New England Patriots: 5 observations from win over Dolphins

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Rob Gronkowski
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Rob Gronkowski /
6 of 7
FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 26: Rob Gronkowski /

Take Me To The Promised Land

I wouldn’t be doing my duty as a writer if I failed to mention Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks’ touchdown celebration.

In the 4th quarter, the Patriots sent Brandin Cooks in motion across the middle of the field. The ball was snapped and Cooks received a touch-pass from Tom Brady. He took the ball around the end and walked into the corner of the end zone. Touchdown!

Now, as if Patriots Nation wasn’t already pumped up, Cooks hopped on Gronk’s back, who piggyback rode him off the field. It was incredible. Cooks was even slapping Gronk’s back as if to tell a horse to giddy-up.

Unfortunately for everyone, the coaching staff was not fond of the celebration. Gronk and Cooks reportedly got yelled at afterward and were told to keep quiet about the incident.

Who reported this, you might ask? I’m glad you asked. Gronk himself spoke about his exchange with the coaches and how he wasn’t supposed to speak about the celebration.

Gronk has had a ton of laughable interviews in his career, but this one might take the cake.

It’s just classic Gronk to want to talk about a fun celebration and want to obey authority at the same time. He’s like an elementary school student and I love every second of it.

Gronk is the most lovable player in the league because he jokes around constantly and he’s not trying to make everyone like him (looking at you, Travis Kelce). Gronk is a genuine and fun human being, and I hope he never changes on or off the field.