Rob Gronkowski’s on to Pittsburgh

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s first meeting with the media since his one-game suspension for a late hit to the back of Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White‘s head was a brief one.

Gronkowski took questions for just over two minutes and made it clear that he’s learned from head coach Bill Belichick when it comes to providing answers on your own terms. Several questions had to do with his suspension, but other than saying that he spent last week “just chillin” all the answers were about this weekend’s game against the Steelers.

When asked if he’s reached out to White directly, Gronkowski said he’s “just focused” on Pittsburgh and he said he has “a big game” when asked if it was hard to watch the team lose without him. It was more of the same when Gronkowski was asked if he’s learned anything from the experience.

“I definitely learned from the mistake that I made, for sure, a couple weeks ago, the last game I played in,” Gronkowski said. “But I have a huge game this Sunday, we have a huge game as a team, so I’m just putting all my focus on to the Steelers this week.”

Given the way the Patriots looked without Gronkowski last week, his return is a big deal for the team and, given the importance of the game to the AFC playoff picture, Gronkowski’s focus is right where they want it.

28 responses to “Rob Gronkowski’s on to Pittsburgh

  1. It was an inexcusable move and he better not do it again. Please let the Steelers continue to be the major proponents of the Hines Ward School of Cheapshots.

  2. It’ll be nice to have Gronk back for this year’s H2H with the Steelers….

    Chris Hogan’s 2016 AFC Championship game:
    REC – 9
    YDS – 180
    AVG – 20.0
    TD – 2
    LONG – 39
    TGTS – 12

  3. I can’t understand why he is not in jail. Anywhere else if someone did something that despicable the would go to jail for a long time. I know if he plays for your team you want to forgive him. But in any light you know he’s wrong and should be out till the other player can play again and then take his suspension.

  4. Really looking forward to this one. Branch is out for NE and McDonald is out for Pittsburgh. The Pats Van Noy, Flowers, Wise and Waddle are questionable and for the Steelers Joe Haden, Sensabaugh and Smith-Schuster’s statuses are up in the air as well and could go a long way towards influencing the outcome. It would be a better game if they were all in it.

  5. Gronk is much smarter than people give him credit for and an even harder worker.

    Ya that elbow was a brilliant move compounded by his lack of compassion. Hopefully the Bills pay him back….in spades.

  6. d12f6m says:
    December 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm
    I can’t understand why he is not in jail. Anywhere else if someone did something that despicable the would go to jail for a long time. I know if he plays for your team you want to forgive him. But in any light you know he’s wrong and should be out till the other player can play again and then take his suspension.
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    Good run blocking by a wide out would land them in jail if they did it on the street so lets just cut that analogy out right now. Secondly, White was cleared from the concussion protocol the tuesday or wednesday after the game vs the pats. try to keep up before sounding like an idiot.

  7. The saying about always being able to come home…doesn’t apply to Gronk. WNY will never forget tat one..

  8. pigalicious16 says:
    December 15, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    At least during a play when a running back is blocking the other guys knows he could be blocked at anytime. Gronk hit a defensless player lay facedown on the ground. Sounds like a coward. I was just stating that a player that does what Gronk did should get that punishment.not sure what you mean about keeping up.
    As for calling other people names, that’s the sign of a person that has personal issues. How about keeping that off this board?

  9. straighcashhomey | Dec 15, 2017, 5:34 PM EST
    Nofool- please just stop. Please. You are ruining this site.

    Telling no lies is ruining this site…..oh I get it you want me to lie like you Patriot fans…..never happen dude!

  10. d12f6m says:
    December 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I can’t understand why he is not in jail. Anywhere else if someone did something that despicable the would go to jail for a long time. I know if he plays for your team you want to forgive him. But in any light you know he’s wrong and should be out till the other player can play again and then take his suspension.
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    Jail? Jail? Have you ever actually WATCHED an NFL game?
    Every player but the kicker would get jailed.

    Jail- yeah, I hope they “jail” Brady for throwing balls at people too. Could hurt someone.

    How about Osweiller for fraud and swindling against the Texans?

  11. Gronk has been on to Pittsburgh for over a week. Remember when he was suspended for spearing a player? Looking forward to a Steelers beat down on an overrated patriots.

  12. Nofoolnodrool says:

    December 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Telling no lies is ruining this site…..oh I get it you want me to lie like you Patriot fans…..never happen dude!
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    If you lied like Patriot fans at least there would be a semblance of truth to what you usually spew!

  13. steelcurtainn says:
    December 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    Sure hope he doesn’t plan on spearing…

    vaphinfan says:
    December 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm
    Remember when he was suspended for spearing…
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    Only chip would call that spearing lol

  14. Gronk apologized immediately after the game, and he admitted it was a terrible mistake in his press conference. He paid his penalty. This is more than I can say for Juju Schuster and the Steelers. They called what he did to Vontaze Burficts head “karma.” Gronk is being smart. He took responsibility and he’s moving on. Strangely, the Steelers were more focused on Gronkowski than they were on the Bengals player who could have been suspended for his hit on a Steeler player. They were that concerned about Gronkowski playing in this game. Nobody will be shocked if we see cheap shots from the Steelers. Their coach has put them under tremendous psychological pressure to win, and the Steelers seem to think this kind of thing is justifiable if you can paint the other player somehow as a bad person. They’re a very immature team. Hopefully it doesn’t get to that but I certainly wouldn’t be surprised.

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