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Thursday, September 10, 1998
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More THE DAILY GLOBE, ironwood, Ml — Thursday, Sept, 10,1998 Page 12 Packers notebook: Butler's play says it all By ARNiE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Strong safety LeRoy Butler, who usually loads the Green Bay Packers in ebullience and big plays, was quiet all summer. No talk about going 19-0 like- last year's painful prediction. Was he still stewing from the fret. 1 agent losses of Doug Evans and Eugene Robinson? Was he afraid that with second-year pro Darren Sharper taking over at free safety that he wouldn't be able to do what he does best: blitz? Or was he still miffed about the way Denver dictated matchups so well in the Super Bowl that he was rendered superfluous? None of that, Butler said. He just wanted the younger guys to get their "pub and their props." Butler decided last week he was ready to talk again. lie declared the preseason woes were of absolutely no conce.rn because "we haven't run .any of our stuff that we've been dominating people with the last four years." And he promised the real games would be different "even if it means I've got to do it alt by myself." The three-time All-Pro then went out and let his play do the talking in Green Bay's 3S-19 dusting of Detroit on Sunday. Butler returned a fumble for a 32-yard touchdown, played three positions, broke up a long pass that would have set up the Lions inside the Packers 5, and shared a sack. "I am always saying in the locker room before the game, "Who is going to be The Man' today? They'll have to write about somebody today. Who's it going to be?"* Butler said. "I think everyone in this locker room wants to be that guy." More often than not, it's Butler himself. "I expect it, the organization expects it from me," Butler said. "I like to be The Guy." Butler ran over three of his own players to get the loose ball after Brian Williams stripped it away from Scott Mitehell. "I just want it more," said Butler, who scooped the ball on the run and returned it 32 yards for a TD and an early 10-0 lead. Butler was far from finished, however. He came up on the line of scrimmage to provide an eighth defender against Barry Sanders, whose 14-game streak of 100- yard games was halted. Green Bay extra points Dorsey Levens" $4.5 million signing bonus ties for the second highest ever given a Packers player. Reggie White and LeRoy Butier also got that much, White in 1993 and Butler last year. Brett Favre was paid $12 million up front when he signed his contract extension last summer. ...The Packers signed cor- nerback Anthony Bass to the practice squad on Wednesday. : SQUEAKS OPEN: Mon.-Fri. 8a.m. Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m. SERVING... 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Spinning the The Select Six panel of "experts Saxon Slique Sureshot The Mountain Deep Purple Dangerous Dan Husker Packers, Vikes in mid-season form It was pretty much like old times for The Daily Globe's Select Six in Week 1 of the football forecasting wars. Husker (Larry Holcombe) sat on top of the pack when the smoke cleared with a fine 14-5 opening week. The Packers beat the Lions, again, and Deep Purple'« (Gary Mariani) rejuvenated Vikings Mark McGwired quarterback Trent Dilfer and Tampa Bay teammates, to wit, they knocked them out of the park. The big shocker from Week 1 was that The Mountain (Andy Hill) stood tied at the top of the Select Six pack with his 14-5 performance. Actually, The Mountain owes his lofty perch to none other than Globe Graphics guru Jim Saari.who rose from the dungeon of his mini pressroom to shine in his initial guest selecting performance. Big Jim would have delivered the top mark for the week but, alas, he selected New England over Denver on Monday.. The Boss said if Jim fills in that well again, he may even consider purchasing another squirrel to run the treadmill on the graphics presses.. The Packer backers on the panel performed the Lambeau Leap into Fast Eddie's safety net when rolling Roe 11 Preston jumped, juked and jived his way to that kickoff touchdown return in the few tense moments of the Lions-Packers contest. Dangerous Dan (McCullough) was whimpering the Lions blues after Lion QB Scott Mitchell again proved to be the best thing to happen to Green Bay since papermaking was invented. Even Barry Sanders looked vincible as the Pack showed off a little speed on defense, courtesy of new starters Vinnie (every day's a) Holliday and Darren (he couldn't be) Sharper. The Lions proved to have more problems than Bill Clinton, although their coach wasn't apologizing as much. This week, the Packers get to feast on Trent Dilfer and the Buccaneers in the friendly confines of Lambeau. Remember, these are the same Bucs that boasted seven Pro Bowlers to Green Bay's six last year. They are the same Bucs that many astute pundits are predicting to overtake the Pack in the mighty Central. They are also the same Bucs that the Pack whipped three times last year. Purple was still bubbling over the Vikes' demolition of the Bucs, paced by rookie Randy Moss's two TDs. "I guess the Pack will just have to forfeit its two games to the Vikings," Mountain decreed. Saxon Slique (Ralph Ansami) couldn't remember why the heck he picked Ironwood to upset Lakeland, but he was ecstatic that coach Pat Galllnagh'a troops came up with one of the Red Devils' biggest wins in many a moonski. This week, the panel figures the Hurley Midgets will bounce back after being star- struck under the new bright lights of Massie Field last Friday. Thought of the week: Wouldn't McG- wire look good playing tight end for the green and gold? How about sidekick Sammy Sosa as a defensive back? 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