I think it's outstanding and remarkable that the guy is holding out until he is 100% fully ready to go. The reason i think this is because it takes a lot of great qualities for a guy who literally eat, sleeps and drinks football to hurt so much on the inside having to just watch the team he loves to play for, yet still be able to hold back from returning prematurely and instead choosing to be true to himself, his team mates and the pats organisation. They will rely heavily on him come the time it really counts in early 2014 and while Tom is somewhat suffering out there without the best TE in the league (i say that as much i admire Jimmy Graham), why rush him when the team is playing pretty good and sitting at 4-0? Gronk will obviously be required to get us to the next level and that means securing #1 seed over Peyton Inc. and getting us another Lombardi but that time is NOT YET now. It's obvious that if he was 100% the Pats would've stomped the last SB against the Giants but he was quite clearly unable to do what he can do that night and i for one don't want the same situation. Could you imagine if he came back too soon and RE-INJURED either the arm or back he's had surgically repaired?! We may never see him again and even if we did he may be a shell of his former self. I've got no doubt in my mind that when he's 100% ready to go he will sky rocket our TE stats from what it is now to the top. So as much as i know that no one of significance in pats world will see this message: Please, please, please i urge anyone close to Gronk to not RUSH him until "HE" feels ready.