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Rob Gronkowski “feeling better” but a coach’s decision this week

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski speaks with members of the media in the team's locker room following NFL football team practice Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) AP

Heading into Week One, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski described himself as “week-to-week” with a hamstring injury that he suffered during training camp.

The last two weeks have seen Gronkowski on the inactive list, but he’s been a limited participant at practice each day of the season. That includes Tuesday’s walkthrough session and Gronkowski said after the session that he’s “feeling better every single day.” He also upped his assessment to “day-to-day” while discussing his chances of playing the Texans on Thursday.

“We’ll see. Definitely going to be a coach’s decision, trainer’s decision. We’ll all come together,” Gronkowski said, via WEEI.com. “Just doing everything I can right now to be as healthy as I can be. Improving every single day, basically day-by-day right now, taking it one day at a time. Day-by-day.”

Gronkowski showed up to the field in full pads Tuesday, saying he wanted “to get the feel of the shoulder pads when you haven’t been in them that much.” He removed them for the walkthrough itself.

The Patriots have won twice without Gronkowski and have 10 days until they’ll be on the field for Week Four, which may influence their decision about when Gronkowski will be allowed to wear pads for a longer stretch.

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31 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski “feeling better” but a coach’s decision this week”
  1. terripet says: Sep 20, 2016 6:29 PM

    In other words he is out. He won’t be back till the 5 yard passer is back.

  2. raymondmac says: Sep 20, 2016 6:43 PM

    I cannot believe the wild speculation by some that JG may play… and Gronk may play…

    There is NO WAY either of them touch the ball Thursday….

    Bettors form a line to the right…

  3. 12coltsfan12 says: Sep 20, 2016 6:44 PM

    Imagine having this team, undefeated, with the GOAT and this monster standing by to take you from great to greatest…simply not fair.😥

  4. toybkshr says: Sep 20, 2016 6:48 PM

    Looks like out again – Will be back for the Bills tho!

  5. nufcedmcgreevey says: Sep 20, 2016 6:49 PM

    Gronk should get the stuff Peyton used and have it sent to his mothers house, in the NFL it’s legal!

  6. jchipwood says: Sep 20, 2016 6:50 PM

    Number of patriot articles per week after a win: 25

    Number of patriot articles per week after a loss: 1

  7. factpurveyor says: Sep 20, 2016 6:54 PM

    terripet says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:29 PM

    In other words he is out. He won’t be back till the 5 yard passer is back.

    —————————————————————-

    Tell the coach of your pathetic team to not have their cornerbacks cover the Pats receivers past 5 yards and see what happens.

  8. chippysbinky says: Sep 20, 2016 6:58 PM

    “We’ll see. Definitely going to be a coach’s decision, trainer’s decision. We’ll all come together,”

    Belichick took pains today to point out he doesn’t make medical decisions and the medical staff doesn’t make football decisions, they “have a good deal that way.” Guessing that “we’ll all come together” is Gronk speakfor if the medical staff clears him and he feels good to go then Belichick will decide whether or not tit is worth the risk to use him primarily as a blocker in a game started by a guy that hasn’t really had the chance thrown him the ball much.

    On another note, there are 5 posts as I write this and only one is a lame troll post. The ladies need to up their game, don’t they know without their tears it’s just not as much fun for us?

  9. ariani1985 says: Sep 20, 2016 7:09 PM

    the glass Frankenstein!

  10. patswillreign says: Sep 20, 2016 7:21 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:50 PM

    Number of patriot articles per week after a win: 25

    Number of patriot articles per week after a loss: 1
    ————————————————————–

    Number of trolls commenting after a Patriots win: 1

    Number of trolls commenting after a Patriots loss: n/a

  11. imodan says: Sep 20, 2016 7:26 PM

    terripet says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:29 PM
    In other words he is out. He won’t be back till the 5 yard passer is back.
    ————————————————————–
    2015 yards per completion leader was Arizona at 12.9
    New England finished tied for 7th at 11.3. A yard an a half less. Arizona had an 8 yard per attempt average, NE 7.1. You’re statement doesn’t hold water.

  12. imodan says: Sep 20, 2016 7:32 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:50 PM
    Number of patriot articles per week after a win: 25

    Number of patriot articles per week after a loss: 1
    —————————————————————-
    Chippy! Shouldn’t you be on to the mighty Browns? Perhaps two weeks into the season you have accepted that it will be 43 years since your last SB win so it’s back to trolling? Happy to have you back, we missed your brilliant takes. (sarcasm chippy, wipe the smirk off your face)

  13. factpurveyor says: Sep 20, 2016 7:36 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:50 PM

    Number of patriot articles per week after a win: 25

    Number of patriot articles per week after a loss: 1

    ————————————————————
    Number of usernames that you use to post under every Patriot related article 12.

    Will be a lot of work for you when the Patriots win at least 12 games in just the regular season alone.

  14. nhpats says: Sep 20, 2016 7:42 PM

    terripet says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:29 PM
    In other words he is out. He won’t be back till the 5 yard passer is back.

    ————
    If it’s that easy to win 4 SB championships throwing 5-yard passes then how come your lame team can’t do it?

