FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady’s private coach, Alex Guerrero, mentioned Patriots coach Invoice Belichick “by no means developed” in how he handled the star quarterback, an element that contributed to Brady’s exit in 2020 after 20 seasons in New England.
“It was like Invoice by no means actually … I feel his feelings or emotions by no means developed with age,” Guerrero informed the Boston Herald on Wednesday. “As Tom acquired into his late 30s or early 40s, I feel Invoice was nonetheless making an attempt to deal with him like that 20-year-old child that he drafted. And all of the gamers, I feel, realized Tom was totally different. He is older, so he needs to be handled otherwise. And all of the gamers, none of them would have cared that he was handled otherwise.
“I feel that was such a Invoice factor. He by no means developed. So you’ll be able to’t deal with somebody who’s in his 40s like they’re 20. It would not work.”
Guerrero’s remarks got here greater than per week forward of one of many NFL’s most anticipated video games of the season, when Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go to Belichick’s Patriots on Oct. 3.
Whereas the Buccaneers (2-0) go to the Los Angeles Rams (2-0) in a battle of prime NFC groups and the Patriots (1-1) host the New Orleans Saints (1-1) on Sunday, the highlight has naturally shined on the Brady-Belichick dynamic.
“Individuals may have made totally different decisions, they usually may have rode out into the sundown collectively. That would have been a reasonably cool story too,” Guerrero informed the Boston Herald.
Of Brady’s return to face the Patriots for the primary time since his departure in free company in March 2020, Guerrero informed the Herald: “He and I’ve spent a variety of time collectively, and we actually have not spent that a lot time speaking about Week 4. We have actually spent a variety of time simply speaking in regards to the week that we’re in and making an attempt to remain targeted on that.
“However … I understand how I’d really feel coming again, and I’d assume he would really feel the identical. There’s a variety of years spent there. There’s a terrific pleasure to see there, be there, really feel the vitality, see the followers, really feel the followers. I feel it may be very thrilling.”