More information is coming out about Patriots coach Bill
Belichick’s decision to keep Tom Brady‘s personal
trainer, Alex Guerrero, away from the team — including a report
that Guerrero is influencing a lot more Patriots than just
Guerrero now works with about 20 players on the Patriots and
tells them that if his instructions
conflict with the instructions of the Patriots’ strength
and conditioning staff, then they should listen to Guerrero,
according to Boston Sports Journal.
One example of a time that happened: According to the report, a
Patriots player was told by the team’s strength coaches that he
should be doing squats in the weight room. Guerrero told the
player he shouldn’t do squats. The player listened to Guerrero
and refused to do the squats that the strength staff was
telling him to do.
The report also says that when Belichick talked to Guerrero
about trying to get everyone on the same page, Guerrero
badmouthed Belichick to the players he works with. That may
have been the last straw for Belichick.
Guerrero still visits the Patriots facility, and it appears
that’s not going to change as long as Brady is the quarterback.
Guerrero has too much influence with the superstar franchise
player to be pushed out entirely. But Belichick would like to
limit how much access Guerrero has to the other 52 players on