Brandin Cooks

NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's offense stalls in Toronto, Sox ready for Fenway

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NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's offense stalls in Toronto, Sox ready for Fenway

1:30 - It looks like the Celtics’ offense didn’t make the trip across the border, as the C’s scored a season-low 78 points in their loss to Toronto. Chris Mannix, Tommy Heinsohn and Kyle Draper break down the loss and we get Brad Stevens’ reaction.

5:04 - With Brandin Cooks now out of the picture and on his way to LA, the Patriots will look to the draft even more closely now. Mike Giardi, Albert Breer, Trenni Kusnierek and Gary Tanguay discuss how the Pats will approach the draft and if the Cooks trade will have an effect on Gronk.

10:29 - Looking towards the Red Sox’ home opener, Evan Drellich joins Trenni and Chris Gasper debate how we should feel about the team’s 5-1 start to the season and the takeaways from Alex Cora's early decision making.



Reports: Patriots aren't trading Rob Gronkowski

Reports: Patriots aren't trading Rob Gronkowski

The Brandin Cooks trade apparently means the Rob Gronkowski trade market has closed. Was it ever really open? 

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Patriots had no talks about trading Gronkowski and expect to keep him.

“I don’t think he was ever getting moved during the offseason," Schefter told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan Show on Wednesday. "I don’t think that was ever a viable option for that team. Now, maybe at one point in time, somebody considered something. That’s possible. I don’t know about that."

Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated's reported earlier this week that two teams were preparing to make trade offers for the Patriots tight end. 

It's unclear if those offers were ever made. Gronkowski has been mulling retirement this offseason and after he spent last season "pissed off" about his situation in New England. Reports lately have him leaning towards returning in 2018.