Labor Day presented good news for Patriots fans, as All-Pro Tight End Rob Gronkowski revealed that he will indeed play in the team’s first game against the Dolphins in Miami this Sunday. Gronkowski is a game-changer who can singlehandedly cause a defense to change what they do. The Past two seasons have been riddled with injuries for Gronkowski, and the the Patriots hope this will be the beginning of a fully healthy season for him.
With the return of Gronkowski, the Patriots offense will have a much easier time moving the ball against the Dolphins’ defense. Although Brent Grimes is a good cover corner, he is not built to defend a player like Gronkowski. This task will be left to a combination of Miami safeties and linebackers, none of whom are equipped to do so. After missing the early portion of the 2013 season, Gronkowski returned in Week Seven against the Jets and was targeted 17 times and hauled in eight receptions for 114 yards. In the six and a half games he played in, New England had the top offense in football in almost every statistical category. In his last full season, 2011, he set the record for touchdown receptions by a tight end. The most impressive part of the entire equation is that he is still only 25 years old and getting better. Continue reading Yo Soy Fiesta! What to Expect from Rob Gronkowski in Week 1 »