The New England Patriots won their Week
16 game against the Buffalo Bills and became the AFC East champions for the
tenth consecutive year. Head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady and
the rest of the guys went straight to the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoff run. White
Hall of Fame wide receiver and NFL Network Michael Irvin knows that the
Patriots will need one special thing to win the Super Bowl LIII.
“This certainly affects the team, you know there’s no doubt about that. You went out and you signed Josh and you needed the help at wide receiver when you signed Josh, and I thought it was a perfect fit, and I know everybody in New England did the right things and I think the world of (Robert) Kraft and (Bill) Belichick, so I know they did the right things and they tried to help, but this does hurt on the football field. Now, I think in order to get to Atlanta, we’re going to have to see, at least through the playoffs, we’re going to have to see the best Gronk we’ve ever seen. We’ll have to see some semblance of the Gronk we know that dominated the NFL in order for this team to end up in Atlanta in February, that’s just the only way I see it happening,” Irvin said of Josh Gordon’s suspension during his appearance on WEEI’s Dale & Keefe.
Rob Gronkowski does
not look like himself, and he was plagued with injuries and lost some of his
In the first game without Josh Gordon, Gronk caught no pass and was targeted in three occasions. If Gronkowski fails to meet his Pro-Bowl form, it will be hard for the Patriots to win the Super Bowl. Let’s see what happens this time.