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  1. A Defiant Goose

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    Not to be a smartass cause I get your point but you have no idea how good half-retired Gronk is or what the team will be like by the time he comes back. I don't think it's as much of a slam dunk as it would have been in 2013 or 2014
     
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    He was slowing down noticeably on the field.
     
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    I agree on that...but ya don't think he'll be sitting on the couch on Sundays and NOT MISS the games?
     
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    I'm too lazy to look up a link, but I've read several times that he is extremely prudent with his money, he lives on endorsements and invested all of his paychecks over the years.
     
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    Well regardless, we would be better with him than without him.
     
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    I believe nothing the media says.

    I look at it this way:
    He is done.

    If he comes back, great.

    Until then, I'll miss the greatest, funniest, MFing TE to play the game.
     
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    Even with a bad back and/or hurt knee and/or sore ankle?
     
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    Although I'll miss seeing him play, I just can't think of many athletes who have come back from the type of repeated back surgeries like Gronk has. I'm old enough to remember Larry Bird having to lay on his back on the bench in horrible pain, and I wouldn't wish that type of problem on anybody. If he can walk away from the game and live something close to a normal, pain free life, good for him.
     
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    Gronk looked noticeably slimmer at the ring ceremony.
     
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    Gronk must be about 240 now
     
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    I don't know what kind of pain Gronk was in but in interviews I've heard from the surgeons who operated on Larry's back, it's incomprehensible the amount and level of pain he played with.

    I really don't know how Bird did it.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    No.
     
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    He looks noticeably slower. He can’t even keep up with 10 year olds...:D
     
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    What are the odds that Gronk upon retirement tried some PED's or HGH meds, similar to what Watson did, for his many ailments?? If so his reentry may be stymied by the NFL Drug Policy...

    I think this is wishful thinking pushed by the media and sportstalk radio..
     
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    It was never a question of will or desire with Gronk. The man was born to play football. It's a question of what his body can stand.
     
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    I'm happy for him and glad he's retired. He had an amazing run and left a huge impact on the game. He's set for life and just want him to be happy and healthy. Any reasons wanting him back would be selfish. Guy has taken a beating. Let the man relax and enjoy life on his terms.
     
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    His arm and knee injuries were the result of NYFL hits but he was drafted with a back injury. Early on he had a bad habit of diving over players and going too far over and landing awkwardly. He did one of those in a game (don't remember which) and when he landed I thought he broke his neck. He definitely came up a little wobbly.
     
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