Report: Gronk is frustrated with Belichick, but likely to keep playing anyway

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski acknowledged after the Super Bowl that he needed some time to think about whether he wants to keep playing. It sounds like he does, but it’s still not a sure thing.

Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that Gronkowski recently told people he is likely to keep playing, but he has seriously considered retiring in part because of lingering frustration with coach Bill Belichick.

Gronkowski has battled injuries throughout his career, most recently a concussion in the AFC Championship Game. But reports have indicated his consideration of retiring may have more to do with being burned out emotionally than anything physical. Gronkowski has said that he saves the money he makes from the Patriots, so he could afford to retire, and he has other options, including acting and pro wrestling.

The report also says that Belichick has had some frustrations with Gronkowski and has questioned whether he’s fully committed to Belichick’s way of doing things.

If Gronkowski wants to keep playing, but not for Belichick, a trade could make sense for all involved. But the Patriots would surely want something significant in return for Gronkowski, and any team trading for him would need an assurance that he’s committed to continuing to play.

If Gronkowski is healthy and ready to go, he remains the best tight end in the NFL. His situation will bear monitoring until we have a definitive answer about his future.

133 responses to “Report: Gronk is frustrated with Belichick, but likely to keep playing anyway

  1. .
    If you live in a veritable dictatorship for eight years, you are very likely to bristle under authoritarian rule every now and then. However, the football gig guarantees him 10 million a year. The Hollywood business has no real assurances. That city has fried up bigger pieces of fish than Gronk.
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  2. Time for him to go, unfortunately. Get the value. Starts with a 1rst, despite the injury moniker. He’s missed 26 regular season gms in 8 yrs. 13 gms with this great player is gold. A happy 28 yr old Gronk gives you AT LEAST 3 good yrs. Just make sure, besides proper value, he goes to the NFC.

  3. I am a super Patriot Hater but you cant deny the dude is one of the most amazing tight ends of all time. I think he should retire though. His injury list going back to college has been brutal and that concussion was definitely not good.

    Get out while you can.

    I know the league and refs do everything they can to help you guys waltz to the superbowl every year so yes you might win another one – but how many more injuries might you get along the way?

    Belichick is also capable of benching you in the SB just to prove a point.

    You have already done enough damage tha you will feel in your 40’s 50’s and beyond – but dont risk another concussion.

  4. If that doesn’t sound like reasons NOT to retire, I don’t know hat is. You’vewon Multiple Super Bowls, your getting hurt more and more,you have other job opportunities, you have ALOT of money saved and your boss annoyes daily. It’s time to move on the next chapter of your life Gronk.

  5. The cynical part of me can’t help but wonder if $3-$5m added to his contract in makeable incentives would put some ‘fun’ back in rhe game for Gronk even with Coach Grumpy presiding over the sandbox

  6. Gronk is a truly great player who will end up in the Hall of Fame, but Bill doesn’t like any insubordination. If this report is true, Bill will be absolutely livid. Gronk’s days as a Patriot are probably numbered.

  7. As a Pats fan I love Gronk and I’d hate to see him go, but the Patriot Way isn’t for everyone, and if he’s not buying in because he’s burnt out or whatever, then it’s best for both parties that they amicably move on before it becomes a problem that affects the locker room. From a Pats fan perspective, if he does go I hope he retires because I’d hate to see him in another uniform and the prospect of him playing against the Pats scares me. As a football fan, though, I hope he goes somewhere he can be happy and just be Gronk.

  8. If you think BB will stand pat while Gronk talks to the media well you don’t know BB. With the draft coming in just a few weeks that has plenty of TE talent Bill could easily make Gronk a memory.

  9. gronkowski and njoku. i can just picture the fear teams would have along with the rest of the browns offense this year. sorry belicheat, he don’t like you dummy. GO BROWNS!!! Happy Easter everyone.

  10. I’d take him on the Vikes. Imagine Cousins, Thielen, Diggs, Rudolph, Gronk, and Cook on offense. A man can dream.

  11. Maybe it has something to do with Belicheck sacrificing a SB win by benching Malcolm Butler to prove some kind of point, while the Patriots CBs were torched.

