The conundrum that is Rob Gronkowski's health status looks to finally be making its way through the fog. The Patriots' All-Pro tightend finally made his way on to the game field after prepping for the return for months. There was clearly some rust that needed to be shaken off, but Gronk looked to fill the void that was definitely felt in his absence.
Gronkowski was on field for 51 of 79 offensive snaps, way more than most analysts had anticipated. He was targeted a career-high 17-times by quarterback Tom Brady while reeling in 8 catches for 114 yards. Though he produced at the above-average level that we have all come to expect, one play in particular sticks out in Gronk's mind; the tightend seemed to snag a one-handed pass in the fourth quarter as the Patriots were driving, but ultimately dropped the pass which could have easily resulted in a touchdown:
"Still mad at myself about that," he said. "I had it, I brought it in and I dropped it."
That play aside, it wa...