Robert Kraft isn’t sweating Gronk’s future

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s future as a player has been a frequent topic of conversation this offseason and some around the team may be worried about the prospect of his retirement.

Team owner Robert Kraft is not in that group. Kraft told Jeff Howe of The Athletic that he isn’t losing any sleep when it comes to thoughts about life without Gronkowski during the 2018 season.

“It’s not even an issue for me,” Kraft said. “I didn’t know about it until I read about it in the paper. I saw him [recently at Gillette Stadium]. We have a fun, good relationship. He is one of the most up people I know. I was impressed that he was coming in late and doing whatever he had to do to make himself feel right and get his body right.”

Kraft also said recently that he doesn’t have any issues with Tom Brady‘s contract, but the zen approach to team matters comes alongside a more practical bent befitting a successful business owner. Kraft said the team has to “develop contingency plans” for all matters because “anyone could be in a car accident” even if you’re not spending all day worried about that possibility.

28 responses to “Robert Kraft isn’t sweating Gronk’s future

  1. Gronk working late and looking happy, owner relaxed after 8th bowl in 16yrs, Brady playing a few more, Belichick too then staying on as GM while McDaniels (Pats most successful OC) steps up to coach. Which all, as salty hater will tell you, equals total disaster. What more proof do you need?

  2. crush22 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:04 am
    Glasskowski
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    That’s SB-winning, league-best receiving and blocking TE Glasskowski to you, whom you desperately want to be unhappy so he’d leave the Pats and maybe come to your team.

  3. Billionaires don’t worry much, unless they get judged by everyone who previously took their money

  4. streetyson says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:33 am
    crush22 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:04 am
    Glasskowski
    ————-
    That’s SB-winning, league-best receiving and blocking TE Glasskowski to you, whom you desperately want to be unhappy so he’d leave the Pats and maybe come to your team.
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    Naa… I like players that are on the field.

  5. :Why are we giving so much attention to this glass meathead?”

    Glass? wibby? The guy has played in over 84% the games during his 8 years with the Pats, including all 19 last season. Injuries? He’s had his share. Glass? Well that’s just another fabrication by the haters to make them feel better about their teams only getting to play 16 games each year. Meathead? Maybe on the surface, but underneath he’s been as smart as a fox in creating a brand that is instantaneously recognizable and sending him so much money that he has banked EVERY game check since 2011.

    So much for a “glass meathead”, right.

  6. Just another reason why the Patriots dominate every year. They’re prepared for anything.
    Other teams just throw as much crap against the wall as they can and hope a little bit of it sticks.
    As evidence, you need look no further than the Jealous trolls who frequent this forum.
    That’s how you really know you’re good.

  7. Not sure why Pats don’t try to offer him more to stay on. Seems like they are disrespecting him a bit. Made a big deal about keeping McDaniels but act like they could care less about Gronk.

  8. beachsidejames says:
    April 12, 2018 at 8:59 am
    Not sure why Pats don’t try to offer him more to stay on. Seems like they are disrespecting him a bit. Made a big deal about keeping McDaniels but act like they could care less about Gronk.
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    2 reasons. You use the term disrespect. He’s making over 8 million as a Tight end that has only been on the field about half of his career because of injuries. The last 2 Superbowls we’ve won were without Gronk on the field. This is why the Patriots remain competitive every year. They don’t spend money like drunken sailors.

    Also, Josh McD’s Salary doesn’t count against the Salary cap

  9. Ewhite1065 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    2 reasons. You use the term disrespect. He’s making over 8 million as a Tight end that has only been on the field about half of his career because of injuries. The last 2 Superbowls we’ve won were without Gronk on the field. This is why the Patriots remain competitive every year. They don’t spend money like drunken sailors.

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    Last 2 SB’s without Gronk? You might want to re-check your facts (unless it was a Hologram catching a TD pass against Seattle.

  10. crush22 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:04 am
    Glasskowski

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    Whatever… He’s great when he’s in there and he’s helped win a ton of games for the Patriots.

  11. beachsidejames says:
    April 12, 2018 at 8:59 am
    Not sure why Pats don’t try to offer him more to stay on. Seems like they are disrespecting him a bit. Made a big deal about keeping McDaniels but act like they could care less about Gronk.

    ————

    He’s set to be the highest paid TE in the league already based on his current contract… So there’s that.

  12. “That’s SB-winning, league-best receiving and blocking TE Glasskowski to you, whom you desperately want to be unhappy so he’d leave the Pats and maybe come to your team.”

    Funny it seems everytime he plays in a SB the Patriots lose.

  13. no one is worried from the owner down to us peon fans. big bill is at the wheel and he gets it done every year no matter who comes and goes on the roster. media know nothings always need something to blather about.

  14. stucats says:

    April 12, 2018 at 7:54 am

    why all the attention for this meat-head?

    _____________________________

    You would LOVE to have “this meathead” on your team.

  15. terripet says:
    April 12, 2018 at 8:29 am
    Gronkowski will be traded on draft day
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    If the value is there it is possible but don’t forget he has a very team friendly contract, the value would have to be pretty high. Part of the equation is being able to replace his productivity with one or more players.

  16. No real Pats fans are sweating anything. How many times has NE jettisoned a “premier” player followed by predictions of NE’s demise. As it turns out, they’re still la pretty good team. As I recall, they were in a tough game last year where Philly managed a close win while 30 other teams were home watching.

    But for the 30, or 31 if you prefer, enjoy the hopes and dreams of a world not dominated by NE. Proabably need to restock the whine cellar 3 or 4 years from now.

  17. crush22 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:59 am
    streetyson says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:33 am
    crush22 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:04 am
    Glasskowski
    ————-
    That’s SB-winning, league-best receiving and blocking TE Glasskowski to you, whom you desperately want to be unhappy so he’d leave the Pats and maybe come to your team.
    ______
    Naa… I like players that are on the field.
    ————————————————————–
    Your team had 11 players on the field and your team stunk. You’d rejoice if your team could come up with an NFL caliber QB. No fear, your GM will cheat the salary cap and weasel in one and win, maybe, for a brief season or two while NE loads up annually. Ahhh, it’s so darned good to be a Pats fan.

  18. terripet says:
    April 12, 2018 at 8:29 am
    Gronkowski will be traded on draft day
    ———————————————-That has a much chance of being accurate as me saying the Colts will win the SB. Heck, as much chance as the Colts raising a second place banner.

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