Gronk likes new celebration rule

Getty Images

Rob Gronkowski has scored 69 touchdowns in his NFL career, but the next time he gets to the end zone will be different.

That’s because the NFL has now relaxed its celebration rules, opening up some more possibilities for players in the end zone, although Gronkowski said he hasn’t choreographed anything special. Still, Gronkowski said on PFT Live that he’s very pleased the league has decided to relax the rules.

“I have nothing planned, I really never thought about it, but I think the rule’s great,” Gronkowski said. “I think it gives the fans what they want to see. Already through the preseason you see many, many celebrations that are cool to see, with many teams and many players. So I’m excited for it, excited to see what people got, and excited for the fans to see what they want to see, some extra celebrations in the end zone.”

We’re now just two days away from Gronk getting his first chance to celebrate under the relaxed rules.

50 responses to “Gronk likes new celebration rule

  1. He’ll be “hurt” act like his leg blown off and then dance like a fool at a nightclub while out because of injury.

  2. “When you go into the endzone, act like you’ve been there before” Vince Lombardi 1967

    Newsflash, its 2017.

  3. “I think it gives the fans what they want to see” No Gronk, that’s incorrect. We want to see good crisp football games played in 3 hours or less and not continually interrupted by replays and commercials. No ridiculous penalty flags that slow the game would be appreciated too. Touchdown celebrations? I couldn’t care less.

  4. zakkwyldeslespaul says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:15 am
    He’ll be hurt by week 6.
    ————————————–
    Gronk has played in 88 out of a possible 112 reg games and 10 out of 14 playoffs since joining Pats. He already holds the single-season TD record and the all-time postseason TD records. Despite injuries (and all the games you salty haters claim he’s missed) he’s averaged 69.3 yds/game, which is 10 yds/game higher than Jimmy Graham (and even higher than Gates or Gonzalez etc) – and that’s despite the fact that Gronk likes to block more than all those TEs. And he is on track to be one of (if not the) the all-time career TE leader and even up there among all top receivers including WRs. Not bad for a guy who salty haters say can’t stay on the field.

  5. “When you go into the endzone, act like you’ve been there before” Vince Lombardi 1967
    ————————————————————————————-
    Flash forward to todays world. Ole Vince’s head would explode when dealing with todays players and todays rules. He couldn’t do it. Tom Coughlin tried but was set straight by his players. He adjusted and they won for him. Vince would either adjust or go home. I think he’d go home. Discuss.

  6. kwjsb says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:13 am
    “When you go into the endzone, act like you’ve been there before” Vince Lombardi 1967.

    ———–

    “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” John Wooden

  7. zakkwyldeslespaul says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:15 am
    He’ll be hurt by week 6.

    12 26 Rate This

    ————

    I think you’re talking about Ryan Shazier.

    And, I agree. Heck, it may even be Week 4.

  8. mybrunoblog says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:38 am
    “I think it gives the fans what they want to see” No Gronk, that’s incorrect. We want to see good crisp football games played in 3 hours or less and not continually interrupted by replays and commercials. No ridiculous penalty flags that slow the game would be appreciated too. Touchdown celebrations? I couldn’t care less.

    ———-

    There’s a reason people talked about TO and Chad Johnson. People don’t really want boring. They might say they do, but if that were the case, the celebrations wouldn’t be back.

  9. huskersrock1 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:25 am
    The NFL is just determined to ruin football.

    ————-

    Because they are allowing teams to celebrate together instead of individuals only? I don’t see how that is ruining the sport.

  10. streetyson says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:40 am
    zakkwyldeslespaul says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:15 am
    He’ll be hurt by week 6.
    ————————————–
    Gronk has played in 88 out of a possible 112 reg games and 10 out of 14 playoffs since joining Pats. He already holds the single-season TD record and the all-time postseason TD records. Despite injuries (and all the games you salty haters claim he’s missed) he’s averaged 69.3 yds/game, which is 10 yds/game higher than Jimmy Graham (and even higher than Gates or Gonzalez etc) – and that’s despite the fact that Gronk likes to block more than all those TEs. And he is on track to be one of (if not the) the all-time career TE leader and even up there among all top receivers including WRs. Not bad for a guy who salty haters say can’t stay on the field.

    23 7 Rate This

    ————

    Meanwhile, Shazier is being spun around backwards whiffing on another tackle or being run over, as an injury waiting to happen.

    Gronk has more TDs right now than Tony Gonzalez had in his entire career.

    Very comical to me to watch other people’s jealousy towards the Pats.

  11. kwjsb says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:13 am
    “When you go into the endzone, act like you’ve been there before” Vince Lombardi 1967
    ========================
    Something the Jets have no clue about!

  12. footballboozer says:
    September 5, 2017 at 10:21 am
    kwjsb says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:13 am
    “When you go into the endzone, act like you’ve been there before” Vince Lombardi 1967
    ========================
    Something the Jets have no clue about!

    2 0 Rate This

    ———–

    The Jets were somewhat relevant in 1967, though. So, they have that going for them.

  13. Gronk, the eternal frat boy. You gotta love him. He has a boyish love of the game and ,as nutty as he is, his approach is very endearing to all of his fans.

    Stay healthy Gronk. We’re looking forward to a lot of those patented end zone spikes. The Pats play the Raiders in Mexico City. I think Gronk should work on something special for that game just like he did in London back a few years ago. Nice to see that the NFL is trending away from the No Fun League label of the last decade.

