September 27th, 2020

Wants Gronk unleashed.

Are the Bucs playing to their potential? Popular local sports radio personality and former Bucs guard Ian Beckles doesn’t think so.

And neither does the co-host of a very popular nationally-televised weekday morning show. That would be Kyle Brandt of “Good Morning Football.” Last week during an episode of the show that anchors NFL Network programming, Brandt said he believes the reason the Bucs are not living up to the preseason hype is because foot-rubbing tight end Rob Gronkowski has been almost invisible.

“Brady is starting to play pretty well, looked better in Week 2,” Brandt began. “Leonard Fournette looked good, Evans. Godwin will be back and the defense looked really good.

“I’m still waiting on that Gronkowski guy though. It’s a little strange and if it lasts one more week it will be really strange. The potential of the Gronker needs to be untapped.”

No one doubts this and it is the cat-and-mouse game of the NFL. Joe doesn’t know of anyone who wouldn’t want to see Gronk get more touches, even though he claims he “came here to block, baby.”

Bucco Bruce Arians said Gronk isn’t being fed the ball because he’s not open. Then again, Arians doesn’t care to target tight ends much; he said so himself.

So it Gronk just a highly-paid blocker or is he a washed-up receiver? It seems he hasn’t lost any speed.

You can see Brandt discuss the Bucs in the NFL Network video below.

10 Responses to “Potential”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    Let’s all say it together now……….GRONK is washed up as receiver TE but is still adequate as a run blocker and as a receiving decoy.

    He have doesn’t speed anymore or his legs…..he’s looking more like Jason Witten now.

    We all love great players but his time has passed.

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    “Needs to be untapped?” Thought that’s been the case.

  3. Buc Bro Says:

    Bucs don’t have the staff t realize their potential with all of these weapons. Sad reality, but until they show it I am convinced this staff is inferior to the prior offensive staff.

  4. Hodad Says:

    It’s only been two games with no real preseason. To expect the Bucs to look like a super bowl team in September is unrealistic. We’ll know what we really have next month at this time. You know October, where we’re usually looking towards the draft instead of the playoffs.

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    …….and why do bucs fans assumes that it isn’t the case?????

    I do believe Dirk Koetter was a much better offensive coach………..he obviously was more creative but Jameis Winston got him fired.

    If Dirk was here today……you would definitely see a better offense

    I have zero confidence is Byron Suckwich

  6. Swampbuc Says:

    Just win, baby. Throw to the open guy, unless his name is Cyril.

  7. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Dork Koetter couldn’t HEAD coach his way out of a wet paper bag.

  8. Beej Says:

    Saw a stat posted (here?) the other day, Gronk has lost ZERO speed, he’s exactly as fast as he was in 2016

  9. First Down Tampa Bay Says:


    How are Dirk’s Falcons doing so far this year?

  10. BucEmUp Says:

    Dont waste it on poor opponents.Save him for the second saints game and other games of equivelant importance.These less talented teams should be easy to beat….unless we run it up the middle every first down.