Watson Never Stopped DrivingDecember 30th, 2012
First it was rockstar general manager Mark Dominik calling Dakoda Watson a Pro Bowl caliber special teamer.
Then days later¬†Watson¬†earned a¬†Sabby¬†and cost the Bucs the game in Dallas by burying the¬†Cowboys punter on¬†what was a¬†sure punt block, a play Greg Schiano called a 10-point swing. But then¬†Watson redeemed himself and¬†won the¬†NFC Special¬†Teams Player of the Month¬†award for November.
Today, Watson capped¬†off¬†his strong season on special teams with a massive bull rush that drove a Falcons offensive lineman into the Falcons punter and blocked a punt.
It was a very special play, and one that shows the driving will that Watson brings to all his special teams play.
Watson didn’t have enough as a linebacker to beat out coach-pusher Adam Hayward and replace Quincy Black, but Watson is a very valuable member of the Bucs.
Still just 24 and perhaps the Bucs’ No. 1 gym rat, Joe’s excited to see how Watson can raise his game in 2013.