Rob Gronkowski

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  1. woody39

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    I had a scroll through the comments on the TMZ link to the gronkowski story and most people are slamming TMZ for publishing it and someone says if gronk was black it would be a complete non story, looks like alot of people feel the same way as us on here, that it is a load of rubbish!
     
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    Gronkowski became the fastest TE to the 40 TD mark, shattering Antonio Gates record by 24 games! Gronkowski caught his 40th TD in only his 47th game! It took Gates 71 games to get 40 TD's.

    Here's to hoping for a big night this evening for GRONK!
     
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    Gronk is easily the best TE in the game. Jimmy Graham is a glorified WR that does not play the position physically.
     
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    A look a Gronkowski and Graham at approximately the same time in their careers. Also a comparison of Gronk and arguably 2 of the best TE's in the NFL, Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten.

    Gronkowski: G/47, Rec. 211, Yds. 3,006, TD 40

    Graham: G/46, Rec. 215, Yds. 2,648, TD 25

    Witten: G/47, Rec. 188, Yds. 2,084, TD 13

    Gonzalez: G/47, Rec. 168 Yds. 1,838, TD 15


    As you can see, Gronkowski is way ahead of what some consider the best TE's of all-time, Gonzalez and Witten. Clearly ahead of even Graham, except in receptions and we know Gronkowski is way under used by the Patriots!

    Also, Graham is already 27 years old after just 4 years in the league. Gronkowski is still just 24.
     
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    Witten's amazing consistency and durability set him apart. Gronkowski has spectacular talent, and if he avoids injuries and develops a consistent mental approach, he will be the greatest tight end to ever play in the NFL. He won't be able to play as many seasons as Sharpe and Gonzalez, but he can put up ridiculous numbers over the next 5 seasons.
     
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    Jimmy Graham isn't a tight end, even he now admits that.
     
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    I did not know this until now, but it was the same Sergio Brown who broke Gronks arm when they where teammates. Haha!
     
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    Some stories have been out that Gronkowski has been complaining about all the offensive interference's he has gotten this year. It's up to 10, probably double of anyone else. Clearly the NFL is waging war against the Patriots and this is one way they can do it.

    Here's a good article that analyzes all 10 calls and determines that 4 of the 10 are bad calls, but when you consider what typically goes on between receivers and defenders I don't think any of them should be penalties.

    [h=2]Rob Gronkowski has a point about refs targeting him unfairly[/h]
    http://www.sbnation.com/2015/12/2/9...iots-offensive-pass-interference-nfl-referees
     
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    8 postseason touchdowns! Most by a TE in NFL history.
     
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    Back surgery. Out for the season. Devastating news.
     
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    He was not placed on IR and could be back for Divisional round or conference championship game, if the Pats make it without his services.

    Losing Gronk, Watt, Woodhead, and Decker has made this season much less tolerable.
     
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    Coming back too fast from a back surgery is not advisable. See JJ Watt. I hope Gronk just calls it a season.
     
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    Who knows how much of an injury he sustained? Were it but a twitch, returning is no bother.
     
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    He's having surgery for a herniated disc.
     
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    Oh, didn't know that. Well, then, I agree, just call it a season and play another year. I'm sure there are brilliant white receivers/TEs lurking somewhere just chomping at the bit, willing to take a shot at it.
     
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    Yeah, no way he's coming back from that in four weeks.
     
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    I got one of those in a wrestling match in HS. My thigh went numb and it was about two months before I regained full feeling in it. The refs almost NEVER call defensive holding when they're holding Gronk. It's like Goodell wants him to get injured. Watch the end of the Seattle loss this season; they're clearly holding Gronk in the end zone. Have you guys ever seen the James Kahn Rollerball from the 1970's? The commissioner or the CEO of the league wants the star player to be killed in the sport. It reminds me of that. Gronk is the modern Jonathan E.
     
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    Gronk enters ring in Wrestlemania 33:

     
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    Gronk crashes Spicer's briefing, asks if he needs help. Gronk's a funny guy.

     
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