Gronk’s Impact

May 29th, 2020

A couple of guys who know their way around a football field seem to be of the belief that the only team able to prevent Rob Gronkowski from having a big impact with the Bucs is the Bucs.

In an edition of their popular podcast, “Movin’ the Sticks,” former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah and former NFL cornerback Bucky Brooks looked at Gronkowski’s comeback with the Bucs and his potential impact.

Both men agree Gronk will be a massive addition to the offense if the Bucs use him correctly and that Gronk can shake off the cobwebs after being retired for a season.

“I think we can expect him to go from the couch to All-Pro if they play him the right way,” Brooks said. “I know the last time we saw Rob Gronkowski, he wasn’t dominating to the level we had grown accustomed to. But you have to remember, this guy averages more touchdowns a game of any tight end in NFL history. He’s a dominant blocker on the edge.

“So there are two things we know what we are going to get from Rob Gronkowski. He’s dominant in the red zone and he is also going to be dominant as a blocker on the edges.”

The blocking is the key, Joe believes. For the folks who think the Bucs offensive line was rotten last year (many of Joe’s readers are fully convinced), you can’t suggest adding first-round pick Tristan Wirfs and Gronk won’t improve the blocking. That is, unless you believe Wirfs isn’t a right tackle and Gronk will not be in football shape to be an effective blocker.

Gronk, as Brooks points out in the NFL Network video below, is a dangerous red zone target. And something tells Joe that park-violating, home-invading quarterback Tom Brady is going to transform Mike Evans into a more feared red zone animal as well.

10 Responses to “Gronk’s Impact”

  1. Hodad Says:

    Gronk’s girlfriend has had an impact on me! New rule Joe, no articles about Gronk without a photo of his hotty with him!

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    Point blank: Gronk is an upgrade. He’s an upgrade at receiving, an upgrade in blocking, and he’s an upgrade in football mentality. I look for him to be leaned on a bit as Tom gets his timing down.

    Agreed Hodad.

  3. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Yeah, she is smoking hot!!!

  4. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Oh, and Gronk is good. Lol

  5. Rayjay1122 Says:

    She is fine like Megan Fox

  6. Buc4evr Says:

    I would be surprised if they use him as a blocking TE very much. With his injury history I would guess he will be used more as a receiver and maybe in the slot. Red zone definitely!

  7. BigHog Says:

    Gronk used to be all those things age and his style of play has eroded his game…NE12 should make sure Gronk doesn’t fail!!!

  8. Joe Says:

    New rule Joe, no articles about Gronk without a photo of his hotty with him!

    A rule Joe can live happily with. 🙂

  9. Buczilla Says:

    Hopefully Mike gets credit for what he is. The best receiver in the NFL. I read an article recently where they had DeAndre Hopkins as the best receiver on the planet. What a load of nonsense. The best receiver does not get shut down by Carlton Davis, who has improved, but c’mon man. Gronk is a once in a lifetime player and will give us something that we haven’t had since Jimmie Giles.

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m glad it’s Brady distributing the ball. He won’t be throwing it to anyone to pad their numbers but he will keep everybody happy. Winning will keep everybody happy!

    So yeah Gronk is a premier target but so is ME13! So is CG14! So is Cameron Brate in the end zone! If we are successful in finding an RB who will catch out of the back field that’s 5 targets.

    Brady averages 35 throws a game…7 throws to each of those guys? Not really.
    Gronk and ME and CG all have more throws than that targeted in their direction.

    Might be tough to squeeze a dozen tosses for Brate, RB’s and the 3rd WR combined.