Gronkowski still vague about his absence from minicamp practice

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Yes, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski practiced at Monday’s OTA session. No, he still had nothing to say about why he didn’t practice during last week’s mandatory minicamp.

“I was just doing other things, as Coach said last week, so everything’s good,” Gronkowski told reporters on Monday, repeating his remarks to the Boston Herald from over the weekend. “We were just working on other things so everything’s all smooth, everything’s good.”

Regardless of why he was missing last week, Gronkowski was back this week.

“It felt great,” Gronkowski said. “It’s always good to be out there with your teammates, working with your teammates in individual drills, team drills, just being out there, getting on the same page, just getting into flow with them. It’s always good to get back out on the field.”

Gronk may seem more anxious that usual to get back on the field, because it hasn’t quite been the typical “Summer of Gronk.” Asked about the fact that his offseason has seemed “pretty slow,” Gronkowski said, “Yeah, it’s always slow. It’s slow to me, maybe fast compared to you.”

36 responses to “Gronkowski still vague about his absence from minicamp practice

  1. Maybe he finally realized that alcohol dehydates you and causes you to lay on the sidelines cramping up in games like last years AFFC game.

  2. The refs need him out there so they can practice looking away simultaneously whenever anyone pins his arms down and a pass bounces directly off his chest.

  3. @patfanken: Sensitive are we?

    Relax buddy. The only people who truly care about the patsies are the buffoons who follow them.

    Everything else is just meant to rattle the cage and by all accounts, it doesn’t take much.

  4. Since your new to football journalism apparently. He is sitting out because of long-term injury concertns.

    He could literally show up in December when pats aww 10-2 and I would be fine with it.

  5. Belichick: Hey Gronk, we don’t really need you out there this early before training camp, I want you fresh and strong late in the season and go easy on you in camp. How about you take today off and we both refuse to give the media any valid reason why and just give them totally vague and meaningless answers. We can do it like, 3, 4 more times during training camp.

    Gronk: Ohhhh media baiting ! Yo soy fiesta !

  6. jackedupboonie says:
    Jun 13, 2016 6:37 PM
    Easiest division in all of football. Past 5 years, nobody but the Pats has gotten to the playoffs.
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    The hallmark of a football neophyte, repeating others mistaken posts. The AFCE was the winningest division in football again last year. All divisions finish 12-12 against themselves so the measure of one division’s strength vs another’s is avg wins per team. Here they are by division for the last 10 years:
    AFCE 8.45
    AFCN 8.28
    NFCE 8.08
    NFCN 8.08
    NFCS 8.03
    AFCS 7.63
    AFCW 7.63
    NFCW 7.63

    Fun Fact: In 6 games NE lost as many games in division (2) each of the last 3 years as they did in 10 to the rest of the league.

    Fun Fact 2: In the Brady/Belichick era NE has a .769 win % in division and a near identical .754 outside of it.

    Fun Fact 3: NE would be better off in the AFCN where in spite of only playing the 1st place team 2 out of every 3 years they enjoy a winning % of .800. Can only imagine what that % would be if they played more games against the Bengals and Browns

  7. $$$ The best TE in football is quickly realising that he is massively underpaid in the current NFL market.

  8. jackedupboonie says:
    Jun 13, 2016 8:32 PM
    Pats only team to make playoffs past 5 years. That’s the only stat that matters.
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    At the end of the year yes making teh playoffs is what matters but that doesn’t make the division easy and that was the part of your statement that was being refuted. For instance last year either Buffalo or NY would have made the playoffs were it not for losses to NE.

  9. bostonpatriots1stfan says:

    I wonder if any of the haters would want Gronk playing for their team?
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    I wonder if there’s any millennials who refuse to use the word “hater”. I hope so.

  10. jackedupboonie says:
    Jun 13, 2016 8:32 PM
    Pats only team to make playoffs past 5 years. That’s the only stat that matters.
    ——————–
    Uh… nope. Green Bay, too.

  11. Guessing from the patriot past, I’d guess he was cheating for Belichick. Not sure how but I’m sure everyone with common sense can agree. And youplaychesswhileiplayfootball you keep posting same crap. That was when patriots had special cheating………and still only won 1 super bowl in a decade….pathetic.

  12. That winning percentage of the Pats in division vs out of division doesn’t mean what you think, Chessboy. It actually reflects the fact that the Pats can basically have a relaxing scrimmage 6 weeks a season, and save their blood sweat and tears for actual good NFL teams outside of their division. They also know that even if they drop a late season game to the Dolphins, they won’t be getting overtaken by the Fina Bills or Jets anyway. No matter how much you try to spin it, the Pats have feasted on mediocrity for years.

  13. The refs need him out there so they can practice looking away simultaneously whenever he slams his body into a defender and pushes off.

  14. If the league wants to see numbers at practice I think the Patriots should use white numbers on white jerseys. That’s what they want, hence it should be just fine.

    🙂

  15. Ladyjet, typical…..I think you are going by calendar year instead of seasonal, if that’s how you look at it then count 2016…still been 5 years.

  16. aj66shanghai says:
    Jun 14, 2016 6:43 AM

    That winning percentage of the Pats in division vs out of division doesn’t mean what you think, Chessboy. It actually reflects the fact that the Pats can basically have a relaxing scrimmage 6 weeks a season, and save their blood sweat and tears for actual good NFL teams outside of their division. They also know that even if they drop a late season game to the Dolphins, they won’t be getting overtaken by the Fina Bills or Jets anyway. No matter how much you try to spin it, the Pats have feasted on mediocrity for years.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    If those teams are “mediocre” why is that the Patriots fault?
    Those teams problems start with ownership, GM, HC…etc.

  17. Yes pats feast on mediocrity – 31 teams worth. Yes the coach is an sob – OUR sob. Yes they are spying on other teams – Ernie knows more about your team than your own coach. Yes the qb is a pretty boy – damn pretty. Yes the fans are arrogant – who wouldn’t be. Yes they continue to get way with it – deal with it.

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