Malcolm Butler: Patriots 'gave adult on me' in Super Bowl

Malcolm Butler, once a New England Patriots Super Bowl hero, didn’t play a singular defensive snap in Sunday’s 41-33 Super Bowl LII detriment to a Philadelphia Eagles.

After a game, a cornerback didn’t have anything to contend as to since he didn’t play in a biggest diversion of a season.

“I ain’t got zero to say,” Butler told reporters in a locker room after a game, per’s Kevin Patra.

The former Pro Bowler non-stop adult a small some-more as he walked to a group bus.

“They gave adult on me. F—. It is what it is,” Butler said, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “I don’t know what it was. we theory we wasn’t personification good or they didn’t feel comfortable. we don’t know. But we could have altered that game.

Butler saw some personification time on special teams, yet that was a border of his personification time as Stephon Gilmore, Eric Rowe and Johnson Bademosi saw scarcely all a personification time during dilemma for a Patriots.

It appears a preference to reason Butler out was done shortly before a game. Rowe told reporters after a diversion that he wasn’t creatively ostensible to start.

“No, that wasn’t a plan,” Rowe said. “It wasn’t central until kickoff. … we feel for [Butler].”

Coach Bill Belichick pronounced a pierce to keep Butler off a margin was particularly a game-plan decision.

“We put a best — a players out there and a diversion devise out there that we suspicion would be a best tonight like we always do.”

Asked if Butler was hold out since of disciplinary reasons, Belichick responded, “no.”

It appears Butler’s destiny in New England is during a end. The male who discovered a Patriots’ fourth Super Bowl pretension from a certain nails of better in Super Bowl XLIX seems unfailing to continue his career with another group subsequent year. He is set to turn an unlimited giveaway representative in March.

Speaking to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport final week, Butler pronounced he unsuccessful to accommodate his possess expectations.

“I have high standards, we didn’t accommodate my goals,” Butler said. “I only feel that way. There were ups and downs, a miss of consistency.”

Butler, though, was in no mood after a diversion to assume about what competence come subsequent for him.

“I ain’t Miss Cleo, so we can’t tell a future,” Butler told Reiss.


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during a NFL Super Bowl LII football diversion opposite a Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn.

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