Arizona Cardinals: 5 areas to fix for 2017
It is still hard to decipher what the love affair the Cardinals have with punter Drew Butler is all about. He was re-signed last week. He hasn’t performed any better than his first go-around.
The Cardinals were pinned at their own six on Sunday on fourth down. He couldn’t get the ball to mid-field. He kicked the ball just 39-yards, putting the Falcons less than 10-yards away from field goal range.
Butler isn’t the answer. Yes, we all realize he is the holder for Chandler Catanzaro. That’s not a valid reason to keep him as a punting liability. There are a lot of qualified people in the league than can hold a placekick.
The Cardinals will need to address this position outside of the draft. There is no reason to stretch for a guy in the draft. Are there a lot of better options than Butler right now? Maybe, maybe not. They have to try however. The Butler experiment is just not working.