Rob Gronkowski told Peyton and Eli Manning on ESPN2’s broadcast of Monday Night Football that he doesn’t watch any film, he just asks Tom Brady who’s covering him for the next game.
Gronkowski joked on the show, “I just run by guys, and if I’m feelin’ good, I’m feelin’ good. … I actually do go up to Tom [Brady] ’cause Tom watches like, I don’t know, 40 hours of film a week. I go, ‘Tom, who’s covering me this week? What type of coverages are they doing?’ I go, ‘That’s why I love playing for you, dawg. You just know everything.'”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Wednesday and stated he actually does watch film so much that his super model girlfriend throws stuff at him.
“I actually watch tons of film. An overload of film. I will probably blame [Bucs vice president of communications] Nelson [Luis] over there. He asked me eight times to go on the show. I told him, ‘It’s not a good idea.’ They always get me in that type of silly atmosphere, and that’s what happened,” Gronkowski said, joking. “Now Coach [Bruce Arians] threatened me. I don’t get my vet day anymore.”
Sports Illustrated model Camille Kostek caught wind of her boyfriend throwing her under the bus, so she took to Twitter and pushed back on his claim.
“I had to read this article to understand what I’m confirming and I can confirm that Rob is in a silly mood at practice today where he just says things to say them…this has never happened once,” Kostek wrote on Twitter.
Gronk has had a resurgence to his career, as his four touchdown catches in the first two games of the season is the most in the NFL, and he has missed only one target, catching 12 of 13 passes for 129 yards.
“It never feels, like, totally easy,” Gronkowski said. “It really never does. Even when it looks easy, it just doesn’t really like, ‘Oh, man, that was easy.’ It’s just really not because there’s just so much work that goes into it. But I would say that just the way we’ve been practicing and just being on the same page, we’ve just gotta [continue] to build that or else teams are gonna stop you.”