Brandon LaFell stopped by NFL Network’s Total Access on Tuesday, nine days removed from winning his first Super Bowl as a member of the New England Patriots.
A few highlights from the wideout’s appearance.
On the last week: “Post-Super Bowl, it’s been great. It’s been like you’re going on a recruiting visit for college and everybody’s buttering you up, tapping you on your back. And you know it’s going to end one day, but you just want that wave and that ride to just carry on for a long time.”
On winning a national championship, then a Super Bowl: “It’s a great feeling. Also, to score in a national championship game and also to score in the Super Bowl, it’s great. And to win the way we won, playing the game up and down like that, to come back from 10 points down and get a victory was great.”
On his play-action slant for a touchdown: “We tried to high-low that flat defender, and when you see that flat defender cheat out to the sideline with [Danny] Amendola, we just tried to get the ball right behind him real quick and tried to get it in before the safety could get over there to make the play.”
On chipping Tom Brady’s tooth celebrating: “Man, he text me the other day. He was like, ‘Hey man, great season. Liked the way you played, but on a side note, you chipped my tooth with that headbutt.’ I was like, ‘Man, I’m sorry. I was just trying to get to you before you got to me.’ Because in the Green Bay game, he almost knocked my helmet off.”
On Josh McDaniels’ gameplan against the Seattle Seahawks: “Leading up to that game, Josh was like ‘We’re not going to be like how everybody else played them. We’re going to be in attack mode. We’re not going to sit back and let them dictate the style of football we want to play. We’re going to go out there and attack those guys, keep those guys on their heels. Make those D-linemen, instead of playing 40 snaps a game, we want them to play 60 snaps.’ And, you know, over the course of that game, we got down 10 points, everybody was calm. We knew they couldn’t stop us.”
On watching from the sideline with a minute to play: “Helpless. Man, it’s a bad feeling. I was telling the guys on the sideline – I think I was next to Brandon Bolden – I was like, ‘I hate to put our defense in this situation.’ So much time left on the clock. We went down there and did our job, but I just wish we would’ve been out there on the field with them. It just seemed like that was the longest two minutes of my life. I was like, ‘They ran a play? And only three seconds went off the clock? There’s not more time?’ But that last drive, the way they started off with the big play to Marshawn Lynch, and then they came back with the big play to [Jermaine] Kearse, this has been the tale of their season. Everything’s falling their way, they get the luck of the bounce. It’s going to be a hard way to lose this game. And luckily we pulled it out.”