Tom Brady acknowledges his trainer’s comments about Bill Belichick never evolving
Clearly, there was a level of tension between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The quarterback’s father and trainer chimed in on the frustration this week and the Seth Wickersham piece really began unveiling it to the public. Both legendary figures have decided to remain quiet on the subject over the years and they only throw subtle hints regarding that frustration.
As aforementioned, Brady’s trainer Alex Guerrero made a comment about Belichick never evolving over the course of two decades. While speaking with reporters, Brady gave his best reaction to the comments without being too direct.
“I have great respect and admiration for my time there,” Brady said, transcribed by NESN. “I had 20 great years there — I kinda spoke that the last 18 months. It was a great time in my life. But I’m really happy to be here. I think we’ve done some great things in a short period of time. I really love the teammates that I have that I’m playing with here. I love the coaches, the organization’s been amazing. Again, it’s just a lot of gratitude for me.
“Everyone has protective feelings and emotions as friends and family members, and that’s just part of being in sports. You have a lot of people who — because they’re not out there, they want to protect, and it’s a very caring, loving thing that a lot of people do. But from my standpoint, I had a great time. But really my focus has been on trying to be the best I can be for this team and trying to go out and be a winning quarterback, be a championship-level quarterback for this team and this organization because they certainly deserve it. I made a commitment to them and I want to live up to it.”
These comments are surfacing with the highly-anticipated matchup between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4. Brady, who won the Super Bowl last season, is rolling with a red-hot Buccaneers team. Belichick, who went 7-9 in 2020, has a revamped roster that’s growing together and collected a strong win over the New York Jets last week.
As the days roll on ahead of the matchup, so will the storylines.