NFL-Suspension motivated Brady no more than usual, says Belichick (Reuters)

By Larry Fine HOUSTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Observers have speculated that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was driven more than ever this season, embittered by the four-game suspension handed down by National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in Deflategate. New England coach Bill Belichick bristled when the hypothesis was hinted at in Monday’s Super Bowl news conference following the remarkable 25-point comeback and 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night. According to Belichick, Brady could not have played with any more purpose this season, because he always gave 100 percent in previous years.