“To rise from the ashes, a phoenix must first burn.” - Octavia E. Butler
The quote, ironically from another Butler, fits very nicely with Malcolm Butler’s career. The hero in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks, Butler burst onto the scene as one of the better CBs in the NFL. Soon after, our Icarus flew too close to the sun that was Bill Belichick and the wax on his wings melted, and he came crashing down, missing the Super Bowl against the Eagles. Malcolm now joins the Titans, hungry to prove the doubters wrong, to show that Bill made a fatal mistake in not only benching him in the Super Bowl, but to let him go.
The Titans’ OLBs are very much in question for the game this Sunday against the Dolphins. Orakpo says he’ll be ready, but Morgan and Landry are still injured, Finch has been hurt as well. If we are counting on Correa and Wallace to give us meaningful snaps, it could be a long day for the defense.