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Best Of Social Media: Reaction To Rob Gronkowski Retirement From Football

Robert Alvarez
March 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm ET

On Sunday night, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski formally announced over Instagram that he will be retiring from the NFL after nine professional seasons.

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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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Since entering the league as the 42nd overall pick in 2010, Gronk compiled
521 catches for 7,861 yards with 79 touchdowns during his time in Foxborough.

Gronk earned five Pro Bowl selections over his career but dealt with
multiple back surgeries, a twice-broken arm and a torn ACL.

Despite the injuries, Gronk put together a career that all but assures him a place in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Check out all the best reactions from social media to the news below.

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Icon. #TheGronk

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Patrick Chung Shares Photograph Of Scar Following Surgery On Arm

Robert Alvarez
February 12, 2019 at 11:07 pm ET

During the third quarter of Super Bowl LIII, Patriots safety Patrick Chung suffered a broken forearm injury that knocked him out of the game.

Chung had surgery performed back on February 9th and shared video a day later providing an update on his recovery.

On Monday, Chung shared a photograph (WARNING Graphic) of his scar that coincidentally contained as many stitches as his jersey number.

“23 stitches. Coincidence??? I think not! Hahaha #keepbeingsavage is my new hash!!” Chung wrote below the photograph.

In the days following the Super Bowl, Chung shared a few optimistic postings to his Instagram, including himself in a sling postgame with his father.

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Daddy man!

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Chung signed a two-year contract extension with the Patriots in March 2018 and is expected to be back in time for training camp next summer. 2019 will mark his 11th NFL season.

Best Of Social Media: Super Bowl LIII Patriots vs Rams

Robert Alvarez
February 8, 2019 at 9:30 am ET

For the fourth time in five years, the New England Patriots earned the opportunity to capture yet another Lombardi trophy.

Their opponent, fittingly enough, was the same Rams franchise that on the same date 17 years earlier, the Patriots defeated for their first championship.

Check out all the highlights from social media during Super Bowl LIII below.

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Family and Football ❤️❤️ #LFG

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Still Here. Never Left.

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The best is ready to begin. #GrowingPats

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“Time is an illusion.” – Albert Einstein

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For the eighth time in the last nine Patriots Super Bowls, the team was held scoreless in the first quarter. 0-0 after one.

A Stehpen Gostkowski field goal gave the Patriots a 3-lead at the half in a surprise defensive battle between both teams.

A Greg Zuerlein 53 Yd Field Goal knotted the game at 3-3 late in the third, but the Patriots defense continued its domination of the Rams.

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With the game still tied at three with seven left in the 4th quarter, the Patriots offense at last put together the first (and only) touchdown drive of the game.

Leading by ten with under five to play, the Rams appeared to be in position to tie the game.

Stephon Gilmore had other plans.

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The interception by Gilmore led to a Patriots Super Bowl clinching drive when Stephen Gostkowski redeemed his first quarter miss with a 41 yard Field Goal to push the lead to seal a 13-3 championship win.

For the sixth time since 2001, the Patriots were Super Bowl champions.

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THE W.

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Family and Football! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Super Bowl LIII Champs!!!

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CHAMPS! #LFG

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The GOAT. #SixRings

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Boston, we’re coming for you.

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Still here

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MAMA WE MADE IT!!

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3 time

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My why! Super Bowl Champs baby!!!!!!

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Did it!

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Well…. last night was fun lol @alexbrandy

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What a week! @atlsuperbowl53 Champs!

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Mood……. Champ!!!! #picworth1000words

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Perfect ending to and imperfect story. #champs

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So blessed!! Dope!

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Best Of Social Media: Week 16 Bills vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
December 27, 2018 at 10:28 am ET

The New England Patriots entered their Week 16 match up with the Buffalo Bills looking to wrap up the AFC East title while maintaining position for a first round bye in the playoffs.

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Still Here

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In the first quarter, the Patriots got on the board first courtesy of a Sony Michel four yard run. 7-0 Patriots after one quarter.

In the second, the Patriots running backs continued to play big roles as James White put the team up two scores with a 27 yard touchdown run.

The Patriots defense came out strong yet again, as cornerback J.C. Jackson continued to shine.

At the half, the Patriots went into the locker room up 14-0.

