Trust Before Fun

June 25th, 2020

It won’t be Patriots South in Tampa — at least not right away, says a guy intimately close to Rob Gronkowski.

The Bucs’ $10-million-per-year tight end is known for his fun-at-all-times reputation, but one of Gronkowski’s ex-NFL brothers explained to Tampa’s ABC-TV affiliate that the Bucs’ new free agent won’t be a fun-first guy Tampa.

Chris Gronkowski, who played fullback for the Cowboys, Colts and Broncos, said “Gronk” is pretending he’s a rookie again and once he’s confident, and has earned everyone’s trust at One Buc Palace, then fans will see the fun oozing from Gronk like they’re used to watching.

Joe liked how the elder Gronkowski laid out that take, and it got Joe further thinking about how the Bucs really were the perfect new team for Gronk.

Many other clubs would have looked to Gronk for a level of leadership and tone-setting out of the gate that might have been more than he could handle — and certainly more than he was used to.

In Tampa, he can just let Brady drive the bus, grind until he feels comfortable, and then be used more as a specialty target and have all the fun he wants without all the punishment.

24 Responses to “Trust Before Fun”

  1. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Tampa is not the “perfect” team, but rather the “only” team that was desperate enough to trade draft pick and overpay for gronk!!!!!!!!! And on about the third game, we will all see that he does not have the heart for football anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!! Horrible trade!!!!!!!!

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

  2. onetrickpony Says:

    ur nuts

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    While the jury is still out on the Gronk acquisition……..I have been skeptical from the beginning……I agree that a 4th round pick & $10 should get us much more than a part-time TE…..that with the fact that we have two other capable TEs… it remains to be seen.
    I think the wild card here is what affect he has or doesn’t have on Brady….not vice-versa. It is possible Gronk will make Brady much more comfortable at Tpa….

  4. RICHARD weeks Says:

    El jerko.. you are not a true bucs fan..
    L you do is post negative crap..Go find another team to bash!

  5. Iamabuc Says:

    El “Jerko Fictionalisto”…Wow…his Attention Deficit Syndrome is clearly evident…if we ignore him he’ll probably go away…we hope…lmao

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Unfortunately, Realist isn’t going away.
    He’s a lot like Rod Munch’s herpes sores.

  7. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Realisto posts the same drivel on every article about Gronk. Always writes that Gronkowski “doesn’t have the heart”…

    He’s had the heart to:

    1) Play in the NFL for 9 years
    2) Win 3 Super Bowls
    3) Been 1st Team All Pro 4 years
    4) Made 5 Pro Bowls
    5) Good chance at being an NFL Hall of Famer

    You can question the trade, but it’s asinine to question the man’s heart.

  8. doctor_berto Says:

    El Buco Retardo

  9. Mike Says:

    Joe can we get el sheep jumper out of here?

  10. Roy T. Buford Says:

    They could never play a game this year, and just the exposure of Brady and Gronk with their mentality and maturity about the game will have some positive impact on the other players. Of course, the more exposure the better the impact…let there be FOOTBALL!

    Did not know there was an elder Gronk. Good stuff, Joe.

  11. Joe Says:

    el sheep jumper


  12. Anonymous Says:

    Ppl give gronk a hard time he has always been a pro and team first… seems like we forget he is a HOF’er and probably the best TE in football history

  13. SB Says:

    Realist. You have now surpassed T m-a x status.
    Those of us regulars skip your posts
    Others just read them to laugh at you.


    That reminds me is NDog ok? He didn’t commit suicide did he?
    Hopefully he just became an ‘Aints fan.

  14. Buccan8 Says:

    Guys, if you think The Joes are going to punt Realist, you need to understand that it’s more likely that they’ll stop with the TMQ-like nicknames than do so!

    In another thread recently, Realist pulled back the curtain for HOW he does his critically ignored Reposts (here’s a hint—it involves organic google searches that not only drive up traffic that creates ad revenue, but does so without having to sacrifice the aforementioned ad revenue to be seen as a top search result!). And the fact that you reply to the comments drives at the heart of the nature of comments—which is that we will very likely return here OURSELVES to see if our comment was appreciated by someone else or else defend our internet honor in rebuttal! You guessed it—you’re doing so by searches of your own or reloading pages that were saved…driving up more Joes loot.

    Realist may not make The Joes laugh, but they are laughing all the way to the bank. Everyone from Jim Rome to Paul Finebaum have built various levels of empire on this same idea.

  15. Dewey Selmon Says:

    People like el sheep jumper help keep this site rolling, Mo clicks, mo money. Joe(s) knows what he is doing.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I will say this….I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m bored $(p)itless……

    Just watching Brady’s bunch toss the ball around makes my day and that’s pretty pitiful…..

    Time is ticking away slowly……we need significant extra coverage of training camp, Joe…..Please, Please, Please

  17. SB Says:

    Not sure what the ‘drone laws’ are down there Joe but if you could get a good drone geek and hire him to give us more practice time I would pay money for it.

  18. Sauron's eye Says:

    Wow, trading a fourth round pick for one of the the best TE’s ever is a horrible trade? What BS, most 4th round picks struggle to make the team or ever produce. Are you serious?

  19. Chip Chipperson Says:

    El Buco Realisto is a banana republic dictator propped up by the Joe’s and their deep corporate pockets! Don’t believe their fascist propaganda! Free market Buc’s life! Gronk for president!

  20. Jimmy Says:

    El buço realisto isn’t a true fan. Ignore that person as much as possible. Think will work out well!

  21. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Sauron’s eye: Exactly. Gronkowski also has 9 years of past chemistry with Brady, Super Bowl championship chemistry. The $10 million salary was a little tough, though.

  22. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Buccan8 Says:
    “Everyone from Jim Rome to Paul Finebaum have built various levels of empire on this same idea.”

    Unlike those guys, it seems that Joe has done so organically, without the benefit of first creating national recognition as a network personality.

  23. «Delusional Intelligence» Says:

    I usually only dust this limerick off for special occasions, but what the hell. It might even get me banned.

    I give you……

    «Ode to El Buco Realisto»

    My name is El Buco Realisto and my penis is small
    I have herpes on one ball.
    I have a girlfriend, T-maxicon is her name.
    She’s on the pill so, screwing is her game.
    She has no teeth, but I don’t care.
    I’ll do it with her just about anywhere.
    She likes to suck on my Polska Kielbasa,
    and when I eat her out, it looks like salsa.
    I’ll do her at home or at prom,
    but she’ll never replace good ol’ mom.
    My mom is sweet, my dad is sweeter.
    My dog enraged, bit off my peter.
    So here I lay in intensive care.
    I’d scratch my balls but nothings there.

    **No exclamations points or other punctuation marks were harmed during this post.

  24. StRicKn Says:

    I love GRONK! Always loved him as a player and now he’s ours! Taking a year off he’s ready to go. I think OJ is in for a huge year, Brady will get him the ball more than Jameis. I feel like Jameis really didn’t hit TE that much outside of Brate and the redzone. Go Bucs!