Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 6/19/13
There's no question that when Rob Gronkowski is healthy, he's the best tight end in the league. Unfortunately for New England, that qualifier is becoming more and more of a problem for the uniquely talented play maker. Now that he's undergone yet another surgery this offseason, the Patriots must be considering what to do without him in the lineup, at least for the beginning of the season. Initially, the solution would have included a heavy dose of Aaron Hernandez. But now that he's reportedly being uncooperative with police in regards to a murder of an “associate”, New England would be wise to start making plans on what they'd in the case that they're without their top two tight ends for at least a portion of the 2013 season. In the case of Gronkowski, there's serious concern that he's becoming as unreliable as he in talented. He's had four surgeries on his forearm, which he broke last season while blocking for an extra point attempt. He now appears to be having success...
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