Dominant Gronk

July 18th, 2020

If the Bucs get anything close to the play at tight end that foot-rubbing Rob Gronkowski delivered to the Belicheats, what an absolute steal he will be.

Yes, we all know Gronk was solid in New England. He was a Hall of Fame tight end before his body started breaking down.

But CBS Sports HQ decided to break down just how dominant of a player Gronk was before he (briefly) retired following a Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams.

And Joe read a stat this week from the PFF Tribe — albeit it a terribly small sample size — that on first downs, Gronk was significantly better on go-routes than Julio Jones.

Add in that Gronk is reuniting with his old quarterback, and with the absence of an offseason it is reasonable to assume park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring Bucs quarterback Tom Brady will throw to someone he is comfortable with, it’s easy to see how Gronk could blow up again this fall.

Provided he is healthy and can stay healthy.

12 Responses to “Dominant Gronk”

  1. Sam Says:

    Gronk smash

  2. FirstTimeLongTime Says:

    Ohh if Gronk is at even 69% peak capacity Gronk def gon’ smash!

  3. MissingGeorgeCarlin Says:

    He won the last SB for the Pats by taking over the game. Great player.

  4. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I feel pretty certain that Brady is going to like throwing to Brate as much as Gronk, and that Gronk and Brady will both rub off on OJ Howard and lift his game. With Evans, Godwin, Brate, and Gronk, there is no longer just one or two clutch receivers, but four. TB12 has got to be happy with that.

    As for Gronk, while I look forward to seeing him play as a Bucaneer, I even moreso look forward to the positive positive influence both he and Brady combined will have on other players on the team. Their well-seasoned experience is like no other.

  5. Alan Collingwood Says:

    Adding Gronkowski to the mix is a great move. Not only the leadership he will bring, but also the depth. The Bucs have Brate, Gronk, Howard, and a very nice complementary piece in Auclair, but remember that all four have missed time with injury over the past several years.

  6. Hodad Says:

    He’s going to make everyone else better just by being on the field. Brady didn’t have a lot of other choices to throw to besides Gronk. Now if Gronk’s covered, we got guys that can torch defenses.

  7. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I think it’s great that you are sending your TE on a go route on first down. With a running game this could be lethal during play action passing.

  8. Mike Says:

    Well El sucko, what negative thing are you going to post on this one?

  9. Paul Says:

    6x SB winning QB-3x SB MVP-14x Pro Bowler

  10. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Man, this would be some team!!!!!!!! If it was 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And to all the sheep that think they will see anything but some old broken down guy limping around on the field are sadly mistaken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His nickname will be changed from “gronk” to “junk” by the 4th game ( if there is even a season)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But it will not matter to the sheep!!!!!!! All they care about is signing big names, no matter how poorly on the field they are!!!!!!!! The sheep are so desperate and sad!!!!!!!!! All that is left is for the sheep’s annual counting of “pro-bowlers” that all have made those “pro-bowls” years ago on other teams to try and convince themselves how stocked the roster is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  11. Adam Lakers Carolla Says:

    Put a fork in OJ. The eye in the sky don’t lie….he hates getting hit and you can’t coach that out of a player.

  12. kyle Hoge Says:

    Gronk Great! Me Love Gronk!