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Gronk officially retires

Young Elijah : 3/24/2019 5:59 pm
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And Gronks IG  
Young Elijah : 3/24/2019 5:59 pm : link
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Smart move  
O Butter Giants 2019 : 3/24/2019 6:00 pm : link
won 4 super bowls. always injured. V
Good for him  
USAF NYG Fan : 3/24/2019 6:01 pm : link
He had a fantastic career.
Good move by him  
ZogZerg : 3/24/2019 6:02 pm : link
His body is a mess
Matt Lacosse  
adamg : 3/24/2019 6:03 pm : link
about to make Jerry Reese look like a genius now...
Helluva career.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 3/24/2019 6:03 pm : link
First ballot HOFer.
Best TE of this generation and lock HOFer  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 3/24/2019 6:17 pm : link
Just an unstoppable force when healthy both blocking and receiving. As close to Bavaro as Giants fans have seen. Too bad like Bavaro, his body was held together with tape and a string by the end.

But great player and best to him - also awesome on Crashletes that endeared him to my son.
Good for him  
GiantEgo : 3/24/2019 6:21 pm : link
A great player and seems like a genuinely good guy. Glad he's getting out before something bad happens.
Not a shock  
Sammo85 : 3/24/2019 6:37 pm : link
Pats were really phasing him out of being primary option in good chunk of their base packages on offense.

Still used him tight end sets in red zone but he became more of decoy and safety valve.

Wonder if Pats go after Fant or Hockenson in draft.
Some guys have a clue  
Dave on the UWS : 3/24/2019 6:38 pm : link
Continuing to play would just guarantee a walker one day (heís been so beat up he might end up there anyway).
Next stop...  
bw in dc : 3/24/2019 6:38 pm : link
Canton.

Arguably the greatest all-around TE.
He is the best tight end Iíve ever seen play  
Ben in Tampa : 3/24/2019 6:56 pm : link
the game.

Just unstoppable at times.
Between Engram, Shepard, and Janoris....  
Milton : 3/24/2019 7:04 pm : link
I have a feeling one of them is gonna be traded to the Patriots.
Gronk definitely great and a HOFer  
kinard : 3/24/2019 7:07 pm : link
... gets me to wondering how great Mark Bavaro would have been if he played with Tom Brady.

Bavaro played in a day with a different offensive style, of course. but he would have been a beast in today's NFL. Belichick would have loved coaching Bavaro
Larry Donnell is waiting for the Pats call.  
No Where Man : 3/24/2019 8:01 pm : link
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RE: Good for him  
81_Great_Dane : 3/24/2019 8:02 pm : link
In comment 14355359 GiantEgo said:
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A great player and seems like a genuinely good guy. Glad he's getting out before something bad happens.
Agree 100% except: I think lots of bad things have happened.
Wonder if he goes to the WWE now  
Anakim : 3/24/2019 8:11 pm : link
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Some people don't like him  
pjcas18 : 3/24/2019 8:21 pm : link
but I always liked Gronk. But I like Beckham too.

And he's sitting on a pile of cash. Still says he hasn't spent a cent of his NFL contract money Lives off endorsements, bonus money (from winning super bowls, pro-bowls etc.

He's made over $50M in contract money I believe.
As Impactful an Offensive Player as any Non QB ????  
Rafflee : 3/24/2019 9:22 pm : link
Gronk could Block...Flex...Play from Base set.... He is an Historic "Field Tilter" as a Blocker, Decoy, and Target. He's been the foremost "Reason" for the Pats Offensive Success over the past 6-8 years---perhaps as important as Brady
RE: Smart move  
bradshaw44 : 3/24/2019 9:57 pm : link
In comment 14355325 O Butter Giants 2019 said:
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won 4 super bowls. always injured. V


He beat Seattle, Atlanta and LA. He lost to the Giants and Eagles.
Only if  
Doomster : 3/24/2019 10:01 pm : link
Between Engram, Shepard, and Janoris....
Milton : 7:04 pm : link : reply
I have a feeling one of them is gonna be traded to the Patriots.


DG will accept nothing in return....
RE: RE: Smart move  
pjcas18 : 3/24/2019 10:06 pm : link
In comment 14355601 bradshaw44 said:
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In comment 14355325 O Butter Giants 2019 said:


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won 4 super bowls. always injured. V



He beat Seattle, Atlanta and LA. He lost to the Giants and Eagles.


Gronk did not play vs Atlanta.

There was a lot of talk on talk radio in Boston,  
Doomster : 3/24/2019 10:10 pm : link
the last few weeks, about Gronk being a part time player, where he wouldn't play half the season, and then be signed and be "fresh" for the second half and the playoffs.....

