Over the course of his 15-year career, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has frequently overwhelmed opponents with his football skills.
But it is Brady's celebration skills that often leave his teammates feeling overwhelmed, and, in some cases, a little worse for wear.
Brady's teammates told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that the quarterback's celebration's are surprisingly enthusiastic.
"You've got to–got to–be prepared for his head-butts and high-fives, because they are coming...You've got to brace yourself. It doesn't look like much coming at you but it's intense," said Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms.
Brady gained attention last year when receiver Julian Edelman didn't notice Brady trying to high-five him and walked past the quarterback. Running back Jonas Gray said that in his excitement, Brady often doesn't indicate whether he plans to give a high-five or a fist bump.
Gray said most Patriots players just leave their hands flat and let Brady make the call.
At 37-years-old, Brady's vigor surprises some of his younger teammates, but they appreciate the camaraderie.
"We are like brothers, which means we congratulate each other, but because we lift weights, it gets very intense," said Tyms.
- Christopher Woody