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loosen tight coverage of Hogan White Jason McCourty Jerseys , Dorsett TEAM TALKPatriots acquire WR Josh Gordon in a trade with Cleveland; Release WR Corey Coleman.Paul Perillo analyzes the trade for Josh Gordon.Erik Scalavino reviews the Pats-Jags film, quarter-by-quarter and offers his observations: 1st Quarter: After winning the coin toss, the Patriots chose to receive the opening kick, rather than defer to the second half like they normally do.Paul Perillo reveals the matchup winners from Sunday: Bortles delivers for Jags.LOCAL LINKSKevin Duffy talks about the Josh Gordon trade and how the Patriots receivers are ‘excited’ to have him.Karen Guregian approves the trade for ‘problem child’ Josh Gordon to bolster the Pats’ thin WR corps.Bill Speros writes this is Josh Gordon’s chance at redemption.Tom E. Curran states the choice is Josh Gordon’s to make: To make history or be history.Mike Reiss points out the limited risk for the Patriots acquiring the talented Josh Gordon.Matt McCarthy talks about Josh Gordon being worth a chance because the talent is tantalizing. If Gordon manages to get on the field, he could change the makeup of this offense in a remarkable way.Evan Lazar says acquiring Josh Gordon is well worth the risk for the Patriots.Doug Kyed breaks down Josh Gordon’s full potential in New England.Andrew Lykins (BostonSportsExtra) Bill makes his move.Michael Hurley sees equal parts risk and desperation in Gordon acquisition.Ryan Hannable thinks the trade is more about the Pats’ desperation at WR and the mistakes made in the offseason.Nick O’Malley tells us Josh Gordon’s hamstring has been cleared for Week 3.Tom E. Curran relays Jason McCourty who says the best comparison for Josh Gordon is Julio Jones.NBC Sports Boston notes long-time veteran Matthew Slater just wants ‘to be there’ for Josh Gordon.Ryan Hannable resets the Patriots WR depth chart following the trade.Matt Vautour believes that how New England bounces back from the Jacksonville loss will determine their 2018 fate.Andrew Callahan hears from Tom Brady how the Patriots have to win a ‘hugely important’ game next week in Detroit.Ryan Hannable notes WEEI guest Bill Belichick praised Tom Brady’s decision making when discussing Jacksonville’s coverage of Rob Gronkowski’s .Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Jaguars film review: How Josh Gordon can help the Pats.Zack Cox notes the Patriots are well aware they have to fix their defense of crossing patterns or opponents will exploit that weakness all season long.Ross Gienieczko notes Bill Belichick isn’t second-guessing that fourth-quarter punt.Evan Lazar goes over ten things we learned from the loss to the Jaguars. 1. Jaguars offense dominates with a terrific game plan.Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots dismantled by the Jaguars 31-20; Three up, three down.David Heim (PatriotsWire) 5 takeaways from Patriots loss to Jaguars. 1. Injuries mounting.Mike Reiss notes how the Patriots need to rise to the challenge when Rob Gronkowski gets taken out of a game.Rich Garven details how the Jaguars used jams and double teams to take away Gronk.Devon Clements (PatriotsWire) Bill Belichick: Patriots are ‘better than what we showed’ in loss to Jaguars.Zack Cox puts together a head-spinning list of all the Pats’ moves at wide receiver this season.Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Are tacky receiver gloves out of control?Ross Gienieczko Patriots Notebook: Patriots pass rush sluggish vs. Jaguars.Rich Garven Patriots Journal: Defensive struggles amplified on third down.Michael Hurley calls attention to the alarming breakdown of protocol surrounding the handling of Patrick Chung’s concussion.Bill Reynolds wonders if time has caught up with the Patriots. Kevin Duffy takes out his angry red Sharpie and issues his Week 2 Report Card.NATIONAL NEWSJosh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Report: Patriots send fifth-round pick for Josh Gordon.Dave Archibald (InsideThePylon) /From August 29, 2016/ Why does Bill Belichick hate the fifth round?Conor Orr (SI) If Josh Gordon doesn’t work with the Patriots, Bill Belichick won’t hesitate to move on.Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Of course the Patriots traded for Josh Gordon: As New England’s history shows, these types of high-profile signings are more likely to disappoint than not.Dan Graziano (ESPN) What we learned in Week 2: Will the Josh Gordon lottery ticket pay off?Mary Kay Cabot (Cleveland.com) Browns trade Josh Gordon to the Patriots for a 5th-round pick: “The Browns preferred to keep him out of the AFC, but opted for the highest bidder.”Pat McManamon (ESPN) Josh Gordon’s Browns legacy: Wasted opportunity.E.J. Zarett (Sporting News) Tom Brady discusses Patriots’ trade for wide receiver Josh Gordon.Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Patriots cut Corey Coleman to create roster spot for Josh Gordon.Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick: We just have to do a better job.Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Blake Bortles, the Vikings’ receiving duo, and the game-changing plays from NFL Week 2.Dan Graziano (ESPN) Let’s overreact to Week 2 in the NFL: Mahomes will break records.Robert Mays (The Ringer) The Starting 11: Blake Bortles and Ryan Fitzpatrick are 鈥?for real?Riley McAtee (The Ringer) Blake Bortles and the Jaguars are the AFC’s team to beat.Bill Barnwell (ESPN) The NFL’s weird return to fun, and the reasons (and players) behind it.Kevin Seifert (ESPN) QB protection penalties are way up Jason McCourty Jerseys 2019 , and the NFL has a problem.Seth Walder and Hank Gargiulo (ESPN) Best and worst QBs of Week 2: Allen, Darnold disastrous in losses.Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) A power ranking of Week 2’s bad kicking days. Stephen Gostkowski tied for 9th.Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Group of Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits. Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished .Yeah, but what about Gronk?Well, the party is about to go bazooka .Look out for Gronk gone wild, Gronk unhinged, Gronk unleashed. Without football strings attached, Gronkowski is suddenly a hot free agent year-round, his talents pitched to far more than 32 suitors, from Hollywood to endorsements to, well, whatever Gronk wants.He was fun-loving and fearless, a dominant tight end whose Super Bowls were won with New England and whose playful personality won over even the most casual fans. Gronkowski, who announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant White Adrian Clayborn Jerseys , title-filled seasons, set scores of records for the Patriots at his position and could light up the scoreboard like his smile can light up a room.The numbers only tell a speck of the story.Super Bowl wins were great.Boy, was it so much more fun just being Gronk.He stood tall at the Super Bowl and WrestleMania ; won big games and took on gamers; starred on the field and in film; and did it all with a goofy charm that belied a gritty tight end who seemingly always played through pain. The Patriots are going to miss Gronkowski as they try for yet another Super Bowl championship.But Gronk’s not going anywhere.So let’s take a look at what made Gronk so great, and what could be ahead:GRONK THE GOATGronkowski never would have had a sustained run as a popular pitchman , hosted kids shows or popped up in movies had he not been one of the greatest tight ends — yeah, probably the greatest — in NFL history.Gronkowski was hobbled by injuries last season and played just 13 games, and each ache raised constant questions about possible retirement. Gronkowski had plenty left in the Super Bowl and still had clutch catches in the tank on New England’s final drive. He had two catches on the Patriots’ go-ahead touchdown drive, the second catch set up Sony Michel’s 2-yard score in the win over the Rams.Tom Brady to Gronk, one more time for a title.“I like making big catches like that,” Gronkowski said.Gronkowski went out a champion — and he may be headed to Canton.He had 10 catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns in New England’s win at Denver in an AFC Divisional playoff win in 2011. Gronkowski might have been more impressive in the 2015 AFC championship game, when he converted two fourth-down attempts on the game’s final drive and had eight receptions for 144 yards and one touchdown, perhaps his best effort in a crushing defeat.Gronkowski is the only NFL tight end with more than 500 career receptions who averaged more than 15 yards per reception.He averaged nearly 69 yards per game and cracked juvenile jokes about setting a record 69 TDs for a tight end, thanking his mom when he reached the mark. He finished with 79 TDs receiving and one rushing.GRONK GONE WILDThe final image of Gronkowski in a Patriots uniform Adrian Clayborn Jerseys 2019 , greatness.The final image of Gronk out of uniform, hilarious.He celebrated the Super Bowl title on the parade route by stripping off his shirt , chugging beers, flipping his hat backward and acting like a frat boy on a float. A hurled beer from the crowd that ricocheted off his hulking chest was the final hit in his career.Gronk seemed to make as many TMZ clips as NFL Films highlights.Earlier this month, TMZ reported, “Gronk and his bikini model girlfriend have taken their hotness to sea … “cause the couple put on one hell of a twerk fest on a boat in Mexico.” Peter King prose, this was not.Who knows where Gronk will end up in retirement.Or do we?Gronkowski has a standing offer from WWE to move from the gridiron to the squared circle and become a professional wrestler like his childhood friend, Mojo Rawley. Gronkowski stormed over the barricade at WrestleMania in 2017 and bro-hugged Rawley after he won the Andre the Giant battle royal.Gronk vs. The Rock?Gronk vs. Brock?With WrestleMania just weeks away, the goofy Gronkowski could crash the show again and get mixed up in more shenanigans. Heck, “Gronk” doesn’t even need to make up a ring name.GRONK THE ENTERTAINERGronkowski might find his NFL bio condensed on a Hall of Fame plaque down the road but there’s almost no way it could fit in his offseason activities. Gronkowski was a hit with the average fan — from kids to grandparents — because of his endearing persona that made him about as A-list as any athlete. He had a personal “Talk with Gronk ” that poked fun at any idiot who wanted to eat a Tide Pod. He hosted “Crashletes” on Nickelodeon , was a fed a beer bong by Patriots teammate Julian Edelman in the “Entourage” movie, and played a heightened, animated version of Gronk on “Family Guy.”Late night TV host Conan O’Brien once invited Gronkowski and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to play a stirring game of “Mortal Kombat.”Gronkowski found victory lane just as fun as the end zone when he partied with Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch and team owner Tony Stewart in 2017. He had Monster Energy drinks and Monster girls all around him White Jeremy Hill Jerseys , a winning combo in an offseason pit stop for Gronk.“I’m just having a blast,” he said. “I never really got to tailgate. I never really got to run-around (on Sundays). It’s cool to run around and meet people, enjoy the atmosphere, see what really goes down on this side of the stadium.”GRONK SAID IT“Yo soy fiesta.”Always the life of the party, Gronkowski quipped he was the party in an interview with ESPN Deportes after one of New England’s Super Bowl wins. He was a hit in any language, especially compared to the milquetoast Brady. Among his best just-for-laughs takes, reading erotic Gronk fiction to Jimmy Kimmel such as, “I would have the pleasure to spike a football between butt cheeks,” he told a Boston talk radio station that he was a virgin and said Patriots fans were “going bazooka” at Gillette Stadium.But he went from whimsical to warm on the Insta post where he called it a career.“Cheers to all who have been part of the journey,” he wrote, “cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertainty of what’s next.”
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