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Nearly every NFL team wants extra points to change, but how

It’s clear that the NFL as an institution wants to make the extra point an actual football play, instead of a pro forma kick that no one ever misses, few want to participate in (especially Rob Gronkowski) and fewer even watch. But with change accepted, the NFL is running into its usual issue, figuring out what…

Boston Bruins honor Patriots; Rob Gronkowski spikes a puck

The NHL’s Boston Bruins toasted the Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots before Saturday night’s game vs. the New York Islanders in Boston. First, there was a ceremonial puck drop, with Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich doing the honors. Then, there was a ceremonial puck spike. Yes, tight end Rob Gronkowski was among the Patriots who…

Gronk keeps saying Gronk things

When Gronk isn’t being Gronk, he’s saying Gronk things.  Earlier this week, for example, the Patriots tight end told Jimmy Kimmel that the last book he read was named A Mockingbird to Remember. On Friday, Rob Gronkowski offered an explanation of the key play in Super Bowl XLIX on the Kelly Ripa/Michael Strahan morning show…

NFL hands out fines for Super Bowl scuffle

When asked about the scuffle that broke out in the final seconds of last Sunday’s Super Bowl, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he went out throwing haymakers because it was the last game of the season. The league still hands out fines for the final game of the season and Gronkowski has received one.…

Rob Gronkowski on late game scuffle: Screw it, I’m throwing haymakers

The Super Bowl saw its first ever ejection on Sunday night when Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin was disqualified with seconds left to play after being tagged by officials as the instigator of a post-play scrum that also featured Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in a prominent role. Gronkowski was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live…

Gronk wins comeback player of the year award

After shaking off a major knee injury to establish himself as the best tight end in the NFL, New England’s Rob Gronkowski has been named the comeback player of the year. Gronk, who was a unanimous All-Pro, was given the award at tonight’s NFL Honors event in Phoenix. Members of the Gronkowski family picked up…

ProFootballTalk: Do your job’ has carried Patriots to Super Bowl XLIX

Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork and Brandon LaFell discuss Bill Belichick’s motto to “do your job” and what it means to this Patriots’ team.

Patriots hail Rob Gronkowski’s beautiful football mind

Everybody sees Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski as a harmless meathead, but his teammates see a different side. He is, they say, “brilliant.” No, really. “If you meet Rob for 10 or 15 minutes, you might get an impression that may or may not be what it’s like to have him in your office, in…

Rob Gronkowski happy to be healthy for this Super Bowl

The last time the Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl, tight end Rob Gronkowski was slowed by an ankle injury that left him at less than 100 percent for the loss to the Giants. Gronkowski spent the next two seasons battling a variety of injuries to his back, forearm and knee, but he’s been able to…

Kam Chancellor on Gronkowski: Just play big-on-big

Last week, Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane dismissed Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski as just an “OK” player, but it doesn’t seem to be the prevailing opinion on the team. Questions about facing Gronkowski were waiting for the Seahawks in Arizona on Monday and linebacker Bobby Wagner was willing to call Gronkowski a “great player.” Head…

Michael Bennett: Gronk is NFL’s No. 2 tight end, after my brother

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says there’s only one tight end in the NFL better than Rob Gronkowski: Martellus Bennett. Martellus, the Bears’ tight end, is Michael’s brother. So it’s probably safe to say that Michael is a little biased on that evaluation. “I think Gronkowski’s the second-best tight end. My brother’s first, obviously,” Michael…

Rob Gronkowski favored to score a touchdown in Super Bowl 49

We’ve entered the third day of PFT’s Prop Challenge, our daily look at a Super Bowl proposition bet. The first two props studied were Over-Unders — bets that require choosing whether a given statistic will finish above or below a given number. On Day One, we pondered Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell’s chances at exceeding…

Pete Carroll: Jeremy Lane hasn’t watched film of Gronk yet

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane said this week that he doesn’t think Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is very good. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says that shows Lane has a lot to learn. Asked today about Lane’s comments, Carroll said that if Lane thinks Gronkowski isn’t good, then Lane hasn’t watched enough film. “Jeremy just hasn’t…

Vince Wilfork: Marshawn Lynch “hands down” the best running back in football

On Thursday, Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane offered an unimpressed review of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to help set the stage for the crucial Super Bowl matchup between Gronkowski and the Seahawks secondary. Another big matchup in the game is going to be the Patriots run defense against Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Patriots defensive…

Rob Gronkowski on Jeremy Lane saying he’s not that good: “It may” tick me off

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane let loose with a bit of bulletin board material on Thursday when he said that he doesn’t think Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t that good. Lane went on to say that he thought Gronkowski was an “OK” player that the Seahawks could take out of the game by being physical…

Jeremy Lane on Rob Gronkowski: “I actually don’t think he’s that good”

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was a unanimous All-Pro in 2014, and his return to top form helped New England make the Super Bowl for the first time since 2011. However, Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane doesn’t believe Gronkowski is unstoppable. Speaking to reporters Thursday in Seattle, Lane — a regular in Seattle’s “sub” packages —…

Sunday morning one-liners

Some early reaction to the news that Rex Ryan is heading to the Bills. The Dolphins have a decision to make on WR Brian Hartline’s future with the team. TE Rob Gronkowski delivered when the Patriots needed him on Saturday. Are the Jets headed for a Dan Quinn-Mike Maccagnan pairing at coach and General Manager? The…

Big game for Gronk keeping the Patriots alive

Things haven’t been going the Patriots’ way today in New England. Except when they pass to Rob Gronkowski. Gronk caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter that narrowed the Ravens’ lead to 28-21 and also put Gronkowski over 100 yards on the day. He’s been the best player on the field for New England…

Joe Flacco makes a good play after Tom Brady makes a bad play

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made a lousy throw, and then Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco made a great throw, and the Ravens took a lead into halftime as a result. Brady badly underthrew Rob Gronkowski late in the first half as the Patriots drove down the field attempting to take their first lead of the game,…

Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman inactive for Patriots

With homefield advantage in the AFC playoffs in hand, the Patriots will rest multiple starters in Sunday’s game vs. Buffalo, including two of their top pass catchers. Tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman are among the inactives announced by the club this morning. Edelman was questionable with a thigh injury and a…

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