Watch Bill Belichick’s unusually passionate defense of Tom Brady’s entire career

"He's given us every single ounce of effort, blood, sweat and tears that he has in him."

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Houston. –AP Photo/Morry Gash

Bill Belichick doesn’t normally speak at length about any of his players (or coaches). But in Tom Brady’s case, he made an exception.

Asked if Brady put forth any extra effort in the 2016 season, perhaps to do with revenge over the Deflategate controversy and being suspended for four games, Belichick brushed that logic aside. He contemptuously defended Brady’s work ethic in every prior season over the quarterback’s career.

Here’s Belichick, speaking about as passionately as he has in his tenure as Patriots coach:

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