NFL Films cinematographer Dave Malek and recordist Mark Ricci captured footage showing the Patriots originally aligned with their goal-line defense, featuring linebacker Akeem Ayers. Having noticed three wide receivers in the Seahawks' huddle, two assistant coaches adjusted, sending Butler in to replace Ayers.
NFL Media analyst Willie McGinest dissected the historic play on Tuesday's edition of NFL Total Access, highlighting the New England coaching staff's acumen in matching up with Seattle's personnel on the fly in a key moment.
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels passed along Belichick's message to TheMMQB.com's Peter King: "It's a 60-minute football game, and whatever issues we have, let's make sure we correct them, coach them, and fix them. That's our job."