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Tom Brady gets passed over for postgame accolade: Star QB doesn’t get game ball from Buccaneers after comeback

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Tom Brady scored one of the most impressive comeback victories of his career on Sunday, but despite that heroism, the Buccaneers decided to pass the ball to someone else after beating the Rams 16-13.

After the game, Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles announced in the locker room that the game ball would go to Jake Camarda. Yes, the game ball went to the player.

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Watch Bowles make the announcement, and as you can see, almost everyone in the dressing room seemed to agree with the coach’s decision to give the game ball to Camarda.

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“Kamarda was huge,” Bowles said after playing through team official website. “I mean we gave him a game ball. Today he was great. Without him hitting the ball and changing position on the pitch, we would probably be in difficult situations.”

When a legendary quarterback gets eclipsed by his player, it obviously means the player had a great day, and that’s exactly what happened here. As the Buccaneers’ offense stalled for most of four quarters, Kamarda kept Tampa Bay in the game with big shot after shot.

The Buccaneers rookie hit the ball six times for 357 yards. Kamarda averaged 59.2 yards per hit and 54.2 clean yards per hit, which was a franchise record (by comparison, the current NFL leader is averaging 47.3 yards).

Kamarda’s hardest hit came to a punt from 74 yards in the third quarter, where he completely turned the field around. The rookie blasted his punt from his 15-yard line to the Rams’ 11-yard line, where the ball went out of bounds.

On top of that hit, Camarda also had a 66-yard punt in the game AND a 68-yard punt, which means he now has three of the eight longest punts in Buccaneers history and has scored them all in one game.

Kamarda’s net statistics could have been even better if not for the controversial call in the fourth quarter. His 66-yard shot was ruled a touchback, although he appeared to miss the end zone.

The ball seemed to bounce off the one inch line and then bounce to the side and stay on the field of play. However, officials ruled that the ball hit the goal line, making him a touchback. Even with the touchback, Kamarda still kept the Rams inside the 20-yard line with four of his six shots. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Kamarda recorded a win in two special team tackles.

The Buccaneers caused confusion in the league when they selected Kamarda in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but the pick is clearly paying off this year.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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