FOXBORO -- It’s a fair guess that when a coach reaches his 10th Super Bowl, things become less and less new.
Think about it: With the numerous variables that accompany each Super Bowl, Bill Belichick still checks the boxes. Not only has he already coached in a Super Bowl, but he’s coached in a Super Bowl in Houston. He’s coached in a Super Bowl against Dan Quinn. Damn.
Kudos to Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal for finding one way in which this is a first for Belichick: Super Bowl LI will mark the first title game that Belichick has coached with both of his sons on the Patriots’ staff.
Steve Belichick, who was a coaching assistant for the Pats from 2012 through last season, was promoted to safeties coach for this season. The 29-year-old enjoyed the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX victory over the Seahawks as a member of the staff, but this season has also seen the addition of younger brother Brian as a scouting assistant.
“Special,” Belichick said of going into a Super Bowl with his two sons. “Special. Unlike any other, really. It’s obviously great to have Steve, but to also have Brian, too. It’s special.”
The results of the game on Feb. 5 will tell how special the memory is, but count Super Bowl LI as one that will provide Belichick one of the more unique experiences he’s had in his decorated career.