It Is What It Is » Peter King on M&M: If Rob Gronkowski remains out for Patriots, ?I don?t know that they can make the playoffs?
As per king , pats may struggle to make the playoffs without him
“I would only assume — and it’s an assumption, it’s no knowledge — I would only assume that [Brady's] got to be very frustrated not only with the process of Gronkowski’s health but with the fact that he gave them this massive salary cap relief and he’s playing with a group of guys that clearly don’t compare to most of the teams he’s going to play against this year.”
That is such a load of crap. As of April the Patriots had replaced Welker with Amendola, and expected Hernandez, Vareen, Ridley, and a healthy Gronk. Plus they drafted Dobson and Boyce and expected some of the flyers on guys like Ballard and Washington to pan out. Trying to paint that as the Patriots unwillingness to spend Brady's cap savings is bogus. I'm sure Brady is frustrated but I find it hard to believe it has to do with what King describes.