Bengals 2020 season awards: Unique Groups MVP
The Bengals’ offense and defense both struggled this season, and like it has actually remained in recent years, unique groups was the most constant system on the group.
Darrin Simmons, the unique teams organizer, is without a doubt the most knowledgeable coach on the staff, and is one of the couple of whose task was never in threat this season. Simmons’ consistency programs why he was promoted to assistant head coach.
On the most consistent unit on the team, who was the most important gamer? Below are the candidates for Unique Teams MVP:
Brandon Wilson, kick returner
Wilson has been a bright spot for the Bengals’ unique teams system. In 2020, he returned a kickoff for a goal for the second year in a row, recording the longest play in Bengals’ history in Week 12.
Wilson averaged 26.2 lawns per return, which is 4th among kick returners with 20 or more returns. He has 5 40+ lawn returns, which is behind just Cordarelle Patterson. His 103-yard kick return was also second in the league, behind Patterson when again.
Wilson was likewise 2nd on the group in unique teams deals with, with 9.
Kevin Huber, punter
Turning the field is an extremely underrated stage of the game, especially when the defense requires all the assistance they can get.
Cincinnati’s own Kevin Huber assisted with that, balancing 47.2 lawns per punt, which is excellent enough to connect for ninth in the league. However his net average, 42.8, was seventh in the NFL in 2020.
Huber’s average in 2020 is a profession high, and is higher than his average from 2014 when he was a Pro Bowler.
He likewise had the longest punt in the league, a 72-yarder, which is the second time he has tape-recorded the league’s long.
Shawn Williams, punt protection
Simmons came up with a great scheme that greatly involved Williams. In two consecutive weeks, the Bengals called a phony punt when the opposing group showed a light box in punt formations. Williams rushed for 46 yards on two attempts, converting for an initially down both times.
When Williams wasn’t running with the ball in his hands, he recorded seven tackles on unique teams.
Cethan Carter, kickoff/punt coverage
Cethan Carter did not have much value as a tight end, but his unique groups abilities sealed his area on the lineup. He remained long enough for the Bengals to call on him when C.J. Uzomah went down with an injury.
Carter leads the Bengals with unique groups tackles, with 10. While that doesn’t get him a lot of attention, that consistency is a fantastic asset for somebody who is mainly a special teams gamer.