Patriots have had a rather tumultuous offseason, with reports that Rob Gronkowski might be traded, as well as friction between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and his personal trainer, Alex Guerrero.
But those turned out to be just rumors. As far as we know, Gronk remains and Belichick and Brady seem to be the same guys who previously helped the franchise win five Super Bowl titles.
There have also been some talks about Julian Edelman, one of Brady’s favorite receivers, who will be missing the first four games of the regular season due to violation of the league’s PED policy.
Apparently, Tom Brady doesn’t want to discuss the matter and would rather just ignore the incident.
On Saturday, Brady was asked about a possible connection between Edelman and Guerrero, who is also Brady’s business partner.
“I have no comment,” Brady said. “That’s just ridiculous. I’m out.”
Edelman, who tore his ACL in August 2017, worked with Guerrero during his rehabilitation. However, Guerrero denied having anything to do with Edelman’s suspension and criticized anyone who suggested otherwise.
“I’ve known Julian since his rookie year and he is a phenomenal athlete who takes his training seriously — it’s disappointing to hear today’s news. Elite athletes sometimes work with multiple coaches and health professionals as part of their training,” Guerrero said at the time. “Here at our facility, we take a natural, holistic, appropriate and, above all, legal approach to training and recovery for all of our clients. And anyone who would suggest otherwise is irresponsible, and just plain wrong.”
Edelman also thinks high of Guerrero and praised his TB12 method for helping with his recovery.
“Yeah, I mean, everyone’s a competitor. So sometimes you’re your own worst enemy when you’re trying to do that,” Edelman said. “But it is what it is, and there’s a big part of the process and I’ve got a lot of guys, training staff helping me out — TB12, all that stuff — to get to where I want to be.”