For more on Gronkowski, check out the "NESN Sports Today" video above, presented by People's United Bank. "Obviously it hurts when he's not out there for a lot of reasons". In addition to his toughness, Brady said Gronkowski's outstanding and positive personality rubs off on his teammates in a great way. "But he's doing the best he can do and we're all hopeful". Gilmore missed three weeks with a "concussion", but an ankle injury was also listed on the injury report.
Gronkowski played just eight games last season and missed the Patriots' entire playoff run after undergoing season-ending back surgery. Maybe it explains why Brady seemed to be open to discussing distractions initially when a reporter brought up distractions before the Super Bowl. Now, it's all about cementing Brady as the player with the most Super Bowl wins in National Football League history. "Being a part of a couple of these losses, those are pretty tough to swallow, but I think you realize how much effort you have to put in to prepare".