Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. The team made the announcement on Tuesday.
Josh Lambo was responsible for 14 of the Jaguars 26 points on Sunday, including the game-winning 33-yarder as time expired to give the Jaguars the win on Sunday afternoon. For his efforts, he was recognized as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
"Per Jaguars.com, “Lambo became the third kicker in franchise history to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Mike Hollis won the award eight times and Josh Scobee won it eight times.”"
Lambo has been as automatic as can be since the Jaguars signed him off the street as a free agent in the middle of the 2017 season.
"“Lambo also converted field goals of 25, 30, and 34 yards Sunday, also converting two of two extra points,” John Oehser added. “Lambo went 10 for 10 on field goals and six of six on point-afters in September and is the NFL’s only kicker this season with more than 10 attempts without a miss.”"
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It’s that kind of consistency that has also helped the Jaguars offense this season. Jacksonville is averaging 21 points per game through the first month of the season, which is tied for 18th in the NFL.
Head coach Doug Marrone opened his Tuesday press conference by acknowledging Lambo’s accomplishment and how important he has been to this organization since his arrival.
"“First off, congratulations to Josh Lambo. He’s done a really nice job for us. It’s comforting as a head coach when you’ve got to make decisions of kicking field goals, when you want to do them, what you want to do, and it’s good to have someone like him that you feel is reliable, you can count on,” Marrone said.“I think what a lot of people don’t see is how hard he does work at his craft, just with controlling the football on onside kicks and things of that nature. And even from a standpoint of a leadership role, a guy that’s been around the league for a while. I know sometimes people don’t look at specialists that way, maybe from the outside, but I always have.”"
Lambo’s success on Sunday was even more impressive having to kick into the wind during most of the game in Denver, where altitude certainly plays a role in how special teams are played. With the offense picking up steam and moving the ball down the field more consistently this season, there should be more opportunity for Lambo to add to his point total.
And with the award for the week in his trophy case, it might be a chance for him to finally garner some Pro Bowl recognition, something he has failed to receive the past two seasons in Jacksonville.