September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Shaun Draughn (20) is tackled by San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler (56) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

The Butler Did It!



Donald Butler….. One of my followers on Twitter mentioned that he wished that the Chargers had Patrick Willis on defense. I couldn’t agree more.

That being said, Butler is a serious beast.

After posting a whopping 35 bench presses at 225 while at the combine, Butler has shown far more than strength while doing his best to overcome the incumbent leader of the linebacking corp, Takeo Spikes.

Butler was credited with 6 total tackles; at this point. Not to mention he had a half a sack and one interception. Add those stats to his constant disruption in the backfield and his obvious prescence.

It’s become a little bit crazy how often you see number 56 make an impact without putting putting a number down in the stat column.

I see you Butler.

After being criticized heavily for being injured in his first year while being a third round draft pick, Butler has made an impact on each and every game that he has played since missing his rookie year.

Coming off an achilles tear his rookie season, Butler is starting to show that his impact is becoming more a play by play situation as opposed to a game by game occurrence.

Butler has been a standout on defense in each of our games thus far in the 2012 season.

The sky is the limit. He is only going to get better.

I would be extremely terrified if I were in the AFC West and had to face him twice a year.

It’s pretty funny to think that every time a play is made, on defense, that it is likely that the Butler did it.

Well he at least had a hand in making said play possible.


Thanks a lot for reading.






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  • arnie

    i have to agree. it’s been a long time since saw a charger player try to fill the shoes of the previous player that wore number 56.
    all i ask is, just step up and make an impact. instead of remebering Lights out, make the fans say , THE BUTLER DID IT!!!

    • Edward Moretti

      Shouldn’t we say D. Butler did it?

      • arnie

        even better. lol

    • #TheBoltFather

      I couldn’t agree more. Well said Arnie!

  • ChargerGirl Cindi

    The entire defense showed up today like I haven’t seen in years. Pagano is doing something right!

    • #TheBoltFather

      I loved the intensity of the defense yesterday. Multiple blitz packages forced Cassel to make mistakes. Pagano called a good game and the Bolts executed it very well.

  • Guest

    Smart move today switching to the 3-4 defense…total domination. I would think they’ll use the same scheme vs. the Saints to control the screens to Sproles.

    • Lance Vallery

      not sure what u mean by today 3-4. We’ve been playing this d 4 years since wade phillips was our dc.

      • Guest

        The Chargers started the season in the 4-3

      • Vardog

        My bad, I meant the Chiefs haven’t played anyone with the 3-4 yet, should’ve posted the comment more clearly.

        • Lance Vallery

          ya i think it did effect charles and there rt with the rush lb. Just wished on the charles broken td play johnson the run stop olb kept containment.

  • Pels04

    I agree man Butler was all over the place and is really making a name for his self. I have to say the same thing about Ingram too. It seems like every time a big play on defense or special teams Ingram is around the ball. Its awesome to see young players come in right away and make in impact. Im really excited for the future of this defense