Gronk retires....

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Gronk was also upset by the way the patriots dealt with his injuries specifically back in 2012 with his formarm. He also had issues with his contract as well. This notion that he should just be thankful for his time with the patriots is myopic. And let’s not also forget that he was having a tremendous Super Bowl versus the Eagles ane he was just as angry as the rest of the offense of players that Malcom Butler was benched. I think we all need to realize that is pretty much when Bill lost both Brady and Gronk and things just got compounded from there.

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Bill "lost" Brady and Gronk when it finally dawned on them that they weren't going to run the team, their duplicitous attempts to curry special favor from the Krafts wasn't going to work and when they finally realized that, despite their considerable intelligence and ability to manipulate people, Bill is smarter than both of them put together. That's when they quit on the team in terms of being "all in." They continued with the physical effort, but they mentally checked out. Hell, Brady evidently was conniving to join the Dolphins long before he left here, and, Gronk was mentally gone beginning with his "Vroom, vroom" on stage performance. They just quit.
 
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If gronk felt he could be successful anywhere, why block the trade to det? 🤔
i have 0 issue with players moving on for more $, or whatever. no one owes the pats anything beyond doing their best while under contract. that said, for guys to completely deny the advantages they had and the learning they got while patriots is 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
 

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The funny thing is the game came down to the final couple of minutes and Brady fumbled leading to an eagle field goal making it an 8 point lead with a minute and change to go the offense couldn’t get it done ...

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If gronk felt he could be successful anywhere, why block the trade to det? 🤔
i have 0 issue with players moving on for more $, or whatever. no one owes the pats anything beyond doing their best while under contract. that said, for guys to completely deny the advantages they had and the learning they got while patriots is 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
I agree with your second point but I think it speaks to the fact that things were not good for Gronk here despite the success on the field.

It's amazing to think that the two greatest players at their positions in NFL history can't stand the team they played with for the majority of their success. I can't think of another example of that happening in the sports world.
 
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I agree with your second point but I think it speaks to the fact that things were not good for Gronk here despite the success on the field.

It's amazing to think that the two greatest players at their positions in NFL history can't stand the team they played with for the majority of their success. I can't think of another example of that happening in the sports world.

Oh I can, Several examples in pro Soccer, Rugby etc

And you decided to side with just two players out of the hundreds who have played for the team. You put two players. (well one player really), over the entire team.

I genuinely think that's pathetic.
 

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Gronk was also upset by the way the patriots dealt with his injuries specifically back in 2012 with his forearm. He also had issues with his contract as well. This notion that he should just be thankful for his time with the patriots is myopic. And let’s not also forget that he was having a tremendous Super Bowl versus the Eagles ane he was just as angry as the rest of the offense of players that Malcom Butler was benched. I think we all need to realize that is pretty much when Bill lost both Brady and Gronk and things just got compounded from there.

Wow, ain’t this just chock full of misinformation and blatant lies.

Please show any proof of Gronk being upset about the SB.


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Oh I can, Several examples in pro Soccer, Rugby etc

And you decided to side with just two players out of the hundreds who have played for the team. You put two players. (well one player really), over the entire team.

I genuinely think that's pathetic.
I am not siding with them, I feel it is very sad given what was accomplished was historic. I am just pointing out that they want nothing to do with the Patriots so whatever happened was really bad given the majority of their success was here. I mean they have their reasons - there are two sides to every story - but whatever happened completely severed them from all things NE/Pats. That is tragic IMO.
 

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I am not siding with them, I feel it is very sad given what was accomplished was historic. I am just pointing out that they want nothing to do with the Patriots so whatever happened was really bad given the majority of their success was here. I mean they have their reasons - there are two sides to every story - but whatever happened completely severed them from all things NE/Pats. That is tragic IMO.
I've mulled over on this. I don't begrudge a player moving on or making decisions for his family we don't know about. Regardless, when you are with a team as long as they have, swallow your pride a tad, if nothing for the people who cheered you in, bought your expensive gear and more. It's not required but have some sense or compassion of how and why you are where you are, IMHO.

I do wonder if the problems they seem to have should be laid at their feet not the Patriots. Especially if they can't distinguish between the two.

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I've mulled over on this. I don't begrudge a player moving on or making decisions for his family we don't know about. Regardless, when you are with a team as long as they have, swallow your pride a tad, if nothing for the people who cheered you in, bought your expensive gear and more. It's not required but have some sense or compassion of how and why you are where you are, IMHO.

I do wonder if the problems they seem to have should be laid at their feet not the Patriots.

JMHO
I agree. I think both of them look really petty given what was accomplished here. No one is saying they have to wax poetic but no mention at all? And the over the top Tampa love? I don't know. That is why I say whatever happened had to be bad.

In terms of your last sentence, a lot of blame has to be laid at the feet of the Pats. It is mutual for sure but they bear some the blame and it is a shame and embarrassing too.
 
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I agree. I think both of them look really petty given what was accomplished here. No one is saying they have to wax poetic but no mention at all? And the over the top Tampa love? I don't know. That is why I say whatever happened had to be bad.

In terms of your last sentence, a lot of blame has to be laid at the feet of the Pats. It is mutual for sure but they bear the blame and it is a shame and embarrassing too.
We will have to agree to disagree. They don't bear 100 % of the blame or majority of it some have given them.

Again, JMHO
 

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We will have to agree to disagree. They don't bear 100 % of the blame some have given them.

Again, JMHO
Sure. Nothing is 100%. But there is blame on both sides.
 

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Yes. But the percentage can only be known by them not the rest of us.
I've moved on from them. They already have.
Yeah. Just sad. We won't see them here again. Well, maybe Kraft smooths things out down the line. He has done that before.
 

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Yeah. Just sad. We won't see them here again. Well, maybe Kraft smooths things out down the line. He has done that before.
It would really help if both sides want it smoothed out.
 
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