Edelman says Brady yells at those he loves: 'He really loves me, I guess'

Edelman says Brady yells at those he loves: 'He really loves me, I guess'

For a moment, Tom Brady lost his mind. He ripped at his chin strap. He chucked what looked like a Gatorade bottle. He bared his teeth as he screamed at anyone in his path on the Patriots sideline.

There were just over eight minutes remaining in the first quarter, and the Patriots had been forced to punt after Brady missed Julian Edelman on a third-and-20 play. Edelman stopped running as he approached the Ravens goal line, which may have forced Brady to blow a gasket. Had Edelman continued to run, Brady seemed to believe, he may have had a shot at making the catch.

The two were seen talking things over on the bench once Brady had cooled, but they still looked exasperated with one another. 

"We’ll keep that between us, but there was a miscommunication," Edelman told WEEI's Ordway, Merloni and Fauria show on Tuesday. "I have to do better and go on from there. Ebbs and flows of competitiveness in a crucial game.

"I know how he is. He would be a little more scary if he wasn’t yelling at me because if he yells at you then he says he loves you. So he really loves me I guess."

Edelman said there have been moments when he's told Brady he needs to mellow out.

"It's like a relationship where he knows my look when I’m like 'All right, bub. Pump the breaks. It’s snowing. Don’t slam those breaks. Pump them.' I’ll give him a look and he’ll know when I’m a little pissed about that, or this or that.

"I let him take his steam off. I’ll be that punching bag as long as it makes him feel good. It’s a relationship. It’s give and take."

Brady was seen having words with teammates earlier in the first quarter when Chris Hogan left the field and met with trainers, forcing the Patriots to take a timeout. The 39-year-old was asked after the game about what appeared to be an unusually-high intensity level.

"Yeah, it was a big game for us," Brady said. "We played at home in December on Monday night against a great defense. It was important for us to come out and play well."

Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

The Patriots have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders, NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry confirms.

Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.

More to come...


Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

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Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.

Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.

It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport. 

It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.

If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.