Gronkowski didn’t consider holding out

AP

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski considered retiring in the offseason. However, he never considered holding out in an effort to get a new contract.

“[I]t hasn’t even came close to considering that,”  Gronkowski told reporters on Thursday. “Not even one bit. What I can do, though, is keep preparing, keep showing up every day, keep doing what I’ve got to do to get better.”

As to the possibility of getting a new contract, Gronkowski said that he’s “just focused on getting better and it’s just internal — internally with stuff like that.”

Gronkowski expressed confidence that the contract situation will take care of itself, if he takes care of business.

“I mean, there’s one thing I can do, there’s one thing I can worry about and there’s one thing that I can control and that’s myself, that’s my play, that’s me going out there doing what I’ve got to do to help the team,” Gronkowski said.

A new deal for Gronkowski is believed to be likely in 2018, but it hasn’t happened yet.

55 responses to “Gronkowski didn’t consider holding out

  1. I’m not sure Gronk’s brain is sufficiently developed to understand that concept.

  2. The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.

  3. Gronk will get his raise as soon as Kraft and the hoodie find a way to CHEAT the salary cap system….

  4. The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.
    ——
    The Pats are also a whisker away from being 5-0 in their last 5 Super Bowls. Winning Super Bowls isn’t easy. Which is probably why you are so jealous.

    It’s the highest level top of competition. Not easy.

  5. citizenstrange says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.

    ************************

    Yeah, I know what you’re saying. That silly organization just can’t get it together. And don’t even get me started on that one year they missed the playoffs with only 11 wins!

  6. So Citizen strange thinks the patriots have been gifted all of their Super Bowl wins, well isn’t that really strange ,since the only team gifted a Super Bowl win was the Philadelphia Eagles with their TWO fake touchdowns .

  7. citizenstrange says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.
    ——————-
    also a whisker and 2 insane catches away from being 5-0 in their last 5 super bowls… funny how that this can go both ways

  8. Look at all the hate generated on a story about an athlete who is honoring his contract and going the holdout route. While I find it humorous to read the insults Viking and Packer fans throw at each other, the level of hate directed at any Patriots article is unreal. What is it they call you people, crybabies – or something like that? I can see why, and I am beginning to think it fits.

  9. citizenstrange says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.

    Lame

  10. Citizen Strange. There are a host of teams who have’nt Been in the Super Bowl
    The last 15 years. Zero wins and zero losses.

  11. factschecker says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm
    The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.
    ——
    The Pats are also a whisker away from being 5-0 in their last 5 Super Bowls. Winning Super Bowls isn’t easy. Which is probably why you are so jealous.

    It’s the highest level top of competition. Not easy.

    7 4 Rate This

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    They also had 1st rd picks missing on the field because of the cheating owners and cheating Goodell framing for things that simply are not true.

    Funny how the jealous trolls doesn’t even realize their wanting their owners and Goodell to cheat the PAts, has been somewhat successful.

    And, Dion Lewis never fumbled by rule vs the Jags and Clement never caught that ball.

  12. vikings1234 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:35 pm
    Look at all the hate generated on a story about an athlete who is honoring his contract and going the holdout route. While I find it humorous to read the insults Viking and Packer fans throw at each other, the level of hate directed at any Patriots article is unreal. What is it they call you people, crybabies – or something like that? I can see why, and I am beginning to think it fits

    I prefer “jealous crybabies “ but “crybabies “ works too.

  13. “Glasskowski.” Why don’t you take a ride up to Foxboro and tell him that. I’ll sell tickets.

  14. citizenstrange says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    The Pats are a whisker away from being [8-0] in their [8] Super Bowls….
    ————————————————————————-

    You sir, or ma’am, are absolutely correct; but that just comes with the territory of the New England Patriots being the Greatest NFL Dynasty of All-time.

  15. Gronk has more brains that most of the Pats haters put together do. The fact is he’s a fairly smart guy who uses a silly frat boy persona that you people buy into.

  16. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:28 pm
    So Citizen strange thinks the patriots have been gifted all of their Super Bowl wins, well isn’t that really strange ,since the only team gifted a Super Bowl win was the Philadelphia Eagles with their TWO fake touchdowns .

    ————————-

    The last 2 seasons, I kept asking “what will Goodell do?” in terms of how will he use the refs to make sure NE does not win another SB.

