According to the Boston Herald, before throwing a six-yard touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady called out “Cougar! Cougar! Linda!” at the line of scrimmage.
The audible could be a reference to coach Bill Belichick’s longtime girlfriend, Linda Holliday.
“Well, since it was obviously a good call and a well-executed play, I’ll take a tiny bit of credit — but only for a well-named play,” Linda told the Track. “Seriously, the whole team played hard and we all couldn’t be happier, right?!?”
Brady was asked about his audibles on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” show Monday.
“We’ve got a lot of calls at the line of scrimmage, some are protection calls, some are calls where we’re directing guys, we got run calls, we got pass calls, we got protection calls, we got dummy calls, so you don’t get locked into one or two things … we ended up using them all,” Brady said.