Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/3/13

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)
It says a lot about Rob Gronkowski's season that he made the Pro Bowl despite not playing since week 11. The New England Patriots tight end set NFL history last season with a staggering stat line, and looking at the 1st 10 games of the year, he was set to do the same.According to ESPN, Gronk would still have been a man among boys in the tight end standings, even if he wasn't able to hit the heights of last season. If he continued in the same way, he would have been 4th in catches with 80, first in yards with 1,149. And finally, he would have led not just tight ends, but the whole of the NFL with 16 touchdowns.So, in effect, the Pats offense lost out on 300 yards and 5 touchdowns. Which is probably why the Patriots offense wasn't as deadly as it seemed to be when we destroyed the likes of the Indianapolis Colts and the St. Louis Rams. Adding to that, Gronk has such a great relationship on the field with Tom Brady. And as good as Aaron Hernandez is, the offense just wasn't as fluid an...
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