Atlanta Falcons: Matt Bosher booming punts

Falcons punter Matt Bosher rebounded nicely after a bumpy start to his rookie season in 2011. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Falcons punter Matt Bosher rebounded nicely after a bumpy start to his rookie season in 2011. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Entering last season one of the team’s major question marks was rookie punter Matt Bosher.

That will not be the case entering the 2012 season.

Bosher averaged 47.3 yards on seven punts against Jacksonville and placed three kicks inside the Jaguars 20-yard line. He put one punt down at the 1-yard line and another at the 4-yard line.

Overall, he placed 11 of 20 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

After just pinning opponents inside the 20, 27 times last (tied for 10th in the league, Bosher worked on his directional punting this offseason.

THE LATEST NEWS

Q and A with defensive coordiantor Mike Nolan

Falcons round out their practice squad

Falcons trim down to 53-man roster; Adkins, Franks, Meier and Zelenka cut

Falcons quotes after the 24-14 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars

Here’s a look at who’s on the bubble

Backup quarterback Luke McCown signed, Chris Redman released

Harry Douglas not the forgotten man in the Falcons offense

Corey Peters to be evaluated after six weeks

Falcons waive Parker Wilson, place Peters on injured list

5 things to look for from the starters vs. the Dolphins

Should the Falcons trade with Jax/London Jags for MJD?

Falcons third-round pick Lamar Holmes set to make his debut vs. Dolphins

Coordinators hand out their exhibition mid-term reports; backups need to step it up

Running back Michael Turner still a weapon

Falcons thin at left tackle after Will Svitek goes down; out for season

Falcons finally get fiesty in practice; a couple of fights breakout

Akeem Dent returns to practice; will play against Miami

Get instant updates on Twitter at AJCFalcons and you can join the Facebook Fan page at AJC Falcons.

17 comments Add your comment

MaxxFalcon

September 3rd, 2012
10:29 am

Great! Now let’s never spend another draft kick on a Punter or Kicker again

Klesko

September 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

First! … and who cares about punters?

Klesko

September 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

Damn it, Maxx!

Falcon James

September 3rd, 2012
10:39 am

Our biggest weapon is still Bryant.

Brian McMurry

September 3rd, 2012
10:44 am

Punting and special teams are a critical part of the game Klesko.

D man

September 3rd, 2012
10:45 am

He is looking good.

D man

September 3rd, 2012
10:46 am

Hey DLed, did any teams pick up the guys we cut this preseason?

Michael M.

September 3rd, 2012
11:06 am

Keep em booming Bosh ! ! ! ! ! …………………………………………………………

SirReal

September 3rd, 2012
11:18 am

Yeah I was ready to let him go after his early season debacles but I think we were spoiled with Koenen who’s an upper echelon punter. He seems to get it and Kieth Armstrong is an excellent coach. Let’s also give credit to the coaching staff. Special teams are very pivotal so if he can boom them with hangtime, we’ll continually within the field position battle.

Esquire

September 3rd, 2012
11:39 am

This is for Klesko………..study up young man:

Most Punts, Career

1,713 Jeff Feagles, New England, 1988-89; Philadelphia, 1990-93; Arizona, 1994-97; Seattle, 1998-2002; N.Y. Giants, 2003-09
1,401 Sean Landeta, N.Y. Giants, 1985-1993; L.A. Rams, 1993-94; St. Louis, 1995-96; Tampa Bay, 1997; Green Bay, 1998; Philadelphia, 1999-2002; St. Louis, 2003-04; Philadelphia, 2005
1,258 Brad Maynard, N.Y. Giants, 1997-2000; Chicago, 2001-2010

Most Punts, Season

114 Bob Parsons, Chicago, 1981
Chad Stanley, Houston, 2002
111 Brad Maynard, N.Y. Giants, 1997
109 John James, Atlanta, 1978

