I can't imagine we'll get a legit answer from Bill Belichick as to why Malcolm Butler was benched during Super Bowl LII but Malcolm put his side of the story out there on twitter and instagram.
Talk about class by Malcolm Butler here.
He could've bashed Belichick and I don't think anybody would blame him. He's not coming back next year, and has been treated like absolute dog shit all year. Belichick really does have no loyalty. Does Super Bowl 49 mean nothing to him? He's earned the right to compete with his teammates and got it taken away for a reason that we'll never know.
I believe what he said. Malcolm is a free agent, and clearly will be looking for another job, it would make him look pretty bad, and probably cost in free agency if it comes out he's lying here and had broken curfew or gone to the Rick Ross concert after dropping this post. Since I highly doubt he'd want to take money out of his pocket, since he's been vastly underpaid in New England I doubt that's going to happen. I'm siding with him in this situation 100%, and honestly nothing can really change that. I don't care what could've possibly done to warrant the benching, unless it's murder or rape it's not worth losing a fucking Super Bowl over. Honestly I could look past murder depending on the circumstances. We know the Ravens do. Let's not forget that Chandler Jones still played in the 2015 playoffs after showing up at a police station high on fake weed with no shoes.
I'm just so fucking mad about this whole ordeal, I know Belichick will never tell the truth but fans of this team deserve to know what reason led to benching Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl. I get the whole "In Bill We Trust" cult, and I've drank the kool-aid a time or two before, but I'll never understand how anybody could be on his side here. Coaching is about making adjustments and he did not make one. Like what's the worst that happens if you throw Malcolm out there? You give up another 3rd down conversion? I'll never understand the logic here for as long as I live.
Bill owes it to the people who support this team, and really just all people in general to know why this happened. I'm really starting to think he's sabotaging the franchise for being forced to trade jimmy G. But he fucking owes it to the fans to for once in his career give a legit answer to a legit question. To quote Nancy Kerrigan who is back in the news thanks to the film "I, Tonya"
Why did you bench Malcolm Butler?
Why did you not give him a chance after Richards, Rowe and Bademosi were playing like absolute shit?
And for good measure why are you so against having a fucking pass rush on this team?
Without fans the NFL doesn't exist, and he doesn't have a job. They are who the game is for. If nobody cared or watched the NFL it wouldn't exist. That's why half the WNBA franchises have folded. Nobody cared about them, they didn't make money, so they ceased to exist. He owes it to the people who invest their time, money and emotions into this team as to why he decided to roll out some special teams scrubs over the man who has done nothing but produce for this team and has been a vital part of the roster for four years. I understand why he acts the way he does at times to not give teams bulletin board material and shit like that, but he has to give a legitimate reason as to why Malcolm Butler didn't play a single defensive snap. I said it in my blog yesterday and truly believe it, if any other coach pulls this stunt they get fired.
I'd love to know how the guys in the locker-room feel about this. Belichick's ego and arrogance cost them a ring. This is how you lose a locker room. Seattle still hasn't recovered from Pete Carroll deciding to throw it against Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl 49. Look who liked this post on IG. That dude who threw for 505 yards in the Super Bowl, yet it still wasn't enough because his team has a JV defense that allowed a fucking scrub backup to look like Joe Montana.