Aussie Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson might have received the battle however the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have received the battle in a 21-16 win in Berlin.
The 26-year-old from Sydney, at the moment in his fifth season within the NFL, has as soon as once more impressed within the efficiency, catching the attention as soon as once more in a duel with the Buccs’ Jake Camarda.
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Dickson, who was missed within the AFL draft the place he was a Sydney Swans Academy product, has ridden a profitable wave after he was picked up by way of the 149th choose of the 2018 draft, earlier than shortly taking the job of long-time veteran Jon Ryan.
Dickson has earned over $US12 million ($A18m) in his profession to date based on Sportrac and is in his second season of a four-year $14.7m deal.
And since becoming a member of the Seahawks, the workforce has by no means seemed again.
Punters within the NFL are solely referred to as upon when needing to kick their workforce out of bother on a fourth down.
From there, the opposing workforce might catch the punt and run, a good catch, which might see the ball put down the place it’s caught, positioned at the place it goes out of bounds or the place it’s touched by the offensive workforce, or a contact again whether it is caught ultimately zone or it rolls into the top zone.
Dickson had a superb efficiency on a stuttering Seahawks offence, kicking 5 instances within the match for a protracted punt of 68m and a median of fifty.6m.
4 of his 5 punts completed within the 20 as properly, the goal of punt.
The 68-yarder was one thing particular, going out of bounds on the Tampa Bay 4-yard line within the second quarter.
NFL Community’s Wealthy Eisen was blown away by the kick, giving a shoutout to former punter turned media star Pat McAfee on the finish of the decision.
“Gosh, excellent spiral, and Dickson will get the roll, out of bounds on the three,” Eisen mentioned. “That’s for you McAfee, all the way in which from Germany!”
A fired up McAfee thanked Eisen for the shoutout, including a video of his personal, saying: “Michael Dickson, an Australian, punting a f**king rocket. Perfection. Out on the three.”
To not be outdone, Canadian Camarda kicked twice, as soon as for 59-yard and one other time for 63-yards, the latter, McAfee referred to as a “monster ball”.
McAfee added: “This can be a excellent punting showcase that the world NEEDED to see. LET’S GOOOOOO BOYS.”
But it surely was Dickson who received over essentially the most followers.
Former Dallas Cowboys vast receiver Michael Irvin raved in regards to the Aussie’s efficiency.
“I’ve by no means watched a punter in warm-ups, I sat right here and watched this child,” he mentioned. “He’s so good at what he does, it’s price me watching a punter.”
Followers had been equally impressed by Dickson’s efficiency.
ESPN analyst and former NFL participant Leger Douzable tweeted: “Dickson has been Seattle’s greatest weapon to date this recreation.”
AP sports activities reporter Tim Sales space wrote: “That Michael Dickson punt is the perfect play of the sport to date for the #Seahawks … which is a fairly correct signal of how the primary half has gone.”
Former NBC journalist Margaret Larson posted: “Bizarre displaying from the Seahawks. Discombobulated aside from Dickson. Thus far anyway.”
Journalist Nick Lee added: “Apparently the one Seahawks participant that may to play is punter Michael Dickson”
However exterior of the punters, it’s was because the world expects from Tom Brady who led his facet to the victory.
With Seattle coming again to inside one rating in a recreation which had seemed like a Bucs blowout, a sold-out Allianz Enviornment began belting out John Denver’s ‘Nation Roads’, an Oktoberfest favorite, so loudly it diverted the gamers’ consideration, even when briefly.
“On the finish of the sport with them singing Nation Roads … that was fairly epic,” Brady informed the post-match press convention, with the seven-time Tremendous Bowl winner saying “that was one of many nice soccer experiences I’ve ever had.”
“The fan turnout was unimaginable. It felt electrical from the time we took the sector.”
The 45-year-old Brady was enjoying his fourth worldwide NFL recreation, after two in London and one in Mexico Metropolis, all of which he has received.
One of many NFL’s few huge names exterior the US, Brady’s star shone brilliant regardless of arising in opposition to a Seattle facet which is Germany’s second-most widespread workforce, based on official NFL figures.
The most well-liked are the New England Patriots, the place Brady received six of his seven Tremendous Bowl rings.
— with AFP