In this mess of a season for the Buccaneers, you have to look far and wide to find a bright spot here and there. Today, I’m going to shine the spotlight on their rookie kicker, Patrick Murray.
It’s important to remember what the Bucs’ kicking situation looked like before the season began. Connor Barth was coming back from a season-ending injury, but the rookie out of Fordham won the job.
What has Murray accomplished in 2014? He’s connected on 81% of his field goal attempts (17-for-21.) He’s had two kicks blocked. But in the last six games, he’s made nine straight field goals. And he has five FG’s of 50+ yards, including a 55-yarder and a pair of 54-yarders.
Has he been perfect? No. But he has definitely proven that the coaches made the right choice. If only he had a few chances to make potential game-winning kicks this year…
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