Found November 03, 2013 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. – Tom Brady was wise to go to Rob Gronkowski early and often. And that’s not just for the obvious reason: that Gronkowski finally appears to be fully healthy. In proving that the tight end was a force to be reckoned with, that opened up the rest of the field for the Patriots’ other receivers. Gronk’s dominant start — he had seven receptions for 119 yards in the first half — allowed Danny Amendola to go off for four catches and 122 yards. It allowed Aaron Dobson to get five receptions for 130 yards. It even allowed Stevan Ridley to carry the ball 26 times for 115 yards. There are plenty of reasons why the Patriots’ offense was finally able to turn the corner and flash a dominant performance. The Steelers’ poor play certainly played a role, but Gronkowski’s dominance was probably the biggest factor. “When he’s healthy and on the field, he’s tough to stop,” Brady said about Gronkowski. “He’s a great run blocker and what he does for us in the passing game, it
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