Rob Gronkowski isn’t used to these type of temperatures around this time of the year.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one week through training camp practices and Rob Gronkowski is still working his way back into football shape after taking an entire year off.
Gronkowski has been adjusting to the Florida heat as the Buccaneers began padded practices this week. Head coach Bruce Arians outlined the physical challenges Gronkowski is facing over the first few weeks.
“He’s probably in New England shape right now. He’s not in Florida shape. The heat’s kicking his ass pretty good,” Arians laughed after practice Monday. “It’s different, man. When you train in New England and come down here, it’s different. We laughed about it out there today. I don’t think he’s ever sweat that much in his life.
“So it takes a little time to get into the Florida shape, but as far as playing a game he’s more than ready right now.”
Summers can get pretty hot in New England, but nothing like Florida.
The four-time First Team All-Pro is battling with O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate for a starting spot at tight end.