Chick Hernandez reports on Redskins punter Josh Bidwell-8/17
Tue, 17 Aug 2010|
In dot com. There's another guy out at camp who is a good story is well -- that as the punter yes the putter. Josh Bidwell one did well in all things birdie goalie look at men are checkered and say check. -- Michael and yes the punter indeed Josh Bidwell and I played in Tampa let Jackson didn't play at all last season for the Buccaneers. Had a hip injury subsequent surgery yet here he is but at least it should be no surprise to anyone because Josh Bidwell is a survivor. Literally. Rookie season 99 not in Green Bay he's five days away from starting his first NFL game when he gets the news he has. Testicular cancer. Had just been told a few days prior that I was going to be the starter in the cut the other corner so. For me I had so much on my mind positively. There when I got that news just -- it was -- the -- couldn't believe it. You're so close to gold that you worked so hard for your entire life. And just like that could be gone forever and so just get through these most difficult time in his life. His thing I -- it. That was surprising hadn't gotten cancer 23 didn't prepare me for 23 years to be able to deal with -- I knew I had within me when I was gonna need to get through it. Whether we just for a few months and passed away on into eternity if it was to get through it and and maybe have a shot at what -- been able to shut influence on decades his. Eleventh season he spent last year in Tampa on injured reserve with a torn Lieberman is -- after successful surgery the Redskins like kids experience both on the field and and in his life that -- a lot about a -- Solid short version on minute and a and is the Gaza recover from those things and you know can become good players again which he has done and it's been a second time around -- -- You know we're off to a pretty good start but it's gotta be and it's a long season as he knows and it's up to -- how to regulate -- what we do and how we use him when we usually don't practice settings and things like there. Because ultimately get getting ready for the game I don't. Think I could be more resilient than I am right now to go through anything about -- and bruises injuries. Good games against it doesn't matter having had a career that iPad. Going to a Pro Bowl having team records things like that -- I was really satisfied with what I've accomplished just didn't work out for me to come back again. But that didn't deter me one bit from working as far as like to adjust to know. I can direction. Josh Bidwell three years later wrote his autobiography entitled when it's fourth and long we also the website Josh Bidwell dot com and all in an effort to fight. Cancer Michael -- video check out CS in Washington dot com.