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    I think after GB;s game we all know that something is amiss with him...he is injured..and now with Rourn or Walter possible in..it's obvious why Braugher was brought in on the PSqd...Hmmmm...this could be an achilles heel..
     
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    I'm glad you brought the topic up. Miller has been downright Walteresque. What's up with him recently? The Packers are bad enough to not be able to take advantage of the field position he gave them but the Bears are a different story.
     
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    Today's Globe says that Miller is hurt, which makes sense, it also says that Walter was going to retire, but he might get another look from BB. Is it me, or does BB have a soft spot in his heart for Walter? seems he let him keep his job long after it was apparent that he wasn't cutting it anymore. It's like Walter has BB's mother locked up in his basement or something.
     
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    He's been having a down year for a while now. Not a terrible year - and don't even mention the name Ken Walter either as a comparison or replacement - but a disappointment. Maybe he's hurt, OTOH he is 37 or so and no-one lasts forever. He's not a problem but he's not a benefit either right now. What's bothered me for a while isn't his distance but his directional punting. Last year he had 22 inside the 20 and 4 TB all year (with a 45.1 average). This year his average is 43.0 but he has 12 inside the 20 (headed for about the same as last year) and 7 TB. Ick. Better than 5/1 Inside the 20 / TB last year and not even 2/1 this year.
     
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    I think Mike went a bit off the deep end here. Miller is fine. Just like all punters, he's going to go through streaks and slumps. I highly, highly doubt the Pats are even thinking about bringing back Walter.
     
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    I think it may be possible...and I really think he's been injured...why else would they bring in a PSquad punter..unless they were thinking he might be needed?? And it did seem odd that he had eben a guest on Felger's show UNTIL that same time..maybe wishing to be sure that he NOT let it out anything at all about his injury..I mean let another team nknow about that and he's a target for sure. After his poor puntng, my guess is he's injured...that simple.
     
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    Too bad BB's dad is deceased.
    It was hilarious years ago when Walter was shanking punts all over the place and uncharacteristicly Steve Belichick commented to the press that he was mystified why BB kept Walter on the roster.
    A man-boy infatuation?
     
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    I recall reading that Walter was a ball boy for BB in Cleveland so BB's known Walter since he was a kid. And of course we know he loves left footed punters.

    Such a sentimental guy our BB.
     

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