Rob Gronkowski and his teammates are going big on Sunday. The New England Patriots will play against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. But, this got reporters buzzing around the tight end’s retirement plans.
What did Rob Gronkowski do? His regular Gronk thing. The tight end talked to the media on Wednesday, and shared all the details about the pressure that keeps him going.
“The season’s a grind. It’s up and down. I’m not going to lie and sit here and say every week is the best,” Gronk told reporters. “Not at all. You go up, you go down. You can take some serious hits. To tell you the truth, just try and imagine getting hit all the time and trying to be where you want to be every day in life. It’s tough, it’s difficult. To take hits to the thigh, take hits to your head. Abusing your body isn’t what your brain wants. When your body is abused, it can bring down your mood. You’ve got to be able to deal with that, too, throughout the season. You gotta be able to deal with that in the games.”
Rob Gronkowski said it all
“And no one realizes that, and everyone expects us players to be
wide awake every single day. And it’s like, ‘Yo, I just took 50 hits to my
head’ — or not to my head, but I’m saying I just took 50 collisions, and then
like the next day everyone wants you to be up. They want practice full speed,
next week they want the game to be full speed, but they don’t understand
sometimes what players are going through with their bodies, with their
minds. That’s why I’ve been saying you see a shift in players in games
where people are down the whole game, and then you see, all of a sudden, the next
week it’s like, ‘How did this team just go from one switch to the other?’”
Is this the hint we
have been waiting for? Well, it would not come as a surprise if we see Gronk
announcing his retirement.