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FOXBORO, Mass. — Replacing Tom Brady is a near impossible feat — the Patriots came to that harsh realization during the 2008 season — but filling the shoes of Rob Gronkowski will be just as challenging.
Gronkowski, who missed five games with a broken forearm earlier this season, reportedly reinjured the arm during Sunday’s win, and is expected to be lost for the rest of the postseason. Now, the Patriots will need to revise their game plan and try to find a way to make up for Gronkowski’s commanding presence, which even Brady admits will not be easy.
“We had a whole plan built for him and Woody [Danny Woodhead]. We run the first series of the game and all those plans change,” Brady said of Sunday’s win over the Texans. “Obviously it’s a bummer to lose anybody, but someone of Rob’s importance or Danny’s importance, we need guys to step in and fill the void, whether it’s this game or any game after.”
In 11 games this season, Gronkowski caught 55 passes for 790 yards and proved to be T
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If you think Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm because he rushed back from the injury he suffered earlier in the season, think again.
According to CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran, the fractured arm suffered by Gronkowski against the Texans on Sunday is not identical to the original fracture he suffered during the Patriots’ Nov. 18 game against the Colts.
This is an interesting revelation...
Despite a dominant performance Sunday, the Patriots did receive some bad news. Rob Gronkowski has aggravated the forearm injury he was attempting to play through and is out for the season.
The Patriots and Ravens will once again hook up in the AFC Championship Game. This time could prove to be more difficult for the Pats, though, as they’ll reportedly be without tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Gronkowski reportedly reinjured his forearm during the Patriots’ playoff victory over the Texans on Sunday, and he’ll require season-ending surgery. Gronk’s absence will be...
As I drove back from my uncle's house after watching the Patriots handily beat the Houston Texans for the second time this season, I listened to WEEI and heard multiple callers proclaim that the Patriots should trade Rob Gronkowski. I thought about entertaining this idea and trying to play both sides of the argument, but it is just too outlandish of an idea to play along. Let...
Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that sources have informed him that Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski is done for the season after he broke his forearm for the second time during Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans.
Pro Football Talk‘s Mike Florio reports that he will need another surgery, which will ultimately force him to miss any of the Patriots’ remaining games...
On the face of things, this weekend couldn't have gone much better for the New England Patriots. A comfortable victory to get the play-offs started over the Houston Texans, preceded by an upset in the form of the Baltimore Ravens win over the Denver Broncos, meaning another game at Gillette, with everything on the line.
However, there is a big smear on the weekend. When Rob...
Bad news for the Patriots as they prepare to face off against the Baltimore Ravens this weened in the AFC conference championship. Tight end Rob Gronkowski re-injured his left forearm in Sunday’s match up and will miss the remainder of the Playoffs. Gronkowski initially injured his left forearm while blocking on an extra point attempt at the end [...]
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is headed for another surgery on his broken left arm and will miss the remainder of the postseason.Fantasy Spin:Although it should be a huge blow to the offense, the team has averaged 34 points and 417 yards in the five games Gronkowski was sidelined. On Sunday they featured Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez and even split out Shane Vereen. Tom Brady has...
The Patriots had to be pleased with how healthy the team was heading into the playoffs. Just one game later, the picture has changed considerably.
Rob Gronkowski reinjured the broken forearm that needed surgery a few weeks ago against the Texans on Sunday, and most reports indicate that he will miss the rest of the playoffs. Dan Roche of Boston’s WBZ confirmed that news Monday...
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has left Sunday's playoff game against the Houston Texans with an apparent injury to the left arm that kept him out five games during the regular season.
Running back Danny Woodhead also went out in the first quarter, leaving after the first play with a thumb injury.
Gronkowski broke his left forearm blocking for an extra point...
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski came up lame after trying to reel in a pass from Tom Brady near the sidelines. He's headed to the locker room.Fantasy Spin:That's the last thing Patriots fans wanted to hear. Brandon Lloyd and Aaron Hernandez will both be asked to play bigger roles in the New England offense if Gronkowski can't come back into the game.
On Sunday afternoon, with Rob Gronkowski and his injured forearm in the locker room and Danny Woodhead having long left the field, Wes Welker was still going.
He had six catches for 120 yards at the half, and he finished the game with eight catches for 131 yards. It wasn’t like many people noticed, though, with everything else that was happening. On a day that saw key injuries...
Patriots RB Shane Vereen and TE Aaron Hernandez had a breakout game vs the Texans Sunday in Foxboro. New England rolled 41-28 by leaning on these two key playmakers.