posted at 10/7/2013 10:26 PM EDT
In response to cyncalpatfan's comment:
In response to SANPAT's comment:
In response to agill1970's comment:
I'm torn here. Between his frequent partying when he should have been rehabbing, and the fact that he's really dragged this "day to day" thing pretty deep into the season, I'm not the die hard Gronk fan I once was. He however, can redeem himself in my eyes and make me forget all about my doubt. He certainly has the ability, let's see if he has the heart and determination.
Exactly reflected my sentiments...where is that GRONK who was ready to get on the field with his helmet on when he got drafted? Where is the GRONK who dragged defenders into endzone in his first preseason games....?
If he really was hurt then we would have heard about it.
So, you never saw any of those stories about his broken wrist and the fact that he has had five surgeries as a result of it breaking a second time and that he also had an issue with an infection. I think that explains why he hasn't been ready.
So you never saw any of those stories where he was partying and dancing all night or that he has also been cleared to play medically for weeks now but his father and agent are holding him back? Don't get me wrong, I realize he had some serious medical issues and I also realize even when he gets out there, he is going to be tenative and require some time to bang the rust off. But I didn't like the way he handled his offseason recovery, nor did I like the fact that the TE situation has apparently been juggled and depleted because the team didn't realize he would still be out at this point. I'm cutting him slack though, or else I wouldn't have posed my post the way I did. I'm no longer doing Queens Guard/Nutcracker dances around my living room, but I may (hopefully) be doing it again very soon.