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Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Report Card: Special Teams, Coaching, And Management

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Kansas City Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop (6) is congratulated by punter Dustin Colquitt (2) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


PLACE KICKING: Ryan Succop had a solid, if unspectacular, season for the Chiefs. He finished 2013 hitting on 22 of his 28 field goals attempts for 78.6 %, but he finished the regular season connecting just 2 of his final 5 attempts over the last 5 weeks. Over the first 11 weeks, he connected on 20 of 23 attempts for 87%.

He did bounce back to go 3 for 3 in the playoff loss to Indianapolis.

Succop is reliable from inside the 50 yards line. He hit 88% of his attempts inside 50, and was just 1 for 4 from 50 yards or longer. Succop hasn’t done anything to cause the Chiefs displeasure, but this is certainly an area in which Kansas City could upgrade. Having a kicker with a little bigger leg would be helpful, but not if he is less accurate closer in.


PUNTER: Dustin Colquitt continues to be one of the best punters in the league, even if he didn’t get a Pro Bowl bid this season. It is hard to imagine any punter better at playing the field position game better than Colquitt. He booms them deep when in enemy territory, and he does a great job at pinning the opponents deep on their side of the field.

He averaged 46 yards a punt, good for 12th in the league, and he averaged 40.2 net yards, which was the 11th best mark, but he led the league with 35  kicks inside the 20 with only 11 touch backs. He always sacrifices his personal stats to help his team win field position.