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HOF Willie Roaf believes Malcolm Butler could have made a difference in SB52(Audio)

Over the past week, there has been so much speculation about what happened with Patriots CB Malcolm Butler. Was he late to meetings? Did he break curfew? Was he hanging out late at a Rick Ross concert? Who knows, but one thing for sure is Butler did not play a meaningful role in Super Bowl 52.

Butler, who was a Pro-Bowl corner in 2016, played one snap in Super Bowl 52 on special teams.

Here is what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on Monday about Butler:

“I respect Malcolm’s competitiveness. I’m sure that he felt like he could’ve helped. I’m sure other players felt the same way. In the end, we have to make decisions that are best for the football team.”

Hall of Famer Willie Roaf was very perplexed by the whole situation:

“Don’t understand the whole situation with Malcolm Butler,” Roaf told the Go4it podcast. “If the kid did something before the game, I would have thought you would have sat him and not even played him. It’s sad to see that kid, who played 98% of the snaps, and he dresses. Now, going into a contract year and they don’t want to pay him. What kind of nerve do you have to sit your starting corner, who has been All-Pro(2nd team All-Pro in 2016) and made the Pro Bowl, and you sit him. And he finds out about it right during the National Anthem.

“That takes a lot of guts. I don’t understand a coach that could sit a Pro-Bowl corner that’s been starting for you all year in a Super Bowl, so I really don’t understand that.”

Patriots CB Eric Rowe took Butler’s place in the lineup, and Roaf believes that move could have cost the Patriots:

I think it would have made a difference. The first touchdown they threw was on him,” Roaf said.  ‘You can’t tell that kid(Rowe) that’s putting him in a bad situation. You’re basically telling him you’re going to play the whole game unless they told him prior(to the game).

“I would think they would have told him prior. They didn’t tell Malcolm,  but they told him (Rowe), so he would be mentally prepared to play the whole game, but you would put that kid in a tough spot when you bench a Pro-Bowl cornerback.”

Rowe said after the game that he found out he was starting shortly before kickoff.

The Eagles had no problem moving the ball up and down the field on the Patriots. Philly had 538 total yards of offense in Super Bowl 52.

Throughout the season, the Patriots have given up a bunch of yards(366 per game), but they kept teams out of the end zone(18.5 points allowed per game). That did not happen in Super Bowl 52 as the Eagles scored 41 points.

Would Malcolm Butler have made a difference? Maybe, but one will never know!

Listen below at 46:21 as Roaf talks Malcolm Butler:

 

Eagles LB Ellerbe on Philly fans: ‘These fans give you energy and make you play better’

On the road to winning Super Bowl 52, the Philadelphia Eagles had a tremendous home-field advantage.

The team went 9-1 at home, including the playoffs, and the only game they lost at home was a meaningless regular season game against the Cowboys in Week 17.

Eagles LB Dannell Ellerbe, who joined the team late in the season, talked about the impact that the fans had on the team in 2017:

“Just to know how starving Philadelphia has been for a Super Bowl championship, and to bring the first one, it’s a great feeling,” Ellerbe said today at boxer Danny Garcia’s media workout.  “These fans give you energy and make you play better.”

Ellerbe went on to talk about the bond that Philly athletes have for one another:

“It’s all love between the Philly athletes. We all show up for each other’s events and support each other. That’s really big to have a supportive community and I’m sure everyone will be rooting for Danny next Saturday,” Ellerbe said.

You can criticize Philly fans for a lot of things, but one thing you can’t knock is their passion, and that passion helped fuel the Philadelphia Eagles to great heights in 2017!

Photos from Chet Susslin/SHOWTIME

Ex-Pats CB Browner on NE SB loss: ‘They deserve that for not playing Malcolm’

What happened to New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler is $100,000 question.

Butler, who was the starter all season long for the Patriots, was told before the game that he was not going to play any defensive snaps in Super Bowl 52.

After the game, Butler told ESPN the following: “It was a coach’s decision. … I don’t know what it was,” Butler said. “I guess I wasn’t playing good. They didn’t feel comfortable. I could have changed that game, though.”

Former Patriots CB Brandon Browner had a huge issue with Bill Belichick’s decision to bench Butler.

Browner had this to say on a video he shared on Instagram:

“Man, Bill wasn’t right at all tonight. I didn’t know how to feel watching that [expletive] without my homie playing, without Malcolm playing.