Midway through the third, Julian Edelman injected some life into the offense after the Bills added two field goals to open the half. 21-6 Patriots through three.

In the fourth quarter, the Patriots defense continued to frustrate the Bills and rookie quarterback Josh Allen.

With four minutes to go in the game and a 24-6 lead following a Stephen Gostkowsi 24 yard field goal, Jason McCourty iced the game and sealed the Patriots 10th consecutive AFC East crown with a 24-12 victory.

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W

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Keep em’ churning. #TeamDub

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Grind all day till the fam okay…

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The good fellas! AFC East Champs!

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The Boys

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Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Celebrate Christmas

Robert Alvarez
December 26, 2018 at 4:59 pm ET

On Tuesday, current and former members of the New England Patriots took time to share Christmas messages and photographs over their social media accounts.

Check out some of the best below.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas fam

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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Merry Christmas from the squad!

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VIDEO: Seabass School Of German Returns As Patriots Learn New Phrases

Robert Alvarez
November 30, 2018 at 2:15 pm ET

As part of the New England Patriots outreach to its fans in Germany, former tackle and German native Sebastian Vollmer returned with an all new “Seabass School of German” video.

In the below clip shared on the Patriots Deutschland Instagram account, Vollmer and New York Giants tackle Marcus Kuhn, also of Germany, teach some words and phrases to Tom Brady, Deatrich Wise, Kyle Van Noy, David Andrews and Patrick Chung.

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Best Of Social Media Week 12: Patriots vs Jets

Robert Alvarez
November 27, 2018 at 11:33 pm ET

The New England Patriots entered their Week 12 matchup with the New York Jets seeking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans two weeks prior.

Following a bye week to recuperate, the team welcomed back offensive weapons Sony Michel and Rob Gronkowski, both of which wound up playing big roles on Sunday.

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Press On

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Onward. #GameDay

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In the first quarter, it was the Jets that struck first, as the Patriots early game struggles continued into another week coupled with costly penalties.

By the end of the quarter, Brady went to his best targets to tie the game at seven all when he found tight end Rob Gronkowski from 34 yards out.

The touchdown was setup thanks to curious decision making from Jets head coach Todd Bowles.

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In the second quarter, Tom Brady re-wrote the record books some more.

The Patriots and Jets traded field goals in the second for a 10-10 tie going into halftime.

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I missed you so much ❤️

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In the third, rookie running back Sony Michel continued his career day and helped setup a go-ahead 32-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski. The  Jets quickly responded with a 38 yarder by Jason Myers. 13-13 with five to go in the third.

With the Patriots struggling to find the end zone for the majority of the game, Brady found Edelman to put the Patriots back in front for good at a 20-13 lead.

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Hey @gronk how’d I do? #OutLikeALight

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Entering the fourth with a seven point lead, Michel continued to grind out yards.

With nine to play in the game, Michel found the end zone for the first time on the day to cap off his impressive performance.

The defense handeled the Jets and Josh McCown for the remainder of the fourth, and the Patriots walked out of North Jersey with an 8-3 record following a 27-13 victory.

The win, coupled with a Steelers loss later Sunday afternoon, put the Patriots back in the two seed as they head home to face the Minnesota Vikings at 4:25 next Sunday.

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One down, 5 to go!

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TEAM WIN!!! #patsnation #darkside #trenches

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Best Of Social Media: Week 9 Packers vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
November 7, 2018 at 11:04 pm ET

For just the second time ever, Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers were set to square off at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night.

The Patriots came into the prime time match up at 6-2 and were seeking their sixth consecutive victory.

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Showtime

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Sunday night fight. #LFG #GameDay

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Before the game, the Patriots welcomed the World Series champion Boston Red Sox into Foxborough for a special pregame ceremony on a duck boat.

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The Patriots opened the games scoring first as running back James White continued his hot streak with an eight yard touchdown run for an early 7-0 lead.

A Mason Crosby 29 yard field goal cut the deficit to four after one quarter of play.

In the second, the Patriots offense put together two straight highlight reel plays but could only come away with a field goal by Stephen Gostkowski from 28 yards out. 10-3 Patriots.

Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams responded with four minutes to go in the half to tie the game at 10.

