Tom Brady on entering 'Gronk's world'

November, 27, 2013
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's emotions sometimes bubble over on the field, as we saw Sunday night after he fired a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski. In the ensuing celebration, a fired-up Brady raced up to Gronkowski and started yelling at him in excitement.

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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images"I don't really remember what I said," Tom Brady said of his enthusiastic reaction to a TD pass to Rob Gronkowski, adding, "I kind of lost my mind."
What did he say?

"I don’t really remember what I said. I was pretty fired up," Brady said Wednesday when asked about the exchange captured by NBC's sharp camera operators. "He and I have a good relationship. We've played together in a lot of games. He gets excited and I get excited when he’s out there because I have so much familiarity with him and he’s a big part of why our offense goes. When he’s making plays, it just helps other guys make plays. A score like that, it was a very emotional time in the game. I kind of lost my mind."

Brady was asked, with a lighthearted touch, if he was speaking the same language as Gronkowski because it seemed like he "entered Gronk's world."

Brady laughed.

"Every language with Gronk is a little in Gronk’s world, isn’t it?" he cracked. "He’s excitable, I’m excitable. We have fun. That’s what football is all about. You’re working hard, you’re competing and most of all, you’re having fun, especially when you do things good, you have to have fun. You compete against really good teams, they make it hard and you battle and you fight. There are times when people may think you want to cash it in but you fight back and good things happen."

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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