The fact that one of the Bills’ weakest positions is at punter should count as good news for Bills fans. However, football is a three phase game and special teams is just as important as the offense and defense.
Corey Bojorquez has been punting for the Bills for the past two seasons and there are two statistics that point to the underproduction at his position.
First, Bojorquez averaged just 41.9 yards per punt last season, good for 33rd in the NFL. Considering that there are only 32 teams in the league, Bojorquez has been more than underwhelming during his time in a Bills uniform.
Second, Bojorquez has had two of his punts blocked and one returned for a touchdown. One of those blocked punt ended up being the deciding play in an early season game against the New England Patriots.
A solid punting game can help a team by giving the defense good position to work with and helping to bail out an offense after a drive has stalled. If the Bills want to be elite in all three phases of the game, they will need a new punter to do so.
One possible replacement is former Falcons punter Matt Bosher, who punted for the Atlanta Falcons for eight seasons and has landed a total of 190 punts inside the opponents’ 20 yard line.
Corey Bojorquez has proven that he is adequate at best as an NFL punter. Bringing in a veteran to at least make Bojorquez compete for the starting job can help the Bills win the field position battle in the 2020 campaign.
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