Found December 15, 2011 on Denver Post:
There can’t be many more difficult matchups in the AFC than a linebacker trying to hang with Patriots tight end extraordinaire Rob Gronkowski. But at times that will be the challenge facing Broncos linebacker Joe Mays on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Gronkowski is just a second-year player from the University of Arizona but already ranks among the best. His 71 receptions ranks third among NFL tight ends, behind New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham (80) and Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez (73). “You just try to get your hands on him as soon as you can,” Mays said of Gronkowski. “(You try to) jam him on the line, slow him down, slow his momentum down, just make Tom Brady look somewhere else. That’s what we’re going to try to do this week, and hopefully it works for us. We’re definitely going to try to work hard to get that done.”

Gronkowski named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

By Mike McDermottPatriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the first time he has received the award in his two-year career. Gronkowski caught six passes for a career-high 160 yards and two touchdowns in the Pats' 24-27 victory Sunday over the Washington Redskins. He now has 16 touchdowns (15 receiving and one rushing), a single-season...

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski named AFC Player of the Week

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has been named the AFC Player of the week. Gronkowski has had a record-setting season at the tight end position this season, shattering the touchdown receiving record for tight ends in NFL history. Gronkowski has recorded 15 receiving touchdowns this season breaking the former NFL record of 13, a record jointly shared with San Francisco...

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You had to figure this was coming. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski had several ridiculous plays on Sunday against the Redskins, but none more absurd than the 49-yarder that left several Redskins in his wake. How did he do that? No worries. ESPN’s Sports Science is on it. Check out their video:

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