  14. Contrary to what many of you might think I don’t hate Gronk. Actually I admire his ability to redefine his position.

  15. Actually 69 is GRONKS favorite number and I say this with all do respect he may never want to score another TD !

  16. mybrunoblog says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:38 am
    “I think it gives the fans what they want to see” No Gronk, that’s incorrect. We want to see good crisp football games played in 3 hours or less and not continually interrupted by replays and commercials. No ridiculous penalty flags that slow the game would be appreciated too. Touchdown celebrations? I couldn’t care less.
    ———–

    You forgot to add, “GET OFF MY LAWN!”

  17. Gronk only has one end zone routine… The Gronk Spike.
    —-
    Unless they play in London. Gronk had some pretty funny celebrations over there. Can’t wait for Mexico and the mariachi band TD party.

  18. His funniest (and only non Pats way) answer was when he said he sometimes uses the fact he takes hits to excuse why he said something silly. It may get blown up by some as “omg guys joking about head trauma” but sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
    I also like when he said he had been using a certain brand of detergent his whole life (not sure if I can use the name) that he is endorsing. Can anyone picture Gronk doing laundry? Especially at age 10 hahaha

  19. tylawspick6 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 10:26 am
    crush22 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 10:23 am
    Maybe he should worry about are staying on the field.

    0 1 Rate This

    —–

    How is Andrew Luck doing these days?
    _______________
    Better than Edleman.

  20. The very conservative fan reaction to the rule change is why the rules were put there in the first place. These special snowflakes are offended that these young players are showing emotion, and why can’t they just hand the ball off to the ref like “ole Barry Sanders”?

  21. “I think it gives the fans what they want to see.
    ==================================================

    They want to see men dancing, prancing and thrusting their pelvis?

  22. The very conservative fan reaction to the rule change is why the rules were put there in the first place. These special snowflakes are offended that these young players are showing emotion, and why can’t they just hand the ball off to the ref like “ole Barry Sanders”?

    How do you know these people are conservatives. Might they just be people preferring to see less of the look at me actions that seem to feed the limited attention span of today’s youth(40 and under). Showing emotion in a reasonable fashion is appropriate, but there is a line when crossed it becomes show boating ….such as after a tackle or a caught pass…basic things they are paid to do. I think the generational divide on this is better served by respecting there needs to be an acceptable middle ground to satisfy both sides. This rule change applies more to those needing constant stimulation and no respect for their opponents.

  23. EZC’s became a big deal when TV decided to focus on them. Narcissism took over and voila! You have Peter Griffin Riverdancing. Watch the opening scene of Baseketball. That will help you understand why some folks have had enough of the antics. I guess some folks jus gots ta dance.

  24. Lets be honest – we don’t care what players do after the score – likely its going to be missed with all the adverts anyhow.

    If they want to do a little dance then why not, I guess?

  25. When OJ scored he would circle back around and hand the ball to the ref. For those that prefer players “act like they have been there before,” OJ was very much a class act. A lot of people don’t realize that about him. OJ got his start in Hollywood and commercials because people liked him based on his humble and polite behavior. Look how that turned out. Let this be a warning to those that would stuff their end zone celebration feelings to please the likes of some stuffed shirts….

  26. lanman11 says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    When OJ scored he would circle back around and hand the ball to the ref. For those that prefer players “act like they have been there before,” OJ was very much a class act. A lot of people don’t realize that about him. OJ got his start in Hollywood and commercials because people liked him based on his humble and polite behavior. Look how that turned out. Let this be a warning to those that would stuff their end zone celebration feelings to please the likes of some stuffed shirts….

    That makes no sense. There’s no causality. Just because one guy went of the reservation decades after he left the game doesn’t mean that everyone who dances is bad or everyone who doesn’t isn’t.

  27. crush22 says:

    Maybe he should worry about are staying on the field.

    0 1 Rate This

    —–

    How is Andrew Luck doing these days?
    _______________
    Better than Edleman.

    ////////

    While the loss of Edelman is a bummer, the Patriots have no shortage of competent wide receivers to plug into his spot. Meanwhile, Andrew Luck has gone from under-achieving to injured. Colts were so desperate they traded a first-round receiver for the Patriots’ third-string quarterback. So get well soon, Jules, and let’s be glad the Patriots aren’t opening the season with a guy named Tolzien.

  28. Marques Colston, “The Quiet Storm”, never made the Pro Bowl over some questionable players that did. He was not a diva and did not seek the limelight. If he was more like Ocho in his demeanor he wouldn’t already be a nearly forgotten WR.

  29. srvmustang says:
    September 5, 2017 at 2:40 pm
    crush22 says:

    Maybe he should worry about are staying on the field.

    0 1 Rate This

    —–

    How is Andrew Luck doing these days?
    _______________
    Better than Edleman.

    ////////

    Colts were so desperate they traded a first-round receiver
    _______________________________
    Dorsett. A stellar pick from an incompetent Grigson. He’s a bust. Enjoy.
    Brissett is a decent long term back-up, which the Colts currently do not have.
    Luck will be back around week 2-3.
    Edelman………not so much.

  30. patsfiend says:
    September 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

    mybrunoblog says:
    September 5, 2017 at 9:38 am
    “I think it gives the fans what they want to see” No Gronk, that’s incorrect. We want to see good crisp football games played in 3 hours or less and not continually interrupted by replays and commercials. No ridiculous penalty flags that slow the game would be appreciated too. Touchdown celebrations? I couldn’t care less.
    ———–

    You forgot to add, “GET OFF MY LAWN, AND GET OUT OF YOUR MOTHER’S BASEMENT!”
    ——
    There I fixed it for you….

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!