Ever since New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made the shocking decision to not play the team's star cornerback Malcolm Butler for even just one defensive snap in this month's Super Bowl, a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, many questions have been raised about the move.
The New England Patriots were able to pry offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels away from the Indianapolis Colts, who had an agreement in place with McDaniels to make him head coach, though they did end up losing an assistant to the AFC South team.
While the New England Patriots are known for their tough and firm stance on contracts, they have seemingly done right by one of their defensive starters, who narrowly missed out on a significant contract bonus last season.
Shortly before the game...like minutes before the game began, coach Belichick informed Patriot's defensive coordinator Matt Patricia that Eric Rowe, not Malcolm Butler, would be the starting cornerback.
Though it had been reported, since the middle of the postseason, that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, following New England's playoff run, the veteran coach has decided he's going to stay with the Pats.