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Old 03-24-2019, 04:35 PM
 
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All of the speculation can end - Gronk is retiring from the NFL. I will miss seeing him. What he accomplished in 9 seasons, despite missing 29 regular season games, is pretty damn amazing. He is sure to be a first ballot HoF'er. What a great career he had. Really the total package as a TE - great run blockers, great hands and a match up nightnare for opposing defenses. Easily one of the best TE ever.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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The NFL Channel is reporting that TE Rob Gronkowski has decided to retire.

His stats are 521 receptions for 7861 yards and 79 touchdowns. 4 time first team all-pro, 5 time pro bowler.
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All of the speculation can end - Gronk is retiring from the NFL. I will miss seeing him. What he accomplished in 9 seasons, despite missing 29 regular season games, is pretty damn amazing. He is sure to be a first ballot HoF'er. What a great career he had. Really the total package as a TE - great run blockers, great hands and a match up nightnare for opposing defenses. Easily one of the best TE ever.
He had a fantastic career, congrats to Gronk!
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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The NFL Channel is reporting that TE Rob Gronkowski has decided to retire.

His stats are 521 receptions for 7861 yards and 79 touchdowns. 4 time first team all-pro, 5 time pro bowler.
I have Gronk with a profile of 5/5/10s? (in 2012 he was named 1st team all pro by Pro Football Writers and Pro Football Focus if not AP, and I count these as well). Thatís very good for his position. He also managed to compile enough stats to make him look better than the second coming of Todd Christensen (fine player, but not a HoFer). His nine year career is a tad short, but certainly long enough to get him in. He was also unusually a TE who could block as well as catch the ball. He should get into the HoF within a few years of eligibility, though he may not be first ballot unless itís a weak year for first timers.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Good for him, I would rather see him go out than trying to play 1 or 2 more years, those injuries will catch up. He's had an awesome career, definitely fun while he was playing, way to go, congrats to him.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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I have Gronk with a profile of 5/5/10s? (in 2012 he was named 1st team all pro by Pro Football Writers and Pro Football Focus if not AP, and I count these as well). Thatís very good for his position. He also managed to compile enough stats to make him look better than the second coming of Todd Christensen (fine player, but not a HoFer). His nine year career is a tad short, but certainly long enough to get him in. He was also unusually a TE who could block as well as catch the ball. He should get into the HoF within a few years of eligibility, though he may not be first ballot unless itís a weak year for first timers.
If he doesn't get in to the HOF on the first ballot then the HOF needs to reconsider how it chooses players (which it needs to do anyway)

It isn't all about the "stats"....which he has any way....

He was the best TE of his generation....period.....
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Good for him, I would rather see him go out than trying to play 1 or 2 more years, those injuries will catch up. He's had an awesome career, definitely fun while he was playing, way to go, congrats to him.
He definitely had a fantastic career!
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:28 PM
 
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What a way to end his career, on his own terms out a champion. And the last catch of his career is one of the sweetest plays I've ever seen right down to the crowd reaction. Brady was so calm and lofted it, Gronk ran that seam and ran the ball down, and the rest is history (yeah yeah, cliche).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEbL2RfD1hk
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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If he doesn't get in to the HOF on the first ballot then the HOF needs to reconsider how it chooses players (which it needs to do anyway)

It isn't all about the "stats"....which he has any way....

He was the best TE of his generation....period.....
First ballot is a funny thing, though. Lots of great players werenít, including folks you would have thought might be, such as Michael Strahan and Mike Webster ó as well as every TE in the HoF except Tony Gonzalez. And players like Jim Kelly and Jackie Slater were. How strong or weak the first timer group is often has a lot to do with this.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:55 AM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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If Gronkowski does get elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, he will be inducted in July 2024 at the age of 35 - the same as Jim Brown when he was enshrined in Canton. Gale Sayers was 34. No one else has been inducted before their 36th birthday. The youngest TE to be enshrined is Kellen Winslow, who was 37.
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Good for him, I would rather see him go out than trying to play 1 or 2 more years, those injuries will catch up. He's had an awesome career, definitely fun while he was playing, way to go, congrats to him.
I could not have said it any better! He is a great guy with a great attitude and he was definitely feeling the pain the last two seasons. Watching him drag two or three opposing players into the end zone to score was priceless. I will miss that big ole smile of his both on the field and on the sidelines!
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