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Tom Brady Says He Wished Malcolm Butler Would Have Played in Super Bowl LII

Malcolm Butler going through drills.
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Most of New England has moved past Super Bowl LII, but the Malcolm Butler benching was broached on Monday during Tom Brady’s hour-long interview with Jim Gray, Kevin Duffy of Masslive reports.

Speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Santa Monic, Calif., Brady said he wished Butler had played in Super Bowl LII.

Curiously, Brady also said he wasn’t aware that Butler had been benched until the game was over.

“I’ll say this: For a team, this side of the room is the offense and this side is the defense,” Brady said. “We don’t interfere with them much. I didn’t know. Malcolm kept coming over to me during the game and was like ‘Come on, TB, let’s go!’ And I kept going, ‘What defense are we in where Malcolm’s not on the field?’ Is it short-yardage, goal line? And then after the game, I found out. So I just didn’t know. And I asked Malcolm and Malcolm said, ‘I don’t know. Coach has just decided something different.’ I said, ‘OK.’ So I don’t know what was a part of that decision-making, but I know we were trying to win the game. I don’t think we were trying to do anything but win.”

“Well, I don’t make those decisions. I wish he would’ve played, but the coach didn’t play him and we still had a chance to win,” Brady said,.


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