While the New England Patriots are firmly on to the AFC title game and the Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Films has taken one final look back at the divisional round recently: the league’s video production company released its mic’d up clips from last weekend and one segment includes a closer look at Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. And as had to be expected, the clip is an entertaining one:
"All night long! Like Lionel Richie bro, All. Night. Long." -Edelman mic'd up pic.twitter.com/X8hCaK4JuL— #NobodyDied (@ftbeard_17) January 17, 2019
Whether it is Edelman telling Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn that he is a fan of him or quoting Lionel Richie on the sideline, the clip shows the 32-year old to be his usual outspoken and up-eat self. Of course, he had every reason to feel good about his Sunday afternoon: Edelman finished the game with nine receptions for 151 yards while his team blew out the Chargers 41-28 to punch its ticket to the AFC title game for an eighth straight year.
The Patriots themselves also published a mic’d up clip this week:
Pregame huddles, sideline pep talks & all five touchdown celebrations.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 16, 2019
ICYMI: Sights & sounds from Sunday's win. pic.twitter.com/7yRMlSZeSg
The 4-minute video includes some interesting conversations from the Patriots’ sideline, including quarterback Tom Brady telling his offensive teammates that the Chargers are not able to stop them. Equally interesting is seeing head coach Bill Belichick talk to the pass rushers about putting pressure on Philip Rivers, reiterating that they cannot to hit the L.A. quarterback in the head for what would be a 15-yard penalty.