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Are Nortman and Gano the Punter/Kicker of the Future?


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Poll: Carolina Panthers: Kicking Department (45 member(s) have cast votes)

Have we found our kicker and punter for the foreseeable future?

  1. Both Nortman and Gano will have long, successful careers in Carolina. (25 votes [55.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

  2. Only Nortman will have a lengthy and successful stay in Carolina. (2 votes [4.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.44%

  3. Only Gano will have a lengthy and successful stint in Carolina. (9 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. Neither Brad Nortman nor Graham Gano will be the answer to our kicking duties going forward. (9 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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#16 Salvo

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

Nortman was dreadful last year but was a rookie and as rookies should do he worked on his craft and seems to have really improved.

 

I didn't think Gano was all that bad last year. He had a few bad kicks and everybody likes to point out that missed XP against the Eagles (which was more of a timing issue), but something has really changed in him and he has been dead on with some of his kicks...most of which seemed to be longer than 50 this preseason.

 

I would like to see what both of them can do in meaningful games and when the game is on the line. But as of this moment, I would be perfectly fine with having both on the team long into the future.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:45 PM

Yea, I have no idea if they're going to be better this year or the future.  However, I will say they have both looked awesome in preseason so far and the kicking game is the one area in the preseason you can look at and not diminish the merit of due to teams not going full speed with full playbooks.



#18 Mr. Scot

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:49 PM

Don't know if they're 'the future', but I have positive feelings about both.

I do know it would be nice to go into a season not having to worry about the kicker and punter slots (like we have on an annual basis for the last few years).

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:51 PM

Nortman still scares me. I've become a fan if Gano, though. So, we'll see.

#20 JPPT1974

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:54 PM

Rookies will struggle but hopefully, Nortman will learn and be better. Gano just needed the right team for his fit after Redskins flop.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

I was thinking about Nortman a few days ago and wonder why nobody made a thread about his punting this preseason.  Nortman has been banging those punts, I thought I was the only one.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:00 PM

The preseason gives me hope for both of them.  Lets see what happens when it counts.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:07 PM

The preseason gives me hope for both of them.  Lets see what happens when it counts.

 

Shanks and wide rights...

 

I hope not, but I ain't staking my life on it.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:11 PM

Shanks and wide rights...

 

I hope not, but I ain't staking my life on it.

I was pretty surprised when I saw Gano boot that 54 yarder with plenty to spare and it went right down the middle. In fact you might say I was somewhat shocked.




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