  12. I hear so much about what Gronk is thinking, Belichick, Brady, Kraft too. Its a been a popular subject this offseason so a lot has been heard from many people. The only ones that don’t seem to be getting heard from are Gronk, Belichick, Beady, and Kraft.

  13. If Belichik traded Gronk he would completely lose the locker room, if he hasn’t started to already with his Superbowl coaching shenanigans.

    He’s their only #1 offensive threat besides Brady.

    They’d have a poor defense, a poor offensive line, and a weakened offense- as a Pats fan I can’t imagine such a team.

  14. How do we know that the Gronkowski attitude toward Belichick does not partly or entirely have to do with Belichick’s treatment of Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl. There will be a residual effect in my opinion to what Coach Belichick did. Free agents may be less likely to give up money for the strong possibility of playing in the Super Bowl. Moreover Patriot players may become less loyal and reluctant at accepting less $$ when their contracts terminate to remain with the perennial Super Bowl contender.

  15. Not surprising coming from ESPN. They continue to act as if there is some massive problem inside New England. When it fell flat on their face that Brady, Belichick, and Kraft were fine, now they have to try another angle. So they shoot for Gronk.

    The Patriots are fine. Gronk is fine. Brady is fine. Kraft is fine. Belichick is fine. The Patriots will be back in another AFC title game pushing for another Super Bowl appearance.

  16. Aw.. Gronky wonky upset w/ a dictatorship huh? After about 5 concussions, he’ll be eating apple sauce & getting lost on the freeway by the time he’s 40 anyway. Enjoyed your money now, Gronk.

  17. When you stop loving where you work it is time to find a change of scenery. The Patriots should trade him and let him enjoy football again. And if not he should retire.

  18. I’m guessing this pretty much confirms what Lane Johnson said about the fun-less Patriots. The best TE in the game considering retirement at the height of his career?

  19. Guess we will hear Goodell say “There has been a trade, The Cleveland Browns have traded the 4th pick to New England for Rob Gronkowski” on draft night…..this will start people thinking of filming Draft Day 2

  20. Gronk has the name recognition and the ideal image for Arnold Schwarzenegger type Hollywood super hero roles. He’d make more money in one year than he’d make an entire NFL career.

  21. How does Malcom Butler work his way into the conversation about Gronk?

    Gronk might be the best of all time at TE. Butler is a good CB who made a game winning play in the SB but no where near top tier at his position.

    If Butler violated team rules then it’s HIS fault he got benched, not Belichick’s.

  22. I guess if Gronk doesn’t put out another ‘cryptic’ tweet that somewhat denies this story, then we’ll know it’s true. Waiting…still waiting.

  23. Get him on the vikes, then trade for Jordan Reed. Imagine a offense running 3 tight ends gronk Reed and Rudolph with cook at running back and diggs theilen on outside.

  24. This idea that Belichick sacrificed a SBowl to make a point is a joke. As if he would ever do that. Malcolm Butler didn’t play because after he had a below average regular season, he got sick and was hospitalized for the flu, he got into the game plan late and by his own admission was not focused. A FB decision based on MERIT, not a conspiracy theory. He knows it and the other players know it. The Pats lost that game on the front 7. The Eagles rushed for 164 yrds, their leading receiver was a running back(all the WRs combined for 206 yrds) and the Pats applied almost zero pressure to Foles, which really bothers him and lowers his QB rating in a big way. They didn’t lose because Butler didn’t play.

  25. Patriot lemming fans so blindmwith loyalty they can’t see that the Bismark has taken a hit to the rudder.. More and more guys leaving, and more important more and more guys speaking out. EVERY coach in history has been tuned out by players at the end of long tenures. It happened to landry, it happened to lombardi, it happened to shula. Contrary to what Patriots bandwagon nation thinks it is happening to belichick. Might be able to control it for another year but this team won’t be same again unless belichick completely cleans house

  26. When I saw the headline, I thought to myself, “This is the type of BS I’d expect from B$PN…” Then I started reading and sure enough, B$PN is behind it. Their motto seems to be, “Let’s make stuff up about the Patriots because there will always be some fools who will believe it!”

