Patriots nation is looking for answers after New England’s Super Bowl loss to Philly, and many have zeroed in on Bill Belichick’s surprise decision to bench starting cornerback Malcolm Butler as a key factor in the loss.
Today, Colin joined those questioning Belichick’s decision to bench a corner who started 17 games this season.
In a game where the Patriots seemed incapable of shutting down the Philly passing game, and weren’t able to generate a pass rush, it’s hard to imagine that Butler wouldn’t have been more effective than his reserve replacement Eric Rowe.
Belichick may be the greatest football coach of all-time, but he outsmarted himself by benching Butler.
“Don’t be the genius who believes everything he reads about being a genius.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 5, 2018