Rob Gronkowski Explains “What Made This Team So Great, Made This Team Special”

February 8th, 2021

Tampa Bay’s leading receiver in the Super Bowl — six catches and two touchdowns — knows the Bucs’ secret to success.

Rob Gronkowski finished up a warrior-like, 20-game season last night by winning his fourth Super Bowl ring and telling NFL Network why it happened.

“There was no one that was selfish this year. That’s what made this team special,” Gronkowski said. “And that’s what got us this far, I believe, is that everyone just worked together and did what they had to do. And no one ever complained. There wasn’t any complaints the whole year, and that’s what made this team so great. You know, that’s why we are champions. Because we work together as a team and we are here. We are Super Bowl 55 champs, baby.”

Joe has to mention how much emphasized Gronk emphasized the Bucs’ lack of a complaining. It was very intriguing coming from a guy who had spent his entire career with the Belicheats.

Gronk added that the Bucs were a fun group “cracking jokes all the time,” in addition to hard-grinding work ethic. It’s the ideal work environment, Gronk said, and he wants to come back in 2021.

38 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski Explains “What Made This Team So Great, Made This Team Special””

  1. ocala Says:

    Gronk is the best TE of all time.

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    Ocala – You mean he is the GTEOAT?

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Team work!
    I know a few people that still think the Bucs “bought” a Super Bowl. They think that JUST adding Brady, Gronk, Brown, and Fournette is what brought this team to the top of the mountain. It takes a TEAM.
    Ironically, the person that thinks this is a WFT fan. How many seasons has Dan Snyder tried to buy a championship?!
    The difference is that this worked for the Bucs! It takes the right teammates and the right coaches, not just a name on a jersey!
    It took a culture change!
    Pinch me!

  4. theodore Says:

    Evans, Godwin, Gronk, AB, Scotty, Brate – One ball to go around. Zero complaints, one ring.

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    During the pregame zoom interviews. Julien Edleman was asked his SB prediction. He chose not to pick a team but he did quote Clubber Lang from Rockie 3, one word answer “PAIN”, he obviously had the inside scoop from the GOAT, cause he was right, just ask the Cheifs training staff this morning.

  6. ModHairKen Says:

    Except the idiot in NFL Network introducing Mike Evans last night and saying he only had one catch.

    Stats are for losers.

  7. SKBucsfan Says:

    Agreed BucsFanman. Gm’s have tried to buy winners since the inception of pro sports. It only consistently works in baseball where there is no salary cap.

    The Bucs have tried before. Darrell Revis comes to mind.

  8. Vincente Says:

    I hope Todd Bowles clean hang around until BA decides to retire. I would love for Todd Bowles to be the head coach of our Bucs.

  9. Infomeplease Says:

    Gronk nailed it!!! TEAM EFFORT BABY!!!

  10. Kentucky Buc Says:

    First time I’ve seen pissed off Gronk all year. Don’t talk smack to him. That’s one did u should let lie.

  11. NashvilleBuc Says:

    @ModHairKen agreed. Evans took it like a champ though. I’m really happy to see Evans lightening up in his interviews. He has come a long way in that respect. I enjoyed that he pointed out the PI’s, which were game-critical penalties that Evans seems to draw like flies to honey.

  12. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Dog lol

  13. Bird Says:

    El buco and tmax and ndog and lamarcus = 💩

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  15. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Gronk was not needed to block because our O Line was handling KC Pass Rush.
    That allowed him to be the receiver he can be.
    If Brady has time, we are a very very scary team, as the whole world saw last night.
    I went to the Kansas City Fan Board, and they were bummed out that we ran the ball all over them, in quarters 3 and 4.
    That KEPT Mahomes and company of the field, forced to sit and watch, as we chewed up the clock!

  16. Buddhaboy 19 Says:

    Man, Godwin had a quiet game, didn’t he.

    Evans too, besides drawing those multiple PIs.

    We literally didnt need them to go off, I still can’t believe it.

  17. orlbucfan Says:

    Methusaleh 12 could not win this game on his own. It took a tremendous, just about perfect monster game by the Mighty Defense to do it. No prima donnas here and the players intend to keep it that way. Way to go Mighty Tampa Bay Buccaneers! How sweet it is!

  18. King C Says:

    Question from Jameis: Who’s America’s QB now?

