FantasySP / NFL / Rob Gronkowski FantasySP / NFL / Rob Gronkowski Copyright 2019 5413723 <![CDATA[Rob Gronkowski's evaluation of Travis Kelce is telling]]> Rob Gronkowski discussed Travis Kelce’s significant talents, Gronk seemed to make a surprising evaluation of himself.

Gronk dove into praise for Kelce ahead of the New England Patriots’ matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game.

“He’s a very excellent player. The way he can move — the savvyness he has — is second to none,” Gronk said of Kelce during a press conference on Thursday. “The way he can go up on a defender and plant one way and go the other with his size, his speed — that’s what makes tight ends special in this league, top tight ends special when they can plant and go the other way with our size and his speed.]]> 5413723 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:18:02 EDT Patriots Wire
<![CDATA[Rob Gronkowski retiring? Bills may face one fewer foe next season]]>
Rapoport added, “there’s a good chance that we’ve seen the last of Rob Gronkowski whenever this year ends. And of course, he’s been through so much physically. My understanding is that this year has taken an emotional toll on him.]]> 5412027 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 8:48:01 EDT Bills Wire
<![CDATA[Report: Rob Gronkowski will likely retire this offseason]]> Rob Gronkowski believe he will likely decide to retire this offseason, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Here is what the NFL Network insider had to say about Gronk on Good Morning Football.

“But those people that know him very well believe that when he contemplates (retiring) that he will likely go the other way. In other words, there’s a good chance that we’ve seen the last of Rob Gronkowski whenever this year ends. And of course, he’s been through so much physically. My understanding is that this year has taken an emotional toll on him.]]> 5411361 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 9:06:02 EDT Patriots Wire
<![CDATA[Patriots primed for rematch with Chiefs in AFC title game]]> Rob Gronkowski said the Patriots would take the night to enjoy it. Safety Devin McCourty said it would be closer to just a few hours of celebration.]]> 5411286 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 3:21:01 EDT Minneapolis Star-Tribune <![CDATA[Rob Gronkowski: No thought to Sunday as last game at Gillette Stadium]]> Rob Gronkowski‘s playing future was the subject of much interest after the end of last season and it figures to be again this offseason, but he’s not talking about anything other than the immediate future right now. Gronkowski was asked at his postgame press conference about whether he game any thought to [more]]]> 5411027 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:21:02 EDT <![CDATA[Patriots | Rob Gronkowski held to one catch]]> Rob Gronkowski caught one pass for 25 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.]]> 5410996 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:15:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Rob Gronkowski converted his lone target for a 25-yard gain]]> Rob Gronkowski converted his lone target for a 25-yard gain Sunday in the Patriots’ Divisional Round win over the Chargers. Gronk was mostly relegated to a blocking role, which has been the norm for him this year. [...]]]> 5410993 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:09:11 EDT <![CDATA[Patriots headed to 8th consecutive AFC Championship Game]]>
The Patriots, the No. 2 seed, will travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs, who entered the playoffs at the top seed. The Chiefs are fresh off a 31-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

During the Patriots’ win, they reestablished themselves as one of the AFC’s best after a season when Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski looked like they were aging. Instead, Brady was sensational, completing 77 of his passes for 343 yards and a touchdown. Rookie running back Sony Michel was a workhorse, with 129 yards and three touchdowns. And the defense stepped up, and stoned the Chargers, who scored 14 of their 28 points during garbage time]]> 5410922 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 17:00:03 EDT Patriots Wire
<![CDATA[Martellus Bennett lauds 'best in the game' Rob Gronkowski for playoff performance]]> Rob Gronkowski played no part in the New England Patriots running up a 28-7 advantage over the Los Angeles Chargers in the first half of the AFC divisional playoffs Sunday.

On the stat sheet, at least.

On the field? Gronkowski was a monster setting the edge against elite defenders, springing Patriots running backs for more than 100 yards rushing and three touchdowns over about two quarters of play.

Martellus Bennett was quick to point this out:

This is why @RobGronkowski is the best in the game. Hasn't made a catch but has impacted the game in a big way by blocking]]> 5410853 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 14:54:01 EDT Patriots Wire
<![CDATA[How Tom Brady takes care of his pass-catchers]]> Tom Brady can be protective when it comes to his receivers. He cares about the guys that catch the football for him.

Sometimes, the New England Patriots quarterback has a funny way of showing it. He’ll throw Rob Gronkowski into a cluster of three defenders, if Brady thinks Gronkowski can come down with the grab. (And Brady has the utmost amount of respect for Gronk, which is, in part, why Gronk takes so much contact.) When Josh Gordon was with the team, Brady would fire the ball his way, even when an opposing safety was sure to hurl himself at Gordon. With the game on the line, Brady will treat his receivers with reckless abandon]]> 5410737 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:24:01 EDT Patriots Wire
<![CDATA[Report: Rob Gronkowski will consider retirement again this offseason]]> Rob Gronkowski will consider retirement again this offseason.

Gronkowski will strongly consider retirement again this year, according to the Ian Rappoport of NFL Network. Rappoport says this information came from people close to the tight end.

#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will strongly consider retirement after this year, people close to him say, and they wonder if he’ll go the other way this time. My story:]]> 5410693 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:00:02 EDT Patriots Wire
<![CDATA[Rob Gronkowski: Playoffs are “no time for excuses”]]> Rob Gronkowski obviously isn’t right. He says it obviously doesn’t matter. Coming off one of his worst seasons, because of and/or while dealing with injuries, the Patriots tight end “It’s the game of football, there are no room for excuses,” Gronkowski said, via Jordan Raanan of “Everyone is dealing with something. You just have [more]]]> 5409175 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 6:51:01 EDT <![CDATA[Healthy or not, Gronk says 'no room for excuses']]> Rob Gronkowski during the regular season, he said Thursday that you have to find a way during the playoffs.]]> 5408877 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:12:01 EDT <![CDATA[Chargers vs. Patriots: 3 key matchups that will decide Sunday's game]]>
On the both sides, there will be several individual and positional matchups that will likely determine the outcome of the game.

Here are three key matchups to watch when the Bolts take on the Patriots this weekend.

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In the past, tight end Rob Gronkowski would have been the main focal point here. Since he has shown signs of regression and injuries have prevented him from being the dynamic player he is, it now shifts to their next group of weapons: the running backs]]> 5408022 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:21:01 EDT Chargers Wire
<![CDATA[Rob Ninkovich: ‘I could see [Gronk] walking away and doing something else’]]> Rob Gronkowski has plenty of statistics and records to back up a career of one of the greatest tight ends to ever play the game. He also has plenty of aches and pains that show this 29-year-old likely feels older than that.

For Gronkowski, last season ended with thoughts of retirement and he was not present at the start of voluntary training camp this season. Although he has played 13 games this season, he has not had his best year. He tallied up just 47 receptions for 682 yards and three touchdowns.

On Monday, former New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich spoke to Dale & Keefe of WEEI about his thoughts on Gronk’s future]]> 5407062 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 7:30:01 EDT Patriots Wire