Koenen Sets Modern-Day RecordOctober 31st, 2012
Lost in the wash out of the Bucs’ stunning win on Thursday Night Football was Michael Koenen setting a modern NFL record of 21 consecutive touchbacks.
Koenen hit the mark against the Vikings, and the streak was broken when Percy Harvin took a kickoff out of the end zone.
Hats off to Koenen. Clearly he was well worth the bounty rockstar general manger Mark Dominik paid him before the 2011 season. Raheem Morris didn’t get Barrett Ruud or Cadillac Williams in free agency, as he wished, but he did get the best punter/kickoff guy in the business.
There’s no question that the entire Bucs kicking game is top shelf. For leg lovers, Sunday should be quite a showcase. Shane Lechler (one of Chucky’s early mancrushes) and Sebastian Janikowski are old masters of their craft.