Rob Gronkowski trying to stay positive through injuries

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Rob Gronkowski doesn’t know if he’s playing this week or not — saying he’ll leave that to his coaches.

But he knows he’s not meeting his own standards.

The Patriots tight end as missed two of the last three games because of back and ankle injuries, and has been limited in practice in advance of Sunday’s game against the Titans.

It’s been more challenging, just little obstacles in the way. It’s life. You have to take them on. That’s what I’m doing,” Gronkowski said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “Just got to get back to where I need to be and just be myself when I get back, and it will all be good.”

He said he sees things “going strong in the future,” but his present hasn’t been very gratifying. He has just 29 catches for 448 yards and one touchdown this year.

“Just been dealing with some stuff, working the hardest I can every single day to get back to what I need to be back to,” he said. “The team is doing great. We have great guys around here, great teammates.

“I can’t wait, when I am back — whenever it is — to be back out there and give it all to my teammates, to the coaches. They’ve been great, and it’s always great working with them. The most important thing is to be contributing to the team and being out there with the boys. So it’s just working hard every single day, extra days, extra work, doing the best I can. Everything is going smooth, and we’ll just see what happens from here.”

That’s a lot of words to say not much, which makes it a lot like his contributions this year, as the Patriots have constantly had to adjust to different skill position personnel, via injuries and suspensions alike.

18 responses to “Rob Gronkowski trying to stay positive through injuries

  1. Hands down the best TE. Hard to cover and solid blocker. Hard to find such an efficient combination for TEs anymore. TEs nowadays are either good catchers or either good blockers or neither lol. Hope he recovers soon.

  2. I think he can play if needed, but they don’t want to push it.

    They want him heathy at the end of the season.

    I think the addition of Josh Gordon has helped the offense to the point that it won’t kill them to rest Gronk.

  3. No matter what happens in Gronk’s future he has been very smart with his money. He has saved all his NFL money and just spends the endorsement money. You won’t see this guy sinking money into dumb ventures like restaurants and clubs. Most NFL players go broke because they are always looking for the next big score. Just put money in treasuries and conservative stock investments. You want to listen to someone smart listen to Rodger Staubach who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars since retiring from the league

  4. With the bye week coming up after this game, I believe the Pats would be wise to keep BOTH Gronk & Sony on the sidelines this weekend… let them rest/rehab & heal as much as possible….
    Patterson can fill in & Dorsett can also get more time in on 4 WR SETS…
    Go Pats!!!!

  5. That’s a lot of words to say not much, which makes it a lot like his contributions this year…
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    Salty nonsense – he’s played 7 of 8 games, played hurt, blocking & catching 448yds (64yds/gm).

  6. What amplifies this situation is the incentives that were injected into Gronk’s contract for this season. I’m assuming that the Patriots could still choose to pay him those incentives even if he doesn’t reach them. If that’s the case, then I hope they sit him and just pay him. They need him healthy in the playoffs, and with a bye week coming up, it makes no sense to play him.

    But even IF they can/do pay him the incentives, it’s going to have a long term hit on his next contract. Even if 100% healthy, the injury bug was going to impact his next deal, whether with the Pats or someone else. But by erring on the side of caution and letting him heal, doesn’t this just further push the narrative that Gronk can’t stay on the field (and thus either reduce the # of years of his next contract or push teams to base it more on incentives)?

  7. boys1222235472 says:
    November 9,2018 at 10:09 pm

    Most overrated TE in NFL history.

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    If you had said he was overrated that is an arguable statement. No disrespect meant to your magical manhood. To say he is the most overrated TE in NFL history is completely absurd. Now your sanity and common sense come into question. You seem to have fallen off the edge of fhe flat earth.

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