Gronk can’t talk about TD celebration with Brandin Cooks; “We got yelled at”

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The NFL relaxed rules governing touchdown celebrations this season and we’ve seen some elaborately choreographed ones from several teams around the league as a result.

We haven’t seen any from the Patriots, but it looked like we might have gotten a glimpse of one on Sunday when wide receiver Brandin Cooks jumped on tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s back and rode as if he were a jockey after a fourth quarter touchdown pass.

After the game, Gronkowski was asked about the celebration. He said it wasn’t planned, but held back on saying any more after revealing that he’d been told that the first rule of Patriots touchdown celebration club is not to talk about Patriots touchdown celebration club.

“Yeah, that was not planned or anything,” Gronkowski said in comments distributed by the team. “We got yelled at. We’re not allowed to talk about celebrations. That’s what we got told. But, I kind of want to talk about it, but I kind of don’t because I’ll get in trouble, so I don’t know what to do. So, it just happened on the spot. It wasn’t planned. We’ll just keep it there.”

We’ll just have to wait to see if Gronkowski spills the beans in a post-career memoir, although we’d imagine there will be far more interesting tidbits than the genesis of this celebration should the tight end go that route.

25 responses to “Gronk can’t talk about TD celebration with Brandin Cooks; “We got yelled at”

  1. The Patriots don’t celebrate like buffoons simply because they did their job. That and The Hoodie insists on respect for every opponent. Speaking of celebrations anyone else catch Landry spinning the ball away and celebrating a 1st down while his team was in the hurry up while getting slaughtered? Stay classy dollyfins.

  2. Actually they weren’t “comments distributed by the team”, they were the exact comments Gronk made at his post game presser. And if you had watched it you would know he was chuckling while he made them and wasn’t serious at all.

  3. irsaysneedle says:
    November 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    what the heck are we going to do when the patriots win YET ANOTHER sb championship???
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    THEN they will celebrate and we will party like it’s…last year.

  4. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    November 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    The Patriots don’t celebrate like buffoons simply because they did their job. That and The Hoodie insists on respect for every opponent. Speaking of celebrations anyone else catch Landry spinning the ball away and celebrating a 1st down while his team was in the hurry up while getting slaughtered? Stay classy dollyfins.

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    exactly

    so proud of my team yet again

    i would be mortified if they took time to practice “celebrations”

    the jets had some today and they lost

    lol

  5. The Patriots players are just doing their job. No need to make a big deal out of it. They will celebrate after winning #6.

  6. skawh says:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    What is there to celebrate – except having the advantage of annually playing in the worst division in football, maybe
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    If you can back up that claim with actual numbers I’ll apologize, but for now, I’ll simply say you’re completely wrong as many posters have proved what you said wrong countless times.

    Great win today against the powerhouse 49ers by the way, eye roll

  7. skawh says:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    What is there to celebrate – except having the advantage of annually playing in the worst division in football, maybe
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    Right. Because that NFC West with the 9ers is such a perennial juggernaut. Get some new material dude.

  8. skawh says:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    What is there to celebrate – except having the advantage of annually playing in the worst division in football, maybe

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    Some things to be considered here
    1] if you go by winning percentage the AFC east leads the AFC. (So what do you go by?)
    2) To be a contender or champion year in year out has meant that they had to beat the entire league not just the AFC.
    3) actually 1 & 2 cover it so well there is no need for #3.

  9. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    skawh says:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    What is there to celebrate – except having the advantage of annually playing in the worst division in football, maybe
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    If you can back up that claim with actual numbers I’ll apologize, but for now, I’ll simply say you’re completely wrong as many posters have proved what you said wrong countless times.

    Great win today against the powerhouse 49ers by the way, eye roll

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    I think if Garrapolo had come in sooner maybe Seattle doesnt win that.

  10. The funny thing is Gronk still said too much. Hes in trouble. It will be behind closed doors, but it will be.

  11. Speaking of celebrations anyone else catch Landry spinning the ball away and celebrating a 1st down while his team was in the hurry up while getting slaughtered?
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    Yep, he does that all the time. He even celebrated a first down he DIDN’T get today. Love my team but they need to act professional and do their damn jobs instead of practicing TD celebrations and look-at-me poses. Some plays today looked like they have never tried them in practice. If you can’t go through one single drive without making a stupid mistake somewhere then, as a team, you have no business doing any of that kind of crap. Landry has skills but he costs the team with dumb penalties, makes the team look bad (ok, worse) with his stupid celebrations and seems to get the ball way too much for the offense to ‘click’. Maybe that’s Gase, but maybe it’s him crying for the ball from the locker room to the huddle.

  12. wib22 says:
    November 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    As much as he bends the rules, Belichick is a good coach
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    As much as he cheated shulacheat was an adequate one.

  13. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    skawh says:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    What is there to celebrate – except having the advantage of annually playing in the worst division in football, maybe
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    If you can back up that claim with actual numbers I’ll apologize, but for now, I’ll simply say you’re completely wrong as many posters have proved what you said wrong countless times.
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    @ sweep, I wouldn’t go holding your breath for any actual rational numbers. skwah is chipwibby’s shehawks id

  14. The appropriate response is to act like you’ve done this before. A guy makes a play and acts like he just won the Super Bowl singlehandedly. Same guy disappears when he blows a play. Stupid!

  15. skawh says:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    What is there to celebrate – except having the advantage of annually playing in the worst division in football, maybe

    Perhaps you should know what you’re talking about before you post something….

    Why not trot out the lame schedule excuse while you are at it? What part of a .786 win % in division and a .762% out of it is hard to understand? What would put it in perspective for you? The last 4 years running the Pats have lost the same number of games in 6 to the division as they have in 10 to the rest of the league. All divisions are .500 against themselves yet the AFCE has won more games per team than any other over the last 10 years. Division winners on average for the past 10 years have lost 1.363 games per year in division, New England has lost 1.5. What division would you have them dominate instead? They are located in MA so it would need to be a northern or eastern team. How about we put them in the AFCN where in the Brady/Belichick era they are .828? Not what you had in mind? The NFCN (.875) or NFCE (.813) probably won’t do it for you either. Maybe that .786 isn’t all that bad after all, you should be thankful the Pats are in the AFCE, they could be owning your division instead.

  16. Belichick doesn’t “bend” the rules (please don’t rehash old and tired spy gate) He’s just smarter than everyone else at understanding and using rules to his teams advantage. Probably the greatest coach ever. Of course other fans resent him. That kind of jealously is understandable. But only a fool would not want him as their teams coach.

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