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  1. Anj

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    Did anybody notice how much Butler played Sunday night?

    I thought I saw him multiple times as the third CB in the first half and much less in the second half, but I was paying more attention to who was on the field in the first half.

    I did notice a safety playing the in the nickel spot a few times, and mostly in the second half. (notably Chung a few times)

    Did Butler play more in the second half than I noticed? and If he didn't, did anybody see a reason as to why he played less?
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    Yeah, Chung is the primary guy, though I thought I saw Page a few times as well.
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    Hmm. So among our problem-child high-pick DBs, Meriweather is getting the snaps right now over Butler.
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    Six snaps our Coaching Staff is really showing alot of confidence in Butler.:scared::D
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    An incredible amount of snaps for the fatties- 53, 59 and 75. WOW.
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    All I know for sure is that he at least did not fail at all 6 of those snaps.

    When J. Jones scored that long TD I didnt really see who got burned but was literally crossing my fingers that it wasnt 28. Turns out it was McCourty (thank god cause Butler cant afford to get burned, Devin can) and on the replay they showed Butler was blanketing the slot WR. And I mean BLANKETING.
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    Maybe they wanted a safety in because they were short DL and spikes? Just a thought. I don't think BB game plans based on not liking the guy this week.
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    New DL Leonard couldn't pick up enough to at least take up space this week?
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    Man, I do NOT like Big Vince taking 75 snaps in a game. If anyone gets a break during next week's Miami game, it should be him. We need him fresh for the playoffs to lead the D.
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    While Butler only played 6 snaps on defense, on the punt that was muffed early in the game, I believe he's the only player who used his head and jumped on the lose ball..

    While he's definitely taken a step back from last year, he's still better than Wheatley (who Jacksonville just put on IR)..
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    yes, when i saw chung in at the slot i was thinking BB had riverted to his old ways, since lately butler has been slot and played much better

    but then realizing how poor our run support was, it made a little more sense
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    oww, the guy was only just activated in by the jaguars....wish him the best but the guy just cannot stay away from injuries
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    all the injuries on the dl and deaderick only played like 9 snaps. Not good.

    I wonder why they were able to run at will on us sometimes.
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    Thought Collinsworth said that Deaderick was hurt?
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    Who said Butler was a problem-child?

    He played over 40 snaps last week.

    Come on people, you know Belichick schemes things differently.

    No DL depth and a young QB on the other side, you don't think it's smart to load up with safeties? Who was going to tackle Kuhn? Butler?
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    So you're saying they lost confidence in him after playing him 40+ snaps last week. Because why?
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    Some people on this thread clearly have an agenda.
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    Butler is not getting 30-40 snaps a game b/c of.....

    1. Game plan vs particular opponent
    2. Hes still learning from the coaches want from him
    3. Hes still working on applying what the coaches want from him

    BB and Butler have both said this.

    Unless he is blowing off meetings or is not putting the time into preparing, that'll be the first I've heard of it.
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    This is really what I've heard and what I hope. Butler said himself after getting torched by Edwards that he has a ton of work to do. I hope he can progress further
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    I'm with you. It's not a coincidence that the lightest DB on the roster plays much less than usual in a game where the DL is depleted, the run-stuffing ILB is out, and an opponent with a rookie QB is running a fullback up the gut.

    As already mentioned, Deaderick was injured early in the game. The run defense was left with smoke, mirrors and Kyle Love.
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    McCourty didn't really get burned. He got cross-checked by Meriweather after Meriweather took one of the worst angles I have ever seen taken by a professional safety.
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    On a related note, there have been a number of games where Hernandez has barely seen the field, and I don't think anyone would say that Hernandez is teh suck.
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    I do think it's a bit different with AH. There is no question that he has had an outstanding rookie season. Brady has commented on how hard he works.

    My point is that it's more of a package thing with him.
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    Looked like he was burned to me. He might have caught up to the receiver and tackled him though, but the ball cleared McCourty to the receiver BEFORE Meriweather ran into him.
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    McCourty got smoked. That play was going for 6 unless Meriweather made the play. Unfortunately, he didn't.


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    I guess we have different definitions of "smoked". Looks to me like McCourty couldn't properly jam him and Jones executed a double move to perfection. Even then, McCourty was still about a yard and a half behind him. While the completion still would have been made, McCourty would have made the tackle (albeit past the first down marker). I don't think that's debatable being that Sanders closed quickly on Jones and McCourty has more speed than Sanders does. As it turns out, Meriweather (who I've defended many times on here) still took the bad angle and nobody had the chance to make the tackle.

    Meriweather definitely made up for it, though, on what SHOULD have been a game-ending INT.
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    It wasn't a case where McCourty was closing a gap. Jones was pulling away from McCourty.
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