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Carolina Panthers Draft Brad Nortman, Punter, Wisconsin

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Rivera said Nortman was the most consistent of all the punters with his hang time. They charted all the specialists.

You mean they researched the pick and didn't choose the guy at random?

I feel lied to.

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B-But Butler had is the better punter!

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See how awesome our FO is guys! Look at that, they calculated some stuff, researched some crap, timed something or rather. I bet other teams don't even THINK to do that kinda stuff.

You don't win almost half your games by luck guys. Best. FO. Evar.

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B-But Butler had is the better punter!

When you question any decision a player makes on the field this season, I'm calling you out. It's fine if you want to call those out who disagree now, just realize it comes back your way if you do it in October.

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Also Butler who is deep power guy may not be aS directionally skilled*in the short field to pin a team in the 10yrd line.

Hangtime id the key for a good punter with distance..if a grade is within a few points they are basically the same.

Also Nortman sounds like a freaking Viking kicking into the THUNDERDOME! ....afterall he controls the weather because Thor is his father.

*dull Ninja assessment from draft gurus info.

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The eagles drafted a PK in the Third round in 2012.

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Anybody gonna get a NORTMAN jersey?

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Anybody gonna get a NORTMAN jersey?

already orded one in each color. GO NORTMAN!!

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When you question any decision a player makes on the field this season, I'm calling you out. It's fine if you want to call those out who disagree now, just realize it comes back your way if you do it in October.

That's stupid, but okay.

I'm not really saying that Nortman will have a better career than Butler, wherever he goes. I'm just saying that questing a FO because they did their research and you think someone else is the better player is just really silly. Especially for a position like a punter.

If I question Nortman, Cam, Smitty, whoever, it'll be because they really made a mind boggling decision Doesn't mean I won't support the player. Feel free to call me out but it'll be really silly. :V

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It's not stupid, I put more emphasis into who our punter is than most and I realize that. If that's who they wanted all along great. He gets his shot. I just have some reservations is all. Punter is more important than many on here think. Just because you don't punt on Madden doesn't mean in real life it's not a major spot. Regardless, I recognize every pick is a crapshoot.

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No I know it's important. Special teams is very important and I know that having a good punter will work wonders for our team. So I'm hoping Nortman does a great job.

With that said; I don't know who's better. Butler might be better. I can't say for sure because I've never saw either one of them kick. But I'm trusting Ron and the scouting teams evaluation. If they feel like his hangtime is great and he'll be more helpful to our team than Butler, than I'll go with that.

But if Nortman ends up falling on his ass and just being damn terrible, I'll cal both him and the Coach out. But for right now I'm just going to trust that Ron's doing what he thinks is best for our team.

And fwiw I punt all the time in madden because I am terrible.

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It's not a bad thing to punt in Madden but I keep our roster up-to-date so for the last few weeks the only kicker/punter I've had is Mare, so if I stall at midfield it's only a touchback if it gets downed.

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