Super Bowl week is here. The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams have arrived in Atlanta and will met the media Monday night.
Here are all the festivities and best quotes from the night:
Opening night was fun.— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) January 29, 2019
An interview unlike any other at Super Bowl LIII Opening Night. Brady then came off the podium and shared an embrace with the "reporter" who handed him the pillow. pic.twitter.com/KsK3oQlywE— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 29, 2019
On Tom Brady saying he wants to play until age 45, Belichick says, "Tom works hard and trains hard, so he probably will."
Gronk giving out hugs.
Asked if Rams DT Aaron Donald compares to Lawrence Taylor, Bill Belichick (Taylor's former defensive coordinator) says, "Aaron Donald's a great player, but I wouldn't put anyone ahead of Lawrence Taylor. Lawrence did it for 13 years and he dominated, similar to the way Donald does. But I wouldn't put anyone ahead of Taylor. I just wouldn't."
Patriots safety Devin McCourty called the Super Bowl run with twin brother Jason as a teammate "the ride of a lifetime." pic.twitter.com/c53EayFbwg— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 29, 2019
Tom Brady is asked his reaction to Nickell Robey-Coleman's remarks, and after a notable pause, he says, "Yeah, I don't have much to add." pic.twitter.com/8qKPPaxkEK— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 29, 2019
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski asked if he's bummed not to be able to go to Shaq's Super Bowl party on Friday night. Gronk joked about plans to go to the party, if invited.
"First of all, that's a sweet beard you have," - young reporter to Julian Edelman. pic.twitter.com/d4UnhoLVQz— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) January 29, 2019
Big brother and little brother. pic.twitter.com/qYi2giT8l5— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 29, 2019
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski told me he will likely sit down two weeks after the Super Bowl and decide on his future. He wouldn't bite on whether he wants to play beyond this season.
Jared Goff was just asked if he has a dog. Yes he does. And it lives during the season with his parents. And yes he FaceTimes with it. pic.twitter.com/9ROnxIpy5j— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) January 29, 2019
Several awkward periods of prolonged silence have fallen over Jared Goff's media availability as the clock winds down. He hasn't exactly expanded on many answers. A media person asked: Any questions for us? Goff: No.
Jared Goff on media night: "It's crazy. It's fun. This chair is a little uncomfortable though."
Aqib Talib: Still keep in touch with Tom Brady, Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon from the Patriots days. pic.twitter.com/CJjsMzxYnF— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 29, 2019
Rams OLB Dante Fowler in a sombrero and enjoying a taste test. pic.twitter.com/6tEIEMIaYN— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) January 29, 2019
Ndamukong Suh was asked about being a nice guy off the field and something entirely different on the field. Says he sees a sports psychologist. Says he can "play closer to the edge but not go over the edge." ...Between the white lines, Suh said "just a different beast comes out of you to be successful."
Todd Gurley, a Georgia alum, talks about how much it means to him to be back playing in the same state as his alma mater. He said he hasn't been in touch with fellow Georgia alum Sony Michel of the Patriots, but is happy for him.
When asked about the health of his knee, Todd Gurley jokes, "I expect to play every play and never come out of the game." Asked how his knee feels, he says, "It's cool."
Aaron Donald said growing up he wanted to be a skill player, a running back, "but I ate myself out of that position." Donald said later on he started studying defensive linemen the likes of Warren Sapp and John Randle.