Rob Gronkowski believes Tom Brady is “all-in” with the Buccaneers — as he has been throughout his entire profession.
Brady and Gronkowski, who received three Tremendous Bowls along with the Patriots, have helped the Buccaneers attain the playoffs for the primary time since 2007.
Gronkowski, who is about to play in all 16 regular-season video games for the primary time since he managed it with the Patriots in 2011, mentioned Brady’s strategy had remained unchanged.
“As a player-wise, he actually hasn’t modified. From the second I first met him he is been all-in, all-in with practices, all-in in conferences, all-in in making an attempt to get higher each single day. It has simply completely continued all through his entire profession all the best way up thus far,” he informed a information convention Thursday.
“I would not say he is staying after apply this for much longer to get higher, no, he is been all the time staying out after apply, he is been all the time making an attempt to work with gamers each apply, every time it’s, to get higher.
“I’d simply say that he is simply been so constant at such a excessive price all through the time I’ve met him.”
Gronkowski got here out of retirement to hitch Brady with the Buccaneers, who will full their common season towards the Falcons on Sunday.
Brady was stuffed with reward for the 31-year-old Gronkowski, with the duo of their 10th NFL season collectively.
“It has been wonderful. I’ve recognized him since he got here within the league, has an unimaginable work ethic, robust, very unselfish participant, nice teammate, does no matter you ask him to do,” the quarterback mentioned.
“I believe not solely simply his ability set as a participant as a result of [he is] one of many few tight ends who is usually a dominate blocker within the run recreation and within the move safety recreation however then additionally run routes and be a dominant pass-catcher, which may be very uncommon for any actual tight finish.
“I really like enjoying with the man, he is aware of how I really feel about him, bought a whole lot of belief and confidence within the greatest moments with him. Typically I take into consideration gamers as if it’s the fourth quarter of the Tremendous Bowl. Who would I need within the recreation with me? He positively suits that. That simply means within the greatest moments, who would you like on the market, and when he can ship like he all the time has, it is an important praise to him and the best way, not solely me, how I really feel about him, however how all of his teammates really feel about him, simply an unimaginable participant, teammate, the whole lot, love enjoying with the man.”