Re: No Go for Gronk and Amendola
posted at 9/28/2013 5:09 PM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
I've been mulling over the prospect of whether we should trade Gronk. He just really doesn't seem to care much about the NEP.
Based on what? He's injured and doesn't want to be rushed back before he feels he's ready. The team doesn't care about him. They care about the bottom line. He cares about himself.
That makes the team a company and Gronkowski a person.
Yeah, let's advocate a trade based on that.
I'm not a "The Rob Gronkowskis" fan, I'm a "The New England Patriots" fan. I put the company before the employee. Always have, always will.
And this employee leaves much to be desired at this point.
Of course the team cares about him. Why the hell would they want their multi-millions of dollars investment be at risk for game 4 of the regular season unless the risk was minimal?
What is becoming clearer by the year is that Gronk could care less about this team, not that the team doesn't care about him. Somehow he is always either hurt, or doing something questionable. And the going out on the field and looking like a HOFer is a part-time gig he dabbles in.
If he does not play tomorrow, he will have missed 9 of his last 20 possible starts. That's an almost 50% problem.
We can disagree, but I'm saying his act is getting tired and old. He was an injury risk when he was drafted, and that risk is coming home to roost.