Home » Articles » Archived Articles » P Johnson Trades Golf Club For Football
  • increase font size
  • Default font size
  • decrease font size


August 13, 2009 @ 7:28 am
Current rating: 0.00 Stars/0 Votes

P Johnson Trades Golf Club For Football

Written by Jim
Flynn
Jim Flynn

Jim
Flynn

Former Editor-in-Chief E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Bucs signed punter Dirk Johnson Thursday to play in place of injured P Josh Bidwell.

Shortly after working out for the team and signing his contract, Johnson answered the media's questions on the practice field on Thursday morning.

Here is what Johnson had to say.

How did the workout go?
“It went good enough. I’m here,” said Johnson. “It’s just how this business is. I accept that, but it’s good to be here.”

You haven’t punted in a while. Will you be ready for Saturday night’s game?
“It’s going to be quick,” said Johnson. “You go from hanging out, playing golf, working and being at a desk a little bit, to playing in a game. You just roll with it.

“As a punter you have long periods of time between plays, so hopefully in 12 years my body has learned something where I can snap back into it. I’m in shape. If I wasn’t I wouldn’t be here.”

How much do you know about the Bucs and Josh Bidwell’s situation?
“I do like golf. I haven’t been really paying attention,” said Johnson. “I don’t know Josh’s situation. I know they needed somebody, so I’m here.’

Did the team tell you whether you are here for the long term due to Josh Bidwell’s injury?
“We really haven’t gotten that far,” said Johnson. “I’m here now and I’m going to jump into the routine.”

You’ve held on field goal attempts before. Is that something you’re okay with doing now?
“Andrew is a really good snapper,” said Johnson. “I have to shake off a few cobwebs and get back into it.”


ARTICLE RATING

Only registered users can rate articles!

COMMENTS

Only registered users can write comments!
  • Blog

  • Articles

  • Around the Web

more RSS feed
moreRSS feed

Magazine

View Magazine Front
The Buccaneers’ Christmas Wish List The Buccaneers’ Christmas Wish List The Bucs may be on Santa’s naughty list after posting a worse record in 2013 than the team did last year, but they might as well make a Christmas wish list anyways to get some ... [+] Read more
Missed an Issue? Archive
View Magazine Front

Poll

Should the Bucs sign Richie Incognito?


Pewter Report: Your source for inside and breaking news on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Hide Tools Show Tools