The Bears catch a break this Sunday with Panthers best cornerback Chris Gamble out with a concussion. Third-year pro Darius Butler will start in Gamble’s place.
Butler stands at 5’10″ and could be picked on a lot by Bears QB Jay Cutler. Butler spent the last two seasons with the New England Patriots, starting eight games, while reeling in three interceptions.
The former second-round pick hasn’t been labeled a bust just yet, but getting released by Bill Belichick and the Patriots after only two seasons isn’t a good sign. Sunday will be a big test for Butler.
The Bears need to find ways to get the ball down the field to their playmakers. If Hester and Knox can beat Butler on the outside it could be the perfect remedy for this offense.
This a key match-up to watch on Sunday. Panthers CB Darius Butler against the Chicago Bears receivers.
It will be interesting to see how it pans out, either way the Bears should look at Butler as a weakness in the Panthers secondary.
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