  27. Gronk signed a team friendly deal so he’s not even a cap burden. So in short, being loyal to your team hurts you when you wanna leave too because the evil empire has you underpaid and worth a lot to other via trade instead of being able to be a cap cut casualty and sign where you want.

  28. terripet says:
    April 1, 2018 at 10:35 am
    The cheaters are done

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    You are correct. The Colts have not won a thing since the leave started making Andrew Luck throw properly inflated footballs and stop pumping in fake crowd noise

  29. terripet says:
    April 1, 2018 at 10:35 am
    The cheaters are done

    —-

    You’ve been writing the same false obituary for years.

    Indy doesn’t even have a seat at the dinner table, where the Patriots, who are the perennial hosts, will continue to duke it out with the elite of the league. We’ll decide when you’ll be released from this torture chamber, and not a second sooner.

  30. tedmurph says:
    April 1, 2018 at 10:24 am

    This idea that Belichick sacrificed a SBowl to make a point is a joke. As if he would ever do that. Malcolm Butler didn’t play because after he had a below average regular season, he got sick and was hospitalized for the flu, he got into the game plan late and by his own admission was not focused. A FB decision based on MERIT, not a conspiracy theory. He knows it and the other players know it. The Pats lost that game on the front 7. The Eagles rushed for 164 yrds, their leading receiver was a running back(all the WRs combined for 206 yrds) and the Pats applied almost zero pressure to Foles, which really bothers him and lowers his QB rating in a big way. They didn’t lose because Butler didn’t play.
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    tedmurph,

    Your clueless rant needs a response; The Patriots lost because they had trouble all season with their defense. Moreover the ‘Game Plan’ that Malcolm Butler was not focused on was not working. How do you know if Butler played he would not have made a difference? The game was very close despite all the statistics you ranted about. Your rant is about being a hater and not about objectively giving a critique of the Super Bowl that either team could have won with one (1) break. Brandin Cooks a receiver who often requires double coverage went out of the game early due to an illegal hit. The Patriots lost to a very good Eagles team but your rant is clueless!

  31. dualprime says:
    April 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

    How does Malcom Butler work his way into the conversation about Gronk?

    Gronk might be the best of all time at TE. Butler is a good CB who made a game winning play in the SB but no where near top tier at his position.

    If Butler violated team rules then it’s HIS fault he got benched, not Belichick’s.
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    I think you are missing the point. First of all the eagles did put a beatdown on the pats defense- so i don’t want any of this to be seen as cheapening their great SB win.

    There is no evidence that Butler violated team rules. Even if he did there is no reason not to play him by the 2cnd quarter or second half. Butler was not going to be on the pats next year anyway- so it’s not going to be an ongoing discipline problem.

    Nobody is saying that Butler is a shutdown corner, but he has been a Probowler, and is the best tackler in the secondary and is well above average at playing the run. If you rate Butler at 100, his replacements would rate a 30. Butler took every single snap in the Minn. pre SB practice.

    Post game both Duron Harmon and Devon Mcourty were both visibly angry at Butler not being played at all as reported by Patriots PFW reporters.

    Belichik also owes something to the rest of the team to play the best guys.

    Belichik is alway associated with being a defensive “Genius”- but he will now have the dubious mark of a “Genius” who lost a SB while his QB put up a remarkable 505 yards.

    When you look at the Pats last 4 SB appearances, and what it took to get there you quickly see that it has been Brady that has got them there.

    As a Pats fan I still love Bill, put he has been making some odd decisions the last few years that get a little trying.

    Congrats to the Eagles though.

  32. terripet says:
    April 1, 2018 at 10:35 am
    The cheaters are done

    —————

    You’re right – they’ve missed the playoffs 2 years in a row now.

  33. Almost sounds like despite winning a lot, he’s…..not having fun? Everyone called Lane Johnson an idiot, but there’s obviously some validity to what he said.

  34. It’s funny how people think trading for him “starts” with a 1st rd pick, as if even that’s not enough

    You think an often injured TE contemplating retirement brings in a 1st + more? Yeah right.

