PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Mac JonesMac JonesTrey Lance
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog > 2017 Patriots Season

Gronkowski May Have Put Himself in Harms Way For Rematch With Bills

Ian Logue
Ian Logue on Twitter
4 years ago at 5:00 am ET
Posted Under: 2017 Patriots Season

Gronkowski May Have Put Himself in Harms Way For Rematch With BillsTimothy T. Ludwig - USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski’s fourth-quarter hit on Tre’Davious White may have put himself in harms way with the NFL in terms of a suspension, but that may not be the only thing Gronkowski has to worry about before this season is over.

Standing in his way is a rematch against the Bills in three weeks when the Bills visit Gillette Stadium on Christmas Eve and if he’s fortunate enough to be able to play, the veteran tight end may find himself a target for a defense that will be looking for a little redemption on behalf of one of their own.

After the game, there was apparently already talk in the Buffalo locker room about the fact they’re not pleased with what Gronk did after the tight end struck the Bills’ cornerback in the back of the head following his fourth quarter interception.  While Gronkowski apologized after the game and said his actions stemmed from “frustration” over the way White was covering him, along with the fact the officials weren’t calling interference, the guys in the Buffalo locker room didn’t want to hear it.

“It is unnecessary anywhere in this league,” safety Jordan Poyer told WEEI’s Ryan Hannable after the game. “Tre made a great play. Obviously Gronk was frustrated and there’s no where in the league for that type of play. I understand flames are going, heat of the battle, but there’s not any room in the league for that type of crap.”

When asked about whether or not there would be any carryover from this, Poyer told Hannable, “Of course.  Yeah.  For sure.  Yes.”

That may not bode well for a player who has already suffered either season-ending injuries or injuries that severely hampered him thanks to low hits from defenders over the course of his career.  While a cheap shot may not necessarily be coming from anyone on the Buffalo defense, it could just mean that they won’t hold back if it means hitting him low in an effort to bring him down.

Needless to say, should Gronkowski be suspended this week, he may also have to worry about having injury added to insult if the Bills ultimately decide to follow through with their threat.


How Was This Article?

Excellent

Interesting

Meh

Try Again


Posted Under: 2017 Patriots Season
Tags: Buffalo Bills Jordan Poyer Rob Gronkowski


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    Patriots News 05-15: Who Makes The Big Year 2 Jump?

    Patriots News 05-15: Who Makes The Big Year 2 Jump?

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    We are going to continue to try and find ways to make this team better,
    21 hours ago
    MORSE: Patriots Schedule Analysis, How I Would Have Drafted

    MORSE: Patriots Schedule Analysis, How I Would Have Drafted

    By: Mark Morse
    The schedule is out and it is brutal.   The Patriots have 5 Prime Time night games, probably the result of being a playoff team last…
    2 days ago
    Social Media Reacts To The Passing Of Patriots Legend Gino Cappelletti

    Social Media Reacts To The Passing Of Patriots Legend Gino Cappelletti

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The New England Patriots pay tribute to team Hall of Famer and broadcaster Gino Cappelletti following news of his passing.
    2 days ago
    WATCH: Ernie Adams Unveils New England Patriots 2022 Schedule

    WATCH: Ernie Adams Unveils New England Patriots 2022 Schedule

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Former Patriots Director of Football research Ernie Adams unveils the New England Patriots 2022 season schedule.
    2 days ago
    Daily Patriots News 5/13: Five Things to Know & NFL Notes

    Daily Patriots News 5/13: Five Things to Know & NFL Notes

    By: Ian Logue
    The NFL released the entire league schedule on Thursday night, which followed a day that saw numerous leaks and rumors on how things might play…
    3 days ago
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")