Filmmaker Gotham Chopra is about to release a new Tom Brady documentary series called “Tom vs. Time.” It focuses on the Patriots quarterback’s personal life, as well as his training up through the 2017 season.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday about the new doc, which will premiere on Facebook’s mobile video platform “Facebook Watch” later this month. As the title indicates, the series will revolve around the 40-year-old’s ongoing battle against Father Time.
The documentary won’t, however, feature much footage of Brady working on his craft at Gillette Stadium. Instead, Brady will be seen at his home in Brookline and on his commute to Foxboro. Additionally, the doc includes highlights of Brady’s recent visit to China and trip to Montana to train with Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.
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Brady’s personal trainer Alex Guerrero, who became a lightning rod during the 2017 season due to apparent behind-the-scenes issues with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, also appears several times. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels also makes brief cameos via video or voice chat. Patriots fans can get a glimpse of he and Brady watching game film and drawing up plays.
Belichick, meanwhile, will be absent. So in light of that, it’s pretty telling that there’s nothing seen within the walls at Gillette. It appears that Belichick and/or the team drew a hard line on this as far as access is concerned.
As for Guerrero, he only appears to put Brady through “pliability” training and other exercises. Chopra mentioned that he may touch upon the apparent friction between Guerrero and Patriots coaches and doctors in later chapters of the doc.
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Chopra admits that he grew up a Patriots fan in Lincoln, Mass. So the documentary is likely to be a glorified infomercial for the whole TB12 brand. It would be odd if it truly gave as eye-opening a look at his personal life or football preparation as it purports.
But at the same time, Brady’s life outside of football is so rarely seen that anything peeking behind the curtain is a must-see. And it certainly won’t focus on any of the behind-the-scenes drama percolating over the last few months, so perhaps many fans will see it as a breath of fresh air.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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