    Good luck with slime ball McDaniels and ??? at QB in a couple years

  35. The Seahawks traded a 1rst rnd pk AND an All Pro center(AMack) for JGraham and a 4th a few yrs ago. Graham had missed time with 5 different injuries with the Saints. Graham is not nearly the all around TE Gronk is. LOL

  36. tedmurph – yeah and that trade turned out to look pretty brutal so who’s looking to replicate that? Also Jimmy Graham wasn’t considering if he even wanted to play football anymore at the time he was acquired.

  37. Graham established the price, the results are irrelevent. Gronk isn’t gonna retire, everybody knows that. He’s 28. His post NFL career isn’t going anywhere. He’s just not happy with the restraints of playing for the Pats. If he goes somewhere he can be Gronk, he’ll be fine. If the Pats had a viable replacement, which they don’t at present, I’m convinced he’d be gone. For at least a 1rst rnd pk.

  38. Both teams played the Super Bowl under-manned. Pedersen out-coached Belichick in that situation. The Eagles depth won over Patriots depth. If I was Gronk I would be pissed that the Patriot Way was out-coached on the biggest stage. His teammates gave a great effort, it was the coach who let them down.

  39. nflfan12blog says:
    April 1, 2018 at 9:13 am
    If Belichik traded Gronk he would completely lose the locker room, if he hasn’t started to already with his Superbowl coaching shenanigans.

    He’s their only #1 offensive threat besides Brady.

    They’d have a poor defense, a poor offensive line, and a weakened offense- as a Pats fan I can’t imagine such a team.

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    Then imagine Brady gone too. It will happen and it’s not far off. Once that happens, BB is history too. It will be a nuclear winter in NE. You guys had a great run but it’s starting to come to an end. Thankfully.

  40. Belichick admits all the time that he is a tough coach to play for, so I can understand that there may be players who would rather make money and go play somewhere they will be coddled, win or lose be damned, than have to play for a demanding and winning coach.

    Having written that, I doubt Gronk is one of those players. My guess is Gronk would be miserable being coddled on a losing team like the Colts, no matter how much money he was making.

    I think it is even more unlikely that BB has lingering frustrations with Gronk who comes to training camp in shape every season, and never takes a play off whether he is blocking or in a pass route. What would BB be frustrated with, Gronk’s spikes and occasional shimmy after a TD? I doubt that…

  41. jesus he is a football player.. part of a team… shut up and do as you are told!!!!! its a team sport…. 11 play as one not 11 individuals doing things as they wish.. I don’t know who is dumber media guys or some fans!

  42. Oh boy the Press and the haters sure are riding this “no one like BB” train, aren’t you?
    See you all this fall… when the PATS start rolling the league again.

  43. If the Niners have any thought of doing this, please learn from the nearby billyball Oakland A’s who mortgaged their future (Cespedes) to get a lackluster rental in Jon Lester for a couple of unfulfilling months. Gronkowski would be a rental situation, as he’s close to the end, and his trade value would be based on what he’s done instead of what he has left.

  44. Gronk is sick and tired of the Patriot Way. They don’t pay and treat their players like meat. Many want out. See comments of Solder who “escaped the compound.”

  45. charliecharger says:
    April 1, 2018 at 10:01 am
    Gronk has the name recognition and the ideal image for Arnold Schwarzenegger type Hollywood super hero roles. He’d make more money in one year than he’d make an entire NFL career.
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    These guys are a dime a dozen in Hollywood. Gronk would probably get a few cameo roles and stuff, but he cannot act and definitely won’t be starring in his own action movies, a la The Rock. Hollywood isn’t it for Gronk, TE of the Patriots is what he’s the greatest at and needs to stick to.

    I’m a big Gronk fan and hope he stays, would hate to see him go anywhere else but NE. But Hollywood will ruin him, he’s not gonna do much out there.

  46. NOT QUITE – He will get 1 shot in a mid level budget film with a bad story and after it flops he will be in Sharknado 5 and co starring with Charlie Sheen playing Barney the Dinosaur.

