The top of Butler's list of favorite coordinators is a man who didn't fare as well as a head coach. Likewise, atop his list of position coaches is a man on the coaching "hot seat" about 200 miles to the south.
"My top two defensive coaches, Ray Rhodes and Fritz Shurmur, are probably a tie because they just let me do everything I wanted to do," Butler said. I got more sacks than any defensive back to ever play the game and it's because of these two.
"Ray Rhodes switched me to safety, and Fritz Shurmur took the safety position to another level," he said. "No one was blitzing their safety until I started doing it in like '93, '94. He put me as a pioneer for that position, and my position coach, Dick Jauron, he taught me every smart thing about the game."