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 attempting to get higher each single day. It has simply completely continued all through his entire profession all the way in which up up to now,” he informed a information convention Thursday.
“I would not say he is staying after follow this for much longer to get higher, no, he is been at all times staying out after follow, he is been at all times attempting to work with gamers each follow, each 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 filled with reward for the 31-year-old Gronkowski, with the duo of their tenth NFL season collectively.
“It has been wonderful. I’ve recognized him since he got here within the league, has an unimaginable work ethic, powerful, very unselfish participant, nice teammate, does no matter you ask him to do,” the quarterback mentioned.
“I believe not solely simply his talent set as a participant as a result of [he is] one of many few tight ends who generally is a dominate blocker within the run sport and within the move safety sport 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, acquired a whole lot of belief and confidence within the largest moments with him. Generally I take into consideration gamers as if it’s the fourth quarter of the Tremendous Bowl. Who would I need within the sport with me? He positively suits that. That simply means within the largest moments, who would you like on the market, and when he can ship like he at all times has, it is an amazing praise to him and the way in which, not solely me, how I really feel about him, however how all of his teammates really feel about him, simply an unimaginable participant, teammate, all the pieces, love enjoying with the man.”