As New England licks it’s wounds from their Super Bowl loss to Philly, one of the most dumbfounding subplots from New England was the unexpected decision to sit cornerback, and Super Bowl XLIX hero, Malcolm Butler.
After the game, New England Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia was asked nine times about the decision to sit Butler, and he didn’t have great answers. The future Lions head coach fell back on Patriot-speak about putting players in positions to succeed and personnel for specific defensive packages, but shed no light on the bizarre decision to sit a player who started 17 of 18 games during the season.
It’s only a matter of time before the real story comes out and sheds more light on the Pats locker room division before the game. It’s probably not going to be pretty.