New England Patriots: 3 takeaways on Brady/Belichick/Kraft exposé book

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with head coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The anticipation building up to the New England Patriots upcoming Week 4 matchup against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is through the roof. Fans across the NFL are excited to see how Brady will fare in his return to Gillette Stadium, and whether or not Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has something up his sleeve to slow down his former franchise quarterback.

Only adding to the suspense have been recent comments made by Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., and his longtime trainer and business partner, Alex Guerrero, that were disparaging against the Patriots, and Belichick in particular. They only add to the already infinite amount of storylines heading into this game.

This morning, more fuel was added to the fire when ESPN published an article that provided a sneak-peek of Seth Wickersham’s new book “It’s Better to Be Feared”. The book takes an inside look at the relationship between Brady, Belichick, and Pats owner Robert Kraft, while also looking at some of the other workings of New England’s 20+ year dynasty. Wickersham is a writer for ESPN, so it’s no surprise ESPN decided to put this out in the buildup to the Week 4 matchup.

Wickersham has been notorious for trying to detail, and potentially overexaggerate, the demise between the three key pieces of the Patriots dynasty. Regardless, there are tons of interesting tidbits on the inner workings of the Patriots that weren’t common knowledge beforehand. Let’s take a look at three big takeaways from the preview of the book, which is set to drop in full on October 12th.