The Patriots have been given ‘highly strict rules’ that they aren’t allowed to talk about Super Bowl LI

Tom Brady Super Bowl Patriots
As confetti falls around him, Tom Brady howls as he hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy following New England's come-from-behind victory. –Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis

The rematch of Super Bowl LI is set to take place Sunday night at Gillette Stadium, but the Patriots won’t be talking much about the historic February night in the days leading up to their game against the Falcons.

According to Rob Gronkowski, the team has “been givien really highly strict rules” that they are not permitted to discuss their epic come-from-behind victory in Houston. Gronk was asked about the takeaways he drew from the Super Bowl LI — despite not being on the field — while speaking to the media on Wednesday, but the tight end didn’t offer much insights on account of the Patriots’ alleged guidelines.


“Well, we’ve been given really highly strict rules that we are not allowed to talk about that game, so you’re not really going to get any information from anyone about that,” he explained. “I’m just looking forward to this week. They look good on film. They’re a fast team, a physical team, and it’s going to be a tough game coming this Sunday night.”

As for what happens to a player who has loose lips?

Gronk didn’t allude to any sort of punishment, but New England’s head coach Bill Belichick has previously taken media matters very seriously. Just ask Wes Welker.


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