Ex-Patriot Believes Issues Between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick Are ‘Made Up by the Media’

Published 09/25/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Sep 9, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the side line during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, former New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison appeared on ‘The Rich Eisen Show’ to open up about the discord between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. His appreciation for the head coach carrying forward the Patriots way was most genuine and understandable.

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His tenure with the Patriots was short-lived as he retired after just one season with them. However, he believes that the approach adopted by the Patriots head coach is something that should be appreciated by someone who likes to be disciplined. And that is exactly how they want to preserve the heritage of the franchise by passing on the baton of discipline to the next generation of athletes.

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Big revelation on Bill’s response to Brady’s trainer

Apparently, after being asked about the impact of Brady having his personal trainer around coach Bill, he said, “I mean he was there, but I never saw him [Brady’s trainer]. I mean, they had their own area that they would go to, like an office, I guess. And that’s where he would go get his treatment, you know. I believe he even allowed other guys who wanted to get treatment to use him, and so on and so forth. But like I said, it was not like ‘Oh don’t go in this area because Tom and they’re training,’ no it’s nothing like that.”

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James’s disclosure on the matter is entirely contrary to the recent news circulating around that Bill could not stand the presence of Brady’s trainer, Alex Guerrero. This brings forth two very contradicting sides of the head coach, Bill Belichick, which is simply more complex than the matter itself.

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady #12 celebrate after winning 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Rich Eisen tried to dig further by asking Harrison about his knowledge of the Brady and Bill discord. “That’s just stuff that the media was making up. I sat there. I look for it, believe me, nothing,” James replied. “I’m like, okay, the Patriots have their own stuff going on like other teams do. And I get there and it’s like wow I see why it’s us versus everybody and that’s the mentality they use. Because from what I’ve seen and what I’ve read, it is night and day from what is being told and what is actually happening. That’s why they bond together and stick together and pride the way they do.”

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands at the start of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The contradiction made by James Harrison on the remarks that surfaced during the past two days just reveals the open ends to this matter. These matters cannot be settled unless Tom Brady himself opens up. Which side are you on? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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