Rob Gronkowski Steps Up For Patriots, Still Mulling Retirement

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Rob Gronkowski. (Harry How/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Patriots won their record-tying sixth Super Bowl title, and Rob Gronkowski played a huge role on the go-ahead drive midway thru the fourth quarter when he caught 2 balls for 47 of his 87 total yards, including a catch that got the team to the 2-yard line.

"Feels good to make that one big play," Gronk said. "You know, Julian [Edelman] in the huddle looked at me and said, 'We need another play out of you, Rob, we need a huge play.' He's been making them all game, had to step up. Tom threw that ball where it needed to be, went up and made the play."

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The tight end said it was a tough, but significant year.

"It was the most satisfying year I ever been a part of," he said. "How we came together, the obstacles we had to overcome, grind from the beginning of training camp until now. We went through life this year, and we stuck together, and that's what it's all about in life is sticking together. We figured it out, we found our identity—keep on grinding. That was our identity, wear the other team out."

So, Rob, is this it? Will you retire?

"That decision will be made in a week or two, 'cause tonight that's what it's about, celebrating with my teammates, and that's what I'm worried about tonight," Gronk said. "We're gonna have a good time. Bill told me he's partying tonight, so, you know it's gonna be good."

Let's hope he sticks around.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman ( @AdamMKaufman ) reports



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