The Buccaneers’ offense was putrid against the paltry Baltimore Ravens defense. Led by quarterback Chris Simms, Tampa Bay managed only 142 yards in total offense. Amid a day full of mistakes and costly turnovers, one Buccaneer managed to have a decent outing.
When the offense plays in the manner in which it did, it’s only fitting that the Pewter Report MVP of today’s game against the Baltimore Ravens would be punter Josh Bidwell. The lone bright spot for the Buccaneers, Bidwell managed to keep his team in the game by not giving the Ravens much field to work with.
The Buccaneers had as many punts as they did first downs in this contest. Overall, Bidwell punted the ball eight times for an average of 46.5 yards per punt.
On three occasions, Bidwell managed to punt the ball 49 yards or more, with his longest punt of the day being 56 yards.
With his performance, Bidwell has solidified himself as the ideal punter in the NFC. Barring no injury setbacks, Bidwell could be well on his way to securing another trip to Hawaii for his second consecutive Pro Bowl.
Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org