Most Punts, Rookie, Season

111 Brad Maynard, N.Y. Giants, 1997
108 John Teltschik, Philadelphia, 1986
101 Daniel Pope, Kansas City, 1999

Most Punts, Game

16 Leo Araguz, Oakland vs. San Diego, Oct. 11, 1998
15 John Teltschik, Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Giants, Dec. 6, 1987 (OT)
14 Dick Nesbitt, Chi. Cardinals vs. Chi. Bears, Nov. 30, 1933
Keith Molesworth, Chi. Bears vs. Green Bay, Dec. 10, 1933
Sammy Baugh, Washington vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5, 1939
Carl Kinscherf, N.Y. Giants vs. Detroit, Nov. 7, 1943
George Taliaferro, N.Y. Yanks vs. Los Angeles, Sept. 28, 1951

Longest Punt

98 Steve O’Neal, N.Y. Jets vs. Denver, Sept. 21, 1969
94 Joe Lintzenich, Chi. Bears vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 16, 1931
93 Shawn McCarthy, New England vs. Buffalo, Nov. 3, 1991

Highest Average, Punting, Career (250 punts)

47.29 Shane Lechler, Oakland, 2000-2010 (855-40,429)
45.54 Donnie Jones, Seattle, 2004; Miami, 2005-06; St. Louis, 2007-2010 (543-24,727)
45.47 Mat McBriar, Dallas, 2004-2010 (436-19,827)
45.10 Sammy Baugh, Washington, 1937-1952 (338-15,245)
44.68 Tommy Davis, San Francisco, 1959-1969 (511-22,833)
44.29 Yale Lary, Detroit, 1952-53, 1956-64 (503-22,279)

Highest Average, Punting, Season

51.40 Sammy Baugh, Washington, 1940 (35-1,799)
51.14 51.14 Shane Lechler, Oakland, 2009 (96-4,909)
50.00 Donnie Jones, St. Louis, 2008 (82-4,100)
48.94 Yale Lary, Detroit, 1963 (35-1,713)
48.73 Sammy Baugh, Washington, 1941 (30-1,462)

Highest Average, Punting, Rookie, Season

46.74 Brett Kern, Denver, 2008 (46-2,150)
45.92 Frank Sinkwich, Detroit, 1943 (12-551)
45.91 Shane Lechler, Oakland, 2000 (65-2,984)
45.66 Tommy Davis, San Francisco, 1959 (59-2,694)

Highest Average, Punting, Game (4 punts)

61.75 Bob Cifers, Detroit vs. Chi. Bears, Nov. 24, 1946 (4-247)
61.60 Roy McKay, Green Bay vs. Chi. Cardinals, Oct. 28, 1945 (5-308)
59.50 Darren Bennett, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 1, 1995 (4-238)
Mike Scifres, San Diego vs. St. Louis, Oct. 17, 2010 (6-357)

Highest Net Average, Punting, Career (250 punts)

39.18 Donnie Jones, Seattle, 2004; Miami, 2005-06; St. Louis, 2007-2010 (545-21,352)
38.68 Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City, 2005-2010 (488-18,875)
38.65 Shane Lechler, Oakland, 2000-2010 (858-33,164)

Highest Net Average, Punting, Season (Qualifiers)

43.85 Shane Lechler, Oakland, 2009 (96-4,210)
41.69 Donnie Jones, St. Louis, 2009 (90-3,752)
41.67 Mat McBriar, Dallas, 2010 (66-2,750)

Highest Net Average, Punting, Rookie, Season (Qualifiers)

38.38 Zoltan Mesko, New England, 2010 (58-2,226)
38.00 Dale Hatcher, L.A. Rams, 1985 (88-3,344)
37.95 Shane Lechler, Oakland, 2000 (66-2,505)

Highest Net Average, Punting, Game (4 punts)

