Rob Gronkowski was physically done in a lab, and his personality by Hollywood screenwriters.
Gronkowski told a story on “ManningCast” during Monday night’s Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions game that perfectly sums up Gronk, the character.
Eli Manning asked Gronkowski, who was a special guest on ESPN’s alternative show, what he looks for when watching a movie. He was expecting an answer on what covers an opponent will present and what kind of lanes Gronkowski can take to beat them.
Take it away, Gronk.
âFirst of all, my teammate Cam Brate asked me the other day, ‘Rob, I have a serious question: are you already watching a movie?’â Said Gronkowski. “And I said, ‘No, I don’t. I’m just guys run, if I’m feeling good, I’m good.’ So I don’t watch a movie. I watch a movie when the crew shows it. ”
âKeep it simple,â Eli said.
Gronkowski added that he would watch games on television “from time to time”.
Any football player or coach knows this is nothing like the movies players watch in the week leading up to a game, when they can see the entire pitch and study the news reports.
If you thought Gronk was joking – it was certainly funny, and you never really know with Gronkowski – he added that he pretty much asked Tom Brady to do his homework for him before the test.
âI’m going to see Tom, because I know Tom looks like I don’t know, 40 hours of film a week, and I’m like, ‘Tom, who’s covering me, and what kind of blankets are they doing?'” Gronkowski noted.
At that point, Gronk’s story was cut short because his dog was barking. He then brought the dog in front of the camera to show Peyton and Eli Manning. Sure.
It’s pretty mind-blowing that arguably the greatest opponent of all time says he never watches a movie (unless it’s at a team reunion), asks Brady every week who will keep him , and always ends up passing the exam.
But it’s Gronk. He is still one of a kind.