We still find it hard to believe that Rob Gronkowski has decided to leave the New England Patriots. Many thought he would stick around for another Super Bowl. However, the tight end decided to make a step forward and try his luck somewhere else. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels released an emotional statement for the tight end.
In his statement,
McDaniels thanked Gronkowski for everything he has done on the field. McDaniels
was coach in Denver and St. Louis during Gronk’s first couple of years in New
England. But, they were together on the field for the final seven years of
Gronowski’s professional career.
“I consider myself lucky to have had the pleasure of coaching Rob Gronkowski,” McDaniels said in his statement. “From the day I met him, he has been authentic, real and genuine. His love for life made every day more fun for the people around him. He was the ideal football player — tough, smart, competitive and always played his best under pressure.
“You always felt you had a chance
to win with Rob on the field; he had that kind of impact on the game. He is one
of the very few players who could control the game offensively in the pass and
run game, and he thoroughly enjoyed being great in both areas. His positive
approach, incredible energy and pure selflessness made him an absolute joy and
pleasure to coach.
“We will miss his contributions
to our offense on the field, but maybe more importantly, he will be impossible
to replace as a teammate. I have immense respect for the sacrifices he made to
help us accomplish our goals as a team, and I am happy that he can walk away on
his terms today. There will never be another Gronk.”
is definitely right about the part where he says “there will never be another