Winning Overtime YAC From Rob Gronkowski

December 13th, 2021

So the misguided Bucs’ playcaller in the moment, Byron Leftwich or Tom Brady, made the overtime decision to throw a screen to Leonard Fournette on 1st-and-10 from the Tampa Bay-35.

The result was a seven-yard loss and a crucial 2nd-and-17 upcoming.

Brady then went to his money man, Rob Gronkowski on a two-yard throw. Gronk was tasked with barreling through and around defenders to at least give the Bucs a 3rd-and-manageable situation. Gronk made the catch and grinded through the defense for 12 yards of YAC (yards after catch).

That set up a 3rd-and-3 from the Tampa Bay 42, and that Gronk success set up the crossing-route call run by Breshad Perriman. His catch and walk-off touchdown came next.

Last week, Brady called Gronk the greatest tight end in NFL history. Joe can only argue a little, and when you can rely on your tight end to snag major after-catch yardage with the game on the line, then it’s easier to call him the best ever.

Thanks, Gronk!

30 Responses to “Winning Overtime YAC From Rob Gronkowski”

  1. #8 Says:

    Gronk just a little bit larger than than 21.

  2. Robert Says:

    You can bet Perrimans catch and run made AB nervous. Solid game all around

  3. SB Says:

    We should have NEVER needed OT.
    We went all turtle in the second half.
    Has nobody on the Bucs’s staff heard the phrase “If it ain’t broke dont fix it”?

  4. Bird Says:


    Who were you before? Which messiah cult member. Just curious
    Saw you hating on brady in other post

    Call him db12. And you literally said you hate db12

    That makes a ton of sense as a buc fan. Yah he sucks 😂
    Go somewhere else troll

  5. PassingThru Says:

    I really hate those outside screen passes, or short passes around or outside the hashmarks near the line of scrimmage. They rarely fool CBs, OLBs, or even DEs, they are high risk for INTs, and at best they result in small gains.

    Gronk is a locomotive, he damn well nearly got the first down. In a way, that third and three down was even better than the first down, as Buffalo gambled with only one deep safety, Jordan Poyer. Brady badly fooled Poyer with his eyes, leading Poyer to running to the left side of the field, leaving Perriman with nothing but green grass between him and the end zone.

  6. BucfanBF Says:

    The only person who seems to pull off those quick screens consistently is Chris Godwin. He routinely gains yards and falls forward. Gronk is the next best option at this.

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    Well, Gronk did whiff on a block on that screen pass. Stands to reason he had some “want to” in redeeming himself.

    Awful play call BTW.

  8. SB~LV Says:

    Gronk is still giving everything he has and is still a play maker, but he has lost his giddy up…not passing judgment, just an observation

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Someone should just come out and ay it. Brady made some poor throws in the second half. we couldn’t sustain any drives, score points and left our defense really gassed.

  10. Wild Bill Says:

    Like Bucfan said, Godwin has been huge on short quick passes recently but calling those plays so often risks loosing a very key player to injury. He has taken a lot of very hard hits on many of those plays. I know that those plays have extended drives 10 or more times every game recently, but Godwin is taking big hits from line backers as well defensive backs. He has got back up slowly a number of times. He is a tough guy but I cringe every time he gets pounded. Tight ends are better prepared to take those hits.


    I think Brady changes half of the plays Leftwich calls

  12. Bird Says:

    Yah. Go back and watch the game. Our receivers are such good blockers too. That one screen to lenny. Godwin blocked two players on that huge gain
    Godwin is a beast. And when AB comes back , we should be back to elite offense. Gronk over middle is working too

    Godwin will get paid. Hope he gives us the discount at 18/19 per 😂

  13. Bojim Says:

    I’d rather have Gronk. He’s a monster.

  14. BillyBucco Says:

    Yea I’m sure AB is shaking in his shoes that Perriman is gonna take his job!!
    Dude shouldn’t even suit up against Carolina!!

  15. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Anonymous, you should stay anonymous. The D left Brady out to dry. Gassed, get off the field. Ya if I were AB I’m shaking in my boots because of a guy that’s been cut by half the teams in the league. Hey GB lost Cobb for the season, ship him there and watch him lift the NFC championship trophey then Lombardi in your face. Idiotic comment. What player can take a full season off come back help win a SB and go out with 5 fractured ribs and collapsed lung and come back again and dominate at his position? One, GRONK!

  16. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Anonymous, Brady said it himself in his onfield presser right after the game. He admitted he missed too many throws! Good to have a WB man enough to fess up, even when you’re the GOAT!!
    LFG Bucs!

  17. Bird Says:

    Naples And listfromfar

    Anonymous is rod munch. You know that right? He comments about people getting triggered yet he needs a second poster “safe place” name

    It happened end of last year i think. He posted same comments back to back under both names. He loves him some jameiy whameiy

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Naples, Brady says that after every game. He will never and has never thrown a teammate under the bus even if they deserved it. Unlike someone else we know. Fun win, the D needs to put 60 min together.

  19. Stone crab sam Says:

    Look at the size of gronks hands in this photo. They’re the size of toilet seats I tell you😁

  20. Dennis Apgar Says:

    Gronk carries 2 defensive backs on his own back for 3 extra yards. Congrats to Perryman outstanding speed! Brady was off after the cheap shots in the pileup QB sneak, I clearly saw two arms pounding from the top of the pile! Buffalo was never called on dirty play and glad we finally took out the sic Buffalos! On two the next game..

  21. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Since we only seem to be good for a half, maybe TB better start changing them all

  22. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    The Bucs got the win, that’s the main thing.

    Brady acknowledged he missed some throws. I agree.

  23. 1sparkybuc Says:

    JW never threw anyone under the bus. That’s BS. He always took responsibility for losses himself, even when it clearly wasn’t all on him. Too many here forget when he played through injuries, and others still can’t comprehend the difference between an accusation and a conviction. Too many turnovers no doubt, but nobody can accuse Jameis of quitting or lack of effort. He’s no Tom Brady, but who is? He’s still #1 or #2 in every category in franchise records for Buccaneer QBs.

  24. Bird Says:


    What are you talking abou? It was confirmed by even his boyz that he was the only one in the car. So whether he grabbed her lady biz or not , he lied to the organization.

    Remember. He called her the liar and originally said he was not even in the car
    Cmon man. Adventure out and read all the news.

    And who cares. Never seen an ex player that won nothing get so much love

  25. mg Says:

    1.Gronk 2. John Mackey Baltimore Colts.

  26. Eddie Marz Says:

    I was working and only caught the last two minutes of overtime. How cool is that. GO BUCS!

  27. Merlin Says:

    We got around 100 yards on outside screens. But sure let’s stop doing it.
    If Gronk doesn’t miss his block, that -7yd screen probably gets 8-10 as well

  28. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Anonymous Says:
    December 13th, 2021 at 1:58 pm
    Someone should just come out and ay it. Brady made some poor throws in the second half. we couldn’t sustain any drives, score points and left our defense really gassed.

    As Noted by others, Brady said he was off on some throws.
    And as the game was going in the 2nd half, we all saw a few throws that had Tom visibly wondering how he missed the throws.

    Oh well, it’s on to Saints week

    GO BUCS!!!!

  29. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    The bills played him well!! Best team I’ve seen handle him really

  30. BucsCoolade Says:

    Amazing he took that year off when brady sukked way out of NE. If gronk played and they went deep in the playoffs.. maybe the tompa gronka doesnt happen.. amazing … hope he keeps it goin..