“That dude done started every game for that team, you feel me, since he picked the [expletive] ball off, and he was taking their number one dude, at that,” Browner said. “That(expletive) was on some power trip(expletive). Like to prove a point. You play every game of the season but the Super Bowl. You feel me? I can’t rock with that. That was a [expletive] call. That was a [expletive] decision. That was a power trip. You divide the locker room when you do that.”

“They deserve that [loss] for not playing Malcolm.”

Not saying having Butler on the field would have changed anything, but it could not have been any worse. Nick Foles carved up that Patriots secondary.

I guess we will find out what happened in due time.

Eagles celebrate after winning Super Bowl 52(WATCH)

What a game, what a game, what a game! The Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl on Sunday night after beating the Patriots 41-33.

Eagles QB Nick Foles was named MVP!

After the game, the team celebrated to Philly native Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares.”

Take a look:

 

 

 

Listen to Go4it! Guests: Actor Donald Paul and HOF Willie Roaf

We will be talking sports and having fun doing it! We will talk all thing Super Bowl 52! First, we will be joined by actor Donald Paul, who stars in Quantico and Atlanta. Paul will discuss those shows and Super Bowl 52. Also, Hall of Famer Willie Roaf will join us to discuss Super Bowl 52 and more!

Show starts @ 7pmest

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Philly’s Danny Garcia: ‘I think we’re going to beat New England 28-17’

PHILADELPHIA (January 31, 2018) – Philadelphia-native and two-division world champion Danny Garcia has thrived in the underdog role several times throughout a career that has seen him defeat a slew of top champions. Just like Garcia triumphed over Amir Khan and Lucas Matthysse in two of his greatest wins, Garcia’s hometown Philadelphia Eagles will look to upset the odds this Sunday in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.

“When you’re an underdog, it’s all about using that energy and that anger to show the doubters that you can do anything,” said Garcia. “You just have to have that absolute belief in yourself and you can win anything.”

For the fighter who still lives and trains in his hometown, just like so many sports fans in the area, the Eagles bringing home a Super Bowl victory would be the culmination of childhood dreams.

“I’ve been watching the Eagles since I was a little kid,” said Garcia. “When I was little I moved to a neighborhood where football was really important and that helped me fall in love with the sport.”

Garcia has represented his city throughout a career that has saw him win titles at super lightweight and welterweight, while defeating top fighters such as Khan, Matthysse, Lamont Peterson, Zab Judah, Robert Guerrero, Erik Morales and Paulie Malignaggi. Garcia fought in Philadelphia two fights ago when he delivered a knockout victory for his hometown fans at Liacouras Center at Temple University.

“There’s a toughness to Philly sports fans,” said Garcia. “‘Rocky’ helped mold that similar image of our people. I named my daughter Philly because it means so much to me to represent this city. Everything I do is for Philly. I’ve always dreamed about the Eagles winning the Super Bowl.”

Garcia hopes to be following up a Super Bowl victory for his hometown Philadelphia Eagles with a win of his own when he takes on former champion Brandon Rios in a welterweight world title eliminator Saturday, February 17 live on SHOWTIME from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

“This is going to be a big month for Philadelphia,” said Garcia, “I think we’re going to beat New England 28-17. I still remember the first Super Bowl against New England like it was yesterday. That loss stuck with me and I know it has for the team and city too. This is our chance for payback.

“I can’t wait to see the Eagles win the Super Bowl and then I’m going to go out to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks, with Philly on my back, to beat Brandon Rios.”

Garcia vs. Rios headlines the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast that also features the rematch between unbeaten super middleweight world champion David Benavidezand top-rated contender Ronald Gavril. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and are available at AXS.com.

Photos from Chris Farina/Mayweather Promotions

 

Nick Foles gets emotional talking about daughter(Watch)

Nick Foles is playing in a Super Bowl. I don’t think anybody thought that would be possible, but it’s real.  Foles will lead the Eagles against the Patriots on Sunday in Super Bowl 52.

Foles has come a long way. He went from 27 touchdowns and only 2 picks in 2013 to being benched by the Rams two years later.

After a dominating performance over the Vikings in the NFC title game, Foles is one victory away from being loved forever in the city of Philadelphia.

For Foles, it’s about playing for his not only his teammates but for his daughter.

Today, an emotional Foles talked about his daughter.

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