Rob Gronkowski Is “Definitely Smarter Than He Lets On”

December 30th, 2020

Back in May, a former teammate of Bucs future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski had a rather graphic description of Gronk and his approach to football.

This week, Gronk was painted by a teammate and his coach in a very different light.

Fellow tight end Cameron Brate visited the Buccaneers Radio Network and shared what he believes is a little known fact about Gronk.

He’s not all smiles, laughs, goofiness and tough-guy play.

“Definitely smarter than he lets on; you know, that’s his little secret,” Brate said of Gronkowski. “He kind of acts like he’s aloof, but he always knows what’s going on. He knows what he’s doing and is just a great teammate. Really fun guy to be around.”

Bucco Bruce Arians, also on team-sponsored radio, described Gronk as a focused workaholic who Arians has to dial back because he is so hungry to practice. Brate said the same thing, noting that after seeing Gronk’s approach to football firsthand, “it makes sense” why Gronk has been so successful.

And here it is, Dec. 30, Gronk is peaking and finding the end zone with the playoffs days away.

Joe hopes Gronk isn’t smart enough to demand a behemoth pay day from the Bucs after a strong playoff run.

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18 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski Is “Definitely Smarter Than He Lets On””

  1. Festus Hagen Says:

    Gronk , on top of being a great player is a cash cow to whatever organization has him. He brings in the fans and the merchandise buyers. The whole city of Tampa will benefit from him once this Demic is over. I don’t see the Glazers letting him go for that reason among others.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe I’m sure that they’ll fit everybody that’s needed into the fold next season.

    Go Bucs!!!

  3. mg Says:

    Revenge is big in the N.E. TB-12 and Gronk are out to prove a point to hand jive kraft and coach bill.

  4. Coburn Says:

    Yup. Anyone who was bigger and talked with a deep voice growing up.. people assume you’re dumb and are surprised when they find out otherwise lol .. add in goofiness well..

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Gronk is one of the VERY few players that Bill could not manipulate. A great team player, leader and fans can’t get enough of him unless he’s singing on the Mask Singer or jerking NE fans around on a possible comeback.

  6. Redwarrior Says:

    What do Gronk and Jay Leno have in common? They both banked their entire salaries and live off of endorsements and appearance contracts.

  7. Bucs since 76 Says:

    Gronk is now at full throttle so look out.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    GRONK has been looking very good the last few weeks….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  9. Trey Long Says:

    Love Gronk.

  10. Jason Says:

    Makes sense. George the animal Steele had a master’s degree and was a school teacher. Lol.

  11. Clean House Says:

    Jason, thanks for that nugget- heard it once but had forgotten

  12. Buxszntkt Says:

    I think Gronk goes back into retirement after this year !

  13. Cannon Says:

    I get the impression that Gronk and Brady are going to play here in Tampa until it’s no longer fun for them. That might mean next year… or it might be several years from now.

  14. PatsBucsfan4years Says:

    Nothing would make GRONK and TB12 HAPPIER than rolling into Foxborough on Thursday Night 2021 NFL Kickoff sporting a Lombardi Trophy in front of Belidouche and Krafty McDuck🤣🙏👊🏻💥👍🏻🍻
    Patriots Fans would rejoice until the beat down starts🤔

    GO BUCS WIN💥💥💥💥

  15. adam from ny Says:

    comparing gronk to george the animal steele is straight fire… 🙂

  16. adam from ny Says:

    gronk solo on another team is ok…

    superstar and moneymaker — yes…

    but brady X gronk is the real deal, cash cow, build around type thing…

    the pair together is a powerhouse for media, merch, articles etc…

    it just works

  17. PatsBucsfan4years Says:

    The only thing that has protected Belidouche and Krafty $McDuck$ this season after their betrayal of TB12 is COVID-19… I remember when Parcells “Fat Tuna” betrayed going to Jets after SB loss to gang Green cheese and Fans were livid at Tuna Bowl next season… they had bins at Shaffer Stadium filled with tuna cans frisked off of fans at entry gates🤣… Saw a frozen Bonita on top of pile🤣

    Can’t wait to see Gronk and Brady run onto Gillette Field in Buccaneers Uniforms hoisting the Lombardi PROUD…👊🏻💥👍🏻🍻☠

    GO BUCS WIN🙏👍🏻

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    Highly unlikely we will lose Gronk to another team and maybe get a good deal. He came back to finish with Tom.