ESPN: Tom Brady & the New England Patriots are being torn apart from within

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Over the past few years especially, Tom Brady has become more open about his life outside of football. By that I mean that he’s talked more about his crazy diet, his focus on “pliability,” how he thinks pliability can prevent concussions, and how drinking water can prevent sunburns. Yeah. No one ever said he was smart – they only said he was good at football. But that’s just the thing: Tom Brady’s lack of critical thinking left him open to a snake-oil salesman, and now his relationship with that snake-oil salesman is likely destroying the New England Patriots from within. The snake-oil salesman is Alex Guerrero, a fitness trainer, “body coach” and now Brady’s business partner. Guerrero created the alleged TB12 Method with Tom, and now they’re selling books and food and a whole idiotic “program” for living.

Guerrero didn’t just work with Brady one-on-one. Guerrero was employed by the Patriots’ staff, and many other players worked with him too. Note the past tense – in December, Patriots coach Bill Belichick apparently had Guerrero’s staff privileges revoked, and will no longer allow him to work with any players… besides Tom, I guess. ESPN did a long-read story about what’s going on behind-the-scenes, and how this might be the last year that Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Belichick and Tom Brady work together, because the Patriots Org has been torn apart by Guerrero. You can read the full ESPN piece here. Some highlights:

The Patriots are in trouble: According to interviews with more than a dozen New England staffers, executives, players and league sources with knowledge of the team’s inner workings, the three most powerful people in the franchise — Belichick, Brady and owner Robert Kraft — have had serious disagreements. They differ on Brady’s trainer, body coach and business partner Alex Guerrero; over the team’s long-term plans at quarterback; over Belichick’s bracing coaching style; and most of all, over who will be the last man standing. Those interviewed describe a palpable sense in the building that this might be the last year together for this group.

The problems began in early September. The season had just started, and Guerrero was once again becoming an issue in the Patriots’ building, just weeks before the release of Brady’s first real book, “The TB12 Method.”

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