The tie didn’t last long, as wide receiver turned running back Cordarrelle Patterson found the end zone just before halftime. 17-10 Patriots heading into the break.

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In the third quarter, the Packers again responded with a game tying touchdown. This time Rodgers found tight end Jimmy Graham from 15 yards out to knot the game at 17 after three quarters.

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In what became a recurring trend on this night, the Patriots defense made big plays when needed most.

Looking to regain the lead, the Patriots pulled off a some more trickery to keep the Packer defense off balance.

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The Flea Flicker by Brady and Edelman setup James White for his second touchdown of the game and a Patriots lead they wouldn’t relinquish again. 24-17 New England with 10 to play.

Nursing a seven point lead, the Patriots defense stepped up yet again, as Trey Flowers and Adrian Clayborn shut down the cheese offense.

Getting the ball back with seven minutes to play, Brady found Josh Gordon deep to put the game away, a 55 yard touchdown reception and a 31-17 victory, their sixth in a row.

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GREATNESS.

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Hey Tom. Good game. #12 #also12

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LET’S GOOOO.

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#ForTheGram

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No one’s catching the ⚡️! #PatsDub

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Naw son

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VIDEO: Patrick Chung Cooking in the Kitchen

Robert Alvarez
October 9, 2018 at 2:34 pm ET

On Tuesday, the New England Patriots shared video of safety Patrick Chung’s second passion after football, his love for cooking.

“When he’s not breaking up passes on the football field, you can usually find Patrick Chung cooking up delicious recipes in the kitchen. Go behind the scenes as he cooks a meal and talks about his passion for making food.” 

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Best Of Social Media: Week 5 Colts vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
October 7, 2018 at 4:30 am ET

Coming off a short week, the New England Patriots entered Thursday nights matchup with the Indianapolis Colts seeking to continue their dominance over their rivals and get back above .500  on the season.

The Colts came into the game winless in their last seven meetings against their AFC rivals, losing by an average of 19 points per game.

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Focus

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And it begins… #LFG

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Mood. #GoPats

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Thursday nightlights #patsnation #darkside

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Legends.

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In the first quarter, Tom Brady wasted no time getting his favorite target involved for the first time since Super Bowl LI as Julian Edelman hauled in the first pass of the night.

Brady found Cordarrelle Patterson for the second week in a row to put the Patriots on the board first at 7-0 after one quarter.

For the second straight week, the Patriots pash rush came out strong, getting in Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s face and causing disruptions early.

In the second quarter, the trademark “Brady Leap” touchdown made its first appearance in four seasons as the Patriots jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.

After a Colts field goal to cut the deficit to 14-3, the Patriots under two-minute scoring came through again as Brady found James White to extend the lead to 21-3 with 1:34 to go in the half.

The defense continued to make plays as Patrick Chung recorded an interception of Luck that led to a Stephen Gostkowski 45-yard field goal to bump the Patriots lead to 24-3 at halftime.

Chung’s celebration after the pick may have been more memorable.

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In the second half, tight end Rob Gronkowski continued to re-write the Patriots record books.

In the third quarter, the Patriots struggled with some ugly drops that led to Colts interceptions.

The Colts would cash in on one of them as Luck found his tight end Eric Ebron to cut the lead to 24-10 at the 9:40 mark of the third quarter.

Needing to regain momentum, Devin McCourty delivered with a familiar play.

The Colts made things interesting to start the fourth quarter when Luck found Eric Swoop for another score to make it a seven point game at 24-17.

Needing to reclaim control, enter Josh “Flash” Gordon.

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For the first time in his Patriots career, Josh Gordon put the Patriots back ahead two scores with an incredible “Moss-Like” catch that brought the lead back up to 31-17. The touchdown was Brady’s 500th for his career.

Leading by two scores, the Patriots defense stepped up again, with Jonathan Jones snatching a pick.

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The interception would lead to a Sony Michel game sealing 34-yard touchdown run to put the Patriots up 38-17.

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A garbage time Eric Ebron touchdown made the score 38-24, but the Patriots would walk away with their eighth consecutive win over the Colts and move to 3-2 on the season. A date with the 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs awaits them Sunday night October 14th.

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2 of 3!! Sensei!!

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W

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Back home. #W

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