Agreed, excellent explanation, and much appreciated. @SMU_Sox. I can't say that I'm as mollified as Streeter, but that DOES make a lot of sense. It will be interesting to see if Bill ever goes there. Or somewhere like there.SMU, that was the best explanation I have read yet about why Butler would not have been used. So clear that even guys like me who never played football can follow well. I now completely understand why Butler did not get into the game, and it makes me wonder what the Patriots are doing to address the talent gap up front. From what we have seen so far, other than drafting a project QB and an OT, would you guess the Pats will focus on pass rushers and linebackers in the draft?
Then again, I remember reading the Sainted Joe Torre's book on the Yankees and his not so flattering take down of some of his ex-players, and thinking what a cad he was for doing that (even while the Yankee Hater in me enjoyed every bit of it). Something tells me BB might refrain from same. If he does, I'll have to be contented with explanations like the above, so thank you.