At the mere mention of Alex Guerrero, Tom Brady’s controversial trainer and godfather to one of his children, the Patriots quarterback is going to grab his ball and go home. We’re just one month removed from Brady storming out of a media session when asked if the connection between Julian Edelman and Guerrero was cause for suspicion following his PED suspension.
WEEI’s Kirk Minihane had the balls to dip his foot in those icy waters again on Monday morning during Brady’s weekly phone call with WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan. Following reports that Guerrero traveled with the Patriots to North Carolina via the team plane, a privilege that was revoked from him last season, Minihane decided to pick the scab.
Brady wasn’t having it.
Here is the transcript of the icy conversation below, courtesy of Boston.com:
Kirk Minihane: “We saw the reports this weekend that Alex was on the team plane, which he wasn’t for the second half of last year, I guess, and not on the sideline. Is that accurate?”
Tom Brady: “Yeah, he was with me this last week, so it was — yeah.”
Minihane: “So what changed in him not being on the team plane last year and this year? Was that just communication back and forth? Or was that an understanding of other things? What led to that being able to happen this year?”
Brady: “You know, I don’t wanna — I’m not getting into all that.”
Minihane: “OK. Yeah, when I ran into him at the Super Bowl last year in Minneapolis, I remember talking to you about the time when I talked to him there, he had said, in his opinion, that all the stuff had been overblown, that he and [coach Bill] Belichick had a pretty good relationship even then. Would you say that was true?”
Brady: [pauses] I said, ‘I don’t want to get into it.’
Brady: “I mean, everybody knows it’s well-documented, you know, the work he and I do together.”
Minihane: “No, I know. I understand that. I’m just trying to figure out because I saw the reports this weekend that he’s traveling with the team. Was he on the sideline on Friday?”
Brady: “Yeah. Alright, guys, have a great day. I’ll talk to you later.” [Dial tone.]
It will be interesting to see Guerrero’s capacity with the team this year following reports that he and Belichick are like oil and water.