Rumor has it, he has stockpiled his money....good for him....if he stays in the Boston area, he would never have to buy a drink/meal again....
Happy retirement  
SomeFan : 3/24/2019 10:26 pm : link
you big galoot!
RE: There was a lot of talk on talk radio in Boston,  
Milton : 3/24/2019 10:53 pm : link
In comment 14355611 Doomster said:
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the last few weeks, about Gronk being a part time player, where he wouldn't play half the season, and then be signed and be "fresh" for the second half and the playoffs.
I could easily see that happening.
Probably the best complete TE I've seen  
Mike from SI : 3/24/2019 11:13 pm : link
with apologies to Tony Gonzalez. Easy 1st ballot HOFer.
Never had a problem with Gronk  
Southern Man : 3/25/2019 1:04 am : link
kind of a knucklehead with mostly good intentions. A truly different tight end, though. The LT (not JPP) of TEs. Made the position very strategically important. Strong physicality when blocking or with the ball in his hands. Got to be 1st ballot.
RE: Between Engram, Shepard, and Janoris....  
Diver_Down : 3/25/2019 7:19 am : link
In comment 14355411 Milton said:
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I have a feeling one of them is gonna be traded to the Patriots.


The common rumor is to trade Shep entering the last year of his contract. But with Gronk retiring, Engram could be dealt. Not as a replacement of Gronk, but as a cost-controlled weapon for Tom. Bill will draft a TE (I doubt Hockenson lasts to #32, but they could trade up).
RE: Probably the best complete TE I've seen  
Big Blue '56 : 3/25/2019 7:52 am : link
In comment 14355656 Mike from SI said:
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with apologies to Tony Gonzalez. Easy 1st ballot HOFer.


Only an opinion of course and his great years only numbered around 5, but Bavaro was the best overall TE I ever saw
RE: Next stop...  
AcidTest : 3/25/2019 8:39 am : link
In comment 14355384 bw in dc said:
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Canton.

Arguably the greatest all-around TE.


Agreed.
RE: Larry Donnell is waiting for the Pats call.  
Giantophile : 3/25/2019 9:36 am : link
In comment 14355489 No Where Man said:
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Larry has been keeping in shape, take a look

Scarnecchia has his work cut out for him now  
PaulBlakeTSU : 3/25/2019 10:03 am : link
with Gronk and Brown both gone. I"m sure he will find a way to give Brady a clean pocket per usual.
Good move  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 3/25/2019 10:22 am : link
Eyeballing him last year you knew he wasn't the same Gronk.
RE: Gronk definitely great and a HOFer  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 3/25/2019 10:24 am : link
In comment 14355413 kinard said:
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... gets me to wondering how great Mark Bavaro would have been if he played with Tom Brady.

Bavaro played in a day with a different offensive style, of course. but he would have been a beast in today's NFL. Belichick would have loved coaching Bavaro

Wasn't it Bellichek who wistfully reminisced Bavaro going up against LT in practice? Might have been Tuna.
RE: RE: Gronk definitely great and a HOFer  
pjcas18 : 3/25/2019 10:27 am : link
In comment 14355900 Coach Red Beaulieu said:
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In comment 14355413 kinard said:


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... gets me to wondering how great Mark Bavaro would have been if he played with Tom Brady.

Bavaro played in a day with a different offensive style, of course. but he would have been a beast in today's NFL. Belichick would have loved coaching Bavaro


Wasn't it Bellichek who wistfully reminisced Bavaro going up against LT in practice? Might have been Tuna.


It was Belichick. He gets asked - probably at an annoying frequency - about Gronk vs Bavaro.

He always alludes to Bavaro being the better player. Says Bavaro would be 1 on 1 vs Reggie White often and in many cases Bavaro would win that battle. And then he talks about Bavaro in practice ve LT and Banks. I love hearing Belichick talk Bavaro/old Giants days.
If this happens.....  
Doomster : 3/25/2019 11:28 am : link
Scarnecchia has his work cut out for him now
PaulBlakeTSU : 10:03 am : link : reply
with Gronk and Brown both gone. I"m sure he will find a way to give Brady a clean pocket per usual.


Can an OL coach be elected to the HOF?
Not really a surprise  
Carson53 : 3/25/2019 2:54 pm : link
now he can be a full time frat boy...he'll have ample opportunities available, that's for sure.
He will be back  
5BowlsSoon : 3/25/2019 4:12 pm : link
Just like Whitten
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