Gronk is feeling “super, super pliable”

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Alex Guerrero has won another battle in his broader Bill Belichick war.

The trainer who has been working closely with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and who has been essentially frozen out of the Patriots organization by Belichick, has found another disciple in Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. A day after Gronkowski told Belichick that the best tight end in football (possibly the best tight end ever) will be back for 2018, Gronk shot a video in his car explaining that he’s currently feeling “super, super pliable.” Added Gronkowski: “It’s huge. It’s a difference maker.”

“Pliable” is shorthand for the TB12 method, crafted by Guerrero and Brady — and loathed by Belichick. It’s one of the most overt public slaps yet by Gronkowski at Belichick.

Gronkowski also complained about media coverage of his status over the past two months.

“There’s been fake news left and right, no doubt about that,” Gronkowski said. “There’s been some real news but I would say way more fake news.”

OK, Gronk. What was fake? Was it fake when you declined to commit to playing immediately after the Super Bowl? Was it fake when more than 11 weeks passed without any indication as to whether you’ll play?

Since “fake news” has become code for “things people are saying about me that I’d prefer they didn’t,” don’t play the #fakenews card without explaining what’s fake.

Until Tuesday, a mystery existed of Gronk’s own making. He set the tone for reports, rumors, and speculation about his future. If he’s now claiming generally that most of the news that has filled the vacuum he created was fake, he need to say what was and wasn’t true.

Here’s one thing that is true: Gronkowski said he’s on his way to the Bahamas for Shark Week. It’s surely just a glimpse of the Gronk-being-Gronk reality that will unfold during the decades that will pass between the time Gronk stops running with the pigskins and starts sleeping with the fishes.

26 responses to “Gronk is feeling “super, super pliable”

  1. I think if Gronk said he had Cornflakes for breakfast it would get reported as a slap to Belichick and a sign he might not play this year (because if he was playing he would be eating Cheerios right?). So yeah, its not technically fake news if Gronk did say he ate cornflakes, but the conclusions that keep getting drawn from every little gesture have been ridiculous.

  2. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    April 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Until he plays Philly.

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    Rob had 9 catches for 115yards and 2TDs against Philly.

  3. don’t think it was Bill Belichick, more likely the doctors did not like the competition and complained, forcing his hand
    Anyone who works to encourage your athletes to maintain themselves year round could never be in his doghouse
    Bill is a consumate pro

  4. “Pliable” is shorthand for the TB12 method, crafted by Guerrero and Brady — and loathed by Belichick. It’s one of the most overt public slaps yet by Gronkowski at Belichick.

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    When and where has Belichick been quoted as “loathing” Guerrero or the TB12 method. What Belichick dislikes is medical staff hired by the NE Patriots being questioned.

  5. The most shocking part of this story is the fact that Gronk used, and knows the existence of, the word, “pliable.”

  6. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    April 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Until he plays Philly.
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    Gronk had more receptions, touchdown catches, and yards than any of the Eagles receivers in the superbowl. I’m not sure what you’re trying to get at.

  7. So after months of trying to create a story around Gronk and Brady not playing next season, and that finally being put to bed, now we get to read micro-analysis about how Gronk is passive-aggressively taking shots a Belichick. It was fake when journalists tried to create a story about how he wasn’t playing next season. It’s still fake. #sad

  8. Just because the guy doesn’t say he’s playing next year doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not….right? I mean there are over 1600 players in the league who didn’t say I’m playing 100 percent next year either.

  9. ““Pliable” is shorthand for the TB12 method, crafted by Guerrero and Brady — and loathed by Belichick. It’s one of the most overt public slaps yet by Gronkowski at Belichick.”
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    Would like the logical explanation on how did the author arrive to this conclusion…

  10. Just laugh at the Storylines the Media comes up with about the Patriots…… that’s reslly all they are good for

    It’s like the Media’s mission is to try & create drama in regards to ANYTHING Patriots related……

    It’s AWESOME the the Media NEEDS the Patriots so much….love how it feeds the trolls!!!!
    Gobble it up turkeys!!!! LOL

  11. Is pliability the quality you want most in a Gronk?

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    If you’re a patriots fan and don’t want him to get hurt, yes. Pliable relates to flexible which usually relates to less injury-prone. I’m not a patriots fan, but patriots fans should be happy, although, the rest of the league is adjusting accordingly to gronk he’s still a beast.

  12. That’s great you are pliable and feel great…. can you block a 280lb linebacker….because that is what you do 95% of the time and what makes you the best tight end in football. If you are not strong enough to hold your blocks why not just put a tall receiver at that position….

  13. “…he need (sic) to say what was and wasn’t true.” I love this kind of comment from journalists or commentators. I don’t think “need” means what they think it means. In almost all cases, replace “need” with “should, in my opinion,”. Or at least say that, “…in order to quell the speculation, he needs to clarify ….”. But really, would that actually quell the speculation? No, I doubt it.

  14. So Gronkowski and Brady at ready to go to blows with Belicheat? Patriots are shaping up to be the most dysfunctional team in the NFL. What a mess. Can’t wait for the season to prove what a fraud this team actually is.

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