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  1. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    I would call that "valuable rotational flexibility". Or "day 1 impact".
  2. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    You're right he was cut on October 1st 2015.
  3. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    Stupid phone won't let me change Dean to Dwan in that last comment. Other thing I wanted to say was that Butler will almost certainly be behind Short, not Star. Although they'll likely both (Short & Butler) be in for obvious passing downs like 3rd & long.
  4. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    Same number as last year, Star, Short, Dean, Love, & Cole. Love may not get dressed every Sunday, maybe.
  5. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    It seems to me that far too many people fail to see the obvious and basic difference between "rotational" and "depth". You need more than 2 DTs on a roster. Also for some reason after seeing it work for three years the idea that you draft true BPA (for your system/schemes) and fill needs in FA seems to be hard to grasp.
  6. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    What the actual fug? (You don't think Butler *could* become an *eventual* starter?)
  7. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    I'm probably not the person to answer this (as I'm not exactly a core Huddler) but in my experience, yes. It's certainly not, a rare occurrence.
  8. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    Refer to the snap counts already posted in this thread, Short had too many, Soliai replaces Dwan. Plenty of snaps left for Butler as everyone gets rotated more than last year. Less late game defensive drop-offs as a result.
  9. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    Some of you need to watch this and realise that Getts is talking straight when he says what he says. He flat out answers some of the issues you have with this pick. You still won't like the answers he gives, and that's totally fine, but at least you'll have the answers about "why": http://prod.video.panthers.clubs.nfl.com//CAR/videos/dct/video_audio/2016/04-April/160429_Draft_Presser_Gettleman_Rivera-500k.mp4
  10. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    OK, so here's last years snap count for DTs from Bill Voth at BBR: While Dwan's no longer here, Soliai is added to the mix, but I think we'll be looking to drop Short's snaps to keep him fresher and sharper for the ends of games, so there'll still be plenty of room there for Butler.
  11. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    1. they were as upset then as the huddle is now. A couple of people making noise. 2. I can't believe you don't. Let's not forget the injury he suffered and the late start to his pre-season before that. 3. We had 66 sacks the year before last, 44 last year. (could be slightly different numbers) That makes a hell of a difference to the secondary. 4. What do you think leads to "tak[ing] our foot of the gas" and the "DE disappear[ing]", if the OGs don't have to double team the interior guys they can help on the outside guys.
  12. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    Thing about Butler is he is RAW, started playing football late and Mayock's quote after listing how good he's been was "...and he doesn't even know what he's doing yet". So he's already shown he can come in and help our rotation as it is, but imagine what he's going to be like after 1-2 years in the system.
  13. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    1) we did, but no one expected 1st AND 2nd rounds when we also needed OT, WR, etc. 2) disagree. 3) I'll go with Getts who said Butler was "the biggest impact on the board" and "we had 7 teams asking us to trade down, but the value was just too good, his impact is too big" 4) Our D-line rotation was lacking last year and meant we allowed teams to stick around in games. I saw the stats that Star saw <50% of snaps and Short ~65% plenty of room for a learning, growing DT who should become a future star.
  14. Carolina Panthers select DT Vernon Butler

    The consideration is a 3rd down defensive line of: Johnson - Short - Butler - Ealy