It seems with each team win comes an individual award for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bucs, who are off to a 3-0 start this season, had yet another player earn an award on Wednesday when punter Josh Bidwell was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Bidwell punted six times for 284 yards (47.3 avg.) and had a 57-yarder against his former team, the Green Bay Packers. He pinned one of his six attempts inside the 20-yard line.
“It’s a shock,” Bidwell said of winning the award. “I didn’t expect it at all. I feel like I’ve had times when I’ve had just as good of numbers and somebody else won the award. For the punter to win the award it’s kind of hard because there are so many field goal kickers out there making huge kicks and doing things. But I’m excited. It’s pretty neat.”
Bidwell currently ranks second in the NFL with a 46.8-yard average.
Bucs rookie running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams has received NFL Rookie of the Week honors twice and is a candidate to win that award again on Thursday, and linebacker Shelton Quarles was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 2 for his effort vs. the Buffalo Bills.
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