The Pittsburgh Steelers had their first Pro Bowl specialist in decades a couple years ago in Chris Boswell. He almost didn’t even make it through the next season without getting cut. The four-year veteran went from routinely hitting buzzer-beating game-winners to costing the team games against teams like the Cleveland Browns, missing 12 kicks in total, including seven of 20 field goal attempts.
So how did he make it through the season? In large part, because he has a position coach in Danny Smith who believes in him, and believes he is the player he saw through the first three seasons of his career, rather than through his struggles in 2018.