If you play for the New England Patriots, you higher carry your A-game.
For virtually 20 years, a Patriots loss appeared like an anomaly. Their six Super Bowls between 2001 and 2018 set an unprecedented mark which will by no means be achieved once more.
But with such a dynasty comes excessive expectations, and that is why Rob Gronkowski completely hated dropping.
Gronk received three Super Bowls with New England and by no means missed the playoffs, however the common season was a grueling course of for the four-time first-team All-Pro tight finish.
Even the victories had been arduous to take pleasure in, he says.
“An everyday-season recreation with the Patriots truly, all through my 20s, if we received a recreation, the subsequent day it felt like we nonetheless misplaced a recreation,” Gronkowski stated on “Up & Adams.” “And if we misplaced a recreation, it felt such as you had been in tremendous melancholy for like two days … or like for the entire week.
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“So that’s what made you actually need to win the video games whenever you had been with the Patriots, since you didn’t need to ever really feel that melancholy feeling for the 2 days after the sport. You’re like, ‘We need to win the sport. We need to win the sport so now we have an excellent week, so we really feel good tomorrow.'”
Gronkowski is within the midst of his second retirement, however he has teased a return, and a number of other groups have inquired about his providers in latest months.
He received his fourth Super Bowl as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021. Gronkowski received all 4 of his Super Bowls alongside Tom Brady.