https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/322 ... -belichick
For example, wonder why Malcolm Butler didn’t play that much in the Super Bowl against the Eagles? Matt Patricia. He felt Butler way playing with a lack of effort and got demoted.
EDIT: wow, just saw this:
“Belichick and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had a much closer relationship than previously known and once met secretly in a New England airplane hangar to discuss rule changes -- even as aides unsuccessfully pleaded with Goodell to drop the Deflategate inquiry, worried about the long-term damage to the league brand.”