Originally Posted by 76Texan
I don't believe it.
Gronkowski has been favoring his other arm ever since he came back.
If Belichik prepared a game plan that basically features him, he would a a stupid coach.
The fact of the matter is they have adapted to not having him for a while, and with an absolute pro like Brady at the helm, they can run whatever the heck they want, IMO.
Exactly. THIS ^^^.
Having Gronk was an added bonus, a BLOWOUT BONUS if you will.
And without him, they still beat us easily. I am sure that they wanted him to be very involved, just like we would prefer Owen Daniels to be very involved in our offense on game days. But us without our best TE is much worse than the Patriots without their best TE. For obvious reasons.
They were going to use Gronk, but even without him...they weren't like completely unaware of how they would function the rest of the game. They even lost Danny Woodhead early, too. And not much changed. For obvious reasons.