|11-12-2012, 03:01 PM||#1|
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Colts CB Darius Butler To Step Into The Starting Lineup
With Butler likely to start against the Patriots, this means either Vontae Davis or Jerraud Powers are warming the bench.
When you look at the production, it seems clear that Darius Butler is going to start on Sunday when the Colts (6-3) face the Patriots (6-3) in Foxborough. In fact, interim coach Bruce Arians pretty much confirmed Butler's status as a starter in his Friday chit-chat with the media:
"[Butler] gets to be a starter. That's the main thing. You get an opportunity - Wally Pipp - forget about whoever is hurt. That's the whole beauty of the mantra "Next man up." Don't give it up once you get it. Ryan [Grigson] gave him an opportunity to reclaim a career, and he's making the best of it. We love him."
Note the Wally Pipp reference. Translation: Injured players can lose their jobs.
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