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Which TE would you keep?

  1. Hernandez

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    13.3%
  2. Gronkowski

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    86.7%
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  1. Kid~Brady

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    Hopefully this question never happens, atleast anytime soon but what if we had to let one of them go for any reason. Which TE would we keep and why? I was just wondering, no reasoning invloved.

    We all know that both TEs have a different set of skills. Hernandez strives at the receiving end and Gronk is a much better blocker but has nice receiving skills as well.

    Who would you keep?
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    It's just too easy to pick Gronks on this one but I have to say that this doesn't mean I want AH to go anywhere because he's a damn good player, too.
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    why choose? you can easily keep both TEs.
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    IMO they don't even play the same position.
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    Hernandez is hell to match up against, but Gronk is a future HoFer
  6. Kid~Brady

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    Lol but if you had to? I know this is a hard question but I'd probaby lean towards hernandez go before Rob
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    I agree Hernandez presents a lot of problems for opposing defenses in space. LBers can't cover him so that brings someone out of the secondary to cover him, which creates more opportunities for the other Patriot recievers.

    I look at it like Hernandez works best in space, between the 20's, then you bring in Gronkowski to close the deal around the goal line.

    Just think how much better a blocker Gronkowski will be next season after an offseason with Woicik.
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    Hernkowski.

    or

    Gronandez.

    Either one really.....<heh>
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    How lucky are we to even be able to contemplate this question?

    Hopefully they're both here their entire careers, although with the NFL the way it is, it probably won't happen.

    To answer, I think the obvious choice is Gronk based on his blocking ability and exceptional red-zone production.

    In some ways, I think these guys are similar to the Antonio Gates/Vincent Jackson combo, although I sincerely believe Gronkowski may even have more potential than Gates, particularly as an in-line blocker. Hernandez reminds me of a big WR in the V.Jax type more than a complete TE, although that will surely change as he develops. It's shocking that he is literally the NFL's youngest player.
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    I vote both.
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    I would keep Gronk, he's a complete TE. That being said, I need to give kudos to someone here, unfortunately, I can't remember who it was, but they nailed their rookie seasons right on the head. Someone here said Hernandez would succeed earlier than Gronkowski this season, and then Gronkowski would catch up later in the season. Whoever that was, hit it right on the head, good job !
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    And GRONK is the fourth-youngest. :eek:
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    Hernadez was a MONSTER in BOTH Jets games

    Love them both
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    Hernandez -> S Sharpe

    Gronkowski -> M Bravaro


    Different roles on a football team more effective together than individually due to flexibility they provide the O with their different skill sets.
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    Gronk is a 3 down player ... I don't think Hernandez is that just yet.
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    I want them both!
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    Gronk is the complete beast and a true TE. Hernandez is more of a hybrid. Makes them tough to compare but I would take Gronk every time.
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    Gronkowski, no doubt. He is as complete a TE as we have in the NFL right now, with the potential to excel in every single aspect of his game.
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    I chose Gronk but I'd rather cut a receiver and keep them both. Tight ends are far more versatile than receivers.. and Puerto Rican Chris Cooley plays like a really really big wideout as it is.
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    I refuse to vote in such a useless hypothetical poll. There's no choice to be made here for the Patriots. I encourage others to ignore this one.
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    LMAO! I don't want to think about losing either. You can win with either one. Like another poster said 'Hernandez was a beast in both Jets games'. So if I had to choose one it would probably be Hernandez by a small hair.
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    both!! :rocker:
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    I was honestly REALLY concerned with Hernandez' injury status up until he practiced last Wed.
    Till then you hadn't heard much and it seemed like he was overlooked. I think he's VERY underrated on how dangerous he makes our offense
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    like the BB vs Brady thread, I can't muster up the strength to vote on this poll. If I did I might start tearing up
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    they compliment each other's game. Hernandez can stretch the field better as hes faster and hes amazing yards after catch with his shiftiness. hes fluid when hes running and can take a short pass a long way. Gronkowski is a better blocker and a bigger target. he gets in better position than defenders for the ball and uses his frame to beat defenses. its kind of like having complimentary RBs..ones big and strong, the other is small and fast and without them both, we wouldnt be the team we are today
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    The OP wants us to pick ONE TE for our team. There is no question that Gronk is ONE TE we should want. And just BTW, I think that Gronk might be the top 10 players drafted this year.

    Hernandez is a versatile TE, WR, and H-back. There is no way that he is as valuable as a complete TE like Gronk.
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    I just pray to god Hernandez is never catching passes from Manning. If they can't keep both, I hope they trade one of them a year before their contract is up to prevent them from going to a legit rival.
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    Obviously the Hulk. He beat the Thing in a fight. I thought this was common knowledge lol.
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