Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/12

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
When news broke that Rob Gronkowski had broken his forearm in the New England Patriots 59-24 demolition of the Indianapolis Colts, of course, most Pats fans just broke down and cried themselves to sleep. Especially after coming off a monster game of 137 yards and 2 touchdowns. But upon further reflection, is the news that Gronkowski's out for pretty much the whole regular season such  disaster?Firstly, the division is basically won. If we beat the New York Jets on Thursday, and then beat the Miami Dolphins a week later, we'll be in the playoffs for sure. And then Gronk will be back to help us get back to the Super Bowl. And it's not like the Jets and the Dolphins are the best teams in the NFL, is it?Secondly, Aaron Hernandez has been inactive since week 7 of the season. The Patriots, knowing that Gronkowski could fill the void, knew they could rest Hernandez until he was needed/fully fit. Well that time has come. With Gronkowski out, we've got Hernandez, one of the best tight ends i...
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