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Poll: Is Gronk really retired or is he coming back?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by aluminum seats, Apr 28, 2019.

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Will Gronk stay retired or come back?

  1. He's done. Once you're retired, you're retired.

    65 vote(s)
    36.7%
  2. He'll come back. He's only 29, just wasn't up to the grind of the full season.

    80 vote(s)
    45.2%
  3. I can't decide, who knows, pass.

    32 vote(s)
    18.1%
  1. Caretaker

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    I just wanted to chime in and applaud you for resisting the urge of quoting that P.O.S. tv series

    If you quoted book-only material tho...
     
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    While I don't disagree that it's possible we are going in another direction because Gronk is irreplaceable, just giving up on TE and re-imagining the offense at this point (because Brady is old and may not want/be able to go back to another style of offense, and because it's worked so well for so long) seems un-BB-like. And we were always searching for the awesome tight end, be it Daniel Graham, Ben Watson, doomed AH, etc. Gronk was definitely the jackpot of all jackpots, but we got him (I think) because TE has always been an important position to BB.

    And I was thinking Gronk, if he comes back (and of course that is a big if) would do it in September, one week before the season starts, not November.

    The whole TE "thing" is a head-scratcher so far this year.
     
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    Retired and I think the TE thing is vastly overrated on this board. We would be fine with LaCosse and ASJ and might still add a TE via trade or FA.
     
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    it says 69 folks say he's not coming back, so you need to close this thread now and leave that number in true Gronk fashion.
     
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    Not sure I want him back. Over the last couple years he went from being an absolute stud, undisputed best TE in the game, to looking mighty mortal out there.

    Dude's had a lot of injuries, I think he needs to call it quits before he needs a quad cane to get around by age 45
     
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    I don't think they're "giving up" on the tight end position at all, that's why they signed Jenkins. And they'll be bringing in someone else, possibly Rudolph. But the only reason that position has been featured was because of Gronk's ability. Going forward, my guess is that (A) blocking at the tight end position will be emphasized and (B) Harry will be featured in Gronk-type short/intermediate/seam routes requiring a tall physical receiver who fights for the ball in traffic.
     
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    I can see him coming back especially if TB give him a call.
     
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    Don’t see him coming back. But from Gronk’s perspective, it’s all still very new and the confetti hasn’t even really settled. Once games start, he sees his guys battling, and his body feels healthier after an easy going offseason, maybe it’ll create an itch though.
     
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    Last week, before the draft, I was assigned golf cart #69 -just saying.
     
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    slacking off before the big draft day again, eh?
     
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    I think it's either June 9th or Aug 7th.
     
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    That's terrible, putting aside the whole issue of superhero movies being stupid.
     
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    Bruce Willis is actually a ghost in “The Sixth Sense.”
     
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    Damn, if you would have got me with a GoT episode 3 spoiler I would have been devastated (not reading Patsfans now until I watch it).
     
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    It was actually just last year.

    2017 was arguably his 2nd or 3rd best year. And in 2016 the 5 full games he played with Brady projects out to a nearly 1700 yard season(averaging 22 yards/catch:eek:)
     
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    Football years are like dog years, my friend. I think he's aged out.

    I am trying to convince myself that he'll be back and I even have the Terminator meme in mind, but the more I think about it the more I'm expecting the "it's happening it's happening it's happening" thing that never happens. I hope I'm wrong.
     
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    well...I'll tell you right now...Gronk is coming back. I, Joker The Unpredictable, predict the return of the Gronk like a swarm of locusts engulfing the lonesome plains of Iowa..(or is that the rolling hills of South Dakota?)

    You will all bow down before the munificence of Joker The Generous as we once again experience the balletic moves and rumbling runs of Gronkinator...coming this fall.
     
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    Color me strange but my preference is for Gronk to stay retired. I loved everything about the big guy but if he's not fully committed, I'd rather the Patriots looked toward the future and invested snaps and time in whoever our next great TE might be.
     
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