    Well, we have our answer. The Pats ALMOST didn’t make it to the SB when the refs cheated for Jax and claimed Dion Lewis fumbled, with the ball pinned to his hip all the way to the ground.

    But, yeah, 2 free TDs with the ref apparently saying to Jeffrey he was in a legal formation right before the snap. proves the refs were given instructions by Goodell.

    It’s the only SB in history I can remember where there was controversy on TDs via replay. The only other one in question is the Steelers TD vs Seattle in February 2006, which was close, but it was not a TD, but that was pre-TD review era.

    Now, all TDs are reviewed to get them right, and they still cheated right in front of the entire NFL audience.

    All because 3 CLEAR incompletions were called correctly in the regular season.

    Absolutely unbelievable.

  17. dickshotdogs says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    “Glasskowski.” Why don’t you take a ride up to Foxboro and tell him that. I’ll sell tickets.
    _____________
    Ooooooo………..scared.
    I see you live up to the first 4 letters in your name.
    And nice to see Ty check in for her daily meltdown!

  18. nhpats says:
    July 26, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    Lane Johnson isn’t going to like this….

    32 8 Rate This

    Awe, that big bad Lane Johnson occupies so much space in your world since that Super Bowl haha

  19. crush22 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    dickshotdogs says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    “Glasskowski.” Why don’t you take a ride up to Foxboro and tell him that. I’ll sell tickets.
    _____________
    Ooooooo………..scared.
    I see you live up to the first 4 letters in your name.
    And nice to see Ty check in for her daily meltdown!

    0 0 Rate This

    —————-

    How is me stating facts, a “meltdown”?

    How’s the basement in rural Indiana?

  20. citizenstrange says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.

    ——————-

    Bitter much? I could just as easily make the argument that the Pats are a whisker away from being 8-0 in their last 8 Super Bowls. I could argue that they gifted the Giants twice (Tyree and Manningham catches) similar to the the Eagles illegal formation gift.

    Of course I wouldn’t do that, because I am objective to realize that they were outplayed by the both Giants and Eagles when it mattered most – just like the way the Pats outplayed the Falcons and the Seahawks when the game was on the line.

  21. It’s nice having the best TE of all time on the Pats. Just imagine if he was on the team that you rooted for. Think about that while coming up with your next lame and stale insult. “Glass/Paper Caveman” and a 41 year-old QB will likely beat your team and represent the AFC in the SB. I know it just burns on the inside……

  22. Ooooooo………..scared.
    I see you live up to the first 4 letters in your name.
    And nice to see Ty check in for her daily meltdown!
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Its easy to act tough on a chat board, but he’s right. You would never say anything close to that if you were face to face with Gronk…..which is why he’s on the field and you are in your mom’s basement.

  23. I see the usual Patriots haters flock to the Patriots related story to release the overflowing vitriol. Keep it restocked, you will needed during the season.

  24. All the trolls making “dumb” comments about Gronk. Gronk is smart about his finances and will be retired at 40 living on a beach while the trolls will still be working at Walmart at age 70 because they spent all their money on Fortnite.

  25. patriotway1 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm
    citizenstrange says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.

    ——————-

    Bitter much? I could just as easily make the argument that the Pats are a whisker away from being 8-0 in their last 8 Super Bowls. I could argue that they gifted the Giants twice (Tyree and Manningham catches) similar to the the Eagles illegal formation gift.

    Of course I wouldn’t do that, because I am objective to realize that they were outplayed by the both Giants and Eagles when it mattered most – just like the way the Pats outplayed the Falcons and the Seahawks when the game was on the line.

    2 0 Rate This

    ————————

    Don’t forget the ball jostling in between Clement’s left arm and rib cage after Marquis Flowers got his hand onto Clement’s right arm, as show on the replay, with only the 1 foot down after final possession.

    So, it was a free 14 points, or a likely 8 point swing, assuming Philly would then hit 2 FGs instead.

    NE Lost by 8 points. LMAO

    Goodell did very well in February.

  26. but, but, but, but “sources said”?!?!!?!?!?!?!

    yep, just another day in media-ville….

  27. I admire the kid but i just hope he realizes if he gets hurt belichick will toss him to the curb in a hollywood minute without batting an eyelash

  28. tylawspick6 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm
    crush22 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    dickshotdogs says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    “Glasskowski.” Why don’t you take a ride up to Foxboro and tell him that. I’ll sell tickets.
    _____________
    Ooooooo………..scared.
    I see you live up to the first 4 letters in your name.
    And nice to see Ty check in for her daily meltdown!

    0 0 Rate This

    —————-

    How is me stating facts, a “meltdown”?
    _____________
    At least your admitting the “her” part.
    It’s the 1st step to recovery.
    Long Live The *!

  29. steelcurtainn says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm
    This guy is all about himself and full of drama.
    ————————————————-

    You mistook this for an article on Le’Veon Bell, or Ben Roethlisberger, or Antonio Brown.

  30. Just another made up narrative by the NE Pats haters in the media.
    Luckily, these bogus stories are like Nigerian spam emails, they
    don’t make sense. A guy doubling his salary in addition to amortization
    of bonuses given in prior years is complaining.

  31. Gronkowski and Brady are not belicheats boys anymore. He tried to jettison brady out of here but krafty laid the law down so bill texted garroppolo after every game last yr telling him how proud he was of him and how he wished he was still here. Brady found out and stayed away till he was mandated to show up as did gronkowski. It’s gonna be a fascinating dynamic watching a team where the two best players and the coach hate each other

  32. citizenstrange says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    The Pats are a whisker away from being 0-5 in their last 5 Super Bowls. The Seahawks and Falcons gifted them wins similar to the Tuck Rule gift.

    ———————-
    Shoulda woulda rub your Buddha. They are not 0-5 no matter how much you try and sell yourself.

  33. The Truth says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:47 pm
    Gronkowski and Brady are not belicheats boys anymore. He tried to jettison brady out of here but krafty laid the law down so bill texted garroppolo after every game last yr telling him how proud he was of him and how he wished he was still here. Brady found out and stayed away till he was mandated to show up as did gronkowski. It’s gonna be a fascinating dynamic watching a team where the two best players and the coach hate each other

    0 1 Rate This

    ———————

    please seek clinical assistance. it’s not too late.

  34. cadreamer1969 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    Just another made up narrative by the NE Pats haters in the media.
    Luckily, these bogus stories are like Nigerian spam emails, they
    don’t make sense. A guy doubling his salary in addition to amortization
    of bonuses given in prior years is complaining.

    4 0 Rate This

    ——————-

    99% of the things stated about the Pats that are negative, don’t make sense. And, 99% of those things are either completely made up or twisted to drive the story more, spin it off, to get more clicks on the webpage.

    We know how it works at this point.

    Colin Cowherd used to praise the Pats and nail the analysis on ESPN and now he goes to Fox Sports, because Fox saw hoe much money ESPN made lying and bashing the PAts the last 10 years.

    Now, Cowherd claims NE has not talent and won’t be a force anymore.

    Keep it up, folks. The players read all of this and use the naysayers’ comments as even more motivation.

  35. Patriots ENVY & OBSESSION still running wild….
    Man it’s nice to be so feared!!!!

  36. tylawspick6 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Keep it up, folks. The players read all of this.

    ________________________
    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  37. Nobody who absorbs and executes Bill Belichick’s playbook should be considered stupid. If someone acts dumb and you fall for it, who is really the fool? Ex. Dwight Eisenhower, 5 star general and U.S. President, who used to troll the NY Times with goofy golf outings and purposeful malapropisms.

  38. onemorethentherest says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm
    nhpats says:
    July 26, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    Lane Johnson isn’t going to like this….

    32 8 Rate This

    Awe, that big bad Lane Johnson occupies so much space in your world since that Super Bowl haha

    ————

    I’m still trying to figure out who the guy is….

  39. crush22 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm
    crush22 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    dickshotdogs says:
    July 26, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    “Glasskowski.” Why don’t you take a ride up to Foxboro and tell him that. I’ll sell tickets.
    _____________
    Ooooooo………..scared.
    I see you live up to the first 4 letters in your name.
    And nice to see Ty check in for her daily meltdown!

    0 0 Rate This

    —————-

    How is me stating facts, a “meltdown”?
    _____________
    At least your admitting the “her” part.
    It’s the 1st step to recovery.
    Long Live The *!

    —-

    Poor Colts fan. Not even worth messing with.

    Keep typing your silly comments and funny squiggles if it soothes you. The chronic beatings you took at the hands of the Pats stings mightily and we get it.

    More to come.

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