Buccaneers star Tom Brady reacts to his trainer’s controversial Bill Belichick comments
Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady breaks his silence on the recent comments made by his trainer, Alex Guerrero, about Bill Belichick.
Guerrero recently made headlines when he said that Belichick “never evolved” during his time with Brady on the New England Patriots, which eventually led to the tension between them and their eventual split. While Guerrero highlighted that his perspective was that of an outsider looking in, his remarks remain noteworthy since it shed some light on the Patriots’ treatment of their former superstar QB and why he felt the franchise didn’t want him anymore.
“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. And all the players, I think, realized Tom was different. He’s older, so he should be treated differently. And all the players, none of them would have cared that he was treated differently. I think that was such a Bill thing. He never evolved,” the trainer of the Buccaneers star further explained.
During his media session on Thursday, though, Tom Brady addressed Alex Guerrero’s comments on Bill Belichick and showed his respect to his former coach. He also defended his trainer and noted that it was just Guerrero being protective of him.
The Buccaneers signal-caller, who left the Patriots in 2020 and went on to win his seventh Super Bowl ring, added that he truly enjoyed his time in New England despite the drama that unfolded before his departure.
“Great respect and admiration for my time there,” Brady said, per NFL.com. “I had 20 great years there. I kind of spoke that the last 18 months. …
“Everyone has protective feelings and emotions as friends and family members, and that’s just part of being in sports. And you have a lot of people who because they’re not out there, they want to protect, and it’s a very caring and loving thing that a lot of people do. From my standpoint, I had a great time (in New England), but really my focus has been on trying to be the best that I can be for this team. Trying to go out and be a winning quarterback, be a championship-level quarterback for this organization because they certainly deserve it.”
Brady created a successful career with the Patriots under Belichick during their time from 2000 to 2019. Aside from the six Super Bowls they won together, the 44-year-old also won three NFL MVPs and tw0 Offensive Player of the Year awards during that time.
While their partnership had been over for quite some time now, Brady still has nothing but love and respect for his former coach and team.