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Gronkowski looking to do more in his second week

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The return of Gronk last week was a good one.

But Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wants to do more, and it’s obvious there’s more to be done.

Gronkowski caught eight passes for 114 yards in his first game back following offseason back and forearm surgeries. But a look inside the numbers shows he’s still very much working his way back.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Gronkowski only played more than five snaps in a row on the opening drive, and the two-minute drives before the half and the end of regulation. He only took a three-point stance nine times, as they’re trying to limit him early on to the things he does best (catch passes).

“[I’m] trying to improve my game, and by improving your game, it’s improving your conditioning, improving your strength, improving your routes, improving your blocking,” Gronkowski said. “Every week, just going out there, working hard. . . .

“You always get the jitters the first game back and everything, but it’s just football now. Just keep a rhythm going every single week.”

Of course, getting Gronkowski back on the field has an impact beyond his own statistical contributions. With a group of young receivers who have struggled at times, anyone drawing a few double teams can only help their progress.

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8 Responses to “Gronkowski looking to do more in his second week”
  1. 15starr says: Oct 24, 2013 8:51 AM

    Yea, you can do way more for my fantasy team other than 9 catches for 110 yards

  2. jnbnet says: Oct 24, 2013 9:09 AM

    He should be even better after getting that first game under his belt.

  3. jetsmmt says: Oct 24, 2013 10:12 AM

    Not buying it. Dolphins will win.

  4. terripet says: Oct 24, 2013 10:33 AM

    Back to the IR.

  5. pastabelly101 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:43 AM

    Gronk is twice the player than Jimmy Graham

  6. overkil2 says: Oct 24, 2013 1:01 PM

    The Fins need to hit him hard and often!

  7. forsbergler says: Oct 24, 2013 5:09 PM

    Tom Brady
    Comp% 55% Ranked 29th
    Yds 1708 yds Ranked 14th
    Yds per Att 5.9 yds Ranked 31st
    Pass Yds per Game 244 yds Ranked 19th
    Passing Td’s 8 Ranked T 16th
    Int’s 5 Ranked T 18th
    Sacked 20 times Ranked T 24th
    QB Rating 75.3 Ranked 26th
    3rd Down Conv. 33% Ranked 28th

    Peyton Manning
    Comp% 71% Ranked 2nd
    Yds 2565 Yds Ranked 1st
    Yds per Att 8.8 Yds Ranked 2nd
    Yds per Game 366 Yds Ranked 1st
    Passing Td’s 12 Ranked 1st
    Int’s 3 Ranked T 4th
    Sacked 9 Times Ranked 2nd
    QB Rating 123.3 Ranked 1st
    3rd Down Conv. 53 % Ranked 1st

    Here’s some food for thought, here are a few QB’s with a better QB rating than Brady this year.

    Keenum
    Foles
    Locker
    Newton
    Dalton
    Cassel
    Lewis
    Pryor
    Griffin
    Tannehill
    Manuel
    Glennon

    What other proof do you need that this guy is so over rated it’s not even funny?

  8. wolfmanpatriot says: Oct 26, 2013 1:18 AM

    There’s all the proof I need to back up BB’s statement.

    Stats are for losers.

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