Tom Brady Responds To Rob Gronkowski’s Shot At Patriots
Tom Brady responds to Rob Gronkowski’s shot at the Patriots in a new interview.
While New England has won all but one game so far this season, the team’s offense has not been great. The frustration over this has been apparent both on the field and off the field.
Recently, Gronkowski offered some harsh words for his former team over the fact that they have so visibly displayed their dissatisfaction during and after unimpressive victories.
“It’s like, ‘Yo, you guys are 9-1.’ That’s the one part I don’t miss about being there,” Gronkowski said.
“Hands down, I’m not going to lie. I don’t miss that. They’re frustrated. They’re 9-1. They win a game against Philly last week. We lost to them two years ago in the Super Bowl. They should be happy.
“Instead, you’re sitting there Sunday night like, ‘What did I do wrong?’ No, that’s not the feeling you should have. You should be pumped about the win.
“Yeah you might not have put up the big offensive numbers that you put up but you won the game. Enjoy it, go out the next week and build off of it.”
Brady was presented with these comments and asked to respond to them. His reply was actually very thoughtful.
“I think there’s a lot of emotions that I feel, both positive and things that can be critical after a game,” Brady said.
“Depending on when you catch me is probably when you’re going to recognize what emotion I’m feeling at that particular time. But I’ve been playing football for 20 years, and there’s a lot of different emotions over the course of a season,” he continued.
“There’s a lot of joy in winning, there’s a lot of frustration in a football season. There’s disappointment, there’s elation, there’s perspective and gratitude and appreciation.”
Brady did not stop there.
“I think all those things balance each other out,” he added.
“You’re not going to go through five blissful months of emotions during football season.
“It’s going to be challenging at times, and there’s going to be moments where you have to dig deep and find your mental toughness and everyone has different experiences and deals with them in different ways.”
The Patriots quarterback also made it a point to address Gronkowski specifically.
“Rob was one of the great teammates I’ve ever had,” Brady said.
“He’s one of the most consistently optimistic people that I’ve been around. He played with a great love for the game, and I’m happy to see him happy now and enjoying the things that he’s doing in his life.”
While New England does look visibly off on the offensive side of the ball, it is worth remembering that the only team that has beaten them all year long is the Baltimore Ravens.
For all the talk about crumbling dynasties and offensive woes, this is still arguably a top-five team in the NFL right now.
And if the Patriots can get to the postseason as a top-five team, they have as good a chance of winning the whole thing as anyone in the league today.
Don’t be too surprised if come Week 15 or Week 16 New England figures out what ails them on the offensive side of the ball and suddenly becomes the most complete and terrifying team in all of football.