The San Francisco 49ers relied heavily on their Special Teams to score points last season. 49ers kicker David Akers broke a team record for FGs made with 44. The most dynamic player on San Francisco’s special teams was safety C.J. Spillman, who signed a three-year deal for $6 million on Friday.
Spillman hardly played on defense last season. He was a mainstay on special teams, playing nearly 70 percent of the 49ers’ snaps in that area. He was arguably the best special-teams player on arguably the NFL’s best special-teams units. Spillmans’ break away speed is what make him so dangerous in the return game.
Special Teams carried the 49ers all the way to the NFC Championship, until one mistake (freak) play by Kyle Williams ended San Francisco’s dream season.