Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette Ramping Up The Heat On Rob Gronkowski

May 16th, 2022


Will he or won’t he? That is the question with indecisive free agent Bucs foot-rubbing tight end Rob Gronkowski.

On Friday, Bucs coach Todd Bowles was asked if he had any update on Gronk . Bowles said he had not received any update at all. “Status quo” is how Bowles described it.

That was the day before Gronk’s 33rd birthday. He got social media well-wishes from all sorts of people including Tom Brady and Playoff Lenny. And both decided to use the opportunity to nudge Gronk back into playing for the Bucs.

Brady put out on his Instagram stories’ feed, “Getting bored yet?”

 “I’m waiting on you,” Playoff Lenny said on his Instagram stories feed.

A little slice of background: Bucs veterans hit the practice fields of One Buc Palace this week for the start of their voluntary OTA underwear football practices.

So yesterday, the day after his birthday, Playoff Lenny asked on Instagram how many folks would be wearing No. 7 jerseys at Bucs games. Gronk got the social media world freaked out when he replied to Playoff Lenny that he will “represent” Playoff Lenny wearing a No. 7 jersey “in the stands.”

Uh, oh.

But remember, this is Gronk here. It’s difficult to take anything he says seriously and Joe types that with all due respect.

If you still want to try to connect dots, consider that Gronk’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covergirl girlfriend Camille Kostek posted birthday wishes on her Instagram stories for her man. Interestingly, she chose a photo of Gronk at Bucs practice. Kostek also added the emojis of someone drooling and a heart. Have fun deciphering that.

Joe will only say Kostek is likely the lone person who has an idea what Gronk will do this fall.

Joe still maintains Gronk doesn’t want to go through training camp. And Joe cannot blame him.

14 Responses to “Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette Ramping Up The Heat On Rob Gronkowski”

  1. Long John Says:

    A$$ properly kissed. He is that damn good!

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    How is he not gonna seal it without retiring with Brady. A $10M contract is just a bonus.

  3. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    In order to afford 10 mil they’ll need to sign him to a two year contract with a void year.

  4. Bird Says:

    You got to love the friendly peer pressure


    He ll be back all!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A “Gronk-a-day” article continues on JBF…..

    I wonder if a void year on Gronk’s contract would have an affect on his HOF induction year

  6. Joe Says:

    A “Gronk-a-day” article continues on JBF…..

    You are going to have to do a helluva sales job to convince Joe to ignore whether a Hall of Fame tight end will or will not come back for a team trying to return to the Super Bowl.

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  8. RustyRhinos Says:

    It is looking more and more to me like this may be a well-planned PR stunt by all parties involved. I agree Joe maybe Gronk and the team want him to avoid OTA’s, giving the younger tight-ends reps. In training camp, Gronk comes in and works into shape and that still provides the younger tight-ends a few more REPS. As the season flows we now have a full tight-end room with plenty of reps and confidence, versatility, and knowledge in our system so we can fully use them all. The season is long, things happen, and players will have to step up.
    Go!!! Bucs!!!

  9. Bucfan81 Says:

    I think Gronk will come back but you won’t see him until training camp starts.

  10. AtticusFlinch Says:

    First off, Gronk WILL be back. Bank on it.

    As a former Pats’ fan, johnny come lately Bucs’ fan but mostly an admitted TB12 fan boy, I remember fondly the short video posted during the 2018 pre-season of the GOAT standing alone on a field, trees in the background (probably the backyard of Brady’s tony Boston estate where Kraft also has his home), with TB12 lifting up a conch shell and blowing it (with the classic viking horn sound dubbed over). The camera cuts to a flock of birds startled from the treetops. A few seconds later Gronk comes running through the trees, panting, out of breath with hands on his knees, acting like he’s not in shape (he is) and says:

    Gronk: “A little tired…..but Gronk, reporting…”

    Brady: “GRONK!!!…..STOP….PARTYING!!!….GIMME FIVE!!!”

    Gronk: “Sorry, Tom”… he gets on the ground and starts his pushups.

    The video was originally posted on ESPN with the caption:

    “Brady uses the Gronk call Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski share a special way of communicating with each other not only on but off the football field as well.”

    But it was later appropriated in 2020 and posted on YouTube with a new caption:

    “Tom Brady ‘calls’ Gronk after trade to join him on the Buccaneers”…. lol.

    Bottom line is that “Gronk coming back after partying the entire off-season” has been a running joke between these old GOATs BFF. Gronk WILL be back and in BETTER condition than he was in 2020!

    Pro Tip: The Bucs are coming back strong with the run game which Brady had been pleading for with bullheaded Bruce Arians over the last two seasons. It will be a version of the 2018 Patriots running scheme featuring a one or two back play action with a pulling guard (Luke Goedeke?) behind Shaq Mason, Wirfs and TE Gronk (option). Running back by committee Lenny Fournette, Rachaad White and Gio Bernard will assure fresh

  11. Allbuccedup Says:

    Licht and Bowles need to tell Gronk to sh_t or get off the pot. So they can trade for a TE or sign a FA.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Gronk,,, get back tooo work, This will be a year for the history books Go down in a sea of GLORY
    There doing Soooo much work remodeling 🦊 boro,,,,, making room to showcase yours and
    Brady’s STATUES,,,,,,
    Love ya ,,, Happy birthday 🥰

  13. Warren Boston Says:

    Gronk LETS GO With revenge

  14. Steve Says:

    This is like Brady’s former situation. Will he come back ?
    His friend Brady wants him back for one year and they have a good shot at another SB. Yes Gronk will be back.