After Rob Gronkowski’s latest off-the -field antics that involved him pulling off a wrestling move on a nightclub stage, former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest believes quarterback Tom Brady needs to talk to Gronk.
“The only guy on that offense that could probably say anything is Tom,” McGinest said. “He has the years in. Or maybe Wes (Welker). It has to be guys (Gronkowski is) around all the time. I don’t really know the dynamics of that team. Our defense and offense all coincided together. It didn’t matter who was talking. But a lot of their guys are young. Gronk’s young. It would have to be an elder statesman like Vince (Wilfork) or Tom (to speak up). Someone who’s been there for a while. But Tom might be the one. I’m sure someone will have a word with him.”
“This kid’s had a lot of success at an early age. He’s probably one of the best tight ends in the league. But he seems to be wired a little different. He did it at the party after they lost (last year’s) Super Bowl to the Giants where it was kind of the same thing,” McGinest said, referring to Gronkowski dancing on a badly sprained ankle at a postgame party. “Certain people handle things differently. But the pile-driving, that wrestling move could have been dangerous to him . . . I don’t think he should be out doing wrestling moves. It doesn’t make sense especially if you’re in a cast still healing. He’s a vital part of that offense; they need him. They’re paying him a lot of money. He can’t put himself in certain situations where he can possibly hurt himself. He has to be careful. He has to be smarter than that.”
I agree with McGinest, someone needs to help Gronkowski realize the way he’s carrying himself off the field makes him look like a fool.