Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler doesn't look like he'll be a flash in the pan. Indications are that he's been turning heads at training camp so far, according to CSNNE's Tom Curran.

"Butler so far has been outstanding," explained Curran. "He did have confidence last year as a rookie, but he's much more demonstrative and vocal. You wouldn't feel comfortable doing that last year in the position he was in - undrafted, guys like Darrelle Revis ahead of him. But now he feels really good about what his play and competitiveness level is."

This is great news for Butler, as he wants to be remembered for more than just his championship-winning interception. Butler has been daring Tom Brady to throw at him in practice and has also taped his hands together so he doesn't hold receivers while covering them. Butler seems like a smart football player, and it also looks like his confidence has skyrocketed since the Super Bowl.

If Butler can stay glued to receivers this season, the Patriots secondary may be better off than some think. New England is going to need Butler to step up his game, since they're without Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner this season. Butler figures to be a starter on opening night if he stays on the path he's on.

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Jesse Gaunce 8/04/2015 11:20:00 AM Edit

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