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Watching Cameron Wake against Rob Gronkowski sold Mike Vrabel

3 monthes ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Rob Gronkowski made life miserable for plenty of defensive players before announcing his retirement as a Patriots tight end on Sunday, but one player can thank Gronkowski for helping him get a job this offseason. Cameron Wake met up with Gronkowski many times during his days as a Dolphins defensive end and watching tape of
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Rob Gronkowski played the goofball but few can doubt his greatness

3 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

The Patriots star was a revolutionary, simultaneously the NFL's best blocking tight end and an unguardable receiver. His place in the Hall of Fame is assured The New England Patriots had an inkling Rob Gronkowski might leave. The finality still hurt. On Sunday afternoon, the fun-loving frat-boy turned NFL superstar walked away from football before his body completely betrayed him. Gronkowski was beloved because he was himself. He was an unapologetic meathead; the ultimate football bro. Not even the many fans with disdain for the Patriots could fully turn against Gronkowski's, umm...
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Here's What Surprised Skip Bayless About Rob Gronkowski's Retirement

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement Sunday after nine seasons in the NFL, all with the Patriots.
This means the All-Pro tight end spent his final on-field moments last month - assuming he stays retired - guiding New England to another title, even making a huge catch in the fourth quarter of the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
As Skip Bayless explained Monday on FS1's “Undisputed,” it was the “perfect way” for Gronkowski to cap a sensational career. One aspect of Gronk's retirement still surprised Bayless, though.
“The surprise for me is that we didn't hear...
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Pick Six Podcast: Was Rob Gronkowski the key to the Patriots' last five Super Bowl trips?

3 monthes ago   |   By CBSSports

John Breech and Ryan Wilson join Will Brinson to break down Gronk's Pats and NFL legacy
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Danny Amendola Delivers Sincere Message To Ex-Patriots Teammate Rob Gronkowski

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

In wake of his retirement announcement Sunday, it's become abundantly clear just how well-respected and loved Rob Gronkowski is by his peers.
Gronkowski has received an outpouring of congratulatory messages upon calling it a career, including from Tom Brady , Julian Edelman and Patriots brass. Danny Amendola got in on the action Monday morning, hailing his former Patriots teammate for things other than what he accomplished on the football field.
To the most genuine man I've ever met. I love your hugs. Spikes. Buses. And I'll never forget our trips home. LFG bro. RobGronkowski potatoesacker...
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Celtics' Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward React To Rob Gronkowski Retirement

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Nearly everyone is sad to see Rob Gronkowski retire, including Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving.
The Boston Celtics stars were informed of the New England Patriots tight end's retirement shortly after their ugly loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. Despite surely being upset after a fourth straight defeat, Hayward and Irving both took time to offer high praise for Gronkowski.
Here's what they had to say , per WEEI's Josue Pavon:
Hayward: “I didn't know that. That sucks, he's an unbelievable tight end. Got a chance to meet him last year when I was hurt. really nice to me when I was over...
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Alabama Star Eyes Role As Rob Gronkowski's Replacement On Patriots?

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Is Irv Smith Jr. ready and willing to do Rob Gronkowski's old job?
The Alabama Crimson Tide tight end appears interested in replacing the former New England Patriots tight end, judging by some of his recent Twitter activity. Shortly after Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, Barstool Bama shared a photo of Smith shaking Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's with the caption: “Gronk retired you say?” Smith reacted with the eyes emoji, which usually indicates interest in the given topic.
- Irvin Smith Jr. March 24, 2019
Smith, 20, caught 44 passes for 710 yards and...
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Of All The Great Rob Gronkowski Stats, This One Easily Is Most Perfect

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Rob Gronkowski amassed some seriously impressive stats over the course of his brief, yet memorable, NFL career. The New England Patriots tight end announced his retirement Sunday, leaving the game as the holder of numerous records.
However, there's one stat that Gronkowski surely will appreciate more than the rest.
Check out this tweet from Bleacher Report NFL:
In true Gronk fashion, the TE finishes his career with 80 touchdowns in 115 games.
That's 0.69 per game. pic.twitter.com/jpZWvaWt3g
- Bleacher Report NFL March 24, 2019
It never ends.
In other Gronkowski-69 news, the 29-year-old...
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Is Rob Gronkowski Now Heading To WWE Following His NFL Retirement?

