‘It’s Going to Be Pretty Epic’ – Rob Gronkowski Hyped to Take On New England Patriots

Published 05/20/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Rob Gronkowski is arguably the greatest tight end of the modern era. Winning four Super Bowls, the image of Gronk spiking the ball in the end zone to celebrate a touchdown is a sight NFL fans are quite familiar with.

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Drafted by the New England Patriots in 2010, the tight end played nine seasons with the franchise before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.

Winning his fourth Super Bowl title and his first away from New England, the tight end scored two touchdowns in the showcase tie to show that he still has a lot of football left in the tank.

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Emotions set to high on return for Rob Gronkowski

Being a Patriots player almost his entire NFL career, the tight end’s path to the Super Bowl did not intertwine with that of his former franchise last season. But in this upcoming season, things are set to be different.

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In Week 4, the New England Patriots will play host to the defending Super Bowl champions. It is a match in which Gronk is almost certain to feature.

“That’s going to be crazy. It’s going to be pretty epic,” Gronk said while talking to the Bucs official team website.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski celebrates scoring their first touchdown with Tom Brady REUTERS/Eve Edelheit

“It’s definitely going to be emotional for sure, I would say. I just had a great nine years (in New England). Probably the best nine years of my life. It was the beginning of basically my whole football career there.”

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“I’ve just got to be prepared for that game. I’ve got to be prepared for every game, but especially that one. It’s never going to be easy. We know it’s going to be tough. It’s going to be a good one. It’s going to be different.”

The tie will also see the return of quarterback Tom Brady to Foxborough where he will take on his former Head Coach Bill Belichick. Hence, it is easily the biggest game of the regular season; the hype surrounding this tie is well and truly justified.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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