It’s hard to make a worse first impression than the one Rob Gronkowski made on the New England Patriots.
The retired tight end was named to the NFL’s all-time team Friday night, a worthy honor for one of the most dominant forces the league ever has seen. And Bill Belichick, a co-host on the NFL Network special, used the opportunity to tell an amazing story about the New England Patriots legend.
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“Rob was kind of a shot in the dark,” Belichick said. “He came up on his pre-draft visit, had a bad visit. We put him in a room, came back and he was asleep on the floor. Didn’t make a very good impression. … I brought him, we’re getting ready to meet with the coaches … he fell asleep on the floor.”
— NFL (@NFL) December 14, 2019
Yeah, we doubt that story will shock anyone.
Gronk has been in a football slumber, of sorts, since the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Whether he eventually awakens from that sleep remains to be seen.
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