FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 03: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reacts after a teammate missed a touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Star tight end Rob Gronkowski spent nine seasons with the New England Patriots through the prime of his career where he won three Super Bowl titles with the team. But even though he had plenty of success playing alongside legendary quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, it didn’t sound like a lot of fun.

During an interview with Up & Adams this week, Rob Gronkowski revealed that whenever the team lost a game, the players were “in super depression for two days or for the whole week.”

“A regular season game with the Patriots, throughout my 20s … if we won a game, the next day still felt like we lost a game,” Gronkowski said. “And if we lost a game, it felt like you were in super depression for two days or for the whole week. That’s what made you really want to win the games when you were with the Patriots. You didn’t ever want to feel that depression feeling for two days after the game (so you say), ‘We have to win the game so we have a good week.’”

It sounds quite miserable, to say the least. But at least he left New England with quite a few rings and four All-Pro selections. It’s safe to say it worked out for him.

[Up & Adams]