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"He's a hard-working young man. He worked all offseason, starting in March," Ravens special teams coach Jerry Rosburg said. "He looked at his game and did some things differently, and it's paid off for him."
Said Stover: "He listened and learned, and worked very hard. Sam was willing to do what was necessary to evolve into a better punter."
Koch's ability to kick inside the 10 makes it essential for the Titans to keep the Ravens pinned in their own territory before coming up with a third-down stop.
"If we can stop them consistently on defense, then we can get some returns," Tennessee kicker returner Chris Carr said. "Once they get past the 50 ... you're rolling the dice. You don't want your offense to start from the 3 yard-line or the 2 against this defense, or any defense, in the playoffs.
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