First up is the special teams coverage.
Jason Allen finished off the season very strong, notching 7 special teams tackles in the last four games. He finished second on the team behind only Nathan Jones, who had a spectacular year on kick coverage, racking up 19 tackles and a forced fumble. Jones is set to become an unrestricted free agent so hopefully the team can get him re-signed before he hits the open market.
Early on, the coverage teams were forced to overcome the loss of Patrick Cobbs, who was a leader of these units last year. Surprisingly, they were able to step up in his absence with little trouble. Even Cameron Wake, who was a big question mark in terms of special teams ability, stepped up and contributed 11 STTs. Lex Hilliard also proved his worth with 14 STTs.
Erik Walden was really the only player who I noticed taking a bit of a step back in kick coverage, and much of that can be attributed to him being hurt for a long stretch.
Here's how all the players stack up according to special teams tackles: