Collapse Doesn’t Apply To Special Teams

November 20th, 2011

With all the ugly chatter surrounding the Bucs, Joe felt like injecting some happy talk. And about the only thing to crack a smile about is the Bucs’ special teams.

Rich Bisaccia ran off to San Diego last offseason, but the Bucs’ special teams haven’t missed a beat. Michael Koenen leads the league in net punting average, a credit to his mad skills and an exceptional cover team. He’s also near the top of the league in punts inside the 20 yard line.

Connor Barth is nailing field goals at a 90 percent clip. (Ironically, his predecessors Mike Nugent and Matt Bryant are drilling at a stunning 94 percent.)

The return game has been decent and consistent, and Sammie Stroughter coming back should help. If Preston Parker can’t bust one soon, Joe would love to see “Run, Micheal, Run” Spurlock get another crack at what made him infamous.

Dwayne Stukes, Bisaccia’s former understudy, deserves a high-five for leading the lone Bucs unit that hasn’t regressed from a year ago. One might think the malaise that ails the Bucs offense and defense would infect the special teams, but there’s been no hint of that.

7 Responses to “Collapse Doesn’t Apply To Special Teams”

  1. tbf22 Says:

    Hey Joe, Wish me luck as I head to Lambeau Field in my Freeman Jersey! I hope I don’t get too many $9 beers poured on me. lol

  2. macabee Says:

    tbf22, good luck and carry the Bucs banner into Packerland. Take a coat – forecast: partly cloudy, 36 hi, 26 lo. Have fun, bring back a W.

  3. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Tbf you are a true fan. To travel up in that nasty cold weather to see bad poorly coached football team get drilled by an excellent team requires passion.

    If the Packers max resources I think that the point spread should be 28, however, I think that play careful to guard against injury and go up by about 20 after halftime and begin to pull key starters.

  4. SebringSmitty Says:

    Hope the pack is looking forward to the Turkey day game and we can surprise them. Go Bucs !!

  5. jb Says:

    You KNOW things are bad when your Punter/Placekicker is yourTeam MVP!
    A very wise move by Dominick. He brought us a very good Punter while hurting a hated division rival while doing so. But it hardly makes up for the atrocious offense & defense Morris has saddled us with.

  6. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Hope Frees thumb doesn”t ache too much in that cold. tbf don’t be suprised if you get free beer out of pitty.

  7. Louie Says:

    Bad timing on this article after today’s TWO botched on-sides kicks.