Originally Posted by Mr. Goosemahn
Butler is promising, but nothing more. He's done absolutely nothing as a Steeler thus far, and even though he's got a lot of athletic ability, there's got to be something we don't know about.
And you've got to take everything you read about in training camp with a grain of salt. All reports indicated Ziggy Hood was the second coming of Joe Greene, but he wasn't nearly as good in the regular season. He struggled early on, but was very very good in the playoffs. Butler might have been locking everyone down in training camp, but who was he covering? Practice squad wide receivers? Rookies? I'm pretty sure he wasn't locking down Hines Ward or Mike Wallace.
Still, I do think he'll come out to prove something. Let's just hope we're right.
I don't think there's something we're missing at all. The Steelers don't typically
(exception: Pouncey) have rookies starting right away. He hasn't shown us anything obviously because he hasn't gotten a shot yet in the reg season
Ben started because of an injury, and James Harrison didn't start til much later in his career and was even dropped by teams before that....