel like a long time when it’s really not.
Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub said teams are making it difficult for Tyreek to get a return.
“Yeah, what’s happening if you haven’t noticed is that teams are kicking rugby kicks to us,” Toub said. “They’re kicking high – they don’t care about how far they kick the ball anymore. So we’re getting a 39-yard kick that’s a high hang time and it’s impossible to get a return.
“But our guys are working. They’re trying to get him one. He’ll wait to the last second to make a fair catch to try to steal one but by then the coverage is on us so we just have to continue to do a good job blocking and hopefully those guys will miss a ball here and there. When they do miss it we’ll have to make them pay.”
He has had more than two punt returns in just one game this season. Last year he had seven such games. Opposing teams are obviously catching on that you can’t kick it to him.