Page Proving His ValueOctober 28th, 2013
The Bucs have the NFL’s 12th-ranked punt returner!
See, there are things to celebrate.
Among players who have fielded six or more punts this season, Page has averaged 9.2 yards per return, which ranks No. 12 in the NFL. For some perspective, Darren Sproles is 17th, and Micheal Spurlock (Detroit) is 19th.
Page, 22, has taken to the role nicely. Yes, he had an ungly fumble/turnover. But consider that the seven NFL returners with a higher yards per return have a combined seven fumbles. It happens.
Page’s decision-making isn’t flawless. But he’s pretty good. And he should improve. He missed all of last season, his rookie year, with after ACL surgery14 months ago.
So there you have it, another ”bright light” to add to the one Greg Schiano raved about last week.