A Gronk Revival

January 2nd, 2022

Those who were nervous about Rob Gronkowski last week had good reasons.

Gronk had fallen apart in the last two games against the Saints and Panthers — 3 catches on 13 targets for just 52 yards. He looked plodding and unfocused, and certainly not punishing like he was through four games after returning from broken ribs.

Then came Sunday afternoon against the feisty but bumbling Jets. Gronk started slowly but came up huge with 7 catches for 115 yards as Tom Brady’s No. 1 target.

In 11 games this season, Gronk has surpassed his production from all of last regular season. That’s extremely impressive, though Joe is concerned as Gronk has played nearly every snap over the last six weeks.

Hopefully, the Bucs can get Gronk a solid rest next Sunday before the playoffs open.

Today’s Gronk revival was/is more critical with Antonio Brown imploding and O.J. Howard invisible (even against the Jets) and Cameron Brate unable to do much of anything outside the red zone.

12 Responses to “A Gronk Revival”

  1. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Gronk is always money. He’s gonna have to be a number 2 target now.

  2. Bird Says:

    Its amazing that OJ Howard literally has zero stats every single week. Does he cost 5 pts on draft kings?

    They need to draw up some new plays for gronk
    With no AB and No Godwin it is going to be rough sledding
    Teams will double mike and have decent db opposite grayson

    Need gronk to open up the middle of the field
    Got to find way to run ball better
    Get leveon bell running those short slants out of backfield. It will be dink and dunk but losing bradys two fav targets really hurts

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    I saw a lot OJ Howard. I don’t think I saw one target. Not true but if you wanna tell yourself all Brate can do is in the red zone, than yeah you can collect his red zone TD numbers. Cam will definitely get more action with…you know…

  4. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Came here to say what SOE said. I’m just fine with Brate producing only in the red zone.

  5. Atlbuc28 Says:

    Please Joe. Show everyone they video of AB getting blown up by the Bengals LB.. He is clearly dealing with CTE…

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    Man, there’s a lot of doctors in this audience. Amazing how these people can diagnose CTE from their couch, meanwhile in the real world you need to cut someone’s brain open to know if they have it.

    Also, dopes, we don’t even know what the CTE rate is in the general population, we don’t even know of sure what causes it, if it is in fact hits to the head, is it a generic condition, nothing. CTE is a buzzword used to milk the NFL of billions, there’s no clear science on it, there’s no way to know if its curable or not, nothing.

    Meanwhile the armchair doctors are telling everyone that if a person is an a-hole, it’s not their fault, it’s always someone else’s fault, and that someone else is always the person with the most money.

  7. BadBuc Says:

    What Rod said 🧐

  8. Eddie Marz Says:

    Hey Rod there is science behind CTE. Just because YOU can’t understand it doesn’t mean it’s not real.

  9. rrsrq Says:

    They are using OJ to block, period

  10. JimBuc2 Says:

    First round, 19th overall in a contract year, is a blocking TE? What a great get for his team! Beckles nailed it.
    Go Bucs!

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    No AB they will double team Gronk and leave Evan’s, Grayson & Johnson to beat them. Bad odds for Bucs.

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Remember how Playoff Lennie blew up last year at the end of the season for the playoffs.

    I believe Leveon Bell is going to do that this playoff. Before he got with BA’s no risk it no biscuit offense Brady was known for slicing and dicing defenses throwing darts underneath. He did have a few years with Randy Moss one of the top deep threats of all time where TB aired it out…otherwise it was always little smurf receivers and Leveon Bell like RB’s.

    We’re to the playoffs. NOBODY cares anymore HOW we win. Just win. Brady is the epitome of that philosophy.