31 Jul Colts Relying Heavily On Darius Butler In 2017
INDIANAPOLIS – Now, imaging Darius Butler as anything other than a safety in 2017 is a bit laughable.
With Clayton Geathers sidelined until at least mid-October, the Colts are already down one defensive starter to begin the season.
That means Butler continues to take the first-team reps in Training Camp, just like he did throughout the spring, when Geathers and Malik Hooker were both sidelined.
Butler’s more permanent transition to safety this offseason has taken on even more of an onus with the injury news to Geathers.
“Darius is a safety until he’s not and right now that’s what he is,” defensive coordinator Ted Monachino says of Butler sliding over from his normal nickel cornerback position.