When one of the best in the history of the game gives you the seal of approval, then you know you're pretty good at what you do. On Wednesday Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus visited the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard and spoke to the team. During his visit, Butkus happened to talk to star linebacker Sean Lee.
Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram sent out a tweet about how high Butkus thinks of Lee.
Butkus said Sean lee was an old school linebacker, called him the real deal— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) August 14, 2013
Considering both players played the linebacker position, it only make sense for them to relate to each other. Lee is a class act and straight shooter, always has been. He probably has a lot of information on the history of the position he plays and knows that Butkus was one of the meanest and talented linebackers to ever roam the field. Not only did Lee acknowledge that, he pointed out how important it was for Butkus to place him in such high regard.
Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas had a quote from Lee, which you can read here.
"He's fantastic, a legend," Lee said of Butkus. "He's probably one of the best football players of all time. To see him and meet him, I was pretty moved."
The Cowboys have had a variety of celebrities and athletes come in over the years to talk to the team. Whether it's George Foreman or Butkus, the benefits of having such a prominent figure speak does have its pros and cons. In a transcript of Jason Garrett's press conference by Rainer Sabin of SportsDayDFW, Garrett touched on having the historic linebacker meet with his team.
"He said what you probably thought he would say, trying to put in some kind of perspective how fortunate we are all and play in the NFL and coach in the NFL…To have a guy like Dick Butkus and share with our team is pretty special for us."
We all know that Sean Lee is a beast on the field. The only thing that will hold Lee back from becoming an all-time great is injuries. He dealt with them at Penn State, and now he is dealing with them in Dallas. If one day he puts that behind him, then I see no reason why Lee can't have tremendous success over the course of his career.
With the two linebackers meeting up, the world is now a better place.