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On the hot seat: Punter Matt Bosher

Former Falcons punter and kickoff specialist Michael Koenen hit the jackpot in free agency and signed a six-year, $19.5 million contract with the Buccaneers. Bosher, who was selected in the sixth round of the draft out of Miami to replace Koenen, has been inconsistent.

Last week against the Eagles, he averaged 34.7 yards on seven punts. He had an 18-yard punt while trying to boom one out of the end zone. He also had a nice 49-yard punt and a solid 39-yarder against the Eagles.

The coaching staff is looking for Bosher to smooth things out as he adjusts to the NFL.

“He just needs to realize when you’re in a backed-up situation, don’t try to save the day,” Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong said. “You don’t need to come out of that situation with a 60-yard punt. You don’t need to try to be perfect. What you need to do is get your foot on the ball, get some hang time, get it down the field and guys will go cover it.”

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How many players come into the league as a 6th round pick and kill it? He had two solid punts and one terrible one in a high pressure situation. Without the shank, he was averaging 44 yards a punt. I am fine with that. He has been inconsistent and looked like a wasted pick (I will always stand behind this) but he is 2 games into a long career.

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How many players come into the league as a 6th round pick and kill it? He had two solid punts and one terrible one in a high pressure situation. Without the shank, he was averaging 44 yards a punt. I am fine with that. He has been inconsistent and looked like a wasted pick (I will always stand behind this) but he is 2 games into a long career.

I agree with you that most 6th round picks don't come into the league and "kill it". But Bosher isn't a typical 6th round pick, is he? Picking up ANY player for offense or defense in the 6th round is a gamble pick, because most of the higher rounds are where you find the talent. Punter or Kicker is a different story. Many times, players at those positions go undrafted and a picked up as free agents...most of the time. Since TD decided to use a draft pick on Bosher, there is a higher level of expectation for him to perform well right now. Look at other rookie Punters in the league this year and tell me where they were drafted and what their level of success is so far. THAT is the true comparison.

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On the hot seat: Punter Matt Bosher

Former Falcons punter and kickoff specialist Michael Koenen hit the jackpot in free agency and signed a six-year, $19.5 million contract with the Buccaneers. Bosher, who was selected in the sixth round of the draft out of Miami to replace Koenen, has been inconsistent.

Last week against the Eagles, he averaged 34.7 yards on seven punts. He had an 18-yard punt while trying to boom one out of the end zone. He also had a nice 49-yard punt and a solid 39-yarder against the Eagles.

The coaching staff is looking for Bosher to smooth things out as he adjusts to the NFL.

“He just needs to realize when you’re in a backed-up situation, don’t try to save the day,” Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong said. “You don’t need to come out of that situation with a 60-yard punt. You don’t need to try to be perfect. What you need to do is get your foot on the ball, get some hang time, get it down the field and guys will go cover it.”

Mind blowing news. Thanks for the fresh, and exciting news Jedi. How about finding something interesting to post next time.

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