Agree totally - it's unfair that people are lumping him in with Bademosi and Richards when discussing the Butler situation. I think he clearly has the potential to be a perfectly viable starter opposite Gilmore.Just caught this nugget in Howe's column today (emphasis mine) -
"Eric Rowe (signed through 2018): Rowe was easily the third best corner in camp then missed two months with a torn groin. After two ugly series in the Super Bowl, he allowed one catch for 14 yards on five targets. He shouldn’t draw any ire as the Pats prep for 2018."
Then again, I thought Alfonso Dennard was going to be the best Patriots CB since Ty Law, so what do I know.