Rob Gronkowski celebrated after he had a hand (actually, his whole body) in a fourth-quarter touchdown on a shovel pass to Brandin Cooks.
Cooks carried the ball over the goal line behind Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen for the score, then hopped on Gronkowski’s back and rode him like a racehorse through the end zone.
Gronkowski insisted after the game that no part of the celebration was premeditated. It sounded like a higher power (rhymes with Phil Melichick) had put the kibosh on any big group celebrations or even talk of them.
“That was not planned or anything,” Gronkowski said. “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.”
Gronk thinking aloud about his TD celebration "We got yelled at we aren't allowed to talk about celebrations. But I kind of want to talk about it, but I kinda don't because I will get in trouble. So I don't know what to do. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/SC2UpFE9V5— Chad Amaral (@chad_amaral) November 26, 2017