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Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by TommyBrady12, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. TommyBrady12

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    Take it for what it’s worth

    B/R's Mike Freeman: Sources Believe Rob Gronkowski Will Rejoin Patriots
    This might be the reason why BB never drafted one of the top tight ends or (to date) traded for a good one like Rudolph.
     
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    A few years ago when I was using B/R actively Mike Freeman was a hack. Not sure about now but I don't think he has sources with the Patriots...
     
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    Sure, he'll be back for the ring ceremony.
     
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    Would be great, but you certainly can't plan on it.
    Especially if he is not preparing his body for an NFL season.
    "The belief is once the season gets going Gronkowski will start to miss football." I don't know - does he seem like a lonely guy?
    How much more can someone enjoy life?
     
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    ...and Zo just said people have told him he hasn't worked out with Guerrero or done any type of leg work in the past year.

    I'm not sure there is news here?

    With that said Freeman is a legit reporter and I believe what he is reporting.
     
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    I don't buy it.
     
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    Not sure about Freeman himself but I have never put a ton of stock into what Bleacher Report says. I still think there’s a strong chance Gronk comes back and I’m hoping this one is true.
     
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    69% chance he stays retired
     
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    All of these assumptions are based entirely on hoping that Gronk changes his mind because as of now he feels he’s done.
     
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    Exactly. There is zero evidence.
     
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    What assumptions? We don’t know if Gronk is even telling the truth right now.
     
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    He’s not coming back. Why the hell would he? His personal brand is as strong as it ever was and he’s clearly enjoying retirement.
     
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    He is done.

    The only reasons he would return are:

    -Other promotional/revenue-generating opportunities he is angling dry up
    -He suddenly becomes irrelevant and his own ego can't handle it
    -He is completely healthy
    -He misses football, the team, TB12, etc/wants to win, still has the passion, etc

    I'd put a 10% chance of likelihood on all of those and I doubt any of those change between now and Nov or whenever.

    I'm assuming he is filing his retirement papers soon?
     
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    Unless I get a quote from Vegas Sharks, I'm not going to believe it until it happens.
     
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    I keep my initial prediction that it's a year off. If he feels completely healthy next year there's a chance he comes back for a 2 year deal worth of 20Mi and closes the chapter with Brady and Edelman.
     
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    My gut tells me he comes back sometime around week 8-10 and then plays a full season next year before retiring, if we're recording predictions.
     
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    The movie business is slow. Not much out there for a 6" - 8" leading man who resembles Curly Howard.

    He's back for at least 8 games.
     
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    Gronk is not coming back and we will be fine.
     
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    I think he has turned the page, doesn't need the money, doesn't need the pain, and doesn't have such a huge ego to need to compile more stats. He's done. And that's fine. He has a life to live and doesn't need more car wrecks for his body.
     
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    He's NOT coming back. Get over it. What more do you need to hear. He has stated it in a compelling manner SEVERAL times. Quotes from multiple sources among is entourage have said it. Then you hear about a possible impending back procedure, PLUS if you just took a look at him from the charity event this week, he looks like he's already dropped about 25 lbs of muscle this off season. He looks positively skinny. So it's not just what you are hearing, you have to consider what you SEE!

    If you want to dream about Gronk coming back, you'd be better off hoping for a 2020 reunion than one happening THIS season, because that ship has sailed.
     
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