Rob Gronkowski invents new word to describe boost from Tom Brady

CLEVELAND – Leave it to Rob Gronkowski to add a new word for your Gridiron Dictionary.

Ampness.

The New England Patriots’ gregarious tight end offered such a creative twist in describing the level of intensity that Tom Brady inspired upon returning from his Deflategate suspension.

“Everyone was intense today,” Gronkowski said, warming to his theme. “Everyone was amped up. Tom always brings the ampness.”

I think it’s cool that Gronkowski came up with a word on the fly, as he later explained.

Of course, Gronk being Gronk – which included five catches for 109 yards in the 33-13 rout of the Browns – he makes no apologies. It flows with his hyper, over-the-edge persona.

“I’m always making up words,” Gronkowski told USA TODAY Sports. “I just flow with it.”

Follow Jarrett Bell on Twitter @JarrettBell.

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