Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak (9) celebrates following a field goal late in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Novak Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week


Congrats must go out to the clutch kicking of San Diego Chargers K Nick Novak. With his performance on Monday Night Football, he has won the award for AFC Special Teams player of the week. How many weekly awards have we won this year already? Didn’t Philip Rivers win one earlier in the year? Keenan Allen is up for the rookie of the week award this week also. Did we do anything like this last season with Norv Turner running the ship?

Love the way that some of these guys are playing right now.

Nick Novak was rock solid this weekend. Mike McCoy relied on him to seal the game with that 51 yard field goal attempt and he came through in the clutch. You can’t second guess the decision for Mike McCoy because it worked. Way to make the coach look good on that decision Nick!

H/T Ricky Henne

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  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    Apparently you can second guess Mike McCoy’s decision…if you’re Bill Barnwell.

    http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/78191/thank-you-for-not-coaching-week-6

    He called it one of his 3 worst coaching decisions of week 6.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      He is probably an Indy lover, and picked them to win.

  • Michael

    I think that kick, made my stomach knot up more than if they were to go for it,,,,, Great job Nick. GO BOLTS!!!!

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Me too!!! I was as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. So glad he made it!

    • tubbs45

      Oh yeah. Thought I couldn’t watch, but had to see it.

  • tubbs45

    Novak has been a GREAT addition to the team. I wish his kickoffs were a little deeper, but he has been accurate when the line doesnt blow up.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      True dat. I wonder if he can kick it out the back in Mile High.. lol.

    • Cgoodness13

      I think that might be a scheme issue to be honest, he use to do it all the time last year I think