https://www.profootballfocus.com/blo...guars-week-10/Butler serves up a score
Having now bounced out of Carolina as well as the New England defensive backfield it would be easy to think that Darius Butler is on close to his last chance in the NFL and he is trying to make the most of his opportunity with the Colts in the last two weeks. Earning his first start at left corner since Week 4 last season Butler was solid in coverage capping off his performance with one fortuitous interception and one that showed a ball hawking ability to capitalize on a dreadful throw from Blaine Gabbert. From early on it was obvious that the Jaguars were principally targeting short routes and consequently the Colts just started to sit off of and jump these routes. That tactic caught them out when Cassius Vaughn was beaten on a hitch-and-go by Cecil Shorts but that wasn’t until Butler had made the decisive play of the game by jumping an out route to pick off a pass left infield by Gabbert, the cardinal sin on such throws. At the moment this is just an isolated performance from Butler but what a play like this can often do is buy you some time in the lineup to prove yourself; the onus will be on Butler now to capitalize on that to keep his spot.
What do you think? He did force 3 turnovers, but it was Blaine Gabbert throwing the ball. Should we keep him as starter when our 2 starting CB's return from injury? Or just put him in Nickel.
I actually like this team's CB depth.