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Bedard’s Breakdown: Frustrated Malcolm Butler can still cash in with big finish

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

A pattern is starting to emerge with Malcolm Butler. It's not a huge deal, but it's a little concerning. He gives up a completion while playing zone coverage, then he spins around and glares at a teammate as if to say, "That was your fault." This didn't go on for much of the season, but it's cropped up in recent weeks with increasing frequency.

It happened on Sunday in the first quarter against the Bills, when Butler seemed to (wrongly, in my opinion) place the blame on a pass in the flat to Charles Clay on Patrick Chung.