Last week, Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane dismissed Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski as just an “OK” player, but it doesn’t seem to be the prevailing opinion on the team.
Questions about facing Gronkowski were waiting for the Seahawks in Arizona on Monday and linebacker Bobby Wagner was willing to call Gronkowski a “great player.” Head coach Pete Carroll said Gronkowski has “all of the elements that you’re looking for from a big-time tight end” and that the team would utilize various approaches to slow him down on Sunday.
Strong safety Kam Chancellor will be a big part of those approaches and he said Monday that he thought his physical play would serve him well in the matchup.
“He definitely is a big, physical guy, but it’s just big-on-big. Just play big-on-big,” Chancellor said.
It won’t come down to just Chancellor, but the Seahawks defense is going to have a hard time if he isn’t able to keep Gronkowski from breaking loose when the Patriots do look his way.