FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski has proclaimed an end to the Summer of Gronk. The big tight end said Friday afternoon that the off-field stuff -- including the reality shows and red-carpet appearances -- has been put on the back burner, and it’s time to focus on the task at hand.
“It’s all about football, football, football, baby” he said after Friday afternoon’s practice at Gillette Stadium
Over his first two training camp practices, the tight end has shown no ill effects of the ankle injury he suffered in the AFC title game against the Ravens, one that required offseason surgery.
“It’s feeling good. It’s good to be out there,” Gronkowski said when asked about the ankle. “You don’t want to be in the training room every day. [I'm] just taking it day by day, doing everything I possibly can out there.”
After catching 90 passes for 1,327 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, he said he believes he can still improve.
“I look at my whole game sometimes like a weakness,” he said. “You know that every time out there you’re not going to get open every time, and you want know why you didn’t get open every time.
“You can make a lot of good plays, but there’s also plays where you didn’t get open or blocks, too. I just go back and see why I didn’t do it.”
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