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Punterville State of the Punter: Week 3

Not many videos of punting in Week 3

Mayor of Punterville here.

Punterville got some action this week, but the action has taken a darker turn. See, we only can be witnesses of our master Mitch Wishnowsky for so long before his eye-witness accounts turn to tales. Legends and stories whispered by the few who witnessed the greatness. Yes, things like Davy Crockett, Mike Fink, and GWAR concerts are things that have gone down this same road.

So back to Wishnowsky. There are no videos I could find of punting this week. These are left to those able to witness his greatness. And the greatness, well, it’s down a notch.

Wishnowsky’s first punt came in the first quarter, and it was a 48-yard boot from the San Francisco 49ers’ 44-yard line. It sailed juuuuust a little too far left and back, hitting the endzone for a touchback.

But why do we fall? So we can punt ourselves back up. Wishnowsky’s second punt came after the first three & out of the season. Yes, you read that right. The 49ers’ first three & out of the 2019 season happened in Week 3. This peachy punt was at the 49ers’ 30-yard line and went 52 yards to get fair caught on the Steelers’ 18-yard line. Not like it mattered, even when the Steelers were getting good field position they got swallowed by the 49ers’ defense anyways.

So the final punt to report. This is where the legend of Wishnowsky grew and where we will need to get our metal workers to go overtime on the statue in Punter Square. On the 49ers’ 22-yard line, he launched a kick 50 yards to Ryan Switzer. Sounds normal right? Well, it is, right up to where Switzer doesn’t fair catch it and takes a few steps back. The waiting arms of Emmanuel Moseley stopped him before he could get momentum. This took a 50-yard punt and tacked on a couple of yards because someone thought they could run Wishnowsky’s punt back. That’s a bad decision. It also was dumb for the Steelers to commit holding and go back another 10 yards.

Now, of course, the 49ers’ coverage broke down and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph got a touchdown, but we don’t need to go into that. The thing to take from here is while we don’t have a video of these Wishnowsky punts, we can pass this knowledge on to those who don’t understand punterville.

There are two things to take from this update of Punterville. First, the 49ers had their first three and out in Week 3. While a lot of those are from turnovers, it’s still impressive.

And the more important thing: opposing special teams have not yet been able to run back a Mitch Wishnowsky punt.

Citizens, please tell me what you think of the state of Punterville.


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