Gronk: put the Patriots in a bind, and the Bucs won

Posted by: MBR on Wed Apr 22nd, 2020 5:49 am
Barnwell's trade grades: Why Gronk put the Patriots in a bind, and the Bucs wonThe Buccaneers added one future Hall of Famer this offseason when they signed away Tom Brady from the Patriots. On Tuesday, they made a stunning move to add another, as the rights to retired tight end Rob Gronkowski were traded with a seventh-round pick to Tampa Bay for a fourth-round selection. Gronk is coming out of retirement to join up with his favorite quarterback for another ride. This one's just on a pirate ship.Let's grade this deal and get a sense of what Gronkowski might do with the Buccaneers after a year of rest:https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/290 ... iots-magic
Posted by: MBR on Wed Apr 22nd, 2020 5:52 am
Rob Gronkowski's a Buc because Bill Belichick kept it about businessGive Bill Belichick credit. He says it’s all about business and doing what’s best for the football team? Nothing personal?He just showed it by agreeing to deal prodigal tight end Rob Gronkowski to the Buccaneers. Belichick could have been petty as a motherscratcher if he so chose.https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patrio ... t-business
Posted by: MBR on Wed Apr 22nd, 2020 5:54 am
Patriots trade retired Rob Gronkowski to Buccaneers to reunite with Tom Brady...The Patriots sent Gronkowski, who retired after the 2018 season, and a seventh-round pick (No. 241 overall), in exchange for a fourth-rounder (No. 139 overall).Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said the tight end will play under the terms of his existing contract, which is a base salary of $9 million. “Rob could have come out of retirement, and become reinstated, and put the Patriots in a tough situation cap-wise. But he decided not to do that. He decided to be patient and really allow this to work out,” Rosenhaus told ESPN.https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/21/ ... ports-say/
Posted by: MBR on Thu Apr 23rd, 2020 3:44 am
Mike Violette@MikeyV1960@GlobeChadFinn joined me today on Legacy 1160 WSKW to discuss Gronk to TB, Brady & Gronk, the Pats draft and more. #Patriots #NFLDraft #mesportshttps://soundcloud.com/user-389153166/chadfinn
Posted by: MBR on Thu Apr 23rd, 2020 6:00 am
Rob Gronkowski on the Patriots: 'Can't say' they 'are an easy organization to play for'"I'm not going to sit here and say it's an easy organization to play for, but ... what I've learned there, I'm definitely going to take it with me.https://www.foxnews.com/sports/rob-gron ... o-play-for