Originally Posted by Buck
Your #1 weapon should never be on the PAT team. Gates doesn't do it despite being our best blocker. I'm betting Tony Gonzalez didn't do it either. You have more than enough bodies to fill out a PAT team without Gronk even if it means you put a DL in there to do it.
And yet, when Richard Seymour was the fullback in goal line situations and got hurt when someone rolled up on his leg, BB got reamed for that too.
You've only got 45 guys. You put the best players out there to perform the tasks necessary to win the game. You can't sit there and think "well, this guy plays 60 snaps a game on offense, running down the field and blocking, and he's the best guy to put on PAT, which is like 5 snaps per game -- but WHAT IF HE GETS HURT ON PAT DUTY?!?!"
Any player can get hurt on any play. That's the reality of the NFL. Sometimes shit happens.