If Patriots fans can not help but think about New England's fate, Malcolm Butler would have played in the Super Bowl – they're not alone.
Malcolm Butler thinks about it.
"I never missed one I would never have won if I had played, probably, maybe, I'm not sure." Butler, the cornerback beaten by New England 41
"I'd say we were up for a bit or two," Butler added, "and I saw some pieces out there that I could have done.
Reassuring words this time from Butler, the ESPN Mike Reiss after the Super Bowl said, "They gave me up. F —. It's what it is. "
After signing with the Titans earlier this month, Butler told reporters that he had" no reason "for his surprising bench press, but offered his personal theory to a story that simply refuses to go away
"I got sick somehow. I went to the hospital, "Butler said." You probably thought I was done late with the schedule; I was not as imprisoned as I should be and could have been a match deal. It could have been anything. But [Patriots coach] Bill Belichick has been doing that for a very long time. "
Belichick tried typing, but refused to clarify the mystery surrounding the owners' meeting in Orlando this week by wiping scribes screaming to say," I & # 39; I will not come to the last year, I will not come to next year or another year. I talked to Malcolm. I wish him all the best in Tennessee.
During the SI game, Butler admitted that the downgrade almost led to his becoming active during the Super Bowl.
"There were times when I was just standing by and saying to Belichick or [former Patriots coordinator] Matt Patricia and just say, "So will we end this?" Said Butler, whose last election sealed New England's Super Bowl XLIX victory.
I grew up in the Patriots system and I'm a well-behaved guy. I respect my authority. I just could not ask them for something they did not want to do. I just did my job. I was about to go there and say what I wanted to say to Matt or Belichick, but I just stayed in my alley and did my job, man.
For what it's worth, at least a handful of Butler's old teammates see the story from both sides:
A pair of current Patriots on the Malcolm Butler media tour and his comments to SI One said, "We all Wish it would have worked better "but" should have focused on what matters these two weeks. Others said, "We did not like the decision, but it was not without merit.
– Michael Giardi (@ Mike Giardi)
March 30, 2018
We are at a time when almost every Super Bowl is designing a large-scale story that bothers us all out of season.
As Butler continues to talk – and be questioned – about his last game in a Patriot jersey, it's not a safe bet that we'll get to the bottom of this, with Belichick treating the matter like an ancient Kremlin mystery ,
Where are you, Nancy Drew? Please come to an end once for all.