Was at the game yesterday and was impressed by the Bills overall performance. Their STers, save for the blocked 52 yard FG attempt, played spectacularly. After seeing their impact yesterday, and how a team that was 30th in O and 31st in D last year went 7-9, came up with an idea.
Why not create a point system to evaluate ST play so one can actually rate one teams ST versus another?
Own Punt or KO Returns for TD = 6 points
Opp Punt or KO Returns for TD = -6 points
Own TD Scores off fakes = 6 points
Opp TD Scores off fakes = -6 points
TO's forced off returns = 3 points
Own TO off return = -3 points
Blocked FG = 3 points
Own FG blocked = - 3 points
Punts downed inside Opp 5 = 1 point
KO downed in end zone = 1 point
You get my point here. If special teams are truly 1/3 of the game, there should be a way to objectively rank one teams versus anothers.