New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won’t give the media any more fuel for the alleged rift between his trainer and head coach.
Last week a story emerged that Bill Belichick has “some sort of issue” with Alex Guerrero, Brady’s personal trainer and the man in charge of his TB12 institute in Foxboro.
“I’ve heard whispers about that sort of thing, as well. There’s some sort of issue,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter said. “I truly do not know the extent of it. I don’t know how long it has been brewing or the history of it. Clearly, there’s something there, but I don’t know what to make of it, to be honest with you.
“I don’t know how (how big of an issue), but again, it’s not the first time I have heard it this season. But I don’t have extensive knowledge of it to say, ‘Boy, this is a big deal, or this is not a big deal.’”
On Monday, Brady appeared on WEEI and was asked about this alleged issue. His reply was right out of the Patriots’ how-to-deal-with-the-media playbook: “I don’t have any comment on that other to say Alex is a big part of what I do. I am fortunate to have him,” Brady said (h/t Pro Football Talk).
Now, Brady isn’t saying whether there is or isn’t a rift between Belichick and Guerrero. As noted by PFT, there are reports that Belichick has stopped allowing Guerrero on road trips with the team. So it certainly appears there is some fire behind this smoke.
That said, Brady continues to play like a man much younger than 40, so it stands to reason he’s not going to change what he does outside of the team, either.