Gronk Talks Blocking Uncertainty

September 10th, 2020

Will one of the most punishing NFL blockers of the past decade be one of the most punishing blockers of 2020?

Joe asked the guy yesterday.

His name is Rob Gronkowski, the Bucs’ new all-world, big-money tight end, whose last game was the Super Bowl in February of 2019.

Joe suspects Gronk’s got a great feel for his hands and route running, but blocking is tougher to gauge — until you really do it against an angry opponent.

In a response that somewhat surprised Joe, Gronk said he’s not quite sure where his blocking game is. Do you feel like your elite-level blocking is back 100 percent, or is that something you just won’t know until you get into a real game.

Rob Gronkowski: I definitely feel good. I feel good about it. To tell you the truth, game time has come. I mean we had no preseason games. We had live matches versus each other, but you can’t really, like really scale that until I would say the games really hit. But I feel good. I feel comfortable. I feel confident about it. But we’ll really see, you know, how my blocking game is and what I got when the games really come.

Gronk’s blocking is definitely in the Top 10 things Joe will be looking for in Sunday’s game against the Saints. Joe salivates at the thought of what this Bucs team could be with Gronk’s A-game blocking alongside Tristan Wirfs and Leonard Fournette barreling downhill or Ronald Jones running wide to daylight.

10 Responses to “Gronk Talks Blocking Uncertainty”

  1. teacherman777 Says:

    I’m worried about Cappa.

    We went from Pamphile to Benenoch to Cappa and we have been one of the worst running games in the NFL for 4 years straight.

    Cappa was ranked as one of the worst guards in the NFL.

    I will watch him every snap.

    If he gets Tom Brady hurt, just remember who has been calling for a legit RG for 4 years.


    I want us to trade a 2nd round pick and Cam Brate for the best RG we can find.

    If we really want to win the Superbowl, we need a great RG.

    Not a 6-6, 300 lb, skinny legged, buttless, former 3rd division RT.

    Trade for a RG. Now!

    Cappa needs two more years as a backup. Facts.

  2. adam from ny Says:

    in that last episode of “the current”, gronk smash blocked the sled pretty darn well…

    watch for yourself…

    he hit it hard then he laughs out loud while talking to other players…

    looks like he’s still got it

  3. TheDood Says:

    why you commenting on a dood being buttless?
    that means you were looking as his butt.


  4. BigHog Says:

    Unfortunately he is a GM’s pick…so he will get his chance, until NE12, THE GREAT BILLY GOAT …gets pissed or knocked the hell out…pick one!!! HENNY AND HOG. get yo-self some!!

  5. Destinjohnny Says:

    If we had drafted good lineman….
    I think we’d be hard pressed not to make a serious run..
    I just don’t feel like our line is good enough.
    It’s average on its best day

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Gronk will be fine. My guess is they keep him pretty close to Wirf’s until the coaches see how he (Wirf) does against C. Jordan and M. Davenport.

    BTW – from what I’ve been reading, this will be probably our toughest match up this year. We will know alot more Sunday night.

  7. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    This is looking like one of our toughest match up of the year. We will know alot more by Sunday night.

    My guess is that Gronk stays close to Wirfs at least until the coaches see how he (Wirfs) handles Jordan and Davenport.

  8. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Looks like Davenport is hurt (elbow).

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    cappa will be fine….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. geno711 Says:

    Cappa graded out per the staff as better and better as the year went on.

    That did not happen with Caleb Benenoch.

    Cappa the same age as Dalton Risner and essentially played as well as Risner last year.

    Right Guard is not a spot where you need a stud. If he sucks, we have the Indy guy who certainly can fill in there.

    Our offensive line will look better this year. Another year with coaching from Arians group and a quarterback that understands protections better.