“Why Would Gronk Come Back To This?”

October 24th, 2022

Possible return turns dim.

Joe has to admit to thinking the same thing last night.

And now Kyle Brandt is speaking about it out loud on “Good Morning Football.”

If foot-rubbing tight end Rob Gronkowski has to be sweet-talked into returning to the game of football, why would he rejoin the Bucs, a team that has turned into the NFL’s version of the Hindenburg?

The only real way the Bucs had a chance of luring Gronk back was if the Bucs were in Super Bowl contention. Ha! If this wasn’t such a terrible NFC South division, the Bucs would be in the middle of a firesale to try to build up ammo to chase Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud.

Unless Gronk loves Tom Brady more than he does his model girlfriend Camille Kostek, Gronk isn’t returning to get beaten up playing for an 8-9 team. And after the past two weeks, 8-9 looks to be a pie-in-the-sky reach of a final regular season record.

Joe wrote on Sunday morning how badly the Bucs need him. But it may be too late.

You can hear and see Brandt discuss Gronk in the NFL Network video below.

37 Responses to ““Why Would Gronk Come Back To This?””

  1. SufferingSince76 Says:

    My response to Kyle’s question is no.

  2. SB~LV Says:

    Not for this CHOKING STAFF

  3. View from 132 Says:

    Really? Enough about Gronk. He’s not coming back any sooner than D. Brooks and Ronde are suiting up in Tampa 2 again. Let this guy retire already.

  4. John Sinclear Says:

    Is it time for a mock draft, or a draft discussion yet? Bucs looking to get a real high first round pick now.

  5. Jack Sparrow Says:

    If Bowles and Leftwich remains, I would sit it out as well. I’m not going to sacrifice my body to prop up 2 guys with no business being a HC and OC.

  6. Biff Barker Says:

    Kyle Brandt is just a name. Any Brandt not named Gil is just using the name.

    Gronk knew the Bucs were old and done even before BA checked out.

    Thanks BA. You sold Licht and the Glazers one big steaming pile

  7. Bobby M. Says:

    He’s not coming back….I think that’s pretty obvious with the off field stuff he’s got going.

  8. Bucobill99 Says:

    Not a chance with this clown show of a coaching staff

  9. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    Can we talk about Grudens last year here? That team started the season well, then the team quit and we finished in a free fall. This year has that feel to me. Like the bottom will fall out and we may be headed to a Raheem Morris “rebuild” again.

  10. Dooley Says:

    Gronk would just be an older, slower version of his former self being added to a team that can’t do much of anything in terms of sustaining drives or even scoring points. Whether it be by addition or subtraction, no on player/coaching change is going to change the function problems we’ve got on offense.

  11. SB Says:

    where did my comment go?

  12. captk Says:

    Enough of the “will he come back”, like he would be a savior. This team is some serious issues. The coaching staff is lousy, the trainers are crappy and there seems to be no passion. Bowles was not the answer for this team.

  13. Manny Says:

    I think if anything he would come back more now than ever to help his vest friend out of the worst football jam of his life. Thats what best friends are for!! I think he will come back unexpectedly

  14. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Does Gronk have all the right moves or what? Saved his loot…hooked up with but hasn’t married this bombshell and knew exactly when to “fold ‘em” when it came to these Bucs. His girlfriend actually wanted him to come back for her entertainment no doubt…but he knew better.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Forget Gronk…..he’s gone and isn’t coming back….

    Bowles needs to light a fire…..I’m not quite sure it’s his style….unfortunately.

  16. sasquatch Says:

    He wasn’t coming back, regardless.

    “I’m done with football.” –Gronk

  17. Lakeland Says:

    How much money has been wasted oh Julio Jones, Kyle Rudolph, Akeem Hicks, Logan Ryan? Carlton Davis, Sean Murphy Bunting, Ryan Jensen, are out. And we lost a lot of experience and production in JPP, Suh, Alex Cappa, Ali Marpet, Antonio Brown, Gronk, Jordon Whitehead. The fact is this roster stinks, we don’t have the players..

  18. HC Grover Says:

    It is a clunker. I would take 8-9 right now. After the loss Thursday we have several more lined up. I see no remedy for this 2022 calamity that the owners are willing to apply.

  19. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Lakeland there was going to be a drop off but this absolute bottoming out act is due to coaching malpractice more so then talent.

  20. Lakeland Says:

    tampabucbro, that’s true. These bums need to coached up.

  21. ZZbucs Says:

    It´s a combination of several things

    1- Coaching staff
    2- Bad execution from everyone except Succop
    3- Very poor free agency adquisitions
    4- Disgusting play calling by coaching staff and TB12
    5- Lack of passion from several key players

    and trust me, I can keep on…..

  22. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Easy Question-Easy Answer Gronk would come back to prove that he and he alone can fix things………sounds familiar.

  23. Bosch Says:

    Maybe Witches of Leftwich is the reason he retired in the first place.

  24. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Jason Licht needs to start getting some heat; he is lucky that Brady saved his job because the truth is he is not that good of a GM

  25. Lakeland Says:

    I agree Dusthty

  26. Wild Bill Says:

    Turn out the lights the party is over. The Bucs are totally predictable. Even teams with an average defense are stopping them. We have dumb and dumber running the team.

  27. douglas dallier Says:

    I also agree with Dusthty–LICHT MADE SOME POOR OFFSEASON JUDGEMENTS!!!!!!

  28. Mike Johnson Says:

    Same team minus about 7 starters, Brady is way off, The O line sucks, The D line is getting gashed. and the secondary is minus most of its starters. Yet its the coaches fault. Welcome to loser’s ally. Bucs might be 3-5 before Sunday. Ain’t no superbowl this year sonny.

  29. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    It was a miracle that Tom Brady covered up for the GM and coaches for the last two years!

  30. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    Unless they get healthy or some huge change in attitude they’re done. They looked awful in every aspect yesterday. I think we should consider a fire sale.

  31. Slacker Says:

    Sooo when is everyone going to quit giving Brady a free pass? Goat or not, he’s just as much of a problem as anyone. Play calling is aweful but he’s played far from stellar.

  32. SB~LV Says:

    I am not even going to bother watching on Thursday

  33. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Have to admit, I was thinking the same thing. I’m sure he has texted Brady, “I told you so!”

  34. AbucAway Says:

    Gronk to Tom: Told ya so.

    As Vinny and others mentioned, Gronk left at the right time. Tom did also; he left, but he just didn’t stay gone.

    Gronk is living a good life.

  35. Goatfarmer Says:

    This mess is a Gordion Knot. It’s tied too tight to untie.

  36. Dirk Wendle Says:

    First Ian, now this. Tom should have just stayed retired. Move on Buccs

  37. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    On Bowles’ “as dark as it’s going to get” statement.

    I learned many years ago to never ever say, “It can’t get any worse than this.”

    This dumb-arse statement is right up there with his weak as hell “Super Bowl hangover” excuse (2 years after the fact.) He needs a spokesperson to stand in for him at press conferences.