Belichick outsmarted himself by benching Malcolm Butler
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 a genius, but he outsmarted himself by benching Butler.
No QB controversy in Philly, even with Nick Foles’ Super Bowl MVP performance
Nick Foles played the game of his life in the Super Bowl, but Colin disagrees with those saying there’s a potential for any quarterback controversy in Philly next year.
Colin sees Foles as an excellent backup or a mid-level starter in the long term, but thinks he’s several tiers below Carson Wentz. Wentz is Philly’s present and future. Anyone saying otherwise is clueless and too caught up in the moment.
-Doug Pederson was the genius of the two Super Bowl coaches
Eric Mangini – Former NFL Head coach and Patriots DC is in-studio discussing New England’s decision to bench Malcolm Butler; why he needs to get his side of the story out; and if there was pass interference on the final play of the game.
Mark Schlereth – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio talking Super Bowl and the Eagles o-line making the difference.
Tony Gonzalez – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking Super Bowl; if the Eagles should trade Nick Foles; and if the final play of the game should have drawn a flag.