Morning Sports Update: Broncos player says Gronk gets open because ‘he pushes off’

Rob Gronkowski looks up field picking up additional yardage after a catch before Brandon Marshall moved in for a tackle.
Rob Gronkowski looks up field picking up additional yardage after a catch before Brandon Marshall moved in for a tackle. –Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall says Rob Gronkowski pushes off, the Celtics fall to the Mavericks, 118-113, in overtime, and the NFL is reportedly considering releasing its random PSI measurements.

Broncos player: Rob Gronkowksi gets open because ‘he pushes off’: “I say ’cause he pushes off,’’ Marshall said. “I mean, he pushes off and he gets away with it about 98 percent of the time.’’ (

Tom Brady says ‘it’ll be fun’ to play Peyton Manning again: “It’s pretty remarkable for him what he’s accomplished over the years,’’ Brady said in an appearance on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan’’ program. “It’ll be fun to play another Peyton Manning-led team.’’ (The Boston Globe)


Deflategate Deja vu? NFL is reportedly considering releasing PSI measures from 2015: “The league has not yet committed to making any of the PSI information public. However, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the league may be releasing a summary of the data between the conference title games and the Super Bowl.’’ (

Broncos’ Aqib Talib says Tom Brady is the toughest opponent in the playoffs:

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas says he should be an All-Star: ““So I’m not going to lie, I do see it,’’ Isaiah Thomas said. “I don’t (get frustrated) because the voting is a popularity contest. No disrespect but you’ve got guys like Jeremy Lin getting a lot of votes. I can’t do nothing about that. It is what it is when it comes to the voting part. But hopefully the coaches give it to me.’’ (

Peyton Manning says he’s ‘on to New England’; Bill Belichick isn’t amused: “Peyton Manning borrowed Bill Belichick’s intellectual property following Sunday’s Divisional Round game between the Broncos and Steelers when in an interview with Tracy Wolfson of CBS he said, ‘To kind of quote Bill Belichick, we’ll be on to New England.’’’ (


Bruins’ David Krejci says he has ‘a good day’ in his return to practice: “I’m not there yet, but it was a good day today,’’ Krejci said. “It depends on how I feel when I wake up tomorrow. I want to come back as soon as possible. Any time you get an injury it’s frustrating, but it’s part of the sport. You do the best you can to work hard for the team, and get back into the games.’’ (

Belichick yourself before you wreck yourself

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