Devin McCourty on using that loss as a learning experience and cautionary tale
Rob Gronkowski is just days removed from one of the strangest press conferences in the history of Gillette Stadium. First he said he wasn't sure if he was playing for the Patriots in 2018, then he said he wasn't sure when he would decide, then he said he'd be a "freek-a-leek" when he comes back . . .
On Tuesday he washed away any uncertainty about his future with one Instagram post.
"I met with coach today," he wrote, "and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats. I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. Looking forward to another championship run."
Staying consistent with his social-media posts from this offseason, Gronkowski finished off the caption with "#bandsamakeherdance."
During Gronkowski's Monster Energy appearance on Saturday, he said he did not plan to attend optional Patriots workouts. It remains to be seen as to whether or not Bill Belichick, during their meeting, encouraged him to be present for those moving forward this offseason.
Even if Gronkowski doesn't work out at Gillette with his teammates before mandatory minicamp, it seems as though if there was any friction between the tight end and the coach, that has been smoothed over to the point that Gronkowski is comortable announcing publicly that he'll be in New England for next season.
More to come . . .
There was more breaking Patriots news this afternoon.
This time it was related to Gronkowski, and a health scare.
But it wasn't the Gronkowski that plays for the New England Patriots.
It’s unfortunate Gronkowski the horse will not be able to race in the upcoming Kentucky Derby due to an illness. I fully support what is best for the horse. I know he will come back strong and healthy and I am excited to see him race again very soon.— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 23, 2018
So it is unfortunately confirmed that Rob Gronkowski's horse will not be competing in the Kentucky Derby.
The 3-year-old colt named after Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski had a “minor setback,’’ according to trainer Jeremy Noseda when he spoke to The Racing Post.
Gronkowski was unbeaten in starts, earning his place in the Kentucky Derby field.