Bill Belichick debunks idea Tom Brady played harder this year in pursuit of revenge (Shutdown Corner)

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who became the first head coach in the NFL to lead his team to five Super Bowl championships, was back in front of cameras in Houston one final time on Monday, speaking with media after Brady received the Super Bowl LI MVP trophy. Belichick gave a long opening statement, noting off the top that this season and this championship are sweeter given that his sons, Stephen and Brian, are part of the Patriots’ staff – Stephen served as the team’s safeties coach this year and Brian was a scouting assistant who helped the coaches during the postseason. “I’m sure my mom was watching, I hope she was able to stay awake for the whole game, and I know my dad had a seat on the 50-yard line for this one,” Belichick said.