TAMPA, Fla. – The Tommy and Gronky Show will be back for another season if the two of them have their way.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski said Sunday that he plans to return in 2021 after retiring to join best buddy Tom Brady this season.
“Yes, you have to,” Gronkowski said on Sunday in an interview with former patriot Willie McGinest on the NFL Network. “I feel like this team was built to win now. It was put together this year to win now. It keeps popping up in your head. You think a little about the future – I can definitely do this team see.” I also have a lot of talent and will come back successfully with me next year. “
Gronkowski was asked 11 days ago if he would be back. But at the time he couldn’t definitely answer.
“It’s just the start of the playoffs,” Gronkowski said ahead of Tampa Bay’s win over Washington, a game he didn’t have a catch in but played a key role in keeping Brady clean in his pocket. “There is always a time for that. The time to think about it is after the end of the season.”
It turns out that even with the Bucs still in the playoffs, facing Sunday, the New Orleans Saints, a team they beat them 2-0 in the regular season, turns out to be in the playoffs .
“It has to be different this time,” said Gronkowski. “We really didn’t have that much success against them, especially in the second game. They absolutely punched us in the buttocks. But the third time is a charm. We have to get out of there and we have to play our best football when.” We want a chance to win. “
Brady and Gronkowski also have a chance to break Joe Montana and Jerry Rice’s postseason record for the most touchdowns between a QB and the receiving goal.
“It’s time [to break that tie]”Said Gronkowski.” We’re in the playoffs. It didn’t happen last week. I get another chance this week. You know I’ll do this baby You know we are aiming for that record. … it has to happen. “
The Bucs have several key players who are set to become unrestricted free agents after the season in Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, Leonard Fournette, Shaq Barrett, Lavonte David and Ndamukong Suh – most in the league.
Gronkowski was also asked about the difference between Bruce Arians and Bill Belichick.
He said, “You are both great coaches for sure. I love to be trained, but one of the biggest things I would just say is … the freedom! The freedom to be just yourself with the coaches . “