Rob Gronkowski not expected at first media appearance

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The NFL is going to kick off its first made-for-TV event without one of its biggest stars.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is not expected to participate in tonight’s “Opening Night” (the artist formerly known as media day).

That’s #asexpected, since Gronkowski remains in the concussion protocol, and players generally do not do interviews until cleared. That’s not a hard-and-fast rule (Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has talked while in the protocol), but most players will take the opportunity to not participate in what has largely become a circus with a few reporters invited to watch.

Of course, Gronkowski is not most players, and the chance to entertain is something he might actually miss.

11 responses to “Rob Gronkowski not expected at first media appearance

  1. Gronk is almost certainly someone who will miss being at the media circus, maybe a rare attitude among players who have been there multiple times. OTOH, players who are there for the first time, which is a fair number of Patriots players, including starters like Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore, and most of the Eagles players, are probably excited about visiting the circus.

  2. Maybe they are holding him out for this reason:

    Reporter: “Rob, could you give us an update on how you’re feeling this week?”

    Gronkowski: “Quite well, Steve—in fact, never better. I’ve decided to use some of this downtime to continue working with my colleagues in the area of investigating alternate theories regarding space-time travel. We feel that we’re close with some models that could circumnavigate Einstein’s equation where infinite mass and length must be equal to zero.im order to achieve the speed of light.”

    Reporter: (whispers to guy nest to him with hand over mouth) “He’s still concussed I think.”

  3. ikeclanton says:
    January 29, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Maybe they are holding him out for this reason:

    Reporter: “Rob, could you give us an update on how you’re feeling this week?”

    Gronkowski: “Quite well, Steve—in fact, never better. I’ve decided to use some of this downtime to continue working with my colleagues in the area of investigating alternate theories regarding space-time travel. We feel that we’re close with some models that could circumnavigate Einstein’s equation where infinite mass and length must be equal to zero.im order to achieve the speed of light.”

    Reporter: (whispers to guy nest to him with hand over mouth) “He’s still concussed I think.”
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    That was hilarious! It reminds me of when George Costanza on “Seinfeld” became brilliant while abstaining from physical relations, but then got dumb again after meeting a Portuguese waitress, and calculating the odds of that happening again.

  4. whywerule says:
    January 29, 2018 at 7:04 am

    OTOH, players who are there for the first time, which is a fair number of Patriots players, including starters like Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore, and most of the Eagles players, are probably excited about visiting the circus.
    ______________________________________________

    Maybe it’s just semantics but it always seemed to me that it was the circus visiting them. lol

  5. ikeclanton says:
    January 29, 2018 at 9:08 am
    Maybe they are holding him out for this reason:

    Reporter: “Rob, could you give us an update on how you’re feeling this week?”

    Gronkowski: “Quite well, Steve—in fact, never better. I’ve decided to use some of this downtime to continue working with my colleagues in the area of investigating alternate theories regarding space-time travel. We feel that we’re close with some models that could circumnavigate Einstein’s equation where infinite mass and length must be equal to zero.im order to achieve the speed of light.”

    Reporter: (whispers to guy nest to him with hand over mouth) “He’s still concussed I think.”

    ———————
    Bravo sir!! Internet winner here.

  6. The bright lights and loud noise was gonna be too tough you say.Try using the word were instead of was and see which one sounds better.Say it out loud if it helps,hilarious.

  7. mikespillane337 says:

    The bright lights and loud noise was gonna be too tough you say.

    Try using a question mark after “say”, genius.

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