Rob Gronkowski briefly broke the fourth wall in discussing his touchdown celebration

"We're not allowed to talk about celebrations. But I kind of want to talk about it."

After he scored on a fourth quarter five-yard touchdown pass, Brandin Cooks jumped on the back of teammate Rob Gronkowski. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The Patriots haven’t exactly led the way in touchdown celebrations in 2017, despite the NFL relaxing the rules to allow more elaborate displays.

On Sunday, Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks staged a quality celebration, where the smaller Cooks rode on Gronkowski’s back following one of several New England scores in a victory against the Dolphins.

In the postgame, Gronkowski was asked for some background information about the celebration. His answer gave a rare glimpse into the restrictive team policy for players speaking with the media:

“We got yelled at,” Gronkowski began. “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 into trouble. So I don’t know what to do. It just happened on the spot. It wasn’t planned. We’ll just keep it there.”