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Ready for camp? Darius Butler sure is …


Plenty of veterans dread the start of training camp. It’s understandable.

But not everyone looks at it that way.

Darius Butler’s still young, and still looking to prove himself, so over the last few days, he’s been Tweeting about how excited he is to report. And this morning, Butler went for more than 140 characters about showing up and getting to work on the blog at his Web site. He writes … “When you love what you do, you look forward to it.” Here’s more:

I’ve worked hard this off-season and in OTAs and I’m prepared to have a good camp and hopefully a good season. It’s time for that hard work to pay off. There will be a lot of competition at my position, including Devin McCourty, our first round pick. Nobody has solidified anything in the secondary as far as I know. We have a lot of young guys with a lot of ability.

Competition is something that everybody looks forward to at this level. You want to go up against the best and come out on top. It’s a good thing that you have to compete with the guys on your own team to win a spot so you can go out there on Sundays. It’s good for the team.

I’m just ready to get out there on the field and play.

So he’s ready, just like I’m sure all you guys are.


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