Special teams standouts Lorenzo Alexander and Colt Anderson both visited the Buffalo Bills together. The two players also agreed to terms with the Bills together. It turns out that this was no coincidence.
On Saturday, Alexander joined Zig Fracassi on Sirius-XM NFL Radio and shared that he and Anderson were a "package deal."
Alexander, the NFC's special teams player at the 2012 Pro Bowl, and Anderson are expected to be key contributors on kick and punt coverage. The veteran told Fracassi that their role will be more important this season. In 2016, touchbacks will go to the 25-yard line. For this reason, Alexander sees the Bills and other NFL teams utilizing the pooch kick to force teams to return the ball.
Giving teams an additional five yards on kickbacks could certainly cause teams to change their thinking on touchbacks versus covering returns on pooch kicks. For that reason alone, the Alexander and Anderson signings could pay huge dividends for Buffalo in 2016.null