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Rob Gronkowski hasn't been retired 24 hours yet, but there's already plenty of speculation as to what's ahead for the now-former New England Patriots star.
Perhaps we won't have to wait long to learn Gronkowski's next step. While his agent Drew Rosenhaus indicated Gronkowski's primary objective at this point is to do nothing, is it possible Gronkowski will resurface as early as Monday night?
We ask because WWE's flagship TV show, “Monday Night RAW,” is in Gronkowski's adopted backyard with the company taking over TD Garden in Boston on Monday night. It's worth at least speculating that...
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FMIA: Reality Not So Nice For Patriots As Rob Gronkowski, Best Tight End of His Era, Walks Away From Football

3 monthes ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Rob Gronkowski's retirement was the talk of the annual NFL Meetings in Phoenix on Sunday. Writing from the Arizona Biltmore lobby, Peter King begins his Football Morning in America column with a look back on Gronk's career and how the Patriots are impacted by his retirement. Plus:
• The pass-interference replay solutions under discussion in Arizona, and the likelihood of any of them passing
• A Nobel Prize winner explains why the Raiders were the big winners in the Khalil Mack trade with the Bears.
• More thoughts, notes and opinions on the Colin Kaepernick settlement; Robert Kraft's...
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Agent: Rob Gronkowski coming out of retirement from NFL 'wouldn't shock me'

Agent: Rob Gronkowski coming out of retirement from NFL 'wouldn't shock me'

3 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

One day after Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement, the tight end's agent said he could envision a comeback from the ex-Patriots star.
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Josh McDaniels Salutes Rob Gronkowski: ‘There Will Never Be Another Gronk'

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Josh McDaniels knows how fortunate he was to have a talent like Rob Gronkowski at his disposal for as long as he did.
The New England Patriots offensive coordinator released a glowing statement Monday commending and thanking Gronkowski, who announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday.
“I consider myself lucky to have had the pleasure of coaching Rob Gronkowski,” McDaniels said in his statement. “From the day I met him, he has been authentic, real and genuine. His love for life made every day more fun for the people around him. He was the ideal football player - tough, smart...
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Rob Gronkowski's friends predict post-retirement plans: ‘Party time'

Rob Gronkowski's friends predict post-retirement plans: ‘Party time'

3 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

The NFL community and beyond has nothing but love for Rob Gronkowski. Shortly after the Patriots tight end announced his retirement Sunday with an Instagram post, dozens of players and famous fans praised the three-time Super Bowl champ, some even hinting about his near-future plans. “Now you can come party in Vegas all year around,”...
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Rob Gronkowski's own agent doesn't believe he's actually retired

Rob Gronkowski's own agent doesn't believe he's actually retired

3 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Rob Gronkowski hasn't even been retired for 24 hours, and the speculation over his return has already begun. The Patriots tight end announced his exit from the NFL on Sunday night at the age of 29, but he may have some football left in him in the right scenario, according to his agent. “If the...
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Jets Celebrate Rob Gronkowski's Retirement As ‘Good News' For Patriots Rivals

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Not everyone in the NFL will miss Rob Gronkowski.
New York Jets CEO Christopher Johnson praised the former New England Patriots tight end Sunday at the NFL owners meetings after he retired from the NFL, according to the New York Post's Brian Costello. Gronkowski scored nine of his 79 career touchdowns against the Jets, and while Johnson celebrates Gronk's greatness, he's also happy the Jets won't face one of their chief tormentors again.
“Look it, it's obviously good news for the Jets because he's an amazing player,” Johnson said, per Costello. “To take a step back, I'm going to miss him...
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Did Rob Gronkowski Slide Hidden Inappropriate Joke Into Retirement Post?

3 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Let's not beat around the bush: This is a story about Rob Gronkowski and what might be one last “69” joke.
OK, let's get this over with.
As you may or may not know, the New England Patriots tight end is known to make anything and everything about the world's most inappropriate number. And, when he announced his retirement Sunday in an Instagram post, Gronkowski might have cracked one last crude joke.
Hats off to Bottlegate for possibly uncovering this hidden code:
Read Gronk's caption and look at the numbers he uses 20 + 30 + '10 + 9 = 69
You gotta be kidding me. Legend...
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Rob Gronkowski's agent will not rule out TE returning late in 2019 season

3 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarker

Rob Gronkowski officially announced his retirement from football on Sunday, but even the star tight end's agent is not ruling out the possibility of a return at some point in 2019. During a Monday appearance on ESPN's “Get Up!,” Drew Rosenhaus said he would not be surprised if Gronkowski played “a few games” for the Patriots next season if they - and specifically Tom Brady - needed him and reached out. Gronkowski's emotional farewell on Instagram Sunday certainly made it seem as though his decision is permanent, but his agent would have a better idea of his thinking than most...
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Happy Retirement to the GOAT Tight End and Patriots Legend Rob Gronkowski

3 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Patriots legend Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from football. He is considered one of the greatest tight ends of all time. Watch the video above as we celebrate Gronk's legendary career...
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Tom Brady calls Rob Gronkowski the GOAT, shares his ‘love' for retiring tight end

3 monthes ago   |   By Washingtonpost

The numbers say that Brady is right to hold a special place in his heart for Gronkowski, who made the Patriots quarterback look much better when he was on the field.
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Rob Gronkowski's exit could hasten the end of the Patriots' dynasty. if he stays retired

3 monthes ago   |   By Washingtonpost

It can't last forever for the Patriots. But will Gronkowski stay away rather than returning for the games that matter most?
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