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    I am not saying he was great last year but we picked him up midway thru the season. He could have done worse.

    The guy has really good career avg. for distance.

    With an offseason and training camp maybe he can turn the Distance into hang time which is more the Pats philosophy.

    I think he will be more than adaquate especially when you figure we wont be punting that much.

    Its not like they didn't bring in other options too. He won the compitition which I imagine was held in mini camps due to the roster limit of 80.
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    F--- Hanson!

    "Mmm Bop," what kind of crap is that, and those haircuts ... wait, what Hanson are we talking about?
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    Dammit mofo you got there first

    ("because that one kid zach looks like a girl.")
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    How can you not hate such a detestable human being??

    Helter Skelter man.......

    Never mind, thought you said Manson, Charles.
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    4-6-NYG 45 (15:00) 6-C.Hanson punts 45 yards to end zone, Center-66-L.Paxton, Touchback.
    1-10-NYG 20 (14:52) 10-E.Manning pass deep middle to 89-K.Boss to NE 35 for 45 yards (37-R.Harrison).
    1-10-NE 35 (14:02) 44-A.Bradshaw right guard to NE 31 for 4 yards (54-T.Bruschi).
    2-6-NE 31 (13:16) 44-A.Bradshaw left guard to NE 29 for 2 yards (93-R.Seymour, 54-T.Bruschi).
    3-4-NE 29 (12:34) (Shotgun) 10-E.Manning pass short middle to 12-S.Smith to NE 12 for 17 yards (31-B.Meriweather).
    1-10-NE 12 (11:54) (Shotgun) 44-A.Bradshaw up the middle to NE 5 for 7 yards (37-R.Harrison, 36-J.Sanders).
    2-3-NE 5 (11:10) 10-E.Manning pass short middle to 85-D.Tyree for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

    Failing to get that within the 10 always sticks out for me...
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    I know, it's weird, I can't understand it either...

    I mean after all Hansen was ranked 26th out of 32 NFL punters. Where's the love folks? :rolleyes:

    Seriously, thank God that our team was called on to punt just 44 times all last season. That's a fraction of what other teams needed. Half the teams in the NFL nearly doubled that.

    We're lucky punting factored in to be such a minor part of our special teams and, given the dominance of our offense and defense, our overall game.

    Most Patriots fans recognize that had the team not had the wide margin of excellence, the deficiency at Punter could have come back to haunt us. It remains the major weak link on our team.
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    This is true, and given BB's seemingly neverending quest for an MVP punter and a co-MVP returner, maybe the position has grown in importance for us fans. Hansen's been a disappointment overall. Josh Miller otoh brings back fond memories :)
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    I'd be happy with a decent punter.
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    And just when we were almost all over it. :(
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    Based on which category?

    Considering how strong this team is, to say that the punter is the weak link is actually not a bad thing. But, take this into consideration. Only Jon Ryan of Green Bay had fewer punts returned (by %) than Hanson. And, as a result, the Patriots had the lowest Yards Allowed Per Return in the league at 5.36.

    Hanson has his good points and bad points. Just like every other punter out there.
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    Maybe all the hate for Hanson was due to his being a symbol for the season long futility of that ineffective offense.
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    That jim henson is really a drunk I mean who gets a BWI (boating while intoxicated).

    or is that Cedric Benson
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    HEY, I grew up in Hanson, nothing wrong with it.
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    Maybe because he hasn't done anything good since Cheers. . . . Oh, wait. . . .
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    is it true that he's related to Chris Hansen of Dateline NBC?
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    I can only speak for myself, but Jack Handey cracks me up. Anybody ever read "My Nature Documentary"?

    Chris Hanson is the current living symbol of the ongoing frustration that is Patriot Punting. Scott Player would have been an even better symbol, but alas he was an even worse punter.

    Is Patriot Punting really so bad? Perhaps not, but when Patriot Everything Else is consistently championship-caliber, it sure sticks out.
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    I think it is because he is lazy. He is always sitting on the bench and never getting on the field at all....oh...wait a minute... ;)
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    You can't even understand all the words when they sing. As best I can tell it's: "Mmm Bob, ga liddle do da ham, givin all my poo, ga liddle do da hammmm, ooh oh ahh."

    THAT'S why all the hate for Hanson.
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    I don;t really think that there is alot if hate here for hanson. But, The guy came in part way through the season and really didn't od very well. His net average was near the bootom (I think) and his inability to stick kicks in in the red zone was fairly consistenet.
    I'd like you to tell me why I should like this guy?
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    because he is only a punter and BB chose him over 2 other options this offseason. You dont have to like him he is just a punter but I think BBs opinion is enough not to hate the way some on here have.
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    I do get sick sometimes of the Whiny ******* crybabies in here who complain about a freaking punter

    Didn't we win Super Bowls with Ken Walter out there???

    Spoiled rotten Boston fans kill me
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    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categoryst...lified=true&Submit=Find&tabSeq=1&d-447263-p=1

    That is NFL.Com's web page for punters. If you look at it, there were 5 punters ahead of Hanson who kicked 15 or fewer punts last year. Not sure how you can count them with such a small sample size. So that puts Hanson at 23 for Net Average. Not great, but not exactly horrible either.

    Hanson averaged 29.5% of his punts into the red zone. Again, there were people better than him, but also worse than him.

    Hanson is not a GREAT punter and I don't think anyone is saying he is. But he's not horrible either. Belichick clearly thinks he's the more competent one of several they have looked at this off-season, including Mitch Berger, Scott Player and Mike Dragosovich.
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    So, what you're saying is we need to bring back Ken Walter so we can win a Super Bowl?
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    He IS the weakest link.

    Plus, when it is 3rd and short and the coach is trying to decide if he should punt or go for it, you NEVER see Hanson enthusiastically saying "Put me in there coach!". Nope. He just stands there like a schlep while Brady and the offense convert another first down with a QB sneak up the middle. See, real football players want the ball in those situations. They want to be the hero. Not Hanson.

    I don't think he has ever scored a point. How can you go an entire career with that many touches and no points?

    He is usually the last guy to try to tackle the returner. Being last occasionally is one thing, but this guy is consistantly last! That is just sheer lack of effort.

    He has poor arm strength.

    His dad won't sell me Hanson's old pickup truck.
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    Wait, sorry, that was Lloyd Bentsen
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