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Posted on: October 4, 2009 5:27 pm
 

Shaun Suisham was the game's MVP

I don't trust they guy.  I never feel confident when he kicks.  I didn't even want him back this season.

But I must admit that Suisham saved the game today.

When punter Hunter Smith got hurt early in the game Suisham came in and delivered.  His first punt was a crucial fourty yarder out of his own end zone.  He also made a great angling punt at the end of the game to push the Bucs behind their twenty.

His punting average was under 40 yards and some might think that isn't good.  For an emergency punter that is excellent.  If anyone wants to see what could have happened go to youtube and search for a video entitled "bad day for Joe Theisman".  Theismann got forced into punting duties when his punter got hurt against the Bears in 1985 and his first punt went exactly four yards off of the side of his foot from the exact same part of the field that Suisham kicked from.

Suisham also kicked a 42 yard field goal amid swirling wind conditions that caused the Bucs to miss two forty yard kicks.  He also put a kickoff through the back of the end zone.  He is usually short on his kickoffs, but he was great today.

He did have a point after attempt blocked, but if you look at the play it is clearly the result of a lapse in blocking assignments.  The snap, hold, and kick were perfect.  Adam Viniateri coundn't have gotten that kick off.

Congratulations Shaun Suisham.  I hope this game helps to build up your confidence and you continue to perform in the clutch down the stretch.
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