Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 8/29/12
We continue our look at the Titans position by position as we rapidly approach the 2012 regular season with an analysis of the special teams, where the Titans have two returning stalwarts and two players who will be filling new jobs.My preferred metric for evaluating special teams play, and not just because I write for them, is Football Outsiders' ratings. That's for the same basic reason I wrote yesterday's post on the pass rush: context matters. Take, for instance, field goals. NFL kickers as a whole hit roughly 90% of their kicks from inside of 40 or so yards. Kicks attempted in indoor stadiums and in warm weather are made more frequently than kicks in cold weather. Players like Mike Vanderjagt and Nate Kaeding put up many seasons with good accuracy rates where they weren't actually that great thanks to not attempting long kicks and playing their home games in generally very favorable conditions.I'm pleased to report, then, that Rob Bironas going 29 for 32 on field goal attempts ...
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