Julian Edelman played his best football at the Super Bowl, and the Los Angeles Rams know it best. They could not find a solution to shut him down, and yes, Edelman was fired up about the game, and he helped the team win their sixth Lombardi Trophy. Cameras caught Edelman telling Tom Brady what everyone knew: the Rams were unable to cover him.
Julian Edelman had 10 catches for 141 yards during the Super Bowl. He was amazing! The Patriots scored 13 points, and Edelman was great for the offense. He helped Brady and the teammates move the ball downfield. The mic’d up video reveals some great moments.
“Hey… Let’s keep it going. They can’t cover me!” Edelman told Brady.
“It was tough,” he said before the Super Bowl. “You’ve got mixed emotions. You’re happy your teammates are there. You’ve seen some of these younger guys come in as rookies and develop big roles and make big plays to get to the Super Bowl and you’re excited for them but then you also have a hurt feeling because you’re not playing. That’s kind of how you feel but that was last year and this year I’m thinking about the Los Angeles Rams.”
“I think you get to focus more on football,” he added. “Fortunately, I’ve played in a couple of
these and you get to refine your routine and it allows you to think about
football. It allows you to think about the Los Angeles Rams and what they’re
doing and how they are on defense and special teams and [Johnny] Hekker being a
quarterback back there as a punter, that’s what it allows you to do because you
have a little experience with that. But that’s it.”
“It means the world. This is what you play the game for and it’s
been a crazy year for me, two years. I have a kid, tear your ACL, you miss four
games. It’s been a mentally, physically, emotionally exhausting year. You put
all that effort into overcoming that for this game. It’s been a heck of a year
to get to go out and play with your teammates and see how this thing’s evolved
out. It’s always a great thing getting to play in the last game of the year.”