Koenen Sets Modern-Day Record

October 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.

4 Responses to “Koenen Sets Modern-Day Record”

  1. tampabaybucfan Says:

    ALMOST ALL OF THOSE KICKS TO HARVIN WERE EITHER OUT OF THE ENDZONE OR TOWARD THE VERY BACK. GREAT JOB!!! COULD HAVE CHANGED THE OUTCOME OF THE GAME. kOENEN MAKES OUR PUNT COVERAGE LOOK GOOD WITH GREAT HANG-TIME AND DISTANCE.
    LATELY, WE HAVE NEEDED HIM MUCH MORE ON KICKOFFS….THAN PUNTS….A VERY GOOD THING!!!

  2. Mike J Says:

    Koenen was excellent last year also. Per ”PFW”, he led the league in net KO average, & ranked in the top 10 in touchbacks.
    Yep, this was a better signing by Dom than Mike Nugent.

  3. big007hed Says:

    As @TampaBayBucFan said (while screaming at everyone) Koenen has been awesome and I like that his kick off skills have been used more than his punt skills lately

  4. Meh Says:

    Our kicking game is probably the best in the league imo. Our kick/punt return game is on the other end though. :(

 
 

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