Nov 18 2012; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason (20) and inside linebacker Donald Butler (56) combine for a tackle after a reception by Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme (84) during the fourth quarter of the game Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Butler: Future captain and already fan favorite

Rookie year for DB56 was not what he had in mind being drafted out of the University of Washington. Sitting out really wore at him from a season ending Achilles injury during training camp in 2010. Then linebacker coach and now defensive coordinator John Pagano knew that dude was going to be a leader. Some people just have that ability to lead and coach Pagano knew the Bolts had a special one.

Chargers have recently approached Butler to hopefully give him an extension on his career with the Bolts and I for one am ecstatic that this could happen. He will be the captain of the defense coming into 2013 with Takeo Spikes and Shaun Phillips recently shown the door.

Despite missing four games last year, he still killed it and was in every play. I look for him to be in with some of the best core of linebackers in the league and at 24 years of age, he’ll continue to be even stronger. Suppose he would have played a full second-half of the Ravens game last year, the Bolts could have avoided yet another embarrassing franchise scar that was 4th and 29. I know for sure he would not have missed his tackle!

Pull this off Chargers and you will make fans very happy (still mad about Vasquez walking to your rivals, but what’s new.) Oh, and Donad’s a great follow on facebook. Bleeds the blue and gold.

Kawhi so serious?


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  • Cgoodness13

    If we make playoffs, I wonder if he will go into the prow bowl?

    • boltingindiego

      hes a top 5 afc mlb but they only take 2 its gonna be tough for him to make it.

      • Cgoodness13

        Ray Lewis gone :/

        • boltingindiego

          yah but you got mayo, spikes from ne, johnson from kc and cushing tough competition.

  • joerockt

    Kinda pissed at myself for giving away my Merriman jersey before Butler got going. Love this guy, hope he’s here for a long time.

    • Ryan Pedersen

      Saw a few Merriman jersey’s last year at the Q and they just duct taped the name plate and put Butler over it lol