Gronkowski later addressed his comments via Twitter:
Head coach Bruce Arians proved he also has a sense of humor when he responded Wednesday and declared he's revoking Gronkowski's veteran-days off of practices after Monday's revelation:
Bruce Arians cracks a joke about Gronk not getting any more vet days.— PewterReport (@PewterReport) September 22, 2021
He then discusses the amount of time the #Bucs spend working on red zone in practice.
“We probably practice red zone more than most teams.” pic.twitter.com/UPQN92HHf5
This led to Gronkowski clearing the air later in the day.
"I watch so much film, my girlfriend gets mad at me," the four-time Super Bowl champion told reporters, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
Gronkowski added he was merely embracing the "silly atmosphere" created by the Manning brothers during what have become popular alternate broadcasts of "MNF" games.
Perhaps the Mannings can have Arians on a future edition of their show to ask him about Gronk's midweek viewing habits.