‘Watch So Much Film, My Girlfriend Throws Shit at Me’ – Rob Gronkowski Clears the Air About Previous Comments

Published 09/23/2021, 12:43 PM EDT
NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski celebrates scoring their first touchdown with Tom Brady REUTERS/Eve Edelheit


Since making his NFL debut, reputed tight end Rob Gronkowski is known for his off-field antics. The former New England Patriots man carved a reputation for himself while playing for Bill Belichick’s side. He formed a close bond with 7-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, Tom Brady, while at Foxborough.

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FOXBORO, MA – OCTOBER 25: Tom Brady #12 and Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots react after Gronkowski scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

‘The Gronk’, as he came to be known, raised eyebrows when he decided to retire prematurely in 2018. However, 3 years down the line, he is back where he belongs – next to TB12, battling it out for another Super Bowl ring.

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But no matter what he does on the football field, Rob just can’t escape the media.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end, Rob Gronkowski, has been a key figure for the defending champions in 2021. He already has  caught 4 touchdown passes from Brady in just 2 games, not to mention the the two he caught in last season’s Super Bowl finale.

But he was in the news earlier this week for comments indicating that he does not watch any game film as part of pre-game preparation during the NFL season.

“My teammate, (fellow tight end) Cam Brate, just asked me the other day, he goes, ‘Rob, I have a serious question.’ He goes, ‘Do you ever watch film?’, and I said, ‘No, I don’t. I just run by guys. If I’m feeling good, I’m feeling good.'”

“I know Tom (Brady) watches 40 hours of film a week. I go, ‘Tom, who’s covering me this week? What kind of coverages are they playing?'” Gronkowski said in an earlier interview.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

However, he recanted those comments in a recent interview with Rick Stroud of Tampa Bay Times.

I watch so much film, my girlfriend throws shit at me,” Gronkowski said.

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Love him or hate him, you can’t help but agree that Gronkowski is one of the more ‘authentic’ football players in the league. He speaks his mind with almost a child-like innocence. But when its time to make a play, he’s your man.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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