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Victor Butler tears ACL in Mini Camp

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Nation, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    @RapSheet Unreal. #Saints pass-rusher Victor Butler, a key FA signing and presumptive starter, tore his ACL, source said (as @LarryHolder reported)
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 1m
    Unreal. #Saints pass-rusher Victor Butler, a key FA signing and presumptive starter, tore his ACL, source said (as @LarryHolder reported)

    Some coaches don't comment on injuries until later. Why? Payton yesterday on Butler: “I think he is going to be fine." Today? Torn ACL
  3. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    That's tough. Hate to see him have that...he deserved a shot at a starting gig.
  4. panchucko

    panchucko It's Back

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    What a bummer, feel bad for him.
  5. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Sad, but I wasn't expecting him to show much with the Saints.
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Wow, really?

    Sorry Saints, your defense is going to stink this year.
  7. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Well-Known Member

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    I was a little perplexed by that as well. I mean dude was great in spot duty. Coming off the bench for the occasional pass rushing attempt was his niche but I can't imagine him being an every down player. Teams would've just ran all over him.
  8. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Lolol. My exact thoughts.

    To a T
  9. Tex

    Tex Active Member

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    If Victor Butler was a "KEY" FA signing for the Saints then I would suggest they really didnt do much this off season.

    Yes I am sorry to see him injured. Just thought the wording was a little humorous.
  10. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Tough break for him. Glad he's gone because that dude was a speed bump against the run.
  11. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    New Orleans' robust psychic and voodoo community is better equipped to handle Rob Ryan's bad injury juju.
  12. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    Damn had really wished this guy could ball for them but wish him the best in his recovery.
  13. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    Butler had 11 career sacks and 4 forced fumbles in 803 career snaps. The average 3-4 OLB plays close to a 1,000. He's a liability as a run defender, but edge rushing is a valuable commodity and he has some rush speed.
  14. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Have no idea why he never improved as a run defender but looks like the Saints were willing to try work on that. Too bad that stinks for them he might have been good.
  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Woah. I was going to make almost this exact post. Not all that unusual on a MB, but, when the post has the words 'voodoo' and 'juju' and 'Rob Ryan,' it's pretty unlikely.
  16. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    They were really excited about him on the Saints board. Shame to see him not get a shot.

    Hope he has a speedy recovery.
  17. hsfolk

    hsfolk Active Member

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    guess Martez Wilson will be starting at OLB with Junior Galette
  18. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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  19. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods Zone Supporter

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    I've always liked Butler but have to agree with you that "key FA acquisition" is a bit of hyperbole.
  20. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ....gimme a BREAK....however, I feel horrible for him:(

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