Rob Gronkowski Blowing Up Defenses

December 5th, 2021

You know you have had a good game when you hear the following during the television broadcast.

Foot-rubbing, car-littering film guru Rob Gronkowski caught a short pass over the middle early in the fourth quarter for a first down in the Bucs’ win over the Dixie Chicks. Kenny Albert, calling the game for FOX, said that was Gronk’s first catch of the day that was not a touchdown.

When you hear that, you know you’ve had a good game. And Gronk did, despite a couple of drops.

Today, Gronk wasn’t a focal point. It was clearly Chris Godwin (15 catches) and Mike Evans (99 yards). But when Tom Brady wanted to hurt the Dixie Chicks, he called Gronk’s number.

Gronk’s first touchdown was a 27-yarder after he outraced a pair of defenders for the corner of the end zone. His second was an 11-yard catch in the end zone. It was exactly how the Bucs drew up the play, Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians said.

“You get Gronk one-on-one against a defensive back, that’s not a fair fight,” Arians told the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Gronk has been damn near dominant the past three games. Last week he had over 100 yards receiving. Damn what a difference he makes in the offense.

22 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski Blowing Up Defenses”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    He dropped an easy pass early and you’d worry that maybe it’s one of those games… but he comes back and gets two TDs. Amazing player. He didn’t seem very involved, yet still gets more TDs in this game than most starting NFL TE’s get in a season.

  2. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Toilet seat hands…….now that is the definition of a BEAST!!!

  3. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Glad to have him! Go Bucs!!

  4. Bird Says:

    2 tuddies

    Just think about it – gronk and evans and godwin

    Oh and AB will be back soon.
    Crazy times bros

  5. JGhotier Says:

    …he was dominant the first couple games of year too, starting the year off w/ 2 TD’s in consecutive weeks before eventually got injured

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s a shame he got hurt – if he had stayed healthy he’s looking at over 1200 yards and easily over 20 TDs. That would have been the best season ever by a TE. But whatever, who cares, as long as he’s healthy for the playoffs.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    If I did the math right, even with his injury, and partial games where he was hurt and where he played just one snap… even with that, if you take out the full games he’s missed, he’s on pace for 700 yards and 10 TDs this year.

    For those that care, I did Mike’s numbers as well, he’s around 1100 yards and 14 TDs.

    Really the only thing that might mess with Gronks, Evans and Godwins numbers is getting AB back since he seems to be Brady’s favorite target when he’s on the field. I don’t care if it messes up the pace of other players if it means more points for the offense.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Comical not even considered for Pro Bowl. Hey Rod, still think Brady had a lousy game? 368, 4 tds isn’t good enough for you? Oh he threw 51 times, not unheard of to get picked when you throw that much. I wonder what Bucs would be with Mahomes, Wilson, Roger’s or Stafford, NOT 9-3.

  9. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    This was the first game I think almost all the scripted plays pretty much worked out. They had to start game plan in the 2nd drive.

  10. brooks Says:

    huge! stay healthy

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    David the end of the first half dump off plays with that little time, why bother, take knee.

  12. brooks Says:

    yep where was the right

  13. Boltsfan17 Says:

    The best TE this franchise has ever had.

  14. Buc king Says:

    Resign him now

  15. Stone crab sam Says:

    Ole Toilet seat hands has a pair of mitts on him👍

  16. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Gronk runs like he’s wearing work boots and jeans chasing a pig that escaped from it’s pen.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    Listnfrmafar – Huh? What makes you think I thought Brady had a bad game? You got the wrong person.

  18. captivajim Says:

    Gronk is GREAT Plus he’s having fun..

    can’t waith for AB back with Grank , ME, & CG who earned some team records today!1

  19. adam from ny Says:

    gronk is just a big unstoppable dude who rumbles around getting it done…

    dam he is fun to watch…

    when he and godwin are yac-ing it’s so much fun to watch…

    once today gronk sort on went down in front of a db or lb…sort of lost his footing and then just went down…i’m so used to seeing the “gronk rumble”…so i got disappointed…

    on the replay you could see he lost his footing first then just sorta pulled a mike evans

  20. bucschamp Says:

    everytime he smashed the ball at ez he tries to hug 4 people at the same time. dude got wingspan of a 7 footer

  21. Wild Bill Says:

    Gronk is a physical freak.. a man among boys. Not super fast but fast enough and agile for a man of his size. Great hands, tough as nails he is the prototype tight end. Add in a jovial team spirit positive attitude and you have a unique combination of physical skills and boyish likeability. Gotta love the guy and all the positives he brings to the game and his team!

  22. Papabear2543 Says:

    Don’t forget When he’s not catching passes, he’s crushing the DL with his blocking. Best blocking TE in the league.