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Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:04 PM

Rob Gronkowski retired today.

Probably starts the countdown to Canton. I can think of greater Tight Ends from reading about some and watching some, truly don't know how Gronkowski match up to Mackie, or Winslow, but he seemed to be on par with or a little better than Ditka. Regardless, he has been the most dominant Tight End of his playing years, a bruiser that often had players come after him equally hard, hence his injury issues. But even with injuries, he leaves with 3 rings and as the second highest playoff scorer in NFL history.

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Reply Rob Gronkowski retired today. (Original post)
Blue_true Mar 2019 OP
CentralMass Mar 2019 #1
mr_lebowski Mar 2019 #2
Blue_true Mar 2019 #3
mr_lebowski Mar 2019 #5
Blue_true Mar 2019 #6
mr_lebowski Mar 2019 #7
mr_lebowski Mar 2019 #8
getting old in mke Mar 2019 #10
Blue_true Mar 2019 #12
Blue_true Mar 2019 #4
Soxfan58 Mar 2019 #9
Maxheader Mar 2019 #11
Blue_true Mar 2019 #13

Response to Blue_true (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:06 PM

1. Well said.

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Response to Blue_true (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:23 PM

2. Not that I don't think he's HoF worthy, but 2nd highest PO scorer in HISTORY?

I know the GOAT Jerry is #1 ... you're saying Gronk is 2nd all time out of all positions? Really?

I would NOT have guessed that. I'd have thought like Emmitt, or Franco, or Freddie B or ... a whole buncha other people. Even at TE I'd have guessed Tony Gonzalez had the most PO scores.

Anyways, kinda sad to see him go, even though I'm not a Pats fan.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:27 PM

3. That is what I read. Emmitt was good between the Endzones,

but he never crossed them much. Also, Gronkowski played in more Super Bowls than Emmitt did and was always Brady's number one target once he joined the Patriots.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:44 PM

5. Yeah, just looked it up ... not accurate I'm afraid ...

Obviously Kickers dominate the top of the chart, but of skill position players it looks like it goes (this is based on memory of who's a kicker and who's not):
1) Rice
2) Thurman Thomas & Emmitt Smith
4) Franco Harris
5) Marcus Allen
6) Terrell Davis
7) Ricky Watters
8) John Stallworth
9) John Riggins
10) Rob G.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/scoring_career_playoffs.htm

Which means he's the #1 tight end, unless I missed one thinking they're a kicker. Possible! Still very impressive. Good company.

He's tied for the 2nd most TD receptions in the playoffs though with Stallworth, so that may've been the stat you read, just found that one on there.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/scoring_career_playoffs.htm

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:51 PM

6. Yeah, it may have been TD receptions.

What do you think about his HOF creeds?

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:54 PM

7. I think he's ... credible. Maybe not a shoo-in first ballot type, but I think he goes ... EDITED

Wanna see something crazy?

Check this one out ... https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/all_td_career_playoffs.htm

Look at 27 ... look at those players that are tied ... with STEVE FREAKING YOUNG. Dude's a damn QB, man! Those aren't passes ... those are TD's ... and those are freaking STARS he's tied with.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 11:01 PM

8. Edited my post ... (nt)

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 11:02 AM

10. I'm sure he's in, but

If Gates also retires this year, it will be interesting to see who goes first, since I can't see two TEs getting in the same year.

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Response to getting old in mke (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 06:02 PM

12. I forgot about Gates. Good observation. nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 10:32 PM

4. I think Gronkowski was tired of the beatings that he took.

Smart move on his part. He is said to have been smart with his money, he can leave with his health. Plus, if he keeps his nose clean (no reason to think that he won't), he is an advertiser's dream. He should be one of those players (Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, Shack, ect) that make a mint from post career endorsements.

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Response to Blue_true (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 06:02 AM

9. Sad day for me (in more ways than one)

But I hope Gronk enjoys his retirement and has no lasting injuries. Thanks for the memories!

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Response to Blue_true (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 12:56 PM

11. Bet he appreciated all those under-inflated balls brady threw him on a cold day....



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Response to Maxheader (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 06:06 PM

13. Ohh no! Not that again.

I sentence you to one month of studying the Ideal Gas Law. And using something from the movie "The Man in the Ironmask", study it until you love it.

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