ROB, Robert, Gronkowski discussed on SportsCenter AllNight
He said, quote, it's time to move forward and move forward with a big smile. ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi. I wouldn't say I'm shocked because you know, knowing how Robert been the last couple of years terms of health and his mental state. I mean, I've known rob ever since he was at the university of Arizona. I've been watching him play there. Maybe a former wildcat myself. And this is a guy that loves the game of football with every ounce of his being. So when it starts to get to the point where you know, you start kicked out how much you love the game or the other aspect is your body doesn't allow you to love it the back injuries the multiple surgeries that he's had. That's a huge prevention kicking away your love for the game. So having going through all of this. You know, what the tough decision to come back to under to want to go through the grind again. It's just hard to do when you have those type of injuries to get through. Because when rob was happy the entire locker room felt that energy. It was contagious. That's a type of joy he had for the game. And. When you feel that starts to taper, then, you know, it's time to hang them up and the career has been great. I mean I've seen every snap his career. I saw him at university of Arizona. One of the best football players. I've ever watched. And just wish him the future. Endeavors how specifically did. He change the tight end position. Well, when you have that type of ability to be that type of receiver that can line up anywhere. Don't know how to defend it in terms of because if you bring in a tied in like that can also blocked the way he can block you have to match up with defensive packages that have that have to stop the run, but those type of packages don't have those extra DVD's, and then you come out of the huddle offensively and all of a sudden gronkowski's lined up out there and you've got to pick linebacker and they're anticipating a run. Now. I have to go up on him and then guard him man-to-man mismatch. And then there you have gronkowski down the field for a forty to fifty yard gain. He was also one of the best run after the catch man that I've ever seen this stiff arms, you know, the sound effects. However, you want to do it and all of the highlights how he which is all people over after he caught the ball a lot of these big titan. They catch him. And they fall, you know, they're going down because they don't. Have the bout. They don't have the ability gronkowski could catch it and take off. That's how specially was seventy seventy nine touchdown receptions for gronk since he joined the patriots and impressive streak for the Sweet Sixteen continues. That's next. It's ESPN.