When you draft a punter, chances are he’s going to make your football team, so the writing should have been on the wall for any other punters on the Chicago Bears roster. The other shoe dropped on Sunday as rookie mini-camp ended when the Chicago Bears parted ways with former place kicking great Kevin Butler’s son, punter Drew Butler.
Papa Kevin did not take well to the news, tweeting “It’s pat’s job — competition was just released. It’s called protecting your draft pick and ego.” I would have linked the tweet, but best I can tell, it’s been deleted from his account, @Therealbutthead. Things got a little interesting as some fans called out Butler, a former Bears 4th round draft pick.
— Chicago Sports Fan (@CutlersGotHeart) May 18, 2014
Everything seemed to end on a happy note, as Butler backtracked a bit on his original tweet and pledged his loyalty to the Beloved:
— Kevin Butler (@Therealbutthead) May 18, 2014
Butler was obviously a key to the Bears Super Bowl run in 1985 and ended up spending 11 seasons with the Bears and is their all time leading scorer with 1116 points. If only Pat O’Donnell can have as lengthy and successful a career as Buthead, I’ll stop complaining about drafting a punter.