Asked about dimensions of his team that he feels good about going into each game, the first thing Johnson mentioned was Butker. With the kicking game doing well, Johnson took the opportunity to poke a hole in conventional wisdom.
“I’ve found that when you have a good kicker, that helps (overall special teams),” he said. “But they’ve been pretty solid, which is a good thing, because for years, we’ve heard the reason they weren’t any good was because we didn’t have a special-teams coach, and we went through that for four or five years. Now see that good kicker trumps special-teams coach.”