“I Saw That Passion In His Eyes”

June 30th, 2020

The “passion” still burns in Gronk.

Roughly a month before it was announced the Bucs had traded for retired tight end Rob Gronkowski, his brother took to TMZ to boast how there was no way his brother was returning to the NFL.

Little did Chris Gronkowski know, but his brother Rob, better known as “Gronk,” was already toying with the idea of reuniting with park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring new Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.

“He made me look like an idiot,” Chris Gronkowski said on a recent edition of the “MySportsUpdate” football podcast.

One reason Chris Gronkowski thought his brother’s football playing days were done was that he was making loads of cash with both his business investments and his new careers in broadcast media and rasslin.’

Also, Chris Gronkowski explained how his brother was so beat to hell physically that just about any man would have retired as a result.

After the Belicheats beat the Rams to win the Super Bowl two years ago, Chris Gronkowski was geeked, looking forward to partying with his brother that night. It didn’t happen, and the memory of that was a big reason why he thought Gronk was done with football.

“Afterwards, I thought we were going to celebrate,” Chris Gronkowski said. “The celebration was us walking him the bathroom to take a p!ss because he couldn’t walk from [a] hit he took in the second quarter. “

Since the trade to the Bucs, Chris Gronkowski has noticed a change in his brother.

“He got healthy and he took care of himself and the fire is still burning,” Chris Gronkowski said. “I saw how good he felt and I saw that passion in his eyes whenever he talked football.”

A guy, a future Hall of Fame tight end, who still has a passion for football? Joe will take that any day.

19 Responses to ““I Saw That Passion In His Eyes””

  1. Chill Buc Says:

    Must have been the “ CBD”.

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    it doesn’t matter how much passion you have…………

    cause if you cannot physically take it………then it’s over BUD!

    Gronk is not gonna be on field like he was at NE……it’ll be alot less to try to preserve his body for the whole season.

  3. Hodad Says:

    He just turned 31, he’s still in his prime. The year off will have done him good. He’s not playing on frozen cold fake grass anymore. He doesn’t have to carry the load on offense either. Brady will find the open receiver, he won’t force balls to Gronk. I’m expecting a big season from him.

  4. geno711 Says:

    @thebucsanthem has an opinion.

    I like Joe’s better.

    I won’t say that @thebucsanthem was one of those guys suggesting last year that JPP would never play again because I do not remember.

    But there were a heck of a lot of guys on this site suggesting there was no way he could play. I was one of those guys saying that JPP was an elite athlete and that the neck fracture would heal with no sequela. He would be back with no issues.

    I do not see why Gronk could not have healed enough to have an excellent season. He always had passion and if he has it now – great for us.

  5. Cannon Says:

    Chill Buc, indeed 🙂

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    There it is Joe that I’m constantly saying for all the Tom Brady haters about his age and arm that can all choke on a cow d!ck.

    2018 #5 QB and a SB win


  7. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ geno711

    No I never said JPP couldn’t play again…..that never came from me.

    But I suggest you go back and see the history of injuries Gronk has sustained……especially the last four years (back issues)


    Alot of fans are misguided by thinking they’re getting the Brady and Gronk from like four years ago……heck they think we’re getting them from 2 years ago……..THE FACT IS THAT WE’RE NOT!!!!!!!!!!

    Fans seems to think player’s bodies doesn’t get old and degrade…..but the fact here is that NOBODY can beat father time……no matter what diet or exercise regimen you’re on.

    It was hard seeing Joe Montana and Peyton Manning playing at the end of their careers cause they were more game managers than Dynamic playmakers. These end of their career players may have their moments but don’t think they’re going to go out there and carry their team.

    Peyton Manning had that great Broncos defense to carry him……
    …….and Brady has the best offensive weapons he’s ever had in his career along with an up-n-coming young defense.

    So yes……..getting off my soapbox….Gronk can contribute; especially in the Red Zone but don’t expect him to be the same player he was years ago.

  8. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” fans can not wait until halfway thru the third game ( if there is even a season) to look at gronk and see the (quit in his eyes) and that he no longer has the heart “again” to play football!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Just my opinion, but I don’t think we are going to see him as an every down player and that is by design. I think we will see him on third downs and for nearly every snap in the red zone. That should average him 30-35 snaps a game give or take.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    There sure is a lot of geniuses on this web site. Oh and el punko dumb a$$ you are no bucs fan. Your mom just called she wants you to unlock the basement door.

  11. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    El Bicho Chiquita speaks again lmao 😂 Gronkowski is going to be a stud for us . Yes there will be a season, just not with you in the stadium.

  12. Iamabuc Says:

    You guys realize they if you keep giving “the Bicho Chiquisto” any attention; he will never stop. Once you guys start ignoring his post, he’ll hopefully will go away or just plain stop. BTW, he’s no Bucfan when you really think about it..I believe he’s probably Geritol McCoy trying to get back us for releasing him….lmao

  13. SB Says:

    Sad that you have reached t-m-a x status as a troll Realist. Just sad

  14. Buc4evr Says:

    One more piece to the puzzle, could it be true? Rumors today say that Antonio Brown could become a Buc?

  15. Joe in Michigan Says:

    What kind of psycho nut job either worries or roots for injuries? El Buco, BucsAnthem, and Mike Johnson, that’s who!!

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    No one gets into the HoF without that passion.

  17. Buczilla Says:

    Great news. If this guy is even 85% of what he once was, he’ll easily be the best tight end in the game this year. Even 50% Gronk is better than 100% Howard. He’s expensive, but worth the risk.

  18. geno711 Says:

    @TheBucsAnthem Says:
    June 30th, 2020 at 8:33 am

    I am probably more with you than against you on this subject now that I revisit it this afternoon.

    I personally believe that shoulder issues and back issues will come back to the forefront again. Whereas, JPP neck fracture was always going to heal because it was a bone injury that would typically heal better than those tissue injuries that can sometimes tend not to heal.

    Whether I am misguided or not, I think both guys are good for the team. They do not have to be the best incarnations of themselves; Just better options than what we had.

    I’m a Peyton fan. It was obvious he deteriorated. Not sure that I see that kind of deterioration in Brady at this point.

  19. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I just read an article recently revealing the REAL Reason Gronk came back.
    No, it was not Brady, or the money Gronk said, although being reunited with Brady again was very appealing to him.
    Believe it or not, it was so he could be close to his Mother.
    His Mom lives less than a 2 hour drive from Tampa, so by being based here in Tampa, he will be able to see her quite often.