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Bill Belichick on DHK shrugs off talk of rift with Alex Guerrero

Ryan Hannable
December 18, 2017 - 6:36 pm

Tom Brady's personal trainer Alex Guerrero has been in the news of late, especially after ESPN's Adam Schefter said on Kirk & Callahan last week he had heard of potential issues between he and Bill Belichick.

On Kirk & Callahan Monday, Brady didn't have much to say on the rumor.

“I don't have any comment on that, other than to say Alex has been a huge part of what I do and I'm so fortunate to have him not only as a friend, but with everything we've been able to do together,” Brady said. “It takes a lot of people for an NFL player to achieve. Your career and teammates and coaches and family and support and friends, and Alex has been a huge, huge reason why I'm still playing.”

Belichick was asked about it on Dale & Holley with Keefe later on Monday and he didn't have much to say, either.

"I'm not really going to get into that," he said when asked if Guerrero no longer travels with the team. "I'll talk about the game. I am good to talk about the game."

He also added he wasn't aware of any issues between the two.

Belichick did go in-depth on the big win over the Steelers, which took a lot out of both the players and coaches.

“It was a very emotional, intense football game, but give all the credit to our players," he said. "They hung in there. They battled. Short week on the road. Good team, playing Pittsburgh at home. It wasn’t always good, but we just kept fighting. We just kept plugging away and made a few more plays than they did.”

The coach said the ending reminded him of Super Bowl XLIX and Malcolm Butler's game-winning interception.

“Little bit," he said. "Kind of down that end of the field — well it was the opposite end — but at the goal-line, us on defense, sort of hard to see what happened. [This] was batted up in the air, so it was actually a little easier to see than the Seattle play, but it was a huge play. In the end the game really comes down to that one play — the execution by the two teams with that particular situation. That is why situational football is so important in this league."