|Rob Gronkowski enjoys himself at WWE event Tuesday night||03.22.17 at 6:00 am ET|
Rob Gronkowski continues to stay busy this offseason.
On Tuesday night, the Patriots tight end was in Connecticut for WWE Smackdown where he was spotted having a good time.
As it relates to football, his back seems to be holding up pretty well in the months following back surgery, which is certainly a good sign for the upcoming season.
— WWE (@WWE) March 22, 2017
|Dwayne Allen looking forward to working with a ‘G.O.A.T’ in Tom Brady||03.10.17 at 2:08 pm ET|
Things were pretty good for Dwayne Allen working with Andrew Luck in Indianapolis, but they will be even better with Tom Brady in New England.
Speaking on a conference call Friday, Allen said how excited he is to get to work with Brady.
“Watching Tom [Brady] from afar has been unbelievable,” he said. “I’ve always regarded him as one of, if not the best, quarterback in the National Football League. To have the opportunity to work with him and learn from him is an honor. Most guys dream about opportunities just to work with a ‘G.O.A.T.’, as the term as been thrown around now. I consider the same thing an honor and just look forward to hitting the field and working hard.”
Last season with the Colts, primarily used as a blocker, Allen had 35 catches for 406 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers likely will go up with Brady at quarterback.
Also, his production could go up with Rob Gronkowski on the field with him. Allen is looking forward to it.
“I’m extremely excited about joining the ranks with Rob [Gronkowski],” he said. “He, of course, is the best tight end in the National Football League, so I think there is a lot that I can learn from him. I have been in situations where I’ve split time with other tight ends. I’m not sure what my role is going to be, but I’m excited just to get to work and learn from everyone around me.”
|Rob Gronkowski’s workout routine is as wild as you imagined||03.08.17 at 4:17 pm ET|
If you want to work out like Rob Gronkowski, you need a lot of intensity –– and an apparent endless supply of electronic dance music (EDM).
In a video posted to his Instagram, Gronkowski gave everybody a peek into his rehab routine. The 27-year-old tight end is recovering from back surgery, at least his ninth operation since 2009.
Gronk’s workouts look (and sound) exactly how you’d expect them to. pic.twitter.com/A89JqsbEBY
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) March 8, 2017
Though he was sidelined for the Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl LI, Gronkowski has been front-and-center this offseason. He was the star of the Patriots’ parade and made a highly publicized appearance at the Daytona 500. This week, Gronkowski stopped by an elementary school, where he unleashed a special Gronk spike.
— Amanda Keane (@AmandaKeaneNews) March 7, 2017
|One movie director says Rob Gronkowski could be a star actor||03.03.17 at 10:10 am ET|
Earlier this year, the New York Daily News reported Rob Gronkowski wants to be an action movie star. One Hollywood director thinks silver screen fame is within his grasp.
In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Joon Lee, Andre Gordon, who directed Gronkowski in “You Can’t Have It,” an independently funded thriller set to be released March 17, says the Patriots tight end has the goods to succeed in Hollywood.
“How many people in life are 6’5″ and big? Whenever you have that type of size advantage, you can definitely carve out a niche for yourself on the screen,” Gordon said. “I could see him doing action comedies. He’s a funny guy, and he’s got a great spirit about him. I think he’d fit right in.”
Gronkowski made his acting debut two years ago with a cameo in the poorly received “Entourage” movie. He also played a small role in a Yahoo! movie called “American Violence,” which is currently sporting a two-star rating on IMDb. Judging by the trailer, it’s unlikely “You Can’t Have It” will enjoy much more critical acclaim than Gronkowski’s previous two endeavors. According to IMBd, the film takes place in a bar where “drinking, sex and murder ensue.”
Even though Gronkowski only spent one day on set, Gordon says he was impressed by his preparation. It seems as if Bill Belichick’s tutelage has rubbed off on him.
“The expectation with any athlete was that they were just gonna come in, and it would be a fun day for them and not take a lot of interest in it,” Gordon said. “But I try not to keep any expectations. I try to be open. He plays for one of the greatest organizations in the history of sports with the greatest coach, so you have to be able to take direction and be able to follow through.”
The Boston Herald predicts the film will go straight to video, so Gronkowski may have to wait for his big Hollywood break. But still, this is a start.
|Rob Gronkowski weighs in on Martellus Bennett’s impending free agency||02.26.17 at 3:10 pm ET|
It wasn’t all fun and games for Rob Gronkowski at the Daytona 500 this weekend.
Gronkowski was asked for his thoughts on Martellus Bennett as the tight end enters free agency.
“I’m hoping that he breaks the bank,” Gronkowski said, via ESPN. “Whenever you see a tight end break the bank, it’s good for the industry, it’s good for the position. You want to see the position grow.”
If Bennett does indeed break the bank this offseason, it likely won’t be with the Patriots.
“I want to see him do whatever he’s got to do,” Gronkowski said. “I don’t make the calls.”
Gronkowski and Bennett played just eight games together in 2016 as the Arizona product dealt with hamstring and back injuries this year. Bennett battled through injuries himself, but was able to play in all 16 games. He caught 55 passes for 701 yards and seven touchdowns.
As it relates to his next contract, Bennett made just over $5 million this past season and coming off the season he had will likely want to make more per year with his next contract. Being 30 years old, it likely won’t be a megadeal, but he should be able to cash in.
Gronkowski currently is signed through the end of 2019 with cap hits of $6.75 million in 2017, $11 million in 2018 and $12 million in 2019.
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It looks like the Summer of Gronk has started early.
Rob Gronkowski attended the Daytona 500 for Monster Energy, a new sponsor of the NASCAR Cup Series, this weekend. The Patriots tight end was asked about the Monster Energy Girls, who drew a lot of attention this week.
He was asked if he likes the girls or the drink more?
“I’m a fan of both of them,” Gronkowski said to USA Today’s For The Win. “I got my own drink, too. I make the girls make my own drink so I get the benefit of both.”
Gronkowski has enjoyed the experience of being at the race track.
“Being part of the monster crew, them bringing me around, meeting all the drivers and meeting all the people here, it’s just a blast,” he said. “It’s my first time at Daytona and it’s awesome.”
The tight end also joined the Fox broadcast of the race where he interviewed one of the Monster Energy Girls in typical Gronk fashion. See below for the video.
— Dominic J. DiPonio (@dominicdiponio) February 26, 2017
|According to Rob Gronkowski, Patriots fans wouldn’t let Roger Goodell get to Gillette Stadium||02.24.17 at 10:12 am ET|
Everyone knows by now Roger Goodell hasn’t been to Gillette Stadium since Deflategate.
During Super Bowl week the Kraft family made sure to let Goodell know he is welcome at the stadium if he would like to attend a game, but according to Rob Gronkowski, Patriots fans wouldn’t let the commissioner even near the stadium.
“To tell you the truth, I really don’t think so,” Gronkowski said in an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion. “The fans are nuts, they’re wild, and they have the Patriots’ back no matter what. They have Tom [Brady]’s back. I’m telling you, [he] wouldn’t get through the highway if our fans saw him. So I don’t think he can even land in the airport in Boston, because Patriots fans are the best fans. They’re the most loyal fans.
“I’m telling you, they might just carry out Roger themselves. He couldn’t even get to the stadium in Foxboro if he landed in Boston.”
Even though Gronkowski wasn’t able to play in Super Bowl LI, he felt part of the team and was especially happy for Brady given what he went through during the year.
“It was great to see [Goodell] hand over that trophy, for sure,” Gronkowski said. “I was super happy for Tom.”
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