Re: gronk party
posted at 11/13/2013 2:05 PM EST
In response to IrishMob7's comment:
In response to agill1970's comment:
Here we go again... I positively love what Gronk can do on the field. Who doesn't? Well, aside from opponents. Off the field though, he's a loose cannon and a PR nighmare. I'm willing to bet if you were to gather all the Gronk footage, and all the voicemails and txt's he's sent to family, friends, and teammates, you would pretty much throw him in the same bin as Incognito. He's loud, boistrous, immature, and has extreme levels of testosterone racing through him, and not much of a filter between brain and mouth. Recipe for making Kraft and BB sweat for sure.
He has fun. He's harmless. He doesn't go around bullying teammates and being a complete d0uchenozzle. The Incognito comparison is pretty hasty, IMO.
Do I wish he would give his body rest instead of wrestling with a broken arm? Yes, I do. I think he needs to cool it a bit. However, people need to realize this kid is a 24 year old millionaire. He's having fun and performing when on the field. Outside of maybe the wrestling incident that might have prolonged his recovery, I don't think he's done anything voluntary to hurt the team.
Harmless? Not so sure about that.
What happens off the field affects what happens on the field in terms of morale, team chemistry, committment to common ideals etc. Think Tony Romo and Witten going to Mexico during playoffs. Don't you think that could have an effect on the attitude of a team? The Cowboys lost that playoff game and Romo/Witten looked bad afterwards.
Gronk's immature, irresponsible attitude could convey subtle messages to subvert authority, "do it your way", not pull together when needed, not take everything as serious as one needs to etc. Couldn't this have an effect on playmaking, penalties etc.?