  15. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 20, 2016 7:43 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:50 PM

    Number of patriot articles per week after a win: 25

    Number of patriot articles per week after a loss: 1
    ———————————-

    Not unlike the ratio of chippybeachgamecrashnation id’s posting after the fish get squished by NE. Don’t forget to update your 3 of 5 cut & paste post to reflect the new 3 of 6 (also 3 of the last 13 now).

  16. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 20, 2016 7:49 PM

    This guys a coward. He’ll be hurt again in four weeks.

  17. ikeclanton says: Sep 20, 2016 8:02 PM

    Anonymity causes people to say the most ridiculous things.

  18. nhpats says: Sep 20, 2016 8:04 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:50 PM

    Number of patriot articles per week after a win: 25

    Number of patriot articles per week after a loss: 1

    ——————–
    Number of Patriots wins this season: 2
    Number of Dolphins wins this season: 0

    Number of Patriots championships this millennium: 4
    Number of Dolphins championships this millennium: 0

    I sense a pattern here…..

  19. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 20, 2016 8:05 PM

    “In other words he is out. He won’t be back till the 5 yard passer is back.”

    You just make yourself look clueless with comments like that since Brady has hit Gronk 20-40 yards down the seam many many times.

    Hey how’s life in Buffoonville anyway? Once again by week 2 your season is already over and you are reduced to whining on Pats threads for the rest of the year.

  20. grogansheroes says: Sep 20, 2016 8:05 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:50 PM
    Number of patriot articles per week after a win: 25

    Number of patriot articles per week after a loss: 1

    ————————————————————-
    I’ll play Chippy.

    Number of Super Bowls Patriots won in your lifetime: 4

    Number of playoff wins Dolphins have in your lifetime: 000

  21. jchipwood says: Sep 20, 2016 8:11 PM

    grogansheroes says:
    Sep 20, 2016 8:05 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Sep 20, 2016 6:50 PM
    Number of patriot articles per week after a win: 25

    Number of patriot articles per week after a loss: 1

    ————————————————————-
    I’ll play Chippy.

    Number of Super Bowls Patriots won in your lifetime: 4

    Number of playoff wins Dolphins have in your lifetime: 000
    ________________________________________

    Number of cheating scandals other teams, not the NFL, caught the patriots: 2

    Number of #1 draft picks patriots docked for cheating: 2

  22. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 20, 2016 8:19 PM

    In Gronk’s defense he usually manages to deliver full time production while only playing half the time.

  23. oiler1980 says: Sep 20, 2016 8:20 PM

    Attention haters….Gronk and Bennett haven’t even lined up together yet…

    I love reading all the trolls….Keeps me amused..

    It takes a combination of things for the Pats to sustain their run..

    And one of those is the desire for players on haters teams to leave and sign with the Pats for less money, because they want to be in an environment that brings out the best in them.

    Those guys not only don’t want your money, they want to get the hell away from your organization…

    Go Pats!!!!!

  24. factpurveyor says: Sep 20, 2016 8:41 PM

    Chippy forgot to mention this Dolphins cheating incident that cost the Dolphins a draft pick:

    “When Shula replaced Wilson at Miami the Colts charged the Dolphins with tampering in their hiring of Shula, costing the Dolphins their first round draft pick in 1971”

    Facts never seem to matter to trolls.

  25. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 20, 2016 8:50 PM

    grogansheroes says:
    Sep 20, 2016 8:05 PM

    I’ll play Chippy.

    Number of Super Bowls Patriots won in your lifetime: 4

    Number of playoff wins Dolphins have in your lifetime: 000
    —————————

    Mighty a little high on the Pats championships in his lifetime there Grogs. That would make chipster over 14, that could be a stretch.

  26. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 20, 2016 8:56 PM

    “Chippy forgot to mention this Dolphins cheating incident that cost the Dolphins a draft pick:”

    Yes the original NFL scandal that even though it is well documented and on record, Chippy denies it ever happened.

    Shula cheated just to join the Fins, negotiating his contract with them while he was still under contract to Baltimore. But if Chippy admits documented history is real then most of the vitriol he showers on the Pats would also apply to his own team.

    That’s the double standard of many Pats haters.

  27. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 20, 2016 9:01 PM

    Remember when he said “The greatest coach of all time had nothing to do with it?” That was classic, nothing to do with a contract he negotiated and signed…

  28. winninaintsinnin says: Sep 20, 2016 9:18 PM

    Only one team has

    Been fined $m multiple times for systemic institutionalized cheating during games.

    Lost first round picks multiple times for systemic institutionalized cheating during games.

    Suffered the humiliation of the owner and coach having to apologize to other owners for systemic institutionalized cheating during games.

    Had their starting QB forced to sit a quarter of the season after being convicted in a court of law of systemic institutionalized cheating during games.

    FACT!

  29. joetoronto says: Sep 21, 2016 8:23 AM

    Rest up for the Buffalo game and then go off like a rocket, Gronk!🙂

  30. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 21, 2016 11:47 AM

    Made of glass

  31. patsfanintn says: Sep 21, 2016 3:49 PM

    If Gronk is made of glass then it’s tempered and bullet-proof. The dude is a beast that continues to prove why he’s the best Tight End in the NFL

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