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 laterÂ WatsonÂ earned aÂ SabbyÂ and cost the Bucs the game in Dallas by burying theÂ Cowboys punter onÂ what was aÂ sure punt block, a play Greg Schiano called a 10-point swing. But thenÂ Watson redeemed himself andÂ won theÂ NFC SpecialÂ Teams Player of the MonthÂ award for November.
Today, Watson cappedÂ offÂ 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.