  47. Lol this is funny. When espn came out with that bs article about the officials calling the super bowl by new rules all you pats fans jumped all over that. Now that the article is something negative towards the patriots, all you whining pats fans cry foul and say you can’t believe anything from espn. Lol what a bunch of lames!

  48. #Morefakenewsfromespn

    In case anybody doesn’t no the game. ESPN reporters get their “Inside Info” from many of the local Boston reporters that speculate on everything and print Fake stories. See Ron Borges to start with.

  49. New England, New England your looking at a steady slippery downward slope. Hell of a run though.

  50. While it is always wise to take stories like this with a grain of salt- given this shady sourcing, if Grant doesn’t like Bilk’s Autocratic ways, he should look at his 2 rings AGC title visits and realize There is no other place in the league will you get to win this consistently.

  51. please, overrated…he plays in a pass happy league, 5 yards and free to roam, pushes off all over the place against shorter defenders, and thus gets more credit than he ever deserves..he is as slow a molasses in january…and whines when he gets caught pushing off….

  52. When will you people realize that espn reporting on the Patriots is nothing more than “rumors,” “an unnamed source,” and “an insider says!” Never any true source or actual person named. Sounds a lot like what is being reported on the white house too.

  53. tb12kingofthe7kingdoms says:
    April 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    Millenials, am I right!?

    1 0 Rate This

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    sadly, yes

    for wise franchises it will be something to take seriously when
    drafting guys

    once entitlement and/or other priorities rise up over the commitment to the sport, it’s over

    look at beckham in new york right now

  54. ESPN is the Fox News of the NFL. The lies and half truths are tearing apart this country.

  55. tb12kingofthe7kingdoms says:
    April 1, 2018 at 1:32 pm
    When will you people realize that espn reporting on the Patriots is nothing more than “rumors,” “an unnamed source,” and “an insider says!” Never any true source or actual person named. Sounds a lot like what is being reported on the white house too.

    3 0 Rate This

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    the drooling mouthbreathing rubes who believe people like goodell
    and espn will destroy the country

    i weep for the future

  56. troubledoneswhobathe says:
    April 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    See Gronks’s Instagram to Anendola when he left for Miami…..”be free, be happy!”

    —-

    He should have continued the post to Anendola….”be free, be happy….get used to never seeing the playoffs or any success again!”

    Let’s see how Gronk feels when some lesser quarterback is throwing to him and getting him killed out there on the way to 6-10…

    Ask Amendola when he retires what the absolute best experience of his professional career was and where he learned and thrived the most. There have been dozens of them already that echo the same answers. The Patriot experience has also shaped everything they do in their post-NFL careers.

    Not something to take lightly.

  57. Before the dirty/cheap shot on Tre White I would have loved for him to come home to Buffalo to play. Now? Not so much. The sign is rising in Western New York. Let’s Go Buffalo!

  58. I don’t believe this and I’m not even a Pats or Gronk fan. What’s the source for this information? I’d think as a reported you’d want to make sure info like this was completely irrefutable. I also bet if you asked Gronk this question point blank he’d respond, “Absolutely not.”

  59. tylawspick6 says:
    April 1, 2018 at 2:06 pm
    tb12kingofthe7kingdoms says:
    April 1, 2018 at 1:32 pm
    When will you people realize that espn reporting on the Patriots is nothing more than “rumors,” “an unnamed source,” and “an insider says!” Never any true source or actual person named. Sounds a lot like what is being reported on the white house too.

    3 0 Rate This

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    the drooling mouthbreathing rubes who believe people like goodell
    and espn will destroy the country

    i weep for the future

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    To the uniformed, conspiracy wackadoodles out there who only believe in the patriot way, I pray for our future.

  60. He may be angry because Malcolm [the guy who did it to Seattle] Butler was benched for no reason in the SB and he lost another SB ring and another chance to visit the White House.

  61. Look at Coach Belichick how he works. Like him or not
    no one has grinded like him. He started coaching in Baltimore
    around the late 70’s early 80’s. Since then he has worked like
    no other coach. Parcells and Cowher got out. Hated the grind
    after 25 years or more.
    This is tough on players. You win on Sunday and it’s never
    enough …that takes a toll. Gronkowski has alway held up his
    side…but perhaps it just time for a change. You can’t blame
    Belichick and you can’t criticize Gronk…it just the way it is.

