Which Matt Bosher Will Show Up In 2012?

The Atlanta Falcons had a spot of misfortune and incredible good luck with Matt Bosher in 2011.

The beginning of the season saw Matt Bosher turn in a nightmarish stretch. He shanked punts, he managed like 20-30 yards on punts, he generally did not want to make us give him awesome nicknames. It was a dark time for Falcons fans.

Then, all of a sudden, the light flicked on. Bosher was one of the ten best punters in the NFL over the second half of the season, showing off the booming leg that got him drafted in the first place. Even better, he showed an ability to punt directionally that simply wasn't there earlier. He looked, in short, like a guy the Falcons might want to keep around a while.

The question we all have to ask ourselves right now is this: Which one is the real Bosh Hog? I tend to believe that the lockout and rookie jitters were the biggest factors in Bosher's early-season quagmire of fail, but perhaps Bosher is slow to start. Stranger things have happened.

Personally, I'd like to believe he turned the corner during that wild stretch in the second half of the season when he was averaging something like 45 yards a punt. I certainly think the talent is there to build one hell of a career. Do you agree?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker