Rob Gronkowski: I have that feeling, and it feels right

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Rob Gronkowski is leaving FOX to return to the NFL. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Pro Bowl tight end would share his initial thoughts on his comeback with the network that paid him for six months.

After announcing his retirement last March, Gronkowski repeatedly said he had no regrets but never completely closed the door on a return.

“I always said when I have that feeling, and it feels right, I will be ready to take the field again,” Gronkowski told Jay Glazer of FOX. “And I have that feeling. I’m ready.”

Gronkowski, who turns 31 next month, retired after nine seasons with 521 career catches for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns.

49 responses to “Rob Gronkowski: I have that feeling, and it feels right

  1. Now if only the Bucks could entice Booger to come out of retirement. That my just be the missing piece of the puzzle. Please make it happen Coach A.

  2. Good for Gronk. Real good for Tampa and TB12. Not bad for the Pats either.Sort of a gift 4th rounder. Tom will fetch a 3rd round compensatory next year. Now…I wonder if something can be done with Howard and Thuney. As a Pats fan, straight up, and I’m good.

  3. It’s a shame they can’t sell tickets to all the front running Tampa fans. Going to be funny to watch this team crash and burn. 43 year old QB and a TE that can’t stay healthy for more than 3 games. Saw Gronk on TV yesterday and he looks about 20 pounds lighter than when he was in his hay day. Get the drug tests ready when he beefs back up.

  4. Spent a year rubbing hemp oil on himself, dropping RKOs on people and being a doof on pre-game shows. Guess those movie offers and talk show deals weren’t rolling in like his fanboys knew would. He’ll be in some nice weather and can hit beaches all year round there in Florida. Maybe even become the spokesman for Florida Men everywhere. I’m honestly curious how fast he bulks up for the possible season.

  5. I have that feeling Gronk left and Brady left with this in mind somewhere. I have that feeling that they both agreed, they did not want to play in New England anymore for whatever reason and it feels right! They just wanted out….

  6. Impressive stats. Most impressive, indeed.
    In SB LII the man had 9 receptions on 15 targets for 116 yards and 2 TDS… quite amazing, and the LONE reason why New England ever (briefly) held a lead in Super Bowl LII. Meanwhile his new Tampa12 (self ordained nicknames have never been cool in the history of bromances) teammate executed his most prolific game of his career as well.
    And yet it wasn’t enough.
    All that production wasn’t enough.
    I have a feeling good teams having fun win Super Bowls, not stats monsters.

  7. A whole new market of endorsement opportunities. Plus $10m salary. Right in the feels.

  8. Hmmm………guess it wasn’t fun enough playing for Belichick and the Pats? Huh?
    Lane Johnson’s crystal ball looking pretty good these days.

  9. The Pats fans’ hate isnt evident yet. When and if the Pats miss the playoffs this year, and they likely will, Brady and Gronk will be getting ROASTED by NE fans.

    And as a Giants fan since ’79, I wouldnt blame them at all.

  10. ironicskepticalcomment says:
    April 21, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    I have that feeling Gronk left and Brady left with this in mind somewhere. I have that feeling that they both agreed, they did not want to play in New England anymore for whatever reason and it feels right! They just wanted out….
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    Firstly, the Pats couldn’t have afforded it. Secondly, if they somehow had signed Brady to a 2 yr contract and afforded to bring Gronk back, you’d be saying Pats are making a big mistake.

  11. tampa is the pat posers. Somebody tell the bucs that hernandez off’d himself a few years ago.

  12. ironicskepticalcomment says:
    April 21, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    I have that feeling Gronk left… did not want to play in New England anymore for whatever reason and it feels right! They just wanted out….
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    ^plus when Gronk “retired” it was clear his body was beat up, his folks asked him to quit too.

  13. Bucs fan here, excited about the Brady signing but starting to wonder if our goal is to win a championship or have a top rated reality TV show.

  14. Goat about to do Goat things and all the CRYBABIES will be wrong AGAIN!

    for the record the CRYBABIES have been wrong more often than right.

    #GOATx6

  15. NE wishes both of them all the success in he world! As long as they’re not playing the Pats…

  16. ronicskepticalcomment says:
    April 21, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    I have that feeling Gronk left and Brady left with this in mind somewhere. I have that feeling that they both agreed, they did not want to play in New England anymore for whatever reason and it feels right! They just wanted out….

    26 4 Rate This

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    Yeah, sucks winning all the time.

    They’ll be loafing around at practice going at 1/3 the speed of BB’s practices and be thrilled at 9-7.

    super

  17. Bucs with Brady and Gronk will still finish second behind the Saints in the division … Book it baby you heard it here first ! Saints with Brees and Taysom Hill and Sean Payton are loaded and too deep of a team for the Bucs to overcome !!!

  18. Not a Pat fan but this is really a free 4th round pick for them. Why are people saying they got hosed? They never expected Gronk to be back.

  19. This is weird. For the first time Brady will face a pro bowl qb in the same division with the exception of the one year Chad Pennington made it.

  20. Flash1211 says:
    April 21, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    Goat about to do Goat things and all the CRYBABIES will be wrong AGAIN!

    for the record the CRYBABIES have been wrong more often than right.

    #GOATx6

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    Didn’t take you long to jump off one wagon and onto the next. Pats fans at their finest.

  21. Goat about to do Goat things and all the CRYBABIES will be wrong AGAIN!

    for the record the CRYBABIES have been wrong more often than right.

    #GOATx6
    —————————————————————————————–
    the goat is washed up and Bill B is doing bill b things.

  22. arwiv says:

    ‘The Pats fans’ hate isnt evident yet. When and if the Pats miss the playoffs this year, and they likely will, Brady and Gronk will be getting ROASTED by NE fans’

    You may be right on the Gronk half of that prediction.but with Brady? I have been a Patriots fan since the 60’s, and I honestly don’t get why the fans would hold anything against Brady.

    If you worked for a company for 20 yrs and everyone including your boss knew you were the best employee they ever had – but you realized for the last 3 of those years your boss was looking for a way to replace you…..how would you feel? How loyal would you be to that company?

    Belichick didn’t want him – and I don’t understand how anyone who follows this team didn’t see that.

  23. cobrala2 says:
    April 21, 2020 at 7:14 pm
    Impressive stats. Most impressive, indeed.

    All that production wasn’t enough.
    I have a feeling good teams having fun win Super Bowls, not stats monsters.
    ________________________________________________________________________

    The Eagles are having so much fun they can’t even get past the divisional round.

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    April 21, 2020 at 8:20 pm
    He is itching for more punishment catching passes from Brady

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    Yes—all those SB rings and HOF stats he helped him with really must anger him enough to follow him to Tampa Bay.

  25. My life experience tells me that once an individual, even a high performer, retires or moves on it’s a mistake to go back expecting similar results.

    Gronk’s mentality may help him overcome those obstacles but he took a vicious beating. Is he really mentally and physically ready to come back?

    I wish him well. He’s a joy to watch with or without the football. He certainly is Tom’s binky.

  26. This is good. No excuses for either Brady or Bill.

    Brady gets a loaded offense with his favorite man child to try for 2 years to get to the promised land without Bill.

    Bill has 5-10 years with utter control over every piece of the franchise. They can never fire him. Whatever the Pats become without Brady is exactly what Bill wants.

    If Brady wins one, Bill will coach until he is 100 to best that.

  27. Gronk is going to surprise people. He’s not that old, he’s had a whole year to recover, he can use his CBD stuff now to help his body. He should be able to put on weight no problem he’s no slouch.

    And in Tampa he will probably mostly get single coverage and will put up big numbers. Will help with blocking and protection a lot too. And you know he’ll love Florida.

  28. This is going to be a trainwreck, Gronk will miss half the season with some injury. The Bucs will be fighting for a wildcard spot at very best and this little stunt will of back fired and the Bucs will be starting over after 2 seasons of 500 football

  29. This is weird. For the first time Brady will face a pro bowl qb in the same division with the exception of the one year Chad Pennington made it.
    ——————–

    What is weird is who can be a pro bowl QB in the AFCE when Brady has 14 of them? Did Pennington even get a pro bowl nod? He was Comeback Player of the Year twice.

  30. This feels like your wife leaving you after twenty years. But if you manage to find another hot young thing…. things will be great

  31. We shall see. As good as he feels now he was feeling awful when he retired and had people close to him urging him to do so. It’s an unforgiving game and those old injuries have a nasty habit of coming right back once the hitting starts again.

  32. tylawspick6 says:
    April 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm
    ronicskepticalcomment says:
    April 21, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    I have that feeling Gronk left and Brady left with this in mind somewhere. I have that feeling that they both agreed, they did not want to play in New England anymore for whatever reason and it feels right! They just wanted out….

    26 4 Rate This

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    Yeah, sucks winning all the time.

    They’ll be loafing around at practice going at 1/3 the speed of BB’s practices and be thrilled at 9-7.

    super

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    BB showed his true colors when he benched Malcom Butler in the SB. He proved his own ego is more important than winning. Don’t think the players didn’t recognize that. It’s no wonder Gronk and Brady wanted out of town.

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