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Ice_Ice_Brady

Team Bill's Worst Nightmare
Younare showing your bias or your ignorance, or maybe both. Gronk strung them along that off-season, refusing to give them an answer about whether he was planning play in ‘19, even though in retrospect we know that he was mentally done after going through those two procedures to drain blood from his thigh withweeks of the Super Bowl.

Rosenhaus couldn’t get an answer from him, until he finally said something to the effect “come on, Rob,they need an answer”. Rosenhaus admitted that he was shocked when Gronk then announced his retirement. Not only would they not have needed Cook if he had played in 2019 but they did not have the salary cap space to sign cooked to a competitive offer, until Gronk’s cap space was off their books.

In the end they did make a very competitive offer to Cook, but he had already verbally committed to the Saints by that time, bc Gronk intentionally (in my opinion) delayed his announcement to screw over Belichick. Cook admitted that he was not going to sign with the patriots with Gronk still on the roster because he wanted a leading role in the offense of his new team.

Before you give a snarky response in the future, maybe you should first know what you’re talking about.

Gronk intentionally (in my opinion) delayed his announcement to screw over Belichick

Why would he do that?
 

50-yard-line

Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
I don't know...maybe you should ask the Patriots or ask Cook. But regardless, your statement that Gronk was the reason they didn't sign Cook is wrong.


You should notice that the article you posted refers to AFTER Gronk announced his retirement, which shocked his agent so I'm sure caught the Pats by somewhat of a surprise, at least.

Had he done it earlier, before FA played out, the Pats could have gone after Cook a lot more forcefully instead of trying to get him to unwind a commitment he had already made. Maybe it wasn't malicious, maybe it was (just a wee bit), but Gronk handled that terribly adn put the Pats behind the eight ball.
 

Ice_Ice_Brady

Team Bill's Worst Nightmare
You should notice that the article you posted refers to AFTER Gronk announced his retirement, which shocked his agent so I'm sure caught the Pats by somewhat of a surprise, at least.

Had he done it earlier, before FA played out, the Pats could have gone after Cook a lot more forcefully instead of trying to get him to unwind a commitment he had already made. Maybe it wasn't malicious, maybe it was (just a wee bit), but Gronk handled that terribly adn put the Pats behind the eight ball.

Okay, fine. I can see there's a middle ground here where this wasn't some malicious intent by Gronkowski but it put the Patriots in a tough bind. It's obvious, from what we know now three years later, that there was a very strained relationship between Gronkowski and the Patriots. I'm sure we have different opinions about who is to blame for this breakdown in communication and trust between them.
 

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Okay, fine. I can see there's a middle ground here where this wasn't some malicious intent by Gronkowski but it put the Patriots in a tough bind. It's obvious, from what we know now three years later, that there was a very strained relationship between Gronkowski and the Patriots. I'm sure we have different opinions about who is to blame for this breakdown in communication and trust between them.
I don't have an opinion on who's to blame in Gronk's situation, or in Brady's. I wasn't there.

I do know that if Gronk waited to burn BB, he was also burning teammates and fans, much like how I feel about Brady's dad right now.
 

Ice_Ice_Brady

Team Bill's Worst Nightmare
I don't have an opinion on who's to blame in Gronk's situation, or in Brady's. I wasn't there.

I do know that if Gronk waited to burn BB, he was also burning teammates and fans, much like how I feel about Brady's dad right now.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Dude...what?

What will you do one day when you realize that none of these players, or the coaches, including Belichick, actually believe that one particular regional fanbase is more special than another one, and it really comes down to the football opportunity only?

Gronk has never "burned" fans or teammates. If taking the time he needs to make a decision on retirment is "burning" then you take things way too personally.

Meanwhile, he could have told the team he's playing and then changed his mind in training camp. How would you react to that? Team wanted a response within six weeks of the Super Bowl while he's still recovering from injuries and likely trying to renegotiate his contract for the third straight year.

Unbelievable he's being blamed for them not signing a big-time free agent tight end, even though they never sign big-time skill position players anyway, and they did attempt to sign Cook regardless. This seems like petty stuff. So much for the "No Excuses" mantra, though. It's been more of a punch line for a few years here now by people proclaiming to be Bill's boys.
 
