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Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski clears the air on his film-watching habits

TAMPA, Fla. — After jokingly telling Peyton and Eli Manning on their ESPN Monday Night time Soccer MegaCast that he “does not watch movie,” Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski cleared the air Wednesday, saying that, sure, he really does watch movie and that his job is not as soft as he made it out to be.

“I really watch tons of movie. An overload of movie. I’ll in all probability blame [Bucs vice president of communications] Nelson [Luis] over there. He requested me eight instances to go on the present. I instructed him, ‘It is not a good suggestion.’ They at all times get me in that kind of foolish ambiance, and that is what occurred,” Gronkowski stated, joking. “Now Coach [Bruce Arians] threatened me. I do not get my vet day anymore.”

After Arians’ information convention Wednesday, simply earlier than Gronkowski’s was set to start, Arians did jokingly inform him in entrance of reporters that he wasn’t allowed to take any extra veteran relaxation days after the feedback he made.

Gronkowski joked on the present, “I simply run by guys, and if I am feelin’ good, I am feelin’ good. … I really do go as much as Tom [Brady] ‘trigger Tom watches like, I do not know, 40 hours of movie per week. I am going, ‘Tom, who’s masking me this week? What kind of coverages are they doing?’ I am going, ‘That is why I like enjoying for you, dawg. You simply know all the things.'”

Gronkowski additionally joked that he does not apply on Fridays as a result of it is crimson zone day and he does not must as a result of he is “Crimson Zone Robby G already, child.”

“Belief me, I watch a lot movie that my girlfriend will get mad at me. She friggin’ throws s— at me generally, I am watching a lot movie,” Gronkowski joked. “Typically I am going house and he or she’s like, ‘You have been gone all day and now you are learning, you have received your iPad out,’ and I am like, ‘Yeah, I’ve gotta get into it. I gotta study.'”

Regardless of Gronkowski’s fun-loving, good-natured character that has helped his blossoming second profession as an entertainer, he has at all times had a fame as a tenacious employee, which the Bucs teaching workers has praised him for since he arrived final yr. His 4 landing catches within the first two video games of the season is essentially the most within the NFL, and he has missed just one goal, catching 12 of 13 passes for 129 yards.

“It by no means feels, like, completely simple,” Gronkowski stated. “It actually by no means does. Even when it seems to be simple, it simply does not actually like, ‘Oh, man, that was simple.’ It is simply actually not as a result of there’s simply a lot work that goes into it. However I might say that simply the way in which we have been working towards and simply being on the identical web page, we have simply gotta [continue] to construct that or else groups are gonna cease you.”

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