59.50 Rohn Stark, Indianapolis vs. Houston, Sept. 13, 1992 (4-238)
53.00 Brian Moorman, Buffalo vs. Kansas City, Dec. 13, 2009 (4-212)
52.80 Mike Horan, Denver vs. L.A. Raiders, Sept. 26, 1988 (ot) (5-264)
David Zastudil, Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 14,2008 (5-264)

Most Consecutive Punts, None Blocked

1,177 Chris Gardocki, Chicago, 1992-94; Indianapolis, 1995-98; Cleveland, 1999-2003; Pittsburgh, 2004-06
878 Bryan Barker, Kansas City, 1993; Philadelphia, 1994; Jacksonville, 1995-2000; Washington, 2001-03; Green Bay, 2004; St. Louis, 2005
694 Brian Moorman, Buffalo, 2002-2010 (current)

Most Punts Had Blocked, Career

14 Herman Weaver, Detroit, 1970-76; Seattle, 1977-1980
Harry Newsome, Pittsburgh, 1985-89; Minnesota, 1990-93
12 Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City, 1963-1977; New England, 1978
Tom Blanchard, N.Y. Giants, 1971-73; New Orleans, 1974-78; Tampa Bay, 1979-1981
Jeff Feagles, New England, 1988-89; Philadelphia, 1990-93; Arizona, 1994-97; Seattle, 1998-2002; N.Y. Giants, 2003-09
11 David Lee, Baltimore, 1966-1978

Most Punts Had Blocked, Season

6 Harry Newsome, Pittsburgh, 1988
4 Bryan Wagner, Cleveland, 1990
Mike Scifres, San Diego, 2010
3 By many players

Most Punts Inside the 20, Career

554 Jeff Feagles, New England, 1988-89; Philadelphia, 1990-93; Arizona, 1994-97; Seattle, 1998-2002; N.Y. Giants, 2003-09
407 Brad Maynard, N.Y. Giants, 1997-2000; Chicago, 2001-2010
399 Craig Hentrich, Green Bay, 1994-97; Tennessee, 1998-2009

Most Punts Inside the 20, Season

42 Andy Lee, San Francisco, 2007
Ben Graham, Arizona, 2009
Steve Weatherford, N.Y. Jets, 2010
41 Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City, 2009
40 Brad Maynard, Chicago, 2008

Most Punts Inside the 20, Game

8 Mark Royals, Pittsburgh vs. Houston, Nov. 6, 1994 (OT)
Bryan Barker, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1999
7 Josh Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati, Dec. 20, 1998
6 By many players
Most Seasons Leading League

4 Sammy Baugh, Washington, 1940-43
Jerrel Wilson, Kansas City, 1965, 1968, 1972-73
3 Yale Lary, Detroit, 1959, 1961, 1963
Jim Fraser, Denver, 1962-64
Ray Guy, Oakland, 1974-75, 1977
Rohn Stark, Baltimore, 1983; Indianapolis, 1985-86
2 By many players

Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League

4 Sammy Baugh, Washington, 1940-43
3 Jim Fraser, Denver, 1962-64
2 By many players

Esquire

September 3rd, 2012
11:48 am

Bosher’s a bargain @ $465,000.

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

September 3rd, 2012
12:34 pm

@Esquire……

Great post……Knowledge is POWER!!!!! Keep schooling the folks……

SeenThisB4

September 3rd, 2012
12:43 pm

Bosher will be the most heavily used punter in the league this year.

[...] Bosher booming punts [...]

dirtybirdJ

September 3rd, 2012
2:12 pm

off topick:
but im LOVING the new falcons fight song Williem moore #25 rapping himself
FIRE!!! listen now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neRklc0h3uY&feature=player_embedded#!

he flat out killed it, if you dont feel like running into a wall after that you aint human.
tell me if im lying

falcons24

September 3rd, 2012
4:09 pm

seen – you’re right, he will be very heavily used… but not for punting. for kicking. after we keep scoring, that is!

SCFalcon

September 4th, 2012
8:12 pm

Good move TD! Give the man credit when it is due.