Sound FX highlights: Julian Edelman’s heartwarming message to Tom Brady before OT touchdown drive
|02.08.17 at 9:35 pm ET|
On NFL Network each week is “Sound FX,” a show that captures the sounds from the field each week.
With there only being one game this past week, the hour-long program was strictly devoted to Super Bowl LI.
There were a few players and coaches mic’d up including Julian Edelman, Dont’a Hightower, Dan Quinn and Mohamed Sanu.
Here are some of the highlights.
— Before the game, Tom Brady was telling referee Carl Cheffers not to get mad if he yelled at him during the game.
“If I yell at you, nothing personal,” Brady said. “You know me, I’m an [expletive].”
“I know you’re competitive. We’re competitive,” Cheffers responded. “I don’t take anything personally. Don’t worry about it.”
— The Patriots settled for a field goal before the end of the half to make it a 21-3 game. Sanu seemed surprised by what was taking place, and also pretty confident in the Atlanta offense.
“I know. I’m never comfortable,” he said. “We’re about to put up 40-something on their ass. But I’m saying, they’ve never seen anything like this.”
— Before the second half, Josh McDaniels did a great job speaking to the running backs, giving off the vibe he believed they could come back.
“Do you believe we’re going to win? I do, too,” McDaniels said. “Let’s just play our best half. I don’t want anyone to do anything you can’t do. Don’t try to make it all up in one play. Just play each play by itself.”
— Also, Brady and Edelman had a moment on the sidelines before the third quarter.
“Let’s go, baby. It’s going to be one hell of a story,” Edelman said.
“Hell yeah,” Brady responded.
— After Julio Jones’ spectacular catch late in the fourth, LeGarrette Blount was in awe.
“That’s an amazing catch,” he said. “Every game we play in it’s always — every Super Bowl we play in — we’ve only played in two — but there’s always that one [expletive] catch, you know what I’m saying?”
— When Matt Ryan completed a pass on third down to get back into field goal range, there was a flag for a holding penalty taking them out of it. Ryan asked Jake Matthews if he committed the penalty (which he did).
“What the [expletive]. Did you hold?” he asked.
— Before the overtime drive, Edelman had a message for Brady.
“Let’s win this thing. For your mom. For your mom, bro,” he said.
— During the celebration on the field immediately after James White’s touchdown, Edelman shared his love for Brady.
“What did I say at halftime? ‘It’s gonna be a helluva story.’ I love you, bro.” he said.
— Edelman and Bill Belichick also shared a moment on the field during the celebration.
“It’s going to be one helluva story,” Edelman said.
“Oh my god, they counted us out 20 times,” Belichick responded.
“Gotta believe, coach,” Edelman said.
“Oh, hell yeah,” Belichick said.
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