Former Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner ripped Bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia in a series of Instagram posts for benching Malcolm Butler who could very well have helped them secure their sixth Super Bowl win.
Butler, who was spotted crying during America The Beautiful, said after the game:
“They just gave up on me. Fuck. It is what is it.”
“I don’t know what it was. I guess I wasn’t playing good or they didn’t feel comfortable. I don’t know. But I could have changed that game.”
It’s a shame. The last time I saw Malcolm Butler crying, he had just made arguably the biggest play in franchise history.
There isn’t a Pats fan in New England who doesn’t believe Bill Belichick is superhuman, but this will be a decision that will leave Pats fans scratching their heads for years to come.