It has been reported that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Alex Guerrero — the trainer of Tom Brady — have issues. True to form, the Patriots have been tight lipped on the matter.
But Bob Hohler of The Boston Globe has reported that Guerrero’s access has been restricted in 2017.
“For reasons he has declined to explain, Belichick weeks ago stripped Guerrero of his special team privileges, restoring a measure of tradition to the team’s medical and training operation, according to several people familiar with the Patriots’ internal operations,” Hohler noted. “Guerrero is now banned from boarding Patriots jets. His sideline access has been revoked. And he no longer is permitted to treat players other than Brady in his exclusive office at Gillette Stadium.”
Whether this is a true sign of a rift remains to be seen. But certainly, such a rollback is hard to pass off as just business as usual.
Whatever the problem is, it doesn’t seem to be hurting the team too much. The Pats are 11-3 and Brady is having one of the best statistical seasons of his career. So, the problems aren’t impacting what happens on the field.
Still, Brady is 40. As such, his trainer is extra important. Any more issues between his trainer and coach could have a potentially large drawback.