Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 1/2/13

It’s hard to say that Tom Brady needs any one player, sometimes it looks as if a fan can line up and catch a few passes. However, Brady knows the difference between working extra hard to deliver a ball in the perfect place or just laying it out there for the receiver to make a play; he’s had to hit bullseye virtually his entire career. Rob Gronkowski though is different, and outside of Randy Moss, Brady has had to tailor his throws to fit in tight spaces, but with Gronkowski it’s just get it in the area.Gronkowski’s catch radius is off the charts, and in the red zone he’s a deadly target, a sure bet. Brady spoke to WEEI in Boston with Dennis and Callahan about the return of Gronkowski and what it means to the New England offense. “He’s one of the best in the game right now. When he’s out there it makes a big difference. He had two pretty important catches yesterday. Those explosive plays in the passing game and his ability to stretch the defense down the field is very important. Aaron [Hernandez] did a great job yesterday. He’s obviously feeling a lot better from the bumps and bruises that he’s accumulated over the course of the year. And Daniel Fells and Hooman [Michael Hoomanawanui] have really stepped in and played a very critical role in us doing some things yesterday also. It was great to have everybody contribute.” “He’s always just a mismatch. He’s got really great speed. He tracks the ball really well in the area. He’s got great hands. And he’s very tough. He’s very quick out of his breaks. He does everything well. When he’s out there, it’s just a tough mismatch for the defense. He’s got a really unique skill set. That’s why he’s been so productive since the day he got here. So, it was great to see.” var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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