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  1. Ian

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    Interesting stat from ESPN this morning. He's got 1219 rec yards, the NFL record for a tight end is 1290, set by Kellen Winslow. So he needs 71 to get there today.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    He may be primarily a blocking TE today due to offensive line woes...it'd be nice to pass Winslow...hope he gets the touches
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Unless the Pats use a lot of play action today, it is doubtful he gets the record.

    But if he breaks off along one, that would be helpful.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Protect Brady -> lots of running -> play action? One frog hopes, at least...
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    That's a 4 catch game working the seams for Gronk. I think Light's going to go, and if he does, I think Gronk'll (like that? "Gronk'll") get it.
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    .......................:cool:

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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Just an FYI, Jimmy Graham needs 77 yards to get there.
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    I thought Gronk was a lock for the record a few weeks ago, but he's been called on to do other things the past few games. The fact that he is this close to the record — and can also be called on to help his team other ways — speaks a lot about why he's the best TE in the NFL.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Graham 91rec 1,213YDS 13.3AVG 10TDS

    Gronk 82rec 1,219YDS 14.9AVG 15TDS

    whats the TE rec record?
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Gronk got the record, with the Pats throwing with 1:29 left in a blowout instead of kneeling 3 times. I was surprised Winslow had the record previously, would've guessed it would be Gates or Gonzalez.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Gronk owns the single season TD and YDS record for TE.

    *Thanks to that pass by Hoyer.

    BB clapping on the sidelines suggests they went to Gronk specifically for the record?
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Hell yes they did. :rocker:
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Now its 100% for sure that Gronk is better than Jimmy.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Absolutely no question about it. The sole purpose of that throw was the record, the sideline went wild...and the clueless announcers didn't even notice. Terrible, terrible prep by the broadcast team to not realize that record was in play.

    Anyway, applause to Mr. Gronkowski for the greatest season ever put up by any tight end in NFL history.
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    Congrats Gronk.

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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    The other important thing to recognize in this great statistical receiving season is that Gronk is a focal point of the blocking game as well. A great blocking tight end just blew up the receiving records. That doesn't happen.

    He is the most complete, best tight end in the NFL and he's 22.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    I was starting to wonder if he had the record or not. They said NOTHING about it all game. Fail.
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    Yup. I said it somewhere: Gronk basically took off the last two games as a receiver to help this team with its blocking. Anyone who complains about that final pass should remember that.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Oh . . . IF Calvin Johnson doesn't get another TD (he already has 9 catches for 211 yards :eek: ), then GRONK will also be the first TE ever to lead the league in receiving TDs.
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    It's truly extraordinary -- one of the most all-around dominant seasons from any NFL player. The TE equivalent of Lawrence Taylor in '86.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Gronk is the best TE in the game, but the Pats broke the record with their innovative 2-TE offense the same way Moss/Welker broke records when teams weren't used to defending the new Meyer spread attack. I don't think Gronk will ever achieve these numbers again in his career, similar to what happened to Moss after 2007.

    One reason Gronk does so well is because of Aaron Hernandez. When they both line up across the defense, the better coverage linebacker usually lines up against Hernandez. This gives Gronk a better matchup. This is why it is imperative that the Patriots lock up Hernandez and keep both tight ends here long term.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    I think Graham ended the day with 1310 yards, and Gronk with 1322. Close!
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    man these TE's are amazing
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Fixed that for you.

    Gronk was always, undoubtedly, the better complete TE. Now he is also, undoubtedly, the better receiving and blocking TE than Graham, and the overall best TE in the league.
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    Looks like Chriqui and Cross haven't improved since their abysmal, lifeless preseason performances. I guess we shouldn't expect much given that they are CBS's ninth ranked broadcast team.
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    I hope he kept that ball. I suspect Canton is going to want it...to go into the display case near where Gronk's bust will eventually be. :D
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    Re: Gronk Looking for a tight end record today

    I disagree 100%
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    Big whoop.
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    Lmao......
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    Nice that you have an open mind
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