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Leroy Butler, why didn't he ever become a coach?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by all about da packers, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    I've always wondered why Butler never at least made it as asst. DBs coach.

    IIRC, there was talk of him getting into coaching a few years back. I also remember Leroy going to check out Nick Collins during his rookie season in Packers TC and coming away impressed enough to not complain about Collins getting his #36.

    That shows he can spot talent, and more importantly having played the position he'd be able to offer guys like Collins and Underwood a few pointers. Plus he might be able to give Manuel some pointers on being the supposed QB on D.
     
  2. GakkofNorway

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    maybe he just wasn't a good fit.
     
  3. porky88

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    I remember Havel talking about this on the radio. I think Butler just didn't want too. Perhaps someone will remember it better than me but I think Butler just wanted to lay low after he retired.
     
  4. tank72

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    I was able to meer Leroy last summer at some fundraiser at a campground. He seemed like a really cool guy who knew what he was talking about. I think he would be a good add to the staff to try to teach the dbs.
     
  5. spardo62

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    If memory serves, it seems there was a question of his desire to devote the time needed to excel at the profession, although he did hang around camp a little following his retirement in kind of a volunteer role.

    I agree that he would be a good influence and teacher if he were to decide this was something he wanted to pursue.
     
  6. digsthepack

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    As I recall, he was more interested in raising his family than the grind of NFL coaching. I agree that he would have much to offer should he ever decide coaching is something he wants to do.
     
  7. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    thats interesting...i heard completely different things about him..but then again those things happened not in the public, more behind the scenes type stuff
     

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