Re: Is This The Same Darius Butler?
posted at 10/1/2010 3:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Is This The Same Darius Butler?
[QUOTE]I will put it like this. I never really liked Butler coming out of college after watching that Deion Sanders series with him in it. 2 things stood out to me. One was the fact that even though the show was based on 4 or 5 kids trying to elevate their draft status by preparing for the combine...BUtler was the only one who was going thru the motions and felt he had already had what it takes...Deion was hard on him, cuz he knew he had the most potential, but def. wasnt the hardest worker....One interview he said something like " the combine is a place to test your athletism, speed,etc, and I feel i am the most athletic guy coming out, so im just gonna go there and show em who i am" this was a paraprhase but what I got from it, was that he didnt feel he needed to do the drills others were doing to get better, cuz he was already athletically gifted. The 2nd thing I didnt like is this guy saying he didnt lift at the combine, cuz he never lifted b4 and didnt want to post low #'s... So I will ask anyone reading this. IF you were a NFL prospect in College, would you lift weights in anticipation of the game being more physical?? I know I would Now you take those 2 things in consideration and add that he didnt play CB in high school, he played QB, and add to that, he played part time WR at UCONN, and didnt get thrown at... well, you have a young inexperienced CB who is still learning the position and has a long way to go because he is probably just realizing now, after having a decent rookie year, that athleticsm only goes so far and you have to put in work...Will he....I hope so...I like his potential and think he will improve but I dont like his attitude and work ethic....My other problem is B.B. raved about this kid, how could he not have noticed all of the above..?? I would post the youtube of the Deion series, but im at work...someone help me out...
Posted by patsfan76[/QUOTE]
I agree with your first assessment.
On your second, I can see what he meant. I recently heard from a Navy cadet about how he ran the obstacle course in record time on a practice run (a record which lasted less than an hour, when the old record-holder ran it again), and he kept doing it, kept doing it, kept doing...until he strained his tri-cep before his test run and passed that with just an acceptable grade, which hurt him in rank. Why make a big change in what you are doing right before a big test if what you have been doing up to that time has been working? Lift after that for the pros, yeah, I can see that.