Brady's longtime QB guru is terminally ill

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Brady's longtime QB guru is terminally ill

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
Tom Martinez, the man who helped sculpt the picture-perfect fundamentals of Tom Brady, says he has a month to live. In a statement dictated to his daughter Linda Martinez Haley, the elder Martinez said, "We have received some bad news that I wanted to share with all of you. I have been given a week to a month to live, depending on my bodys response to medication."Glenn Reeves of theSan Jose Mercury News reported that Brady worked out with Martinez last week in Menlo Park, California. Brady's father, Tom Brady Sr., told Reeves, "This will be such a loss to so many kids on the Peninsula, not to have him be there as a mentor. In our family he helped all three of our daughters and our son as recently as last Sunday. He had just got out of the hospital Saturday, but on Sunday he was sitting in his chair directing what was to be done. He is one of the great tacticians ever. His passing will be a major loss.''As recently as 2009, Brady was getting in-season help from Martinez when he needed tweaking. Brady, who remains exceptionally close to his family and his closest support circle in Northern California, is certain to be moved deeply by Martinez' condition.

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