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Former Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler addresses struggles to open season with Titans

Ryan Hannable
October 18, 2018 - 3:41 pm

FOXBORO -- Malcolm Butler hasn't got off to the best of starts to his career with the Titans.

Pro Football Focus has ranked Butler as one of the worst corners in the league. Titans coach Mike Vrabel said his issues are technique-related, and the cornerback seemed to agree.

“Most definitely,” Butler told reporters. “... I seen it on tape, and I’ve just got to fix it, man. I probably was just being a little over-aggressive and trying to attack the ball and trying to take the ball away. I feel like I’m a ball-hawk, but that’s not the strategy in man coverage. I learned from that one.”

Butler has one interception on the year, which came in Week 1. The 28-year-old said he's been a bit over-aggressive.

“I think that’s my problem, trying to get the ball, because it’s all about the ball anyway,” Butler said. “But it can hurt you too, when you gamble and do things like that. I’ve just got to get back to the basics, and ball. Get back to my dog-ish ways.”

Butler will face his former team on Nov. 11.

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