New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady had different reactions to questions about Alex Guerrero, the latter's trainer/friend during Friday's press conference, days before the team's clash with the Buffalo Bills. During Friday’s press conference, Belichick was asked if he indeed banned Brady’s personal trainer from the sidelines and from team flights, but the head coach was evasive with his answers: “Yeah, this is another one with no sources, right?” Belichick added that he will not talk about it due to a lack of sources.

Belichick was asked by another if there is truth to reports that Guerrero’s access has been limited, to which he had a long reply, explaining that there are a lot of people working outside of the Patriots' organization and there are different relationships and situations with other personalities. Belichick added that he will not go into detail regarding what everyone is doing, saying it is impossible to do.

This was the first time that Belichick spoke at length, albeit vaguely, about Guerrero, who, according to Boston Globe’s Bob Hohler, was banned from boarding team flights and from staying on the sideline during games. In addition, Hohler said Belichick prohibited Guerrero from treating other players, except for Brady, at his exclusive office at Gillette Stadium.

Brady irked by questions about Guerrero

Reporters also got no confirmation about the rift from Brady, who was irked by the questions about Guerrero. When asked about the removal of Guerrero’s access on the sidelines, Brady said he doesn’t think about it, saying he already has many things to think about: “I’m going to go try and win an important game and do what I always do,” said Brady, referring to their clash with the Bills.

Another reporter tried to get more from Brady by asking how he reacted when informed about the removal of Guerrero’s access, the quarterback replied: I don’t really agree with your question, so I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Brady also refused to answer when asked whether or not he thought the report was true.

Two Patriots players out against Bills

The Patriots (11-3) will take on the Bills (8-6) without defensive lineman Alan Branch and running back Rex Burkhead, who are both dealing with knee injuries. Listed as questionable against the Bills are running backs Brandon Bolden and James White, wide receivers Chris Hogan and Matthew Slater, defensive back Brandon King, defensive lineman Eric Lee, linebacker Kyle Van Noy and offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle.