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Amnorix
06-08-2012, 11:00 AM
Sweet news for Patriots fans. He had two years left on his contract (so really it extends him for an additional four), and it's very rare for the Patriots to extend a guy with 2 years left, which tells you what they think of him.

Love it!

Dayze
06-08-2012, 11:01 AM
He's no Kellen Winslow JR.

Agent V
06-08-2012, 11:02 AM
Trade. Cassel for Gronk. Straight up.

vailpass
06-08-2012, 11:02 AM
That name sounds familiar. Is he the brother of Denver's fullback?

KCUnited
06-08-2012, 11:03 AM
Meanwhile, Moeaki hyperextended.

Fritz88
06-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Sweet news for Patriots fans. He had two years left on his contract (so really it extends him for an additional four), and it's very rare for the Patriots to extend a guy with 2 years left, which tells you what they think of him.

Love it!

What if he comes back less impressive after the injury? They should have waited a year.
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Von Dumbass
06-08-2012, 11:32 AM
Keep in mind on Gronk deal that people said he'd only play 4 years max b/c of his back. New guarantees after 2 years is smart biz.

https://twitter.com/RossTuckerNFL/status/211145691781808131

Okie_Apparition
06-08-2012, 11:39 AM
His 2012 tax refund check could keep Greece afloat another year

SNR
06-08-2012, 11:50 AM
I think that's cheaper money than what Gonzalez got in his last contract with the Chiefs.

Insane deal for the Patriots

Munson
06-08-2012, 11:58 AM
What if he comes back less impressive after the injury? They should have waited a year.
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We could trade them Jake O'Connell.

Brady + O'Connell = championship!

Brock
06-08-2012, 12:03 PM
Your defense sucks.

Amnorix
06-08-2012, 12:17 PM
What if he comes back less impressive after the injury? They should have waited a year.
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I'm pretty sure they didn't commit to $54MM without being really darn sure that the injury isn't anything permanent.

In fact, I don't think they would've let him play in the SB if there was any chance of worsening it.

vailpass
06-08-2012, 12:18 PM
I'm pretty sure they didn't commit to $54MM without being really darn sure that the injury isn't anything permanent.

In fact, I don't think they would've let him play in the SB if there was any chance of worsening it.

I do.

Amnorix
06-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Your defense sucks.


Yes, yes it does, but here's hoping not so much next year.

Besides, if we'd had a HEALTHY freaking Gronk I'm convinced we would've won the SB. Oh well, that and two bucks will buy me a cuppa. :shrug:

DaKCMan AP
06-08-2012, 12:19 PM
I'm pretty sure they didn't commit to $54MM without being really darn sure that the injury isn't anything permanent.

In fact, I don't think they would've let him play in the SB if there was any chance of worsening it.

They didn't commit to $54MM.

Amnorix
06-08-2012, 12:19 PM
I do.


Don't think so. He really wasn't even contributing all that much. He was just a decoy. He's a very young, extraordinary player. BB isn't about short term -- if they thought they might wreck a 24 year old (or whatever) superstud that they could have for years, I don't see them doing it.

Amnorix
06-08-2012, 12:20 PM
They didn't commit to $54MM.


I didn't say it was guaranteed, did I?

Whatever the signing bonus is, it's not peanuts.

DaKCMan AP
06-08-2012, 12:21 PM
I didn't say it was guaranteed, did I?

Whatever the signing bonus is, it's not peanuts.

Only an $8MM signing bonus. Relatively speaking, that's peanuts.

alpha_omega
06-08-2012, 12:23 PM
Good for you Amno!

Molitoth
06-08-2012, 12:29 PM
Personally I think teams will game plan against Gronk and he won't put up near the stats as last year... although that will leave other weapons like Welker open to pick up the touches.

HemiEd
06-08-2012, 12:34 PM
Ok, he got his payday. Time to lay down and take it easy./DanWilliams

Rain Man
06-08-2012, 12:36 PM
You can't win with a tight end. We had Tony Gonzalez for years and never won squat. You have to have a quarter - uh....oh, never mind.

Amnorix
06-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Personally I think teams will game plan against Gronk and he won't put up near the stats as last year... although that will leave other weapons like Welker open to pick up the touches.


He's a 6'7" beast with the wingspan of a giant condor. Faster than linebackers and far bigger than CBs, he's just very, very hard to deal with. You can say "game plan" for him, and sure, you can do some of that, but I don't think anyone was surprised by him last year after his absurd rookie season, and he still put up absurd numbers.

Besides, if they overcommit to stopping him, I'm sure Lloyd, Welker and Hernandez will be glad to get targetted.

If Ridley can fix the slight fumble problem, he represents a significant upgrade at RB over the steady but plodding BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

And Brady is the trigger man. Let's just say I'm not really worried about the Patriots performing well enough offensively, if the key parts stay healthy.

Amnorix
06-08-2012, 12:52 PM
Sweet news for Patriots fans. He had two years left on his contract (so really it extends him for an additional four), and it's very rare for the Patriots to extend a guy with 2 years left, which tells you what they think of him.

Love it!


I was wrong. It's a deal that takes him six years PAST the end of his current deal. He's basically udner the Patriots control through 2019.

I LOVE BILL BELICHICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 GIGGITY!



http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4723510/why-a-gronk-deal-now

With two years remaining on his rookie contract, tight end Rob Gronkowski agreed to a new deal with the Patriots on Friday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

But why now? Here are some thoughts:

APPEAL FOR GRONKOWSKI
The former second-round pick was set to earn just $1.115 million in base salary over the next two seasons, plus minimal offseason workout bonuses and incentives. His new contract reportedly includes an $8 million signing bonus, which he will receive up-front. It's a large jump in short-term pay that is hard to pass up. By inking a deal now, he also gains some financial security in case of injury (he missed his final season at Arizona with a back injury) or decline in production before his rookie contract expires.

RISK FOR GRONKOWSKI
Gronkowski's extension is reportedly for an additional six years beyond the end of his rookie contract, and reportedly includes a $10 million option bonus the team can exercise in 2016. This essentially puts Gronkowski under the team's control through 2019, when he will be 31 years old. If Gronkowski continues at his record-setting pace, he may again be one of the league's more underpaid players by the latter half of his deal.

APPEAL FOR PATRIOTS
At first glance, this looks like a team-friendly deal that allows the Patriots to lock-up one of their young stars. While $18.17 million in guaranteed money is a lot to hand over to a player who has only been in the NFL for two seasons, it is likely significantly less than what Gronkowski would have commanded on the open market once his rookie deal expired in two years. They now have a centerpiece to their offense under their control for eight years at an affordable rate. This avoids a contract situation with Gronkowski looming next year, while also freeing up the franchise tag in 2014 to be used on another player.

RISK FOR PATRIOTS
While Gronkowski has remained healthy aside from the ankle injury he suffered in January, there have always been looming questions about his durability long-term. He slipped to the second-round in 2010 because of a back injury that limited him while in college, and if Gronkowski has that injury recur as his NFL career progresses, his productivity could take a major hit. In giving Gronkowski an extension with two years left on his deal, the Patriots also set a precedent where other high-performing but underpaid players on the team could use when asking for a new contract from the team.

Mr. Laz
06-08-2012, 12:53 PM
www.patriotplanet.com

Amnorix
06-08-2012, 12:55 PM
Only an $8MM signing bonus. Relatively speaking, that's peanuts.


Yes, it is. I didn't know that part when I posted.

Suffice to say that the deal seems to be one that reflects potential risks and rewards for both sides, per my prior post quoting one of the Pats beat writers who analyzed it under that approach. I think it captures it well.

That's an $8MM gamble you have to take. Hell, the Pats spent $7MM on Ocho/Haynesworth, so...

Amnorix
06-08-2012, 12:55 PM
www.patriotplanet.com


Yes, that's a good site. So is PatsFans.com.












:p

Rain Man
06-08-2012, 01:05 PM
In reading the details, it appears that Gronkowski has an escape clause from Year Three on. If the number of porn actresses in the New England states drops below a ratio of 1:400 women, he can cancel the remainder of the contract and be traded to Miami or any new NFL teams in West Hollywood.

Hoover
06-08-2012, 01:37 PM
Deal also includes an extended stay vacation at Mike Shannahan's home in Denver

Hydrae
06-08-2012, 02:54 PM
I read (on my phone) that there is only $18.17M guaranteed. That is a lot of other money on the table that he has to be able to play to earn.

It is funny, the article ends with a quote from his dad saying the money won't change him. He will still be "Rob the goofball." ROFL

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-08-2012, 02:58 PM
A cuck fould not be given.

Von Dumbass
06-10-2012, 03:54 PM
Gronk is out partying again. Dumped his booze all over some girl.

Update: I spoke (tweeted) with someone with knowledge of the situation, she stated that a friend had introduced the girl to Gronkowski, to which Rob allegedly looked her up and down and then proceeded to dump his Jack and Coke on her.

http://www.shotofginn.com/2012/06/rob-gronkowski-te-new-england-patriots_10.html

Clay's Mult
06-10-2012, 03:55 PM
He's HOTTT!

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-10-2012, 03:56 PM
Piece of crap