Following a fantastic performance against the Denver Broncos, San Diego’s much-maligned punter Drew Kaser has been awarded the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award.
Big congrats to Drew Kaser, who has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Broncos.— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) October 19, 2016
It's an entirely deserved award for Kaser, who rebounded from a nightmare game against the Raiders with his best performance yet as a pro. On four punts, he pinned the Broncos at their own 10, 10, 3 and 16-yard line. Kaser's punt that was downed at the 3 was especially important, as it led to the safety that gave the Chargers a three score lead. Essentially, if you want to blame Kaser for the loss to the Raiders, then you also have to give him at least partial credit for this victory.
I don't think there's anyone happier about this than me, either. After the Raiders game, I did some research and debunked the popular theory that Kaser can't handle the pressure before saying that the Chargers needed to give Kaser time and show faith in him. I like being proven right. I'm going to keep retweeting that article every time Kaser plays well - hopefully, I'll be doing that for the next decade.