Potential Reasons Why Malcolm Butler was Benched in the Super Bowl

Potential Reasons Why Malcolm Butler was Benched in the Super Bowl

Potential Reasons Why Malcolm Butler was Benched in the Super Bowl

"I mean, again, we're just trying to put everybody in the right spot to make plays - the guys that we thought could make the plays in the right situation".

Three years after making a title-clinching interception, New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler did not start in Super Bowl LII Sunday due to a "coaches decision".

"I appreciate the question, but it would be a much longer discussion", Belichick explained.

"There are a lot of things that go into that", Belichick told reporters Monday. Bill Belichick's decision to bench was heartbreaking to Butler as he cried before the game and it didn't got unnoticed by others around the league. For now, however, we're left to speculate about why New England would sit one of its best, most reliable players - and whether that decision cost Belichick and company a Super Bowl ring. He would not play a defensive snap for the entire game. Rowe, like many Patriots defenders, struggled in the game and said afterwards the team could've "definitely" used Butler's help. I ain't know how to feel watching that shit without my man, without my homie, without Malcolm. "Coach makes all the personnel decisions and I just play football".

"I don't know what it was", Butler added. On the Patriots side, all the buzz from Super Bowl 52 surrounded Malcolm Butler's notable absence in their loss to Philly.

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"We're all just there ready to go".

Rowe, who at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds is a bigger option than the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Butler, was in coverage on the Eagles' initial two first-down conversions. God bless u my friend, keep fighting, I saw you tear up pre game, first sign.

Bill Belichick told Michele Tafoya on NBC's broadcast, "I made the decisions that give us the best chance to win". Though McDonald played better than most expected, it's highly unlikely that the Raiders will get to where coach Jon Gruden wishes to take this team with him seeing many snaps.

Belichick must answer for the suspicious move, or at the very least be held accountable for never turning to Butler at any point even though he was active and eligible. Especially considering the sub-par year Butler had in 2017, the Patriots were likely to not come close to offering the money he was seeking. He would end up being the hero back in 2014 against the Seattle Seahawks. he would also start in 15 regular-season games this year, ultimately appearing in all 16 for the Patriots.

Butler was said to be emotional during Pink's singing of the national anthem.

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