  19. TampaTown Says:

    Modhair & Nashville: Then Mike said “yeah I got one catch and one SuperBowl ring”

  20. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Your Champa Bay Buccaneers deserve alot of credit , as do the coaches and GM- GREAT JOB BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. AMI_Chris Says:

    @King C — I forgot about Jameis. I guess this Super Bowl win doesn’t do anything for his free agent chances. Who would give a starting job to the guy whose subtraction lead to a world championship?

  22. FortMyersDave Says:

    And the cool thing is that Gronk and the GOAT will be back to defend the title next year. Can’t wait!

  23. firethecannons Says:

    Remember the first four games, Gronk, the superstar, was a blocker for the team, did not go out wide for passes etc, he was the example! with his “I’m a blocker baby!”

  24. firethecannons Says:

    I read somewhere how the Chiefs defense is capable of protecting against the x and y but has trouble with tightends in the middle, so Evans and Godwin were probably covered

  25. lambchop Says:

    How ’bout that!? Players actually looking forward to playing for the Bucs and winning while you’re at it.

    The OG uniforms have magic, man!

  26. lambchop Says:


    This was more about the addition, than the subtraction. We could have subtracted Jameis and added Bridgewater, instead. Not exactly the same math.

  27. SlyPirate Says:

    A lot of interesting stories from the Super Bowl…
    1. Has BL transformed into a top OC?
    2. Bowles definitely gets a HC job next year. Do the Bucs lock him up now?
    3. How much money did Playoff Lenny, Shaq, AB earn in their next contracts?
    4. How many FAs want to play for TB next year?
    5. How can Licht bring back a championship caliber team?
    6. Can Licht draft from the bottom?
    7. Do Suh or JPP change their minds and retire?

  28. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    I can hear McCoy saying that’s all I wanted to do was have fun!!!😪😪😪

  29. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    BA has proven that once he stops being stubborn and listens and changes his system to Less Riskit But Still More Biskit with this staff and with the right qb can take a different mix of guys and in one season turn them into a championship team. So glad he helped get rid of that ol stale biscuit poster Mr I Think I Know It All!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 813bucboi Says:

    1. Absolutely
    2. Wouldn’t hurt
    3. A pretty penny
    4. All of them
    5. Yes, B/c of Brady
    6. We’ll find out very soon
    7. Doubt it


  31. Buxszntkt Says:

    Nice answers bucboi, short and sweet.
    I think Suh may hang it up, finally got the wrong, has tons of money, does he want to grind out another year when he is trying to lift his Suh franchise name ?

  32. FortMyersDave Says:

    Sky Pirate 6: Can Licht draft from the bottom. Actually #32 is not much different than 35,36,37; the early 2nd round where 4 and 5 win teams draft like the ATL and Detroit this year. Licht does have experience there and at #32 he could trade down to a desperate team wanting to leapfrog teams like the Jags and Jets to make sure they get whomever they think is the best guy on their board to start day 2. The Bucs could get some value in such a trade and still land a guy high on their board in round 2 and pick up an extra day 2 pick.

  33. BD Says:

    as far as drafting from the bottom goes,just think of it as losing the first round pick only. your actual first round pick becomes the first pick in round 2, your 2nd round pick becomes the first pick in round 3, and so we really are only missing our first round pick.

  34. Wesley Says:

    Come full circle on this guy. I want more Gronk!

  35. Kentucky Buc Says:

    One of the Chiefs pissed Gronk off early. I think it was Matthieu . You could see the extra bounce in his step and the look on his face. I’ve seen that look before. Fun time Gronk left pissed Gronk played this game. I also think he was tired of hearing how Kelce was going to be better than him. Hey Media. Gronk actually blocks. He’s not a tight end playing wide receiver or a wide receiver playing tight end. However U want to look at it.

  36. I CARE NOW Says:


    Gronk also scores TDs in the Super Bowl…. Dope!!!! LOL

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    Keyshawn was as selfish as it gets, and the Bucs still won the SB.

  38. Cobraboy Says:


    The Chefs did pretty much what the Bucs D did: two deep safeties, cover-2, not let the deep ball get behind them.

    The middle is open in that defense, and both teams exploited it.

    The real nuts-and-bolts differences:

    1) The Bucs got pressure with just four, leaving 3 to cover the middle, and the Chefs did not, had to blitz with little success, leaving the middle more open, and

    2) The Bucs ran the ball successfully and the Chefs could not. The Chefs had to have LB’s and nickel/dime DB’s inch closer to the LoS.

    Thy Bucs exploited what was given and the Chef’s couldn’t, largely to excellent Buc LB tough, tight coverage and contact within the 5yd. limit.