Perfect month nets Shayne Graham NFC special teams honors

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A lot of people have expressed concern about various parts of the Saints roster this season as they’ve opened up with a 3-4 record over the first two months of the season.

Kicker Shayne Graham hasn’t been one of the players to elicit worry from observers, though, and his performance in October was good enough to make him the league’s choice as the NFC special teams player of the month.

Graham made all nine field goals and all nine extra points he tried in the month and had 14 points in last Sunday night’s victory over the Packers. Graham made three field goals in each of the team’s three games in October — they had a bye in Week Six — and was the only kicker in the league to hit that many field goals in each of his team’s outings.

While the NFL has closed the deliberations on the top players of the month, Graham will get a chance to add to his October totals on Thursday night when the Saints face the Panthers in the final contest before the calendar turns to November.

4 responses to “Perfect month nets Shayne Graham NFC special teams honors

  1. Of course I want him to do good but I get nervous EVERY time I see this guy kick. I still remember him missing that 41 yd FG against Dallas this year and an extra point in the pre-season.

  2. “Kicker Shayne Graham hasn’t been one of the players to elicit worry from observers”

    While he has made his kicks this month, to say the kicker hasnt been a worry among fans is misleading.

    He has missed an XP in the preseason, an easy one in Dallas, and had one bounce off the post from the 10 yard line against Detroit to name a few.

    I realize that there have been some worse kicking situations in the NFL (Detroit), but I hate that I have to bite my nails for short, and what should be automatic, FGs and XPs with this guy.

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