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Old 02-11-2011, 03:39 PM   #11
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i sure hope, i keep hearing how great he is... my question is then why did he never get past the practice squad?
It's Dick Lebeau's defense. You don't play in your first year. If you get a chance, probably due to a fallen player and your lucky.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:42 PM   #12
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:02 PM   #13
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Hopefully the kid steps up and is a player because we desperately need that solid number 2 corner opposite Ike. I'm counting on Butler because I don't think Keenan Lewis is the answer.
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I was really looking forward for Keenan Lewis to be the Ike Taylor clone and he was one of my biggest disappointments other than sweed in the last 10 years.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:18 PM   #15
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Butler will end up being a great corner...but we need more. Preferably someone who can cover a comeback route...
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Kind of an old article but a good read. pretty much enforces what I've been saying

Clemson's Crezdon Butler: Underrated Corner


The Tigers graduated two outstanding corners this year. For some reason, the better of the pair seems to be slipping down NFL draft boards.
Reports of a less-than-stellar season for Crezdon Butler are badly flawed. It makes you question how talent is really assessed. There is far more to Butler’s play than a simple stat line will tell you.

In reality, Butler could have gone pro last year and done just fine. He posted more interceptions and return yardage in 2008 than 2009. He also delivered a hit in the South Carolina game that must have made NFL scouts salivate.

Butler’s numbers fell off in 2009 because other teams simply refused to throw at him. In the first five games of the year, there were five balls thrown his way. Yet he had three passes broken up. There’s something to be said for consistency.

Just look at the defensive schemes Kevin Steele used last year. More often than not, the corners were on an island. Chris Chancellor took the “other guy.” Marcus Gilchrist covered the slot receiver. Butler locked up with the one you were scared of. Most times he won.

This is not to say that Crezdon Butler will be the next Deion Sanders. Guys like that don’t show up every year in the draft. What Butler will be at the next level is a very consistent cover man. With safety help in some cover-two variation, he can take a top receiver out of the game.

The minor injuries he suffered towards the end of the year shouldn’t hamper his performance. Oh yeah, he also runs the 40 in 4.3. This guy has earned, at the very least, a middle-round selection. He’ll be a starter in the NFL in two or three years. Bet on it.

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Again, I am excited to see what Butler can do and I hope we give him a shot this year, but I don't think its worth passing on a first round corner this year in the hope that Butler pans out.
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Again, I am excited to see what Butler can do and I hope we give him a shot this year, but I don't think its worth passing on a first round corner this year in the hope that Butler pans out.
oh for sure even if he pans out I want a cb in rd. 1 or 2. In today's NFL you need 2 good corners and a decent one as a 3rd in order to stop the top passing attacks. I'm hoping butler can establish himself as the #2 and we can get a good corner in the draft to at least replace gay as the nickel.

will be interesting to see what the FO does if there's both a good talent at cb and mike pouncey still left at #31 though.
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Keenan Lewis is only in his 3rd year, does anyone remember how long it took Lawrence Timmons to fully grasp LeBeau's D? I expect Lewis to make the jump to nickel-back (at least) and make Willie Gay expendable this off-season.
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i sure hope, i keep hearing how great he is... my question is then why did he never get past the practice squad?
According to early reports (early, as in back towards September or October), he was injured and never really got to go on the playing field as a result. Looking on Google, I was unable to substantiate that though. He DID look badass during the preseason though-- anybody remember that Tim Teblow pass he picked off?
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