  62. Gronk at his age with his injury history and his contract isn’t worth a first round pick. An inconvenient truth for pats fans sure, but true nonetheless.

  63. Before the dirty/cheap shot on Tre White I would have loved for him to come home to Buffalo to play. Now? Not so much. The sign is rising in Western New York. Let’s Go Buffalo!

    ___

    Buffalo doesn’t even have a QB yet! Oh, but the sun is rising….wait, its Buffalo. The sun never shines in Buffalo. Even in the middle of summer…..

  64. To the uniformed, conspiracy wackadoodles out there who only believe in the patriot way

    Where do I pick up my uniform? I’m always the last to know about these sort of things.

  65. BSPN projecting its own dysfunction onto others as usual. Remember that time they had to fire hundreds of people because their cokehead president wanted them to focus on sports socialism? What a hoot.

  66. .
    nobody seems to note he was injured in the Super Bowl also…
    He had a knee or leg injury that was not reported by belicheat.
    It was mentioned in the super bowl NF mic’d up video.
    Listen to the players what they are saying to him after scoring the touch down in the 2nd half firs drive

  67. He should retire anyway. With the way he plays, the hits he takes, and the injuries he’s already had, he’s risking his health and future every time he steps onto the field. He has nothing left to prove. He has won a ton and solidified his place in history. At this point, it’s just not worth being crippled or mentally incompetent at 50 years old.

  68. “To the uniformed, conspiracy wackadoodles out there who only believe in the patriot way, I pray for our future.”

    Hard work, innovation and success used to be respected in this country. Now people “pray for our future” because they are entitled, lazy and expect success to be handed to them without having to work for it.

    SMH

  69. Report: Life long Patriots fans are tired of Gronk whining, urge Belichick to trade the ungrateful one, Pats clearly don’t need him to win super bowls.

  70. Bill always trades players one year early. With his injury history and only 3 years left at best, Gronk’s the ONE player who at this point could help solve Patriots OL problems in a trade for a top starting LT plus picks. Next year less likely.

  71. He should go to where ever Nick Foles is so they can be reunited. They played together 4 years at Arizona. I know they won’t trade him to Philly. Just wishful thinking. Then again, Brady really wants to keep him so that may have an affect here.

  72. Gronk’s legacy is the new rule for remote ejections.

    The “Patriot Way” is to flex, or break rules to the point where the NFL is forced to respond. Having accomplished this, time to move on

  73. Nobody really “likes” Bill. You don’t have to, it’s like having a few million dollars and having Warren Buffet or Marvin Lewis help me invest it. I am not looking for a friend at this time. I want the person that represents my best interest. Which would explain why Gronk won’t go anywhere next season.

  74. 315judman says:
    April 2, 2018 at 6:03 am
    Gronk’s legacy is the new rule for remote ejections.

    The “Patriot Way” is to flex, or break rules to the point where the NFL is forced to respond. Having accomplished this, time to move on
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    Or a convenient excuse for players and fans that can’t handle getting beat by the Patriots time and time again. The Patriots … creators and sole owner of bending or breaking rules. LOL

  75. namriverrat69 says:
    April 2, 2018 at 4:07 am
    He should go to where ever Nick Foles is so they can be reunited. They played together 4 years at Arizona.
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    FWIW, Gronk and Foles never played a college game together at Arizona. Maybe Foles threw a few practice passes to Gronk prior to Gronk hurting his back his Junior, and last season, at AZ. And since Gronk’s Junior AZ season (2009) was the only year during which Foles and Gronk were at AZ at the same time, as Gronk entered the NFL prior to his Senior season, they never played a college game together since Gronk missed the entire year.

  76. Mathew Keen says:
    April 1, 2018 at 11:08 pm
    Hey Bruschi its almost like people don’t have fun playing for the Patriots.

    ————-

    Lets start a company, pay employees up to 25 million a year for working 6 months of the year and then make sure they are having fun while they are working? Not a great business model.

    It’s absolutely not about fun… It’s about performance.

    Of course the Eagles had fun. They won the Super Bowl and achieved their goal. If they lost that game, they wouldn’t have thought it was so fun, which is where the Patriots are at. And for Gronk, that is the second time he had a chance at a hail mary at the end of the Super Bowl and lost and he missed the last Super Bowl due to injury. That contributes to the problem as he’s not achieving his goal.

    Players enjoy the game and enjoy hanging with teammates and that part is fun, but the hard work and sacrifice that is required to win consistently isn’t like spending an afternoon watching Netflix. They have to earn their millions.

  77. 6ball says:
    April 1, 2018 at 7:27 am
    The Hollywood business has no real assurances. That city has fried up bigger pieces of fish than Gronk.
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    Nah, I work for a large movie producer in LA. It’s all about star power and name recognition in the movie industry. I know that Gronk’s agent is already in touch with several different producers. You can’t get that phone call if you don’t have a name.

  78. promickey says:

    April 1, 2018 at 11:32 am

    …Brandin Cooks a receiver who often requires double coverage went out of the game early due to an illegal hit.

    ——————–

    Wait…what? Illegal…how?

  79. In spite of being a Pat’s fan, and enjoying Gronk’s play, I’m sick and tired of this soap opera BS!

  80. Gronk isn’t going anywhere. He does not have anything close to the presence of a future star in Hollywood or WWE. Listening to the guy talk is excruciating. His money ticket is to stay in football. And he knows it.

    The Patriots also know that they won’t get squat for him in a trade if he is seriously pondering retirement.

    He will be in NE next year.

  81. Braz says:
    April 2, 2018 at 1:04 pm
    ……………
    The Patriots also know that they won’t get squat for him in a trade if he is seriously pondering retirement.
    ————————————

    Do you really not think the Pats could get a high 2nd round pick for Gronk?

    I think there are 31 teams/GMs in the league who would trade their 2nd round pick for Gronk today; and sign him to an extension tomorrow. And I know the fans of any team he was traded to would be on here gloating about it for hours if it happened; including those fans who have been calling Gronk ‘Classless Glass’ for years.

    You really do not think the Pats could get a high 2nd round pick for Gronk?

  82. “…Brandin Cooks a receiver who often requires double coverage went out of the game early due to an illegal hit.”

    There was nothing illegal about the hit in the Super Bowl if that’s what you’re referring to. Cooks ran in 360 degree circle and didn’t keep his head on a swivel opening himself up to that hit, the 2nd time he did that in the SB, sandwiched around trying to make that absurd leap over a defender on his 3 receptions. Three absolutely terrible plays by him.

    And no, he did not “often require double coverage”. He had a good year but was not the #1 threat he was supposed to be.

  83. whywerule says:
    April 2, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Braz says:
    April 2, 2018 at 1:04 pm
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    The Patriots also know that they won’t get squat for him in a trade if he is seriously pondering retirement.
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    Do you really not think the Pats could get a high 2nd round pick for Gronk?

    I think there are 31 teams/GMs in the league who would trade their 2nd round pick for Gronk today; and sign him to an extension tomorrow. And I know the fans of any team he was traded to would be on here gloating about it for hours if it happened; including those fans who have been calling Gronk ‘Classless Glass’ for years.

    You really do not think the Pats could get a high 2nd round pick for Gronk?

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    If Gronk is openly contemplating retirement like he is? Not a chance.

  84. Gronk is annoying. i wouldn’t gloat for hours if he were traded to my team. his golly shucks frat boy meat head act is stale. boston fans are predominantly delusional white trash.

  85. tfootball1234 says:

    April 4, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Gronk is annoying. i wouldn’t gloat for hours if he were traded to my team. his golly shucks frat boy meat head act is stale. boston fans are predominantly delusional white trash.

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    The evidence you cited is spectacular…oh wait.

  86. Report: Gronkowski is frustrated with Belichik, etc”

    Translation: You’re desperate for something to put out there so make up a story out of nothing and get it out there.

    FYI – There is a thoroughbred racehorse named Gronkowski in Europe who might be running in the Kentucky Derby.

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