Buccaneers: Future Hall of Fame player doesn’t watch film

Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Buccaneers are lucky to have Rob Gronkowski, watching film or not.

At this point, nothing happening in Tampa should surprise anyone. The Buccaneers defy expectations on a daily basis, and the stories about the individual players are almost as exciting as watching the team play at times.

The Bucs are relevant again. That enough should show how much the times have changed. If you add to that the fact that the Bucs have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, Tom Brady is on pace to throw for 76 touchdowns rounding down, and Rob Gronkowski doesn’t watch film, you have a recipe for a fascinating team to follow.

Yes, you read that right. Rob Gronkowski, the most talented tight end of all time, does not watch film. Is it shocking? Perhaps not based on his persona, but it is still hard to imagine being that great while not utilizing such a common tool.

It may have seemed like a lighthearted moment during a fun broadcast, but this is actually an extremely impressive feat when considering Gronk’s career in the NFL. Some fans may be quick to jump on some of the new, younger tight ends as premature all-time greats, but no one played the whole position better than Gronkowski, and he did all of this without knowing who he needed to worry about in the game.

Gronk even went on to joke that Tom Brady does all the film watching for him. We can all probably be sure that talking to a player like Brady is much more fun than watching the same film on a guy over and over again to determine tendencies, and this is exactly on par for Gronkowski’s personality.

While this would be a scary realization for a different player, the Buccaneers have absolutely no reason to worry about their TE1. Gronk is back to his previous form, and there aren’t many players in the NFL that can slow him down, film or not.

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