49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky wins NFC special teams honor

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The 49ers have a dominant defense, and being able to play field position is a big part of that.

Thus, 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky was named the NFC special teams player of the week after last week’s win over the Cardinals.

Wishnowsky landed five punts inside the 20-yard line, which was crucial in keeping the Cardinals at arm’s length.

It was also part of moving the 49ers to 8-0, as they’re the lone remaining undefeated team in the league.

5 responses to “49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky wins NFC special teams honor

  1. I love when punters win these awards. Even if it does usually mean nobody returned a kick for a touchdown and nobody kicked a last-second winning field goal.

  2. I remember when people scoffed at the 9ers for spending a 4th rounder on a punter…like dominating special teams isnt huge in a league where most games are won by less than 7 points. how many bad special teams plays in clutch situations need to happen before we value special teams accordingly?

  3. It’s funny cause the niners have been destroyed from media and what not by using a 4th on a punter. But I say this we haven’t lost a game from bad punting or field goals. So I say it’s well worth it. Some people don’t understand punting they say oh his average is 46 or something so he is 19th in league what a wasted pick. But there so uneducated that when it comes to football they don’t know what a real punter does well and we have 19 total punt return yards and it’s due to his high arcing punts that give the guy’s plenty of time to get down field. Then punt inside the 20 which he is top 5 in doing and he doesn’t have a ton of long punts cause the niners are the best at not going 3 & out so when we punt we are normally at least to are 40 or better so doing a 50 yard punt does us no good cause it will end back in end zone.

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