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Belichick says Gronkowski “definitely” will play

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Near the top of the NBC Super Bowl XLVI pregame show, Alex Flanagan reported that Patriots coach Bill Belichick said today that tight end Rob Gronkowski “definitely” will play tonight.

But Belichick hasn’t decided how much Gronk will participate.

Per Flanagan, Belichick will make the decision after seeing what Gronkowski does at full speed, something he hasn’t been able to do since injuring his left ankle two weeks ago.

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22 Responses to “Belichick says Gronkowski “definitely” will play”
  1. indyseriesnick says: Feb 5, 2012 1:10 PM

    duh
    because you have like a 40% chance without him and a 67% chance of winning the superbowl with him

  2. whereismycomment says: Feb 5, 2012 1:11 PM

    Time to prepare for the parade in Boston streets!

  3. pftcensorsrretards says: Feb 5, 2012 1:15 PM

    Way to fake an injury. Nobody believed your act fools.

  4. wwwmattcom says: Feb 5, 2012 1:19 PM

    Toradol

  5. east96st says: Feb 5, 2012 1:25 PM

    “Time to prepare for the parade in Boston streets!”

    I didn’t realize you folks threw a parade when your team loses. That’s very thoughtful. I’m sure the players appreciate it.

  6. lunarpie says: Feb 5, 2012 1:25 PM

    Of course he’ll suit and play. The real question is how much is his game affected by the injury. High ankle sprains usually take a player completely out of a game. When the 3rd Quarter starts the question will be answered by how much he plays.

  7. rezdawg says: Feb 5, 2012 1:30 PM

    It was all an act…hes been running full speed for days, just another one of Bill’s antics.

  8. bigbluenationdb says: Feb 5, 2012 1:37 PM

    Giants should just forfeit, no way we can beat the Pats now.

  9. dolfan1 says: Feb 5, 2012 1:42 PM

    Of course he’s going to play……. JUST NOT VERY GOOD!

  10. rigirl1818 says: Feb 5, 2012 1:46 PM

    Faking his injury? Those of you complaining @ Gronkowski faking his injury clearly didn’t watch his lower leg almost fold into two against Ravens.

  11. buzzbissinger says: Feb 5, 2012 1:49 PM

    Hopefuly 85 gave him pointers on his salsa dance.

  12. bleedgreen11 says: Feb 5, 2012 1:53 PM

    I think this is classic Bill up playing an injury. Has Tom Brady ever been taken off the questionable list?

  13. thefiesty1 says: Feb 5, 2012 2:04 PM

    Definitely, at least a series and they figure out he can’t play on that hobbled ankle. Too bad they won’t be at 100% but it won’t matter anyway. Go Giants!

  14. rezdawg says: Feb 5, 2012 2:10 PM

    @rigirl1818, Im not saying he didnt get hurt on the play…Im saying its been known all along he would play today. This isnt shocking news.

  15. cunninglinguist69 says: Feb 5, 2012 2:13 PM

    I’m ready for Gronk Mode!

  16. ampats says: Feb 5, 2012 2:15 PM

    Patriots pool reporter Tom Curran said Gronk was running sprints at full speed.

  17. nfl1818 says: Feb 5, 2012 2:18 PM

    “Classic Bill . . . Has Tom Brady ever been taken off the questionable list?”

    Do some homework on Belichick before commenting

  18. jrfrom508 says: Feb 5, 2012 2:23 PM

    YO SOY FIESTA

  19. spellingcops says: Feb 5, 2012 2:43 PM

    Thumbs up if you knew all week Gronk was gonna play, thumbs down if you had any doubt.

  20. kingcarlbanks says: Feb 5, 2012 2:52 PM

    Good. One less excuse for Pats fans. Btw, who would win a TC vs BB stare down?

  21. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Feb 5, 2012 3:20 PM

    I could not agree with kingcarl more ! But here in lies the excuse kingcarl ! When brady is ragdolled and can’t answer the bell do to concussion like symptoms they will have a new set of excuses !

  22. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Feb 5, 2012 3:23 PM

    Of couse he will bill your not that good of a coach you need every possible body suited up !

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