On Thursday Sept. 23rd, Alex Guerrero spoke up about Brady’s departure from New England with the Boston Herald. In March of 2020, Tom Brady left New England, his home of over twenty years. He became a free agent soon after and was quickly swept up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s. In his first season he led the team to a record of 11-5 and qualified the team for the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
In New England
There’s no denying that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were one of the most successful quarterback and coach duo’s of all time. Breaking both league and franchise records by miles. Having been together for twenty years, the news of Tom Brady leaving was a shock to many die hard Patriot fans. Brady and Belichick had all together nine Superbowl appearances, and six wins. Tom Brady currently holds seven Superbowl rings, the most in franchise history.
Alex Guerrero has been Tom Brady’s trainer since 2008, when Brady blew out his ACL and Guerrero worked him back to health in record time. Ever since then the two have been inseparable, even starting TB12 together. A guide for a holistic approach to health and wellness. Guerrero also worked alongside several other Patriot players, training them into peak performance. However, Belichick put a stop to this fairly quickly and limited some of Guerrero’s privileges with the team. Leaving Guerrero confused, and developing an apprehension to the man.
Before Brady’s Departure
Guerrero was quoted saying “Belichick didn’t evolve in how he treated Brady.” Indicating that despite their twenty years together, Belichick still treated Brady like he was twenty, rather than forty. There comes a time in a football players career where they do deserve special treatment. Especially after spending so much time with the same team and breaking so many records. .
Many theorize that perhaps Belichick took the ‘every player is equal’ a bit too far, when really rookie’s would have understood if Brady received special treatment after all his history. Guerrero also states that there had been a potential path where Brady finished out his career under the Patriot’s, riding off into the sunset with Belichick. But Brady felt pushed out, and choose to leave. To instead finish off his football career on a more positive note.
Moving To Tampa Bay
Since starting in Tampa Bay, Guerrero has stated he’s had no restrictions and has been able to help the team as a whole become healthier and stronger. There’s no saying why Belichick felt the need to limit Guerrero, but it has summed up in the list of reasons as to why Brady left New England. Alongside Belichick’s dire need to treat Brady like every other player when he truly isn’t.
The Buccaneer’s currently sit 2-0 coming into Week 3 with Brady earning nine touchdown passes so far. Brady is set to face off the New England Patriot’s once more and it’s all happening Oct. 3, Sunday night in Week 4. Brady claims to be excited at the prospect on playing on a familiar field, and it’s set to be a great day of football.
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