Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will make his expected return to Gillette Stadium next weekend to face the New England Patriots. Even though that matchup is more than a week away, it’s still a topic of conversation surrounding the NFL.
Earlier this week, Tom Brady Sr. shared his thoughts on his son’s departure from the Patriots. When asked if it was proven after taking his son Buccaneers to a Super Bowl, he replied, “OK.”
Brady’s longtime coach Alex Guerrero also commented on his time as seven-time Super Bowl champion in New England. He claims that Patriots head coach Bill Belickic treated Brady like a 20-year-old child, even when he was in his 30s and 40s.
According to the Boston Herald, Guerrero said, “I think the interesting thing about being there – and it’s just me, an outsider watching – it was never Bill.” I think over time, with Tom, when Tom’s 30’s Coming in the late decade or early 40s, I think Bill was still trying to behave like his 20 year old kid that he drafted. And I think all the players realized Tom was different.
“He’s older, so he should be treated differently. And all the players, none of them would have noticed that he was treated differently. I think it was a matter of a bill. He never developed. So you’re someone like that. Can’t deal with what’s in it. They’re like 40. They’re 20. It doesn’t work. “
Guerrero traveled with Brady from New England to Tampa Bay. He said everything about the Buccaneers organization is perfect for signal callers at this point in his career.
“This place, we had a lot of fun here” They are great here. Ownership is great. Coaching is great, management is great. “
In New England, Belichick prevents Guerrero from entering the team facility. In Tampa Bay, Guerrero said he was welcomed to the club’s facilities and Brandi’s current teammates joined him for additional practice at the TB12 training facility near Raymond James Stadium.
The Buccaneers made Brady feel like he was at the top of the world, which is probably what Belichik should have done at least more. It will be interesting to see how he handles his return to Foxborough next weekend.