Bill Belichick may have an “issue” with Tom Brady’s personal trainer

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attributes his ability to throw the ball as well as ever at age 40 to his training habits, and has specifically credited trainer Alex Guerrero with helping him continue to improve at an age when most athletes are retired. But not everyone in New England is sold on Guerrero.

That’s the word from Adam Schefter of ESPN, who said on WEEI that he has heard on multiple occasions this season that Patriots coach Bill Belichick has some type of issue with Guerrero.

“I’ve heard whispers about that sort of thing, as well. There’s some sort of issue,” 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. . . . I just know that the Guerrero thing has been an issue at some point this season. It has come up. It is not the first time it has been brought to my attention.”

Schefter didn’t present this as a firm report of a problem in the locker room, but it’s an indication that Brady and Belichick, despite all their success together, may not be entirely on the same page.

Guerrero has reportedly stopped traveling with the team to road games, which he had done in the past. Belichick may want to distance the team from a trainer who’s not part of the team’s strength and conditioning staff, and that wouldn’t be particularly surprising. NFL coaches would almost always prefer that players take direction from the team’s training staff, rather than their own personal trainers, and even if Brady has had undeniable success with Guerrero, that doesn’t mean Belichick is buying in to the TB12 Method.

29 responses to “Bill Belichick may have an “issue” with Tom Brady’s personal trainer

  1. Whatever conditioning TB is doing is clearly working well, but if BB wants the locker room free from non-Pats staff, then there’s nothing to talk about. I would think everyone can get on the same page about this pretty easily.

  2. After reading this article the only conclusion that seems to make any sense, is that you will have about 100 comments regarding PSI, cheating, Roger, etc. Plenty of cut and paste responses by the whiny Pats fans.

  3. Spit balling.

    Doping can be done and detection avoided.

    Referrals of team mates made to this personal trainer for ‘treatmemt’ are a back door way of paying TB more, decreasing a larger contract/cap hit.

    If BB doesn’t like it, then it must be bad.

  4. Well, if it ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it
    Leave things the winning way they are.

    They might want to try something new because it didn’t look too good last week in Miami. Maybe Guerrero should travel to South Beach with him so he can figure out why he sucks down there. 7-9, and the only road stadium where he has a losing record. At least down there it’s broke so Belichick might be onto something.

  5. Total supposition here but maybe it has to do with the trainer pushing for more days off in-season for TB. Or the trainer could disagree with road game team schedules i.e. rehab is better at this time when you are doing mtgs etc. Both things may be legit but head coaches don’t want to be questioned by anyone let alone someone outside the team.

  6. Maybe BB feels that Guerrero and the “TB12 Method” will eventually lead to another scandal, more fines, more lost draft picks, more suspensions, and more well deserved questions about how great these cheaters from Foxboro really are.

  7. BB believes TB12 can only have one bromance at a time. He feels cheated on. And if there is one thing we know about B.B., it’s he hates cheating.

  8. Brady can always pay to have his guy fly to road games. Is Brady falling off the wagon when away from home, eating nightshades (tomato) or something that’s not specially made for him? I don’t get what his guy does for him during a game. Read him a meditation between plays?

  9. They are probably arguing over how much to deflate footballs on cold away games – hence trainr no longer travels.

  10. If Belichick had a problem with Brady he would not have traded Garrappolo. It’s that basic.

  11. Well you definitely have a doctor with a shady past and an athlete who seems to have fought off Father Time. Both are facts. Whether there’s a correlation, who knows.

  12. Sounds to me like Belichick wants to keep the neighborhood steroids / HGH dealer out of the locker room.

    Good for him.

  13. There are associations and liabilities that creep into play with the ‘brand’ and running the team that the coach may wish to draw a hard line of separation on.

  14. it is no great feat to be able to throw a football at 40 yo – especially with referees having flags ready any time anyone gets anywhere near you.

    Does he ever heve have to wash his game jersey?

  15. Every DC in the league says “you have to pressure Brady”,which is true against any QB.Name me 1 other QB that has 5 RINGS?Brady has taken shots,got back up and brushed them off and ripped other teams hearts out for almost 2 decades.Kiss the RINGS.

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