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Rosenhaus says that if it wasn’t the Super Bowl, Gronkowski wouldn’t play


Agent Drew Rosenhaus, whose client list includes Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, visited the set of NBC SportsTalk on Thursday.  Surprisingly, the topic of Gronk’s ankle came up.

Rosenhaus was careful to point out that he didn’t want to get himself in trouble with Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  But Rosenhaus also conceded that the injury is sufficiently bad that, if it wasn’t the Super Bowl, Gronkowski definitely wouldn’t be playing.

Implicit in this is the notion that Gronkowski will be playing, since it’s in the Super Bowl.

The real question is whether and to what extent he’ll be effective.

To find out, tune in to NBC (or for the live stream) at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Or you can tune in to NBC at 12:00 p.m. ET for the pregame show.

Or you can continuously watch NBC Sports Network, which includes a wide array of interesting and big-name guests this week from the Super Bowl.

Or you can do all of the above.

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32 Responses to “Rosenhaus says that if it wasn’t the Super Bowl, Gronkowski wouldn’t play”
  1. matthewcarlson1 says: Feb 3, 2012 12:01 AM

    But it is.. so he’s gonna.

  2. djstat says: Feb 3, 2012 12:06 AM

    Or he does not play and bellichek wants new York to prepare for him. With no grimly, NE can use different sets then they have all year.

  3. g2-50eb0a8fef4932a8b33252b7f04ff3e2 says: Feb 3, 2012 12:08 AM

    Oh Drew, always saying things to get yourself in the headlines. How would the NFL ever function without you. 

  4. descendency says: Feb 3, 2012 12:13 AM

    Gronk gonna Gronk.

  5. skinsrock says: Feb 3, 2012 12:13 AM

    Every time I tackle that dude on Sunday… It’s gonna be low… It’s football, If a guy steps on the field, he’s fair game… Every player out there will know his weakness.

  6. buffalion says: Feb 3, 2012 12:16 AM

    Oh behalf of those who prefer not to waste money on cable, thank you for streaming the game on the web.

  7. j0esixpack says: Feb 3, 2012 12:18 AM

    Lots of pressure building on the Giants … Most of which they’re putting on themselves

    The latest is that the defense claims to be able to play Jedi mind tricks against Brady

    This is going to be the most epic of fails if the Giants can’t back up their trash talk

  8. roamingabriel says: Feb 3, 2012 12:19 AM

    Good work Drool!

    Thanx for opening your mouth!


  9. surfwater says: Feb 3, 2012 12:28 AM

    Won’t make any difference if injured Gronk plays or not; Makes no difference if Toms wifey sends out a jillion emails begging mere humans to remotely influence the game by thinking good thoughts about Brady. Giants win.

  10. dyims says: Feb 3, 2012 12:38 AM

    Rosenhaus shouldn’t have been running his mouth about it.

  11. xsorethumbx says: Feb 3, 2012 12:43 AM

    And because it is the Super Bowl, you will never see the jets playing

  12. tonystrong says: Feb 3, 2012 1:03 AM

    Either Gronk’s father and agent are telling the truth and Gronk is seriously injured or they’re blowing smoke to convince the Giants Gronk is seriously hurt so they might sleep on him during the game. That might work with Raheem Morris lol not gonna work with Tom Coughlin. On a side note if this is true and Drew is leaking out that Gronk is so hurt he couldn’t play under normal circumstances you know Belichick is going ape somewhere!!!!

  13. lucimorland says: Feb 3, 2012 1:19 AM

    He’ll still Beast Mode into the endzone at least once.

  14. bspn2 says: Feb 3, 2012 1:29 AM

    But it’s only a grade 1 sprain.

    Had this been Roethlisberger instead of Gronkowski, it certainly would have been mentioned multiple times.

  15. kd75 says: Feb 3, 2012 1:37 AM

    To: NYGiants
    CC: Tom Coughlin
    The next time Drew Rosenhaus tells the truth will be the first time.

  16. ajgreenhof says: Feb 3, 2012 1:57 AM

    You know what jackass I haven’t heard from in a while?

    Oh wait…

  17. hamcamnewton says: Feb 3, 2012 2:00 AM

    Damn you Pollard!!!!!

  18. dabreesknees says: Feb 3, 2012 3:48 AM

    It seems to me that the Patriots have upped the talk-to-silence ratio somewhat these past 48 hours. Calculated Belichick or reckless?

  19. jdandcoke says: Feb 3, 2012 4:49 AM

    he wouldnt play if this werent the superbowl…..but yeah pats fans, despite that fact he’s still going to go out there and run circles around giants defenders, right?

    do yourselves a big favor and face reality; accept the fact that the patriots biggest weapon will probably be nothing more than a decoy on sunday. if the pats can beat the giants with welker, hernandez, ochocrappo and branch, then more power to them….i dont see that happening though.

  20. faulkn22 says: Feb 3, 2012 5:01 AM

    I think the whole world knows that if a football player can even limp, he’s going to play in the Super Bowl; who is going to turn it down?

    The question from all along is how effective can he be when he’s out there? If you have any kind of deductive skills, you’ve been sitting at that crossroads for nearly 10 days now.

  21. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 3, 2012 5:58 AM

    If he was worried about getting in trouble with Belichick he should have just said “next question.”

  22. Stiller43 says: Feb 3, 2012 7:59 AM


    Where have you been? Besides peytons neck, this is the biggest headline of this week!

  23. bullcharger says: Feb 3, 2012 8:14 AM

    Unless Belichick told him to say that (which is possible) he’s a complete idiot.

    Of course if someone is injured to the point where performing on it could injure it further, they probably wouldn’t play a regular season game.

    It’s not news, Rosenhaus just wanted to hear himself talk.

  24. bigbluenationdb says: Feb 3, 2012 8:24 AM

    Anyone that saw the injury or follows football knows any player is going to try and play in the Super Bowl with this injury. He has the entire off season to heal. Why would any player risk more damage during the regular season? I don’t think this information is going to impact the Giants game plan.

  25. ejmat2 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:26 AM

    You know what? Let him play. I just don’t want to hear about any lawsuits later on when he can’t walk saying the NFL knew about his problem and let him play.

  26. elkay2011 says: Feb 3, 2012 8:42 AM

    Drew is just playing the game along w NE. Watch Gronkowski walk–he’s fine

  27. thehungariancrippler says: Feb 3, 2012 9:21 AM

    in other news….if Drew Rosenhaus wasn’t an agent, he’d probably be selling used cars or doing 10 to 15 for insider trading.

  28. ihatetheeffingjets says: Feb 3, 2012 9:33 AM

    On the one hand, Rosenhaus and Belichick have a long established good working relationship, so maybe it’s a smoke screen. On the other hand, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Unfortunately for me the Pats fan, I think Rosenhaus pulled an “Irsay” and just started flapping his gums uncontrollably.

  29. ihatetheeffingjets says: Feb 3, 2012 9:35 AM

    Then again, Giants fans should maybe deflate their chests a little here. T.O., another Rosenhaus client, wouldn’t have played in Super Bowl 39 if it weren’t the Super Bowl. how did he do?

  30. wakexxl says: Feb 3, 2012 9:41 AM

    Forgot that Drew is a doctor now. He just wants to be heard and have attention, just like a stupid little puppy.

  31. pastabelly says: Feb 3, 2012 12:55 PM

    Agents, especially ones like Roesnhaus, are never known to lie. 🙂

  32. granadafan says: Feb 3, 2012 7:11 PM

    Drool Rosenhaus is an agent. The guy’s job is to lie and spin. He’s even less trustworthy than the politicians in the presidential campaign race.

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