Tom Brady’s trainer, business partner and longtime inner-circle member Alex Guerrero created some waves this week with comments to the Boston Herald regarding how the longtime Patriots QB was treated by Bill Belichick over the second half of his career in New England.
“I think in time, with Tom, as Tom got into his late 30s or early 40s, I think Bill was still trying to treat him like that 20-year-old kid that he drafted,” Guerrero told the Herald. “I think that was such a Bill thing. He never evolved. So you can’t treat someone who’s in his 40s like they’re 20. It doesn’t work.”
During his Friday morning Zoom call with local reporters, Belichick was asked by ESPN’s Mike Reiss if he would like to respond to Guerrero’s comments.
“I appreciate the question,” Belichick said. "I know there is a lot of interest for obvious reasons in next week’s game. But we’re focused on the Saints here. On Monday we’ll get to next week.”
Brady will lead the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers into Gillette Stadium to take on Belichick’s Patriots on Oct. 3.