Re: Gronk returns...
posted at 8/27/2013 10:06 AM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
I do not believe in waiting extra time for a guy to return from injury just for the sake of waiting for him to have more time. After what happened last year, I gotta believe that IF Gronk comes back sooner than later, he IS absolutely ready. Either way, it will be such a huge lift just to see him out there again. STOKED!!!
We would save money cutting Fells, or if Ballard seems like less than his old self he could go, but we are really deep here if everybody is ready to go on day one. This is another example of Belichick's strength as a GM that we could lose arguably the best tightend and fullback/HBack in the game and still have the quality of depth that Ballard, Huey, Fells and Sudfeld represent.
I agree with your sentiment and I think BB agrees with you as well, he likes to get value from his highest paid guys, if you notice the guys who get paid the most also play the most reps. I agree if he is ready he will play, but they thought he was ready last time and look at the result?
I hear ya Wozz. So, with strong consideration to the last statement (Question) that you pose above, the strategically sound thing for the Patriots to have done to this point would be to keep it to themselves when the medical professionals advised team management that they felt Gronk was ready for football related activities. Wozz, I'd bet anything that they have already done what you were hoping for. He likely was ready weeks ago. I truly believe that. With the AH loss, Gronk's value to the team has grown that much more. Bill would not let what happened to Gronk last year happen all over again. Can't wait to see him being Gronk again!