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Deus Irae

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I don't have an opinion on who's to blame in Gronk's situation, or in Brady's. I wasn't there.

I do know that if Gronk waited to burn BB, he was also burning teammates and fans, much like how I feel about Brady's dad right now.
Are you high?
 

50-yard-line

Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
It doesn't.. I'm sorry that I'm not buying into ridiculous excuses to blame ex players for things that are the fault of the current GM.
And I'm not buying into ridiculous Deus's Iraetional "truths."

As I said, i don't know what happened - I know what it looked like. IF it was that, where Gronk decided to stick it to he Pats, then Gronk didn't just walk away, he walked away in a manner that was detrimental to those he left behind.

IF.

If that wasn't the case, and I hope it wasn't because I love the player, then the opinion that follows the "if" is discarded.
 

Ice_Ice_Brady

Team Bill's Worst Nightmare
So in screwing Bill over on purpose, you’re also asserting Gronk screwed Brady over on purpose. How could he do one and not the other? He wanted the Patriots to suffer without a TE, right?
 

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And I'm not buying into ridiculous Deus's Iraetional "truths."

As I said, i don't know what happened - I know what it looked like. IF it was that, where Gronk decided to stick it to he Pats, then Gronk didn't just walk away, he walked away in a manner that was detrimental to those he left behind.

IF.

If that wasn't the case, and I hope it wasn't because I love the player, then the opinion that follows the "if" is discarded.
Nothing I posted was ridiculous. It's the GM's job to bring in talent, not the TE's. Surely you know that. And having one TE on a team that prefers a multi-TE attack shouldn't cause you to lose a prospective FA. Surely you know that, too.



I mean, you do realize that, right?
 

50-yard-line

Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
So in screwing Bill over on purpose, you’re also asserting Gronk screwed Brady over on purpose. How could he do one and not the other? He wanted the Patriots to suffer without a TE, right?
Is it really that hard to decipher?

Either way, Gronk's retirement screwed over the Patriots because they didn't know about it until the end of March. If it's the case that he did that because he just couldn't make up his mind, then it is what it is. No harm, no foul. He had a right to make his choice, especially after feeling as beat up as he says he was, both emotionally and physically.

If he privately knew weeks before that he was retiring but waited to stick it to the Pats/BB until after the quality TEs went off the FA market, then that was an ass move.
 

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Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
Nothing I posted was ridiculous. It's the GM's job to bring in talent, not the TE's. Surely you know that. And having one TE on a team that prefers a multi-TE attack shouldn't cause you to lose a prospective signee. Surely you know that, too.
Nothing you ever post is ridiculous. Everything anyone ever posts against your truth is silly or ridiculous.

That's your schtick.

It's actually okay for people to have different opinions.

And don't call me Shirley.
 

Deus Irae

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Nothing you ever post is ridiculous. Everything anyone ever posts against your truth is silly or ridiculous.

That's your schtick.

It's actually okay for people to have different opinions.
Nah, when I screw up a post I admit it. And, in this case, I'm not discussing an opinion aspect of things. I'm discussing a factual aspect. It's literally part of the job of a GM to bring in player talent, and it's literally not part of the job of a TE to facilitate that in any way.
 

Ice_Ice_Brady

Team Bill's Worst Nightmare
Is it really that hard to decipher?

Either way, Gronk's retirement screwed over the Patriots because they didn't know about it until the end of March. If it's the case that he did that because he just couldn't make up his mind, then it is what it is. No harm, no foul. He had a right to make his choice, especially after feeling as beat up as he says he was, both emotionally and physically.

If he privately knew weeks before that he was retiring but waited to stick it to the Pats/BB until after the quality TEs went off the FA market, then that was an ass move.

That’s a lot of words to avoid addressing my question, then coming back to the same innuendo in the end, while still avoiding my point.
 

50-yard-line

Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
That’s a lot of words to avoid addressing my question, then coming back to the same innuendo in the end, while still avoiding my point.
What point? It's pretty obvious.

If Gronk screwed BB over on purpose, then he inadvertently also screwed over Brady and everyone else in the process.

I hope that's not what happened. I also hope that neither Gronk nor Brady will pull a Manning and show up after retirement for their ceremonies in Bucs gear.
 

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