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Gronk Uncovered on First TD of the 2015 NFL Season (Video)
When it comes to covering Rob Gronkowski, I don’t have many suggestions for you. One strategy I would not recommend is leaving the New England Patriots tight end wide open, which is exactly what the Pittsburgh Steelers did on Thursday night before getting burned by the Brady-to-Gronk connection for the first touchdown of the 2015 NFL season.
You can see just how open the Steelers left Rob Gronkowski via the GIF below:
GRONK GRONK GRONK pic.twitter.com/zCrShPFo4H
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) September 11, 2015
The Steelers tried to use actual human defenders to cover Gronk after that, but it didn’t make much of a difference, as he finished the game with 94 yards and three(!) touchdowns.