Re: Gronk officially out
posted at 10/5/2013 4:25 PM EDT
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to Patsman3's comment:
I think people are having an issue because the time timetable for his return had a maximum of being out 12 weeks and next week (vs Saints) will be 16 weeks. Thats a full month longer and its not certain he will be back next week either. All we have heard is his camp has "targeted" week 6 for his return.
If he doesnt come back next week, I think the s*** is really going to hit the fan.
That is true, and the non PUP list is so he could practice, but according to Reiss it was Week 3 where they felt that he would be ready. Then, it appeared for sure Week 4, where resports came in all week last week saying it was looking likely. That was per mulitple reporters with inside tracks.
Then, ESPN clearly spoke with Rosenhaus, where they were being told "not on my watch" kind of thing, where it's obvious BB conceded, with it now appearing Gronk/Rosenhaus are holding firm for next week.
I find it incredibly odd that you can practice, do it all for a month now, and then all of a sudden because it's a game, you can't.
What does the additonal week do? I don't get it. The bone has been healed for 3 months.
Also, the other problem with this is people keep speculating, including me, is it the arm or the back or both?
I think a lot of it is a fear of him not being the usual Gronk where no one cares about that, we just want the TE who upgrades us from Hooman or Mulligan.
Weening him back in to game mode, even the mental pre game prep element, should not be taking this long, IMO.
I wonder if this will weaken BB's strong relationship with Rosenhaus? Rosenhaus running to Glazer and Schefter over BB's head?
They have said that Gronk was taking the extra time to get strong enough for playing again, lifting weights, bulking up. Hmm..there are a lot of skinnier